Kritvi, aka: Kṛtvī; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kṛtvī can be transliterated into English as Krtvi or Kritvi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kṛtvī (कृत्वी):—Daughter of Śuka and wife of King Nīpa (son of Pāra). They had a son whom they called Brahmadatta. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.25)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Kṛtvī (कृत्वी).—Kṛtvī alias Kīrtimatī was the daughter of sage Śuka. Aṇuha, born in the family of Ajamīḍha, married Kṛtvī, and Brahmadatta was their son.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kṛtvī (कृत्वी).—A daughter of Śuka and Pīvarī, and mother of Brahmadatta; married the Pāñcāla king Aṇuha; known also as Gau.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 25; Matsya-purāṇa 15. 8-9; 49. 57.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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