Kamapala, aka: Kāmapāla, Kama-pala; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Kamapala 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

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Kāmapāla (कामपाल).—A Yādava dependant of Śri kṛṣṇa. (Bhāgavata, 10th Skandha).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kāmapāla (कामपाल).—Joined Yadus in defeating Pauṇḍraka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 66. [2].
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Kāmapāla (कामपाल) is a Sanskrit name referring to one of the eight manifestations of Caṇḍa, who is a form of Bhairava. According to the Rudrayāmala, there are eight main forms of Bhairava who control the eight directions of this universe. Each form (eg., Caṇḍa) has a further eight sub-manifestations (eg., Kāmapāla), thus resulting in a total of 64 Bhairavas.

When depicting Kāmapāla according to traditional iconographic rules (śilpaśāstra), one should depcit him (and other forms of Caṇḍa) having a blue color and good looks; he should carry agni, śakti, gadā and kuṇḍa. The word Śilpaśāstra refers to an ancient Hindu science of arts and crafts, dealing with subjects such as painting, sculpture and iconography.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kamapala in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [K] · next »

Kāmapāla (कामपाल).—Name of Balarāma; also of Śiva.

Derivable forms: kāmapālaḥ (कामपालः).

Kāmapāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and pāla (पाल).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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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