Kamaraja, Kāmarāja: 7 definitions

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Kamaraja 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 and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kāmarāja (कामराज).—Dear to Lalitā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 67; 38. 9-10.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Kāmarāja (कामराज) or Kāmarājeśvara refers to “the lord of passion”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Once the Lord of the gods, the Lord of the Lord of Passion [i.e., Kāmarāja—kāmarājeśvareśvaraḥ] had spoken thus, he desired union with the goddess by the power of the divine Command. Maheśvarī enjoyed the sport of love and, in (her) eighth birth she enjoyed their mutual passion. [...]”.

2) Kāmarāja (कामराज) or Kāmarājamantra refers to one of the Mantras associated with Kāmarūpa, one of the eight Sacred Seats (pīṭha), according to the Yogakhaṇḍa (chapter 14) of the Manthānabhairavatantra.

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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)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Kāmarāja (कामराज) refers to one of the “eight Bhairavas” (originating from the blood of Andhaka when Śiva strikes him correspond with a set of eight Bhairavas), according to the Vāmanapurāṇa 44.23-38ff.—(Cf. Vārāṇasīmāhātmya 1.53-54)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kāmarāja (कामराज) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—patron of Hemādri (Kaivalyadīpikā, etc.).

2) Kāmarāja (कामराज):—kāmarāja, son of Sāmarāja, father of Vrajarāja, grandfather of Jīvarāja (Gopālacampu). L. 72.

3) Kāmarāja (कामराज):—poet. Śp. p. 15.

4) Kāmarāja (कामराज):—
—[commentary] on Karpūramañjarī. Preface to Edition in Kāvyamālā p. 3.

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

1) Kāmarāja (कामराज):—[=kāma-rāja] [from kāma] m. Name of a prince

2) [v.s. ...] of a [poetry or poetic]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kamaraja 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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