Kritva, Kṛtvā: 7 definitions


Kritva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Kṛtvā can be transliterated into English as Krtva or Kritva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Kṛtvā (कृत्वा) refers to “having caused (the cessation)” (of differentiation), according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 8.4.7, while describing the purification process of the initiand]—“Next, after [the Mantrin has] caused the cessation, etc. (kṛtvāvisarjanādi kṛtvā) [of differentiation], as taught of the eight-fold subtle body through the offerings of inviting, reverence and oblation, [and] after he has purified all the paths, after he has first united [the initiand] with all the other tattvas, beginning with kalā, he should then] cut off of the topknot and perform homa. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Kṛtvā (कृत्वा) refers to “having created” (the bondage of karma), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “They fall from that place [and] immediately they enter the Rasātala hell. They roam about the whole world like the wind [and] they fall down into the Naraka hell.—[com.—Having created (kṛtvā) the bondage of karma fit for hell (narakaprāyogyakarmabandhaṃ), they go (gacchanti) into the Naraka hell (narakamadhye)—such is the meaning]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛtvā (कृत्वा).—(?cintā) A consideration of some hypothetical case; ननु नैवास्थ्ना यज्ञो, जीवतामसावित्युक्तम् । अत्रोच्यते । कृत्वा- चिन्ता एषा । अस्थ्नामिति कृत्वा चिन्त्यते (nanu naivāsthnā yajño, jīvatāmasāvityuktam | atrocyate | kṛtvā- cintā eṣā | asthnāmiti kṛtvā cintyate) ŚB. on MS.1.2.49; कृत्वाचिन्तायां प्रयोजनं न वक्तव्यम् (kṛtvācintāyāṃ prayojanaṃ na vaktavyam) ŚB. on MS.6.8.42.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kṛtvā (कृत्वा) or Kṛtyā.—(-kṛtyā, -kṛtvā) for Sanskrit -kṛtvas, q.v.

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Kṛtvā (कृत्वा) or Kṛtyo.—(-kṛtyo, -kṛtvā) for Sanskrit -kṛtvas, q.v.

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Kṛtvā (कृत्वा) or Kṣattaṃ or Kṣatto.—(-kṣattaṃ, -kṣatto, -kṛtvā) for Sanskrit -kṛtvas, q.v.

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Kṛtvā (कृत्वा) or Kṣuttaṃ or Kṣutto.—(-kṣuttaṃ, -kṣutto, -kṛtvā) for Sanskrit -kṛtvas, q.v.

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Kṛtvā (कृत्वा) or Kṣunto.—(-kṣunto = -kṛtvā) for Sanskrit kṛtvas, q.v.

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Kṛtvā (कृत्वा) or Khattaṃ.—(-khattaṃ = -kṛtvā) for Sanskrit -kṛtvas, q.v.

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Kṛtvā (कृत्वा) or Khuttaṃ or Khutto.—(-khuttaṃ, -khutto, -kṛtvā) for Sanskrit -kṛtvas, see -kṛtvā.

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

Kṛtvā (कृत्वा).—ind. Having done, made, &c. E. kṛ to do, ktvāc aff.

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

Kṛtvā (कृत्वा):—[from kṛ] [indeclinable participle] having done See sub voce √1. kṛ.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kṛtvā (कृत्वा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kaṭṭu.

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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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