Kamada, Kāmada, Kāmadā, Kama-da: 14 definitions


Kamada means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Kamada (कमद) is the sacred region (pīṭha) associated with Varadeva, who was one of the twelve princes born to Kuṃkumā, consort to Mīnanātha, who is the incarnation of Siddhanātha in the fourth yuga, belonging to the Pūrvāmnāya (‘eastern doctrine’) tradition of Kula Śaivism, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya. Siddhanātha incarnates as a Kaula master in each of the four yugas. Varadeva was one of the six princes having the authority to teach.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Devotees Vaishnavas: Śrī Garga Saṃhitā

Kāmadā (कामदा) refers to the tenth of twenty-six ekādaśīs according to the Garga-saṃhitā 4.8.9. Accordingly, “to attain Lord Kṛṣṇa’s mercy you should follow the vow of fasting on ekādaśī. In that way You will make Lord Kṛṣṇa into your submissive servant. Of this there is no doubt”. A person who chants the names of these twenty-six ekādaśīs (eg., Kāmadā) attains the result of following ekādaśī for one year.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kāmadā (कामदा) is another name for Śivā: the Goddess-counterpart of Śiva who incarnated first as Satī and then Pārvatī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“[...] the great goddess Śivā is of the three natures. Śivā became Satī and Śiva married her. At the sacrifice of her father she cast off her body which she did not take again and went back to her own region. Śivā incarnated as Pārvatī at the request of the Devas. It was after performing a severe penance that she could attain Śiva again. Śivā came to be called by various names [such as Kāmadā,...]. These various names confer worldly pleasures and salvation according to qualities and action. The name Pārvatī is very common.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kāmadā (कामदा).—Another woman follower of Skandadeva. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 27).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kāmadā (कामदा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.27). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kāmadā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A devaputta who visited the Buddha and told him that the path of the Ariyan disciples was hard to follow and their goal hard to win. The Buddha pointed out to him that the difficult thing had been and was being accomplished (S.i.48).

The Commentary (SA.i.83) explains that Kamada had been a yogavacara on earth, but had died before he could attain to any Fruits of the Path and that here he laments his disappointment.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kāmada : (adj.) giving what is desire.

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

Kāmada refers to: granting desires, bestowing objects of pleasure and delight; Ep. of Yakkhas and of Vessantara (cp. the good fairy) J. VI, 498, 525; Mhvs 19, 9; as sabba° Pv. II, 138;

Note: kāmada is a Pali compound consisting of the words kāma and da.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāmada (कामद).—a. fulfilling a desire, granting a request or desire.

-daḥ an epithet of Skanda and of Śiva.

Kāmada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and da (द).

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Kāmadā (कामदा).—= कामधेनु (kāmadhenu) q. v.

Kāmadā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and (दा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kāmada (कामद).—m. or nt., name of a locality: Mahā-Māyūrī 93.

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

Kāmada (कामद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Giving what is wished, granting one’s desires. f.

(-dā) A fabulous cow, the cow of plenty E. kāma desire, and da what gives.

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

Kāmada (कामद).—[adjective] granting wishes, [abstract] tva [neuter]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kāmadā (कामदा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Amaruśatakaṭīkā by Ravicandra.

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

1) Kāmada (कामद):—[=kāma-da] [from kāma] mf(ā)n. giving what is wished, granting desires, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the sun, [Mahābhārata iii, 154]

3) [v.s. ...] of Skanda, [Mahābhārata iii, 14631]

4) Kāmadā (कामदा):—[=kāma-dā] [from kāma-da > kāma] f. = -dhenu, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 53, 20]

5) [v.s. ...] betel-pepper, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

6) [v.s. ...] the yellow Myrobalan, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

7) [v.s. ...] a Sanseviera, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the mothers in attendance on Skanda, [Mahābhārata ix, 2645]

9) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of Śata-dhanvan

10) Kāmada (कामद):—[=kāma-da] [from kāma] m. ‘gracious lord’, [Jātakamālā]

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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. 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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