Kamakunda, Kāmakuṇḍa, Kama-kunda: 4 definitions


Kamakunda 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»] — Kamakunda in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kāmakuṇḍa (कामकुण्ड) is the name of a sacred place situated in the southern direction of Kāmeśvara-liṅga at Vārāṇasī, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Vārāṇasī has remained a place dear to Śiva. It is supposed to be a place of mokṣa for all living creatures. There are many sacred places and innumerable liṅgas which are even unknown to Brahmā, so says the Saurapurāṇa. [...] Kāmeśvara is a unique siddhaliṅga in Vārāṇasī. Sage Durvāsas is reported to have attained different kinds of perfection by worshiping Śiva at Kāmeśvara. In the southern direction there is the kāmakuṇḍa. A bath at the kuṇḍa and visit to Kāmeśvara-liṅga takes away all sins.

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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

[«previous next»] — Kamakunda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāmakuṇḍa (कामकुण्ड):—[=kāma-kuṇḍa] [from kāma] n. Name of a Liṅga, [Skanda-purāṇa]

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Kamakunda 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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