Kamatharupa, Kamaṭharūpa: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kamaṭharūpa (कमठरूप).—The tortoise avatār of Hari, being the eleventh of incarnations. In this form the Mandara hill was supported on his back during the churning of the ocean by gods and Asuras.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 3. 16; VIII. 7. 8.
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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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