Kamalekshana, Kamalekṣaṇa, Kamala-ikshana, Kamalekṣaṇā: 8 definitions

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Kamalekshana 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.

The Sanskrit terms Kamalekṣaṇa and Kamalekṣaṇā can be transliterated into English as Kamaleksana or Kamalekshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kamalekshana in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kamalekṣaṇa (कमलेक्षण) refers to one of the eight Heroes (vīra-aṣṭaka) associated with Oṃkārapīṭha (also called Oḍḍiyāna, Ādipīṭha or Uḍapīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight heroes (vīrāṣṭaka): Karāla, Kanda, Vimala, Rudrāṅga, Kamalekṣaṇa, Vicitra, Citra, Bhānu.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kamalekshana in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Kamalekṣaṇā (कमलेक्षणा) refers to “she who has lotus-eyes” and is used to describe Śakti, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Visualisation of Śakti]:—[...] The tilaka-mark on her forehead is made with musk thickened with camphor. She has lotus-eyes (kamalekṣaṇā). She is adorned with rings, armlets, anklets, necklaces etc. Her beautiful lotus face resembles the spotless moon. Her mouth is filled with betel. Her breasts are like golden jars. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Kamalekṣaṇā (कमलेक्षणा) refers to the “chaste lady of lotus-like” and is used to describe Pārvatī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.29 (“Śivā-Śiva dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Śiva spoke to Pārvatī: “Thus addressed, the great goddess, the chaste lady of lotus-like (kamalekṣaṇā) eyes told Śiva with devotion after bowing to Him again and again”.

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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»] — Kamalekshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kamalekṣaṇa (कमलेक्षण).—Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: kamalekṣaṇaḥ (कमलेक्षणः).

Kamalekṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kamala and īkṣaṇa (ईक्षण).

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Kamalekṣaṇā (कमलेक्षणा).—a lotus-eyed lady.

Kamalekṣaṇā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kamala and īkṣaṇā (ईक्षणा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kamalekṣaṇa (कमलेक्षण).—[adjective] lotus-eyed.

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

Kamalekṣaṇa (कमलेक्षण):—[from kamala > kam] mf(ā)n. lotus-eyed, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

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Kamalekshana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kamalekshana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kamalēkṣaṇa (ಕಮಲೇಕ್ಷಣ):—[noun] = ಕಮಲಾಕ್ಷ [kamalaksha].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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