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Kamala, aka: Kāmāla, Kamalā, Kāmalā; 9 Definition(s)

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9 Definition(s) from various sources:

1a) Kamalā (कमला).—Brahmā's consort; see also lakṣmī, śrī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 15. 37; 39. 67.

1b) An Apsaras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 7.

2) Kāmalā (कामला).—A goddess enshrined at Kamalālaya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 32.
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Kamala (कमल) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to the color “lotus” or “lotus-flower”, but can also refer to “pale-red”, “rose-coloured” etc. and in a different context can also refer to “desirous”, “lustful” etc. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita or the Carakasaṃhita. Āyurveda is a branch of Hindu science dealing with subjects such as health, medicine, anatomy, etc. and has been in use throughout India since ancient times.

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Kamalā rules over the auspicious nakṣatra Rohiṇī in Taurus, giver of wealth, while Dhūmāvatī rules over the nakṣatra Jyeṣṭhā in the sign Scorpio which brings poverty. Kamalā is the power inherent in prosperity as the energy of preservation she represents the potential for universal well-being that can only be accomplished through the correct utilisation of wealth.

Kamalā represents material well-being, comfort, the familiar. As the preserving energy she bestows stability and security —she represents the very state of mind which contributes to further continuity in Samsāra whereas Kālī represents the Liberating force. Kamalā consciousness is what one seeks to restrain, overcome and finally transcend.

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1) Kamalā (कमला, “Lotus”):—One of the female offspring from Mahālakṣmī (rajas-form of Mahādevī). Mahālakṣmī is one of the three primary forms of Devī, the other two being Mahākālī and Mahāsarasvatī. Not to be confused with Lakṣmī, she is a more powerful cosmic aspect (vyaṣṭi) of Devi and represents the guṇa (universal energy) named rajas. Also see the Devī Māhātmya, a Sanskrit work from the 5th century, incorporated into the Mārkaṇḍeya-Purāṇa.

2) Kamalā (कमला, “the lotus”):—The tenth of the ten Mahāvidyās. She represents the Power of Wealth. She is the consort of Sadāśivā (when he takes over the function of Viṣṇu sustaining the world). As the counterpart of Dhūmāvatī, she represents all the material and spiritual desirables. She is the embodiement of prosperity and universal well-being. The ten Mahāvidyās are the emanations of Mahākālī, the Goddess of time and death. She is depicted as a fearful laughing goddess with four arms entwined with poisonous snakes in her hair. She has three red eyes, a wagging tongue and feaful teeth. Her left foot is standing on a corpse

Added: 15.Oct.2015 | Wisdom Library: Shaktism
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Kāmāla (jaundice) is a Sanskrit term used in Ayurveda.

Added: 23.Apr.2015 | Wisdom Library: Hinduism
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kamala/kamalam–(“pale-red, rose-colored”) lotus-frlower Nelumbium Speciosum;

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1) Kamala: One of the ten Mahavidyas (a group of ten aspects of the Divine Mother Durga). From Kamala, Lord Buddha was incarnated.

2) Kamala is a common Hindu name, usually meaning Nelumbo nucifera, the lotus. Variants include Kamal and Kamla.

Added: 14.Sep.2014 | WikiPedia: Hinduism
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Kamala, (nt.) a lotus, freq. combd with kuvalaya; or with uppala J. I, 146; DA. I, 40, expld as vārikiñjakkha PvA. 77. 1. lotus, the lotus flower, Nelumbium J. I, 146; DA. I, 40; Mhbv 3; Sdhp. 325; VvA. 43, 181, 191; PvA. 23, 77;— At J. I, 119, 149 a better reading is obtained by corr. kambala to kamala, at J. I, 178 however kamb° should be retained. - 2. a kind of grass, of which sandals were made Vin. I. 190 (s. Vin. Texts II. 23 n.) — 3. f. kamalā a graceful woman J. V, 160;

—komalakarā (f.) (of a woman) having lotus-like (soft) hands Mhbv 29; —dala a lotus leaf Vism. 465; Mhbv 3; Bdhd 19; DhsA. 127; VvA. 35, 38.——pādukā sandals of k. grass Vin. I, 190. (Page 189)

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kamala : (nt.) a lotus.

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