Kamalakara, Kamalākara, Kamala-akara: 6 definitions


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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

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.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

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

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

Kamalākara (कमलाकर).—m.

(-raḥ) A lake, &c. where lotuses abound. E. kamala, and ākara a mine.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kamalākara (कमलाकर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Caturbhuja: Ghaṭakarparaṭīkā. Io. 2525. Gu. 4.

2) Kamalākara (कमलाकर):—son of Nṛsiṃha, son of Kṛṣṇa, son of Divākara, son of Rāma, pupil of Viśveśvara, astronomer: Apūrvabhāvanopapatti. Ben. 29. Jātakatilaka. L. 1896. Jyotpattivicāra. Ben. 29. Triśatī. Sūcīpattra. 17. Manoramā Grahalāghavaṭīkā. K. 236. Śeṣāṅkagaṇanā. Peters. 3, 398. Siddhāntatattvaviveka, written at Benares in 1503. Io. 34. 35. Cambr. 56. L. 1865. Ben. 29. 31. Np. Vi, 62. Sūryasiddhāntaṭīkā Sauravāsanā. Ben. 28. 29 (2). Poona. 556.

3) Kamalākara (कमलाकर):—son of Nṛsiṃha: Siddhāntatattvaviveka, written at Benares in 1658. Sūryasiddhāntaṭīkā. delete Ben. 29 (2).

4) Kamalākara (कमलाकर):—son of Lambodara, father of Śaṅkara (Tārārahasyavṛttikā).

5) Kamalākara (कमलाकर):—son of Caturbhuja: Harivilāsaṭīkā.

6) Kamalākara (कमलाकर):—son of Rāmakṛṣṇa Bhaṭṭa: Tithinirṇaya. Paśuprayoga.

7) Kamalākara (कमलाकर):—son of Caturbhuja: C. on the Ghaṭakarpara.

8) Kamalākara (कमलाकर):—son of Rāmakṛṣṇa: Aindrī Mahāśānti. Aurdhvadehikapaddhati. Kārtavīryārjunadīpadāna. Tulādānaprayoga. Mīmāṃsākutūhala (?). Rājyābhiṣekaprayoga. Ṣoḍaśamāhādānavidhi.

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

1) Kamalākara (कमलाकर):—[from kamala > kam] m. a mass of lotuses

2) [v.s. ...] a lake or pool where lotuses abound, [Rāmāyaṇa; Ratnāvalī etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the author of a commentary on the Mitākṣarā, and of several other authors and men

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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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