Kuvritti, Kuvṛtti, Ku-vritti: 5 definitions

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Kuvritti 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 term Kuvṛtti can be transliterated into English as Kuvrtti or Kuvritti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra

Kuvṛtti (कुवृत्ति) refers to “one having bad behavior”, representing an undesirable characteristic of an Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] Nor originating in Kāmarūpa or Kaliṅga, or Kāñcī, Kāśmīra or Kośala, nor one having bad behavior (kuvṛtti), bad company or come from Mahārāṣṭra. [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., kuvṛtti), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., kuvṛtti) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.

Pancaratra book cover
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuvṛtti (कुवृत्ति).—f. bad bebaviour.

Derivable forms: kuvṛttiḥ (कुवृत्तिः).

Kuvṛtti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ku and vṛtti (वृत्ति).

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

1) Kuvṛtti (कुवृत्ति):—[=ku-vṛtti] [from ku] a f. bad living

2) [=ku-vṛtti] b etc. See 1. ku.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kuvritti 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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