Kamalakara, aka: Kamalākara, Kamala-akara; 4 Definition(s)


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Katha (narrative stories)

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1) Kamalākara (कमलाकर) is the son of king Vimalākara from Kośalā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 71. Accordingly, as a wandering man said to Bhīmaparākrama: “... in the city of Kośalā there was a king named Vimalākara, and he had a son named Kamalākara, who was made by the Creator admirable in respect of the qualities of courage, beauty and generosity, as if to outdo Skanda, Kandarpa and the wishing-tree of heaven...”.

2) Kamalākara (कमलाकर) is the name of a Brāhman, according to the twenty-first story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 95. Accordingly, “... she [Anaṅgamañjarī] saw a young Brāhman, named Kamalākara, the son of the king’s chaplain, passing by, and he looked like the God of Love, risen from his ashes, going to find Rati. And when Kamalākara saw that lovely one overhead, like the orb of the moon, he was full of joy, and became like a cluster of kumuda flowers”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kamalākara, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Kamalākara (कमलाकर).—

1) an assemblage of lotuses. हरिदश्वः कमलाकरान् (haridaśvaḥ kamalākarān).

2) a lake full of lotuses.

Derivable forms: kamalākaraḥ (कमलाकरः).

Kamalākara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kamala and ākara (आकर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kamalākara (कमलाकर).—name of a certain laudation (stava) of ‘all the Buddhas’: Suv 45.1, 5 (chapter IV, entitled Kama- lākaraparivarta); 51.9 (but here text corrupt); 54.14.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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Kamalottara (कमलोत्तर).—n. (-raṃ) Safflower, (Carthamus tinctorius.) E. kamala, and uttara best...
Mukhakamala (मुखकमल).—a lotuslike face. Derivable forms: mukhakamalam (मुखकमलम्).Mukhakamala is...
Ardhacandrākāra (अर्धचन्द्राकार) or Arddhacandrākāra.—mfn. (-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Of the shape of the ha...
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