Kamaparayana, Kāmaparāyaṇa, Kama-parayana: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kāmaparāyaṇa (कामपरायण) refers to “desiring one’s welfare”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.1 (“Description of Tripura—the three cities).—Accordingly, as Brahmā ordered Maya to build the three cities: “Then the intelligent Maya built the cities by means of his penance: the golden one for Tārakākṣa, the silver one for Kamalākṣa and the steel one for Vidyunmālī. The three fort-like excellent cities were in order in heaven, sky and on the earth. After building the three cities for the Asuras, Maya established them there desiring their welfare (hita-kāmaparāyaṇa). Entering the three cities thus, the sons of Tāraka, of great strength and valour experienced all enjoyments. [...].

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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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