Kritavat, Kṛtavat, Kritavan, Kṛtavān: 4 definitions


Kritavat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Kṛtavat and Kṛtavān can be transliterated into English as Krtavat or Kritavat or Krtavan or Kritavan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kritavat in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Kṛtavat (कृतवत्) refers to “performing taks”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.29 (“Śivā-Śiva dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva: “O lord, O lord of gods, you are my husband. Has it been forgotten by you why you destroyed the sacrifice of Dakṣa formerly with great tenacity (kṛtavathi yadarthaṃ kṛtavānhaṭhāt)? Listen, O lord of gods, I am born of Menā for the achievement of the task of the gods terrified to the quick by Tāraka. [...]”.

2) Kṛtavat (कृतवत्) refers to “exhibiting (one’s eagerness)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] With the lord in front, all of them entered the palace of Himavat playing on various musical instruments and exhibiting (kṛtavatca kṛtavantaḥ kutūhalam) their eagerness. The Brahmins sent by Himavat and the excellent mountains enthusiastically went ahead of Śiva. The great royal umbrella was held aloft over the great lord. He was fanned by chowries and a canopy was spread over Him. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛtavat (कृतवत्).—(pres. p.) a. One who has done; कृतवानसि विप्रियं न मे प्रतिकूलं न च मे त्वया कृतम् (kṛtavānasi vipriyaṃ na me pratikūlaṃ na ca me tvayā kṛtam) Kumārasambhava 4.7.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛtavat (कृतवत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) Making, was making, made. E. kṛta, and ktavatu aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kṛtavat (कृतवत्):—[=kṛta-vat] [from kṛta > kṛ] mfn. perf.p.[Parasmaipada] √kṛ, one who has done or made anything

2) [v.s. ...] one who holds the stake at a game (?), [Nirukta, by Yāska v, 22]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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