Kroshta, Kroṣṭa, Kroṣṭā: 6 definitions


Kroshta 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 Kroṣṭa and Kroṣṭā can be transliterated into English as Krosta or Kroshta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kroṣṭā (क्रोष्टा).—A son of Yadu. Sahasrada, Payoda, Kroṣṭā, Nīla and Ājika were the five sons of Yadu. (Harivaṃśa, Chapter 38).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kroṣṭa (क्रोष्ट).—Ārṣeya pravara (Aṅgiras).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 8.

1b) A son of Yadu, and father of Vṛjinavat.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 20 and 30.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kroṣṭā (क्रोष्टा) refers to one of the sons of Yadu and grandson of Devayānī (the daughter of Śukra) and Yayāti, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Nahuṣa married Virajā (the daughter of Pitṛ) and was blessed with five sons of whom Yayāti was the most famous. Yayāti had two wives—Devayānī and Śarmiṣṭhā. Devayānī gave birth to Yadu and Turvasu. [...] The Son of Yadu was Kroṣṭā in whose race the most glorious kings were born. The text only names them as Kratha, Vidarbha, Kośala, Sāttvata, Mahābhoja, Bhoja, Satyavāk, Satyaka, Sātyaki, Krathaka, Suṣeṇa, Subhoja, Naravāhana, Āhūka, Devaka, Śrīdeva, Devasuvrata, Ugrasena, Kaṃsa, Vasudeva.

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

Kroṣṭa (क्रोष्ट):—m. Name of a man, [Pravara texts]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kroshta in German

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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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