Kritavirya, Kṛtavīrya, Krita-virya: 4 definitions


Kritavirya 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 term Kṛtavīrya can be transliterated into English as Krtavirya or Kritavirya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kṛtavīrya (कृतवीर्य).—Father of the famous Kārtavīryārjuna (For genealogy see under Kārtavīrya). He got a Soma Yajña conducted by the sages of the family of Bhṛgu and gave away a lot of wealth to people of Bhṛgu’s family (Ādi Parva, Chapter 177, Verse 18). Kṛtavīrya was a member of the court of Yamarāja. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 8, Verse 9).

2) Kṛtavīrya (कृतवीर्य).—Father-in-law of king Ahaṃyāti of the solar dynasty. He had a daughter called Bhānumatī. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Verse 15).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kṛtavīrya (कृतवीर्य).—A son of Dhanaka (Kanaka-br. p., m.p.1 A king of the Haihaya clan born in the kṛtayuga of Vaivasvata epoch, Varāha kalpa. His hundred sons died on account of a curse by Cyavana. He prayed to Sun god who taught him a vrata, by observing which he got a long lived child.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 23-4; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 69. 8; Matsya-purāṇa 43. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 10-11.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 68. 6-12.

1b) A Deva-gandharva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 38.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kṛtavīrya (कृतवीर्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.15) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kṛtavīrya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛtavīrya (कृतवीर्य).—a. being strong or powerful; Av.17.1.27.

-ryaḥ Name of the father of Sahasrārjuna.

Kṛtavīrya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and vīrya (वीर्य).

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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. 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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