Krurakarman, Krūrakarman, Krura-karman: 5 definitions

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Krurakarman 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Krūrakarman (क्रूरकर्मन्) was a soldier in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army whose strength is considered as equaling a tripple-power warrior (triguṇaratha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... [Krūrakarman, and others], these princes are of triple power”.

The story of Krūrakarman was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Krūrakarman, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Krūrakarman (क्रूरकर्मन्).—n.

1) a bloody act.

2) any hard labour. -a. doing a bloody act; अहं क्रूरकर्मा जात्या चाण्डालः (ahaṃ krūrakarmā jātyā cāṇḍālaḥ) K.

Krūrakarman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms krūra and karman (कर्मन्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Krūrakarman (क्रूरकर्मन्).—I. n. 1. a cruel deed, [Suśruta] 1, 106, 1. 2. a hard work, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 37 v. r. Ii. adj. 1. practising cruel deeds, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 74. 2. f. aṇī, cruel, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 75, 6.

Krūrakarman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms krūra and karman (कर्मन्).

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

1) Krūrakarman (क्रूरकर्मन्):—[=krūra-karman] [from krūra] n. a bloody or terrible deed, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa v; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] any hard or difficult labour, [Śakuntalā] ([varia lectio])

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. performing bloody or terrible deeds, fierce, cruel, unrelenting, [Mahābhārata iii, 13253; Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a plant (= kaṭu-tumbinī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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