Kamakara, Kāmakāra, Kāmākāra, Kama-kara, Kāmakara, Kama-akara: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kāmākāra (कामाकार) refers to the “form of passion”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] The form she bears is desire and, tranquil, (she) is you, Kubjinī the mother of Kula. Mantras originate [samutpannā] from that and so her nature is desire. And as her form is (coiled like an) earring (kuṇḍalī), she is said to be Kubjinī ('bent over'). She is the goddess with two arms and one face, or with many arms and faces. She should be thought of at all times as being in accord with the form of passion (kāmākāra). Established in movement, she is in the midst of movement. The mistress of motion (caleśvarī), her body is movement. Motion is said to be the wind. She is said to be its mistress”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāmakāra (कामकार).—a. acting at will, indulging one's desires. (-raḥ) 1 voluntary action, spontaneous deed; Rām.2.11.18; Manusmṛti 11.41,45.

2) desire, influence of desire; अयुक्तः कामकारेण फले सक्तो निबध्यते (ayuktaḥ kāmakāreṇa phale sakto nibadhyate) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 5. 12.

Kāmakāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and kāra (कार).

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

Kāmakāra (कामकार).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Following one’s inclinations. m.

(-raḥ) Desire, the operation or influence of desire. E. kāma, and kāra act, who acts.

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

Kāmakāra (कामकार).—[kāma-kāra], m. Free will, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 66, 6.

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

Kāmakāra (कामकार).—[adjective] fulfilling one’s ([genetive]) wishes, [masculine] voluntary or spontaneous action; °—, [instrumental], [ablative], & [adverb] in tas voluntarily, intentionally.

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

1) Kāmakāra (कामकार):—[=kāma-kāra] [from kāma] mfn. fulfilling the desires of any one ([genitive case]), [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 63, 8]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the act of following one’s own inclinations, spontaneous deed, voluntary action, acting of one’s own free will, free will, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhagavad-gītā]

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

Kāmakāra (कामकार):—[kāma-kāra] (raḥ-rī-raṃ) a. Idem. m. Love.

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Kamakara 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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Kāmakara refers to: the fulfilment of one’s desires J. V, 370 (=kāmakiriyā)

Note: kāmakara is a Pali compound consisting of the words kāma and kara.

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Kāmakāra refers to: the fulfilment of desires Sn. 351=Th. 1, 1271;

Note: kāmakāra is a Pali compound consisting of the words kāma and kāra.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāmakara (ಕಾಮಕರ):—

1) [noun] the quality of behaviour of a person characterised by whim; whimsicalness.

2) [noun] offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride; haughtiness; arrogance.

3) [noun] bravery; valour; prowess.

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Kāmakāra (ಕಾಮಕಾರ):—[noun] = ಕಾಮಕರ - [kamakara -] 1 & 2.

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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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