Kritayuga, Kṛtayuga, Krita-yuga: 9 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Kṛtayuga can be transliterated into English as Krtayuga or Kritayuga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Kṛtayuga (कृतयुग).—There are four Yugas (Eras) called Kṛta, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali yugas. (For the set up etc. of the Yugas see under Manvantara).
In the first Yuga, i.e. Kṛta yuga, people will be quite righteous. As the Yugas change righteousness will fade out in increasing measure till the world will be filled with unrighteousness and evil by the time it is Kaliyuga. When Kaliyuga is completed Mahāviṣṇu will incarnate himself as Kalki and wipe out unrighteousness and establish Kṛtayuga once again.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Kṛtayuga (कृतयुग).—(also kṛta)—commences when the sun, moon and Bṛhaspati are in one, and the same rāśī. Its characteristic features.1 Form of Hari as worshipped in this yuga, and worship by contemplation.2 Etymologically people in this age are kṛtakṛtyas. Hari took the form of a vṛṣa (bull) for the manifestation of dharma. Haṃsa was the caste name of men.3 Its duration; repeats at the end of Kaliyuga. Pitṛs are worshipped.4 Physical and moral state of world in; duration 4000 divine years; sandhya, and sandhyāṃśa 108 years; dhyāna important in; sandhyāṃśa 400 = prakrīyāpāda;5 after Kali with seven sages; at the beginning man in Kalinga;6 pertaining to the Brahmanas; Vedas honoured.7 People with no restrictions lived on roots and fruits enjoying sexual bliss; jñāna.8
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 2. 24; 3. 18-19, 27.
- 2) Ib. XI. 5. 21-23; IX. 10. 52; XII. 3. 52.
- 3) Ib. XI. 17. 10-11.
- 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 69; 29. 24-31; 31. 103. 11; III. 14. 46-7; 74. 225; Matsya-purāṇa 1. 34; 142. 19 and 24; 144. 90; 145. 6-7; 165. 1.
- 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 8. 32-67.
- 6) Ib. 58. 103, 110.
- 7) Ib. 78. 36-7.
- 8) Ib. 99. 413. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 7. 21, 45-59.
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Kṛtayuga (कृतयुग) or simply Kṛta refers to the “accomplished age ” and represents the first of the “four ages” (yuga) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 88). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., kṛta-yuga). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kṛtayuga (कृतयुग).—n (S) The first of the four ages of the world, the satyayuga.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kṛtayuga (कृतयुग).—the first (golden) of the four ages.
Derivable forms: kṛtayugam (कृतयुगम्).
Kṛtayuga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and yuga (युग).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṛtayuga (कृतयुग).—n. = satya-yuga, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 85.
Kṛtayuga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and yuga (युग).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṛtayuga (कृतयुग):—[=kṛta-yuga] [from kṛta > kṛ] n. the first of the four ages of the world, golden age, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Sūryasiddhānta] (See kṛta above)
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The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 7 - Knowledge about the world < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
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Chapter 31 - Narration of the four Yugas: castes and stages of life < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CXLVIII < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section CCXXXI < [Mokshadharma Parva]
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 2 - Propitiation of Śrī Varāha by Mantras < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 140 - The Greatness of Nandāhrada Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 27 - Characteristics of the Four Yugas (Caturyuga) < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 8 - The Duration and Characteristics of Yoga < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
Chapter 4 - Kali-yuga Described < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
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