Kamandaka, Kāmandaka: 3 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kāmandaka (कामन्दक).—A great sage of ancient times. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 123) states that this sage once taught Rājadharma (kingly duties)to King Aṅgirasa.

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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

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kāmandaka (कामन्दक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Kāmandaki. Ulwar 1282.
—[commentary] Upādhyāyanirapekṣā. Ulwar 1283. Extr. 295.

Kāmandaka has the following synonyms: Kāmandakīyanītisāra.

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

1) Kamandaka (कमन्दक):—m. idem

2) m. [plural] idem, [ib.]

3) Kāmandaka (कामन्दक):—[from kāmanda] m. = kāmanda, [ib. 4534]

4) [from kāmanda] n. Name of [work] [commentator or commentary] on [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 75.]

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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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