Kameshvara, Kāmeśvara, Kama-ishvara: 9 definitions


Kameshvara 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.

The Sanskrit term Kāmeśvara can be transliterated into English as Kamesvara or Kameshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kameshvara in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kāmeśvara (कामेश्वर).—Married by Lalitā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 14. 21; 15. 12; 27. 67; 36. 4.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kāmeśvara (कामेश्वर) or Kāmeśvaraliṅga the name of a Tīrtha (holy places) situated at Vārāṇasī, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Vārāṇasī has remained a place dear to Śiva. It is supposed to be a place of mokṣa for all living creatures. There are many sacred places and innumerable liṅgas which are even unknown to Brahmā, so says the Saurapurāṇa. [...] Kāmeśvara is a unique siddhaliṅga in Vārāṇasī. Sage Durvāsas is reported to have attained different kinds of perfection by worshiping Śiva at Kāmeśvara. In the southern direction there is the kāmakuṇḍa. A bath at the kuṇḍa and visit to Kāmeśvara-liṅga takes away all sins.

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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)

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

Kāmeśvara (कामेश्वर) refers to one of the male servants associated with Jālandhara, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Nine of the twelve female servants (three in each of the first four seats), are low-caste women who we find, in other contexts, embody the Mothers (mātṛkā). The maids (cellakā) are Yoginīs and the servants their male counterparts [i.e., Kāmeśvara]. These replace the spiritual ‘sons’ and ‘daughters’ the goddess generates and the guardians she appoints in the sacred seats listed in the ‘Kubjikāmatatantra’.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kāmeśvara (कामेश्वर).—

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: kāmeśvaraḥ (कामेश्वरः).

Kāmeśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and īśvara (ईश्वर). See also (synonyms): kāmeśa.

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

Kāmeśvara (कामेश्वर).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Kubera.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kāmeśvara (कामेश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Narendra: Āyurvedasiddhāntasambodhinī.

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

1) Kāmeśvara (कामेश्वर):—[from kāma] m. Name of Kubera, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka]

2) [from kāma] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Skanda-purāṇa]

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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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