Kamaja, Kama-ja, Kāmaja: 11 definitions

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Kamaja 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Kāmaja (कामज) refers to the “set arising from love of pleasure”, according to the Manusmṛti 7.50. Accordingly, “[...] hunting (mṛgayā), dice (akṣa), sleeping during the day (divāsvapna), censoriousness (parivāda), women (strī), intoxication (mada), musical triad (tauryatrika) and listless wandering (vṛthāṭyā) constitute the ten-fold set arising from the love of pleasure (kāmaja). [...] in the set arising from love of pleasure (kāmaja),—drinking (pāna), dice (akṣa), women (strī) and hunting (mṛgayā) are to be regarded as the four most pernicious (kaṣṭatama), in the order in which they are named”.

Kāmaja (‘arising from the love of pleasure’).—‘Kama’ is desire, from which they arise;—or they arise from a particular kind of pleasure;—or ‘Kāmya’ may mean arising from a particular experienced object.

Dharmashastra book cover
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kāmaja (कामज) refers to “love”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, as Umā (Durgā/Satī) spoke to the Gods:—“[...] Ever since I cast off my body born of Dakṣa on seeing my lord’s disrespect at the hands of my father at the altar of sacrifice, my lord Rudra is tormented by thoughts about me. [...] On account of me he was much distressed. He put on an abnormal dress. Ever since he forsook the excellent pleasure of love [i.e., kāmaja]. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāmaja (कामज).—a. produced by passion or desire; Ms.7.46,47,5.

Kāmaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and ja (ज).

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Kāmaja (कामज).—anger; रथो वेदी कामजो युद्धमग्निः (ratho vedī kāmajo yuddhamagniḥ) Mb.12.24.27.

Derivable forms: kāmajaḥ (कामजः).

Kāmaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and ja (ज).

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

Kāmaja (कामज).—mfn.

(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) Produced or caused by passion or desire. m.

(-jaḥ) The son of Kama. E. kāma, and ja born: also kāmajanita, kāmotpanna, &c.

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

Kāmaja (कामज).—[kāma-ja] (vb. jan), adj. Produced from love of pleasure, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 46; 9, 107.

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

Kāmaja (कामज).—[adjective] born of desire or love.

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

1) Kāmaja (कामज):—[=kāma-ja] [from kāma] mfn. produced or caused by passion or desire, arising from lust, [Manu-smṛti vii, 46. 47. 50]

2) [v.s. ...] begotten or born of desire or lust, [Manu-smṛti ix, 107. 143. 147]

3) [v.s. ...] m. ‘born of Kāma’, Name of Aniruddha, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] = kāmagamās, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Kāmaja (कामज):—[kāma-ja] (jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) a. Arising from desire. m. Son of Kāma.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kamaja in German

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāmaja (ಕಾಮಜ):—

1) [adjective] driven by desire; yearning for the gratification of one’s desire.

2) [adjective] full of or characterised by lust; prompted by the desire for sexual intercourse.

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Kāmaja (ಕಾಮಜ):—[noun] (myth. ) Aniruddha, the son of Love-God, Kāma.

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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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