Kamakshi, aka: Kāmākṣī, Kama-akshi; 6 Definition(s)


Kamakshi 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.

The Sanskrit term Kāmākṣī can be transliterated into English as Kamaksi or Kamakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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Kāmākṣī (कामाक्षी).—The goddess enshrined in Kāñcī; Ādilakṣmī: said to possess one eye at Kāñcī and the other at Kāsi: also Mahālakṣmī;1 enshrined at Gandhamādana.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 5. 7; 13. 1; 15. 35; 38. 81; 30. 5, 14 & 21; 40. 1, 16, 85-105.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 26.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Kāmākṣī (कामाक्षी, “lustful-eyed”).—One of the names of the Goddess, Devī, who is regarded as the female principle of the divine; the embodiement of the energies of the Gods.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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The goddess Kamakshi is a form of Tripura Sundari or Parvati or the universal mother goddess. The main abode of Kamakshi is the Kamakshi Amman temple at Kanchipuram. Other important forms of goddess Tripura Sundari are MeenakshiMinakshi The main temples of Kamakshi Devi in Goa are the Kamakshi Rayeshwar temple at Shiroda.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

A supreme but benign form of the Goddess worshipped in the temple of the same name at Kāñcīpuram. She is connected with the Śrīdevī of the Śrīvidyā cult, and worshipped with the śrīvidyā mantra.

Source: Oxford Reference: A Dictionary of Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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kāmākṣī (कामाक्षी).—f (S) A flower shrub, Canna Indica.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Kāmākṣī (कामाक्षी).—Name of Durgā.

Kāmākṣī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and akṣī (अक्षी). See also (synonyms): kāmākhyā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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