Camatkara, Camatkāra: 15 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chamatkara.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Camatkāra (चमत्कार) of Ānarta built and gifted a city to Brāhmaṇas. The city was named “Camatkārapura” after the name of the donor. It is called “Ānandapura” and “Nāgara”, synonyms of modern Vadnagara. It is the home of Nāgara Brāhmaṇas of Gujarat.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Camatkāra (चमत्कार).—(See PATTU).

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Camatkāra (चमत्कार) refers to “astonishingly” [=camatkārakara?], according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the nature of asceticism]—Astonishingly (camatkāracamatkārakaraṃ dhīrair), external [and] internal asceticism is undergone by honourable mendicants who are wise [and] alarmed by the continuous series of births [in the cycle of rebirth]. In that regard, external asceticism is declared to be of six kinds beginning with fasting while internal [asceticism] is also of [six] kinds on account of the divisions beginning with atonement”.

Synonyms: Āścaryakāraka (Āścaryakāra).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Camatkara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

camatkāra (चमत्कार).—m (S) A wonder; an astonishing event, circumstance, appearance. 2 Wonder or astonishment. v hō, vāṭa.

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

camatkāra (चमत्कार).—m A wonder; an astonishing event, circumstance, appearance. Wonder or astonishment.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Camatkāra (चमत्कार).—f.

1) Admiration, surprise; एवं सकलजगत्त्रयहृदयचमत्कारकारिचरितानाम् (evaṃ sakalajagattrayahṛdayacamatkārakāricaritānām) Ks. 22.257.

2) Show, spectacle.

3) Poetical charm, that which constitutes the essence of poetry; चेतश्चमत्कृतिपदं कवितेव रम्या (cetaścamatkṛtipadaṃ kaviteva ramyā) Bv.3.16; तदपेक्षया वाच्यस्यैव चमत्कारित्वात् (tadapekṣayā vācyasyaiva camatkāritvāt) K. P.1.

4) Riot, festive or angry riot.

Derivable forms: camatkāraḥ (चमत्कारः).

See also (synonyms): camatkaraṇa, camatkṛti.

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

Camatkāra (चमत्कार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Astonishment, surprise. 2. Show, spectacle. 3. Row, riot, festive or angry turbulence. 4. Elaborate style or high poetical composition. 5. The name of a tree: see apāmārga E. camat a sound of surprise, and kāra making. camadityavyaktaṃ kriyate kṛbhāve ghañ .

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

Camatkāra (चमत्कार).—[camat-kāra] (the latter part is kāra, the former questionable), n. Surprise, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 76, 15.

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

1) Camatkāra (चमत्कार):—[=camat-kāra] [from camat] m. astonishment, surprise, [Kathāsaritsāgara xxii, 257; Prabodha-candrodaya] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] show, spectacle, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] riot, festive turbulence, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] high poetical composition, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] Achyranthes aspera, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Camatkāra (चमत्कार):—[cama-tkāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Surprise; spectacle; a riot; name of tree.

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

Camatkāra (चमत्कार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Camakka, Camakkāra, Camukkāra.

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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

Camatkāra (चमत्कार) [Also spelled chamatkar]:—(nm) a marvel, miracle; wonder; thaumaturgy; spectacle; ~[rika] thaumaturgic, marvellous, miraculous; spectacular; hence ~[rikatā; ~rī] miracuious; one who performs miracles, a thaumaturge.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Camatkāra (ಚಮತ್ಕಾರ):—

1) [noun] an event that causes astonishment and admiration; a wonder.

2) [noun] skill; adroitness; adeptness.

3) [noun] quickness; swiftness.

4) [noun] (rhet.) pleasure, delight (derived from literature).

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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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