Kamesha, Kāmeśa, Kama-isha: 4 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Kāmeśa can be transliterated into English as Kamesa or Kamesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Kāmeśa (कामेश) is the name of the Lord (nātha) associated with Kāmarūpa, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—On the basis of hardly more than a hint in the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, it outlines a scheme of sixteen parts for each seat, conscious, no doubt, that this is an ideal number. The commentary normally limits itself to do no more than explain what is presented in the text. This is one of the few instances it adds substantially to its contents [i.e., the Lords—Kāmeśa]. Presumably this is because when it was written the presentation of the features of the seats on this model was the accepted norm.

2) Kāmeśa (कामेश) is also mentioned as the Guardian associated with Kāmarūpa, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.

3) Kāmeśa (कामेश) refers to one of the eight Heroes (nāyaka-aṣṭaka) associated with Candrapīṭha (or Candrapīṭhapura), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Heroes (nāyakāṣṭaka): Vibhūti, Varavīreśa, Sarvajñakamala, Kāmeśa, Kaustubha, Kāmārta, Tripurāntaka, Anaṅga.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāmeśa (कामेश).—

1) an epithet of Kubera;

2) the Supreme soul.

3) a person possessing all wealth. अपास्य कामा- न्कामेशो वसेत्तत्राविचारयन् (apāsya kāmā- nkāmeśo vasettatrāvicārayan) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.287.56.

Derivable forms: kāmeśaḥ (कामेशः).

Kāmeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and īśa (ईश). See also (synonyms): kāmeśvara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kāmeśa (कामेश) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—(?): Ulliṅganāṣṭaka. B. 2, 72.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāmēśa (ಕಾಮೇಶ):—

1) [noun] Kubēra, the god of wealth.

2) [noun] the Supreme Being.

3) [noun] Śiva.

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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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