Camikara, Cāmikara, Cāmīkara: 13 definitions



Camikara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chamikara.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Cāmīkara (चामीकर) refers to “gold”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Bhairava explains: “[...] The womb (of energy) (yoni) between the anus and the genitals shines like heated gold [i.e., tapta-cāmīkara-prabhā]. One should imagine that it [i.e., parāśakti—the supreme energy] enters the other body up to the end of emission (in the End of the Twelve). O goddess, that very moment, (the disciple) is well pierced and so falls shaking (to the ground). Having visualized (the goddess) entering into the middle of the Heart in the form of a flame, the goddess in the sheath of the lotus (of the Heart) can cause even mountains to fall”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cāmīkara : (nt.) gold.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Cāmikara, (nt.). (Deriv. unknown. Sk. cāmīkara) gold VvA. 12, 13, 166. (Page 264)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cāmīkara (चामीकर).—n S (Poetry.) Pure gold.

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

cāmīkara (चामीकर).—n Pure gold.

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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

Cāmīkara (चामीकर).—[camīkare svarṇākarabhede bhavam aṇ Tv.]

1) Gold; तप्तचामीकराङ्गदः (taptacāmīkarāṅgadaḥ) V.1.14; R.7.5; Śi.4.24; Ku.7.49.

2) The Dhattura plant.

Derivable forms: cāmīkaram (चामीकरम्).

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

Cāmīkara (चामीकर).—n.

(-raṃ) 1. Gold. 2. The Dhutura plant. Gold. E. camīkara said to mean a kind of mine, and aṇ affix implying production.

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

Cāmīkara (चामीकर).—n. Gold, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 26, 6.

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

Cāmīkara (चामीकर).—[neuter] gold; maya, [feminine] ī golden.

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

1) Camīkāra (चमीकार):—[=camī-kāra] [from cama] a m. reciting the Camaka-sūkta, [Kāṭhaka xviii, 7.]

2) [=camī-kāra] b etc. See cama.

3) Cāmīkara (चामीकर):—n. gold, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Kumāra-sambhava; Vikramorvaśī; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) m. the thorn-apple, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Cāmīkara (चामीकर):—(raṃ) 1. n. Gold.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Camīkāra (चमीकार):—(von camīkar) adj. das camakasūkta sprechend: ṛṣayaḥ [Weber’s Indische Studien 3, 459, 15.]

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Cāmīkara (चामीकर):—n.

1) Gold [Amarakoṣa 2, 9, 95.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1044. 61.] [Ratnamālā 87.] [Mahābhārata 2, 940. 3, 10248. 10, 490.] [Nalopākhyāna 21, 11.] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 26, 6. 5, 7, 13. 13, 12.] [Vikramorvaśī 14.] [Kumārasaṃbhava 7, 49.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 24, 8. 104, 62.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 7, 8, 20.] —

2) Stechapfel (wie alle Bezz. für Gold; vgl. [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 2, 58]) [Śabdakalpadruma]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Camīkāra (चमीकार):—Adj. das camakasūkta sprechend.

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Cāmīkara (चामीकर):——

1) n. Gold. Nom.abstr. tva n. [Indische studien von Weber 14,382.] —

2) *m. Stechapfel.

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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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