Kamarupin, Kāmarūpin, Kamarupi, Kāmarūpī, Kama-rupin, Kama-rupi: 12 definitions

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Kamarupin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kamarupin in Yoga glossary
Source: academia.edu: The Tantric Śaiva Origins of Rājayoga

Kāmarūpin (कामरूपिन्) refers to “one who can take on any form at will”, according to the Kaulajñānanirṇaya (17.36–38ab) which is attributed to Matsyendranātha, one of the supposed founders of Haṭhayoga.—Accordingly, “When one knows the self by the self, the self can take on any form at will [i.e., kāmarūpin]. Theself is the supreme deity. He by whom this is known is the king of yogins. He is said to be Śiva. He is clearly liberated and may liberate another. O goddess, he is always very pure, like a lotus in the mud. Having adopted a mortal body, he sports in the world as a Śiva”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kamarupin in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kāmarūpiṇ (कामरूपिण्) (Cf. Kāmarūpiṇī) refers to “one who resembles passion”, according to the Lalitāsahasranāma.—Lalitā’s thousand names are eulogized in the Lalitāsahasranāma, describing the goddess’s spiritual beauty on the analogy of physical, sensuous beauty. [...] She embodies ultimate reality conceived as supreme bliss—ānanda. This bliss is embodied in her. It is the ‘passion that makes her eyes roll’ (lolākṣī-kāmarūpiṇī) (454). She is “the form of desire in women”. This is not the Advaitin’s ānanda, which is just a covert counter-correlate of Samsaric suffering (duḥkha), it is positive bliss generated by the union of opposites. She embodies the great play of intercourse between herself and her partner (mahārati) (218). Similarly, she is the Great Enjoyment (mahābhogā) (219). [...]

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kāmarūpin (कामरूपिन्).—name of a mountain: °pī Divyāvadāna 450.10; 455.29.

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

Kāmarūpin (कामरूपिन्).—mfn. (-pī-piṇī-pi) 1. Pleasing, beautiful. 2. Taking any shape at will. m. (-pī) 1. A Vidyadhara, a kind of subordinate deity. 2. A pole cat. E. kāma desire, will, rūpa form, and ini aff.

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

Kāmarūpin (कामरूपिन्).—i. e. kāma rūpa + in, adj., f. iṇī, Changing one’s shape as one lists, Mahābhārata 3, 367.

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

Kāmarūpin (कामरूपिन्).—[adjective] the same.

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

1) Kāmarūpin (कामरूपिन्):—[=kāma-rūpin] [from kāma] mfn. assuming any shape at will, protean, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Taittirīya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a pole-cat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a boar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a Vidyā-dhara (a kind of subordinate deity), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kāmarūpin (कामरूपिन्):—[kāma-rūpin] (pī) 5. m. A subordinate deity; a pole cat. a. Pleasing.

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Kamarupin 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kamarupin in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāmarūpi (ಕಾಮರೂಪಿ):—

1) [noun] ಕಾಮರೂಪ [kamarupa] 1 & 5.

2) [noun] Vidyādhara, a class of deities.

3) [noun] a male member of this class.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kamarupin in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kāmarūpi (காமரூபி) [kāma-rūpi] noun < kāma + rūpin.

1. One able to assume any form at pleasure; நினைத்த உருவங் கொள்பவன். [ninaitha uruvang kolpavan.]

2. Chameleon, which has the power of changing colour. See பச்சோந்தி. (திவா.) [pachonthi. (thiva.)]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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