Kamakrodha, Kāmakrodha: 4 definitions


Kamakrodha 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kamakrodha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kāmakrodha (कामक्रोध) refers to “anger and lust”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.24 (“Śiva consents to marry Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Viṣṇu and others: “[...] O gods, meditation of everyone had been spoiled by the stubborn Kāma, the great archer formerly. Kāma leads to hell; lust to anger, anger to delusion and delusion destroys penance. Anger and lust [i.e., kāmakrodha] shall be eschewed by you, the best of gods. My words shall be headed by you all and not otherwise”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kamakrodha in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Kāmakrodha (कामक्रोध) refers to “lust and anger”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] For one for whom the no-mind [state] is arising and who is established in [the state of complete] detachment, the body becomes both supple and firm. As soon as the no-mind [state arises,] the bondage of lust, anger (kāmakrodha) and [other such snares] is immediately destroyed. When the [rigid] pillar of mental faculties has ceased [to exist], the bodily abode becomes loose [and collapses. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kamakrodha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāmakrodha (कामक्रोध).—[masculine] [dual] desire and wrath.

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

Kāmakrodha (कामक्रोध):—[=kāma-krodha] [from kāma] m. [dual number] desire and anger, [Manu-smṛti xii, 11]

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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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