Kainkarya, Kaiṅkarya, Kaimkarya: 5 definitions


Kainkarya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: archive.org: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Kaiṅkarya (कैङ्कर्य) refers to “loving duty” (to the Lord), as discussed in the eighth chapter of the Paramapuruṣasaṃhitā: a Pāñcarātra text in ten chapters composed of 940 verses dealing with the personnel of a temple, their prerequisites and duties, their different ranks, the privileges and responsibilities of each etc.—Description of the chapter [bhaktabhā-vavilakṣaṇa]: The Ṛṣis ask to know more about prapanna-devotees (1-3). Nārada in his response emphasizes the thoughts and intentions of devotees (rather than mere superficial acts), pointing out that such persons are rewarded according to their hearts’ devotion (1-7). [...] Whatever is done in this world should be done as a loving duty [kaiṅkarya] to the Lord; moreover one should avoid doing things simply for personal gain (51b-58a). [...]

Pancaratra book cover
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaiṅkarya (कैंकर्य).—n S Service or servantship.

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

Kaiṅkarya (कैङ्कर्य) or Kaiṅkaryya.—n.

(-ryaṃ) Service, servitude. E. kiṅkara a servant, and ṣyañ aff.

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

1) Kaiṅkarya (कैङ्कर्य):—(ryyaṃ) 1. n. Servitude.

2) (ryyaṃ) 1. n. Servitude.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kainkarya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaiṃkarya (ಕೈಂಕರ್ಯ):—[noun] the duty of a servant; service; servitude.

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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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