Kamaprada, Kāmaprada, Kāmapradā, Kama-prada: 8 definitions


Kamaprada means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Kāmaprada (कामप्रद) refers to “that which bestows desires”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] O Śiva, O daughter of the mountain, knowing this well, you shall render service to your husband every day with pleasure as it bestows all desires (sarva-kāmaprada). You are the Goddess and the mother of the universe. Śiva Himself is your husband. By remembering you women become chaste. O Pārvatī, O gentle lady, what avails mentioning all this to you. Still I mention this just to follow the worldly convention. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Kāmaprada (कामप्रद) refers to “granting pleasure” and is used to describe Mahālakṣmī, according to the Kalaśa Pūjā [i.e., Kalasha Worship] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Homage always to Vasundharā, enabling to cross an ocean of poverty, Goddess of the beloved art of worship, granting the success of Lakṣmī, [Recite Lakṣmī stotra] Śrī Lakṣmī, Mahādevī, bestowing success in everything, A goddess granting all pleasure (sarva-kāmapradā), Mahālakṣmī, I give homage”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kamaprada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāmaprada (कामप्रद).—a. granting desires. (-daḥ) 1 a kind of coitus.

2) the Supreme Being.

Kāmaprada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and prada (प्रद).

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

Kāmaprada (कामप्रद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Granting what is desired. E. kāma, and prada what yields.

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

1) Kāmaprada (कामप्रद):—[=kāma-prada] [from kāma] mfn. granting desires

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of coitus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kāmaprada (कामप्रद):—[kāma-prada] (daḥ-dā-daṃ) a. Giving what is wished, or sought.

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Kamaprada 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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