Shukrita, Śukṛta, Sukṛta, Sukrita, Sukṛtā, Su-krita: 16 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Śukṛta and Sukṛta and Sukṛtā can be transliterated into English as Sukrta or Shukrita or Sukrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sukrat.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shukrita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sukṛta (सुकृत) refers to “successful (efforts) (in battle)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.8 (“The battle between the gods and Asuras”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] In the same manner, O dear, the guardians of the quarters, though powerful, were defeated in battle by the Asuras, great experts in warfare. The other gods too were fought and defeated by the Asuras. Unable to bear their ferocity they took to flight. The victorious Asuras, their effort having been successful (sukṛta-udyama), roared like lions and raised shouts of jubilation. [...]”

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Śukṛta (शुकृत).—A son of Vasiṣṭha and a Prajāpati of the Svārociṣa epoch.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 9.

2a) Sukṛta (सुकृत).—A son of Pṛthu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 55.

2b) A sage of the X epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 27.

3a) Sukṛtā (सुकृता).—A river of Plakṣadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 17; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 11.

3b) A R. of the Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 33.
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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Shukrita in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Sukṛta (सुकृत) refers to “merit”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] If one’s merit is so great (sukṛta-puñja) that one can aim at the attainment of the highest object of desire, one should give up all activities and practise complete renouncement. It is known from the Śāstras that even the enjoyment of the fruits of action causes annihilation of the fruits of activity, as in the case of the wise Saubhari, who enjoyed the objects of his senses for the release from bondage. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

1) Sukṛta (सुकृत) refers to “fulfillment” (i.e., that which fulfills its function), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “The great vehicle (mahāyāna) is made with four wheels (cakra), namely with the means of attraction, the spokes (ara) are well fitted as the roots of good have been transformed with intention (āśaya), [...] it goes to all Buddha-fields by four magical feet, the horns of recollection are bound with the string of a jewel necklace, it roams widely and broadly since it contains all living beings, it fulfills its function (sukṛta-karma) as it subdues enemies (pratyarthika) and the Māras (māra-pratyarthika), [...]”.

2) Sukṛta (सुकृत) refers to “(one who delights in the) well done”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā.—Accordingly, “[...] Then again, the Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja uttered these verses to that Bodhisattva, the great being Guṇarājaprabhāsa: ‘(29) [...] The one who delights in the well done (sukṛta) and perfected dharma, who is free from the twofold grasping (dvaya-grāha) of truth or untruth (dharmādharma), and who constantly takes pleasure in the dharma through the excellent concentration, him I ask about the of the space-like subject of mind. [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sukṛta.—(CII 1), a good deed. Note: sukṛta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sukṛta (सुकृत).—n (S) A virtuous or meritorious action; an act in general for the propitiation of the Deity. 2 Virtue, moral merit. 3 attrib. Virtuous, meritorious, well-doing.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sukṛta (सुकृत).—n A virtuous action. Virtue. sukṛtī a Virtuous.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sukṛta (सुकृत).—a.

1) done well or properly.

2) thoroughly done; कच्चिन्नु सुकृतान्येव कृतरूपाणि वा पुनः । विदुस्ते सर्वकार्याणि (kaccinnu sukṛtānyeva kṛtarūpāṇi vā punaḥ | viduste sarvakāryāṇi) Rām.2.1.2.

3) well made or constructed.

4) treated with kindness, assisted, befriended.

5) virtuous, righteous, pious.

6) lucky, fortunate. (-tam) 1 any good or virtuous act, kindness, favour, service; नादत्ते कस्यचित् पापं न चैव सुकृतं विभुः (nādatte kasyacit pāpaṃ na caiva sukṛtaṃ vibhuḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 5.15; Meghadūta 17.

2) virtue, moral or religious merit; स्वर्गाभिसंधिसुकृतं वञ्चनामिव मेनिरे (svargābhisaṃdhisukṛtaṃ vañcanāmiva menire) Kumārasambhava 6.47; तच्चिन्त्यमानं सुकृतं तवेति (taccintyamānaṃ sukṛtaṃ taveti) R.14.16.

3) fortune, auspiciousness.

4) recompense, reward.

5) Penance; तदभूरिवासरकृतं सुकृतैरुप- लभ्य वैभवमनन्यभवम् (tadabhūrivāsarakṛtaṃ sukṛtairupa- labhya vaibhavamananyabhavam) Kirātārjunīya 6.29.

Sukṛta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and kṛta (कृत).

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

Sukṛta (सुकृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Virtuous, pious. 2. Befriended, assisted, treated with kindness. 3. Fortunate, auspicious. 4. Done well, properly, ably, &c. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Virtue, moral merit. 2. Fortune, auspiciousness. 3. Kindness, bounty, friendly aid or assistance. 4. Any kind or friendly act. 5. Reward, recompense, especially heaven as the reward of virtue. E. su well, and kṛta made or done.

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

Śūkṛta (शूकृत).—[neuter] = [preceding]; [adjective] scared, urged on.

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Sukṛta (सुकृत).—1. [neuter] a good deed, virtue, (moral) merit; kindness, favour, service.

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Sukṛta (सुकृत).—2. [adjective] well made or done, good, right, fair.

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

1) Śūkṛta (शूकृत):—[=śū-kṛta] [from śū] mfn. (śū-) startled by the sound śū, [ib.]

2) [v.s. ...] urging, spurring (of a horse), [Ṛg-veda]

3) Sukṛta (सुकृत):—[=su-kṛta] [from su] n. a good or righteous deed, meritorious act, virtue, moral merit (-tas ind.), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] a benefit, bounty, friendly aid, favour, [Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] the world of virtue, heaven, [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] fortune, auspiciousness, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] reward, recompense, [ib.]

8) [from su-kṛta > su] mfn. well done or made or formed or executed, [Ṛg-veda]

9) [v.s. ...] [from su] well arranged, adorned, made good (with mati f. ‘a well-taken resolution’; with anartha m. ‘an evil turned to good’; kim atra sukṛtam bhavet, ‘what would be best done here?’), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

10) [v.s. ...] treated with kindness, befriended, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

11) [v.s. ...] well-conducted, virtuous, fortunate, [ib.]

12) [v.s. ...] mfn. (said to be) = svak, [Taittirīya-upaniṣad]

13) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Prajā-pati, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

14) [v.s. ...] of a son of Pṛthu, [Harivaṃśa]

15) Sukṛtā (सुकृता):—[=su-kṛtā] [from su-kṛta > su] f. Name of a river, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Sukṛta (सुकृत):—[su-kṛta] (taṃ) 1. a. Virtue; fortune; kindness. a. Virtuous; fortunate; befriended; done well.

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

Sukṛta (सुकृत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sukaya.

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Shukrita 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sukṛta (सुकृत) [Also spelled sukrat]:—(nm) a good deed; (a) well-done; righteous.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sukṛta (ಸುಕೃತ):—

1) [adjective] done, performed well, in a proper manner.

2) [adjective] auspicious; propitious.

3) [adjective] treated with kindness; looked after benevolently.

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Sukṛta (ಸುಕೃತ):—

1) [noun] the religious merit a person is supposed to get as a reward for the good, virtuous, righteous acts.

2) [noun] a meritorious, virtuous act.

3) [noun] good luck or fortune.

4) [noun] a lucky, fortunate man.

5) [noun] something given in return for service or merit.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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