Carmakarini, Carmakāriṇī, Carma-karini: 2 definitions


Carmakarini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Charmakarini.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Carmakarini in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Carmakāriṇī (चर्मकारिणी) refers to a “(female) leather worker” and is identified with the sacred site of Jayantikā and the Mātṛkā named Vārāhī, according to the Mādhavakula and the Devyāyāmala (both Kālī Tantras that prescribe the worship of Kālasaṃkarṣaṇī as the supreme form of Kālī).—According to the Kubjikā Tantras, the eight major Kaula sacred sites each have a house occupied by a woman of low caste who is identified with a Mother (Mātṛkā).—[...] Jayantikā is identified with (a) the class of ball-making woman (kaṇḍukī) [or leather worker (carmakāriṇī)], (b) the Mātṛkā or ‘mother’ named Vārāhī, and (c) with the location of ‘drop’.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Carmakarini in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Carmakāriṇī (चर्मकारिणी):—[=carma-kāriṇī] [from carma-kārin > carma] f. a woman on the second day of her courses.

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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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