Kamashastra, Kāmaśāstra, Kama-shastra: 11 definitions
Kamashastra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
The Sanskrit term Kāmaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Kamasastra or Kamashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Education: Systems & Practices
Kāmaśāstra (कामशास्त्र) refers to the “science of erotics” and represents one of the nine divisions of the Paurūṣeya classification of Śāstra knowledge; all part of the ancient Indian education system, which aimed at both the inner and the outer dimension of a person.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kāmaśāstra (कामशास्त्र).—n (S) A treatise on the art of love; describing the various excellences of the sexes et modos diversos coëundi.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kāmaśāstra (कामशास्त्र).—n A treatise on the art of love.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kāmaśāstra (कामशास्त्र).—the science of love, erotic science.
Derivable forms: kāmaśāstram (कामशास्त्रम्).
Kāmaśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and śāstra (शास्त्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāmaśāstra (कामशास्त्र).—[neuter] manual of pleasure or of love.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Kāmaśastra (कामशस्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—kāvya, by Silhapāṭa. Rādh. 20.
2) Kāmaśāstra (कामशास्त्र):—See Kāmasūtra.
3) Kāmaśāstra (कामशास्त्र):—a part of the Āyurvedaprakāśa by Vāmana. Np. Vii, 44.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kāmaśāstra (कामशास्त्र):—[=kāma-śāstra] [from kāma] n. a treatise on pleasure or sexual love, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] = -sūtra Name of several erotic works.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kāmaśāstra (ಕಾಮಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ):—[noun] = ಕಾಮಸೂತ್ರ [kamasutra].
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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