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Kratu

Kratu Cologne Sanskrit Dictioanry: kratu m. (1. {kR} , or 2. {kR}) , plan , design , intention , resolution , determination , purpose RV. VS. SBr. BrArUp. desire , will (instr. {kratvA} , willingly , readily RV. {ekenakratunA} , through the mere will RV. ii , 13 , 11) power , ability RV. deliberation , consultation RV. VS. intelligence , understanding (e.g. {bhadrakratu} , right judgment , good understanding ; also in conjunction or in comp. or ifc. with {dakSa} see {kratu-dakSau} and {dakSakratU}) RV. VS. TS. S3Br. inspiration , enlightenment RV. a sacrificial rite or ceremony , sacrifice (as the Asva-medha sacrifice) , offering , worship (also personified R. vii , 90 , 9) AitBr. S3Br. xi AsvSr. &c. ; Kratu as intelligence personified (as a son of Brahma and one of the Praja-patis or the seven or ten principal Rishis Mn. i , 35 MBh. i , 2518 & 2568 Hariv. &c. [N. of a star] VarBr2S. married to Kriya and father of 60 ,000 Valikhilyas BhP. iv , 1 , 39 ; husband of Haya-sira1 , vi , 6 , 33) ; N. of one of the Visve-devas VP. of a son of Krishna BhP. x , 61 , 12 of a son of Uru and Agneyi Hariv. 73 of the author of a Dharma-sastra Paras. Sudradh. {us}) m. or f. (?)N. of a river in Plaksha-dvipa (v.l. {kramu}) VP. ; [cf. {a-} , {adbhuta-} , {abhi-} , &c. ; cf. also $.]
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