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kR

kR to make high , set up in a high place 1626 (mwd) kR is one of the richest stems the meanings of which include think, act, cause, perform, do, to cause to manufacture or form or cultivate, to cause to place etc. It is the basis of the Old Germ. {karawan} , to prepare ; Mod. Germ. {gar} , prepared (as food) ; Lat. {creo} , {ceremonia} These two letters kR generate a series of significant combinations. By way of illustration we mention three. First kR, leads to kRR then kRti, kRtti, kRttika and then Krittika Sisters or Kartika Sisters linked with Karttikeya, who is one the two sons of Siva and in some traditions is seen as the only begotten son. 1) kR kRR KRti kRtti KrttikA Krittika Sisters Second, the root kR leads to kRSNA which is the basis of kRSNa, better known as Krishna, and a series of related ideas. 2) kR kRSNa kRSNabhUmijA kRSNAcala kRSNadanta kRSNadvaipAyana kRSNagarbha kRSNAjina kRSNAkSa kRSNapakSa kRSNasAra Third, kR leads to the terms kRSTa and kRSTi, whereby the notion of cultivating the ground becomes linked with becoimg cultivated, and whereby dominion over the land gradually becomes intertwined with ideas of creation of dominion over villages, settlements, nations, races, and eventually the entire human race. This is of semnal importance because it means not only that agricultural imagery becomes linked with cultural imagery but also that agricualtural elements feature in the development of cultural evolution. 3) kR kRSTa kRSTi kRSTihan kRSTopta paJcakRSTayas patiHkRSTInAm phAlakRSTa prakRSTa utkRSTa utkRSTabhUma These metaphors undoubtedly owe much to the Vaisyas (see: vaizyas), the thrid of the 4 main classes, who gained their living from trade and from (cultivating) the land. To understand them further we need also to consider another nexus of sounds and ideas stemming from kS.
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