Kameshvari, Kāmeśvarī: 3 definitions

Introduction

Kameshvari 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 Kāmeśvarī can be transliterated into English as Kamesvari or Kameshvari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: academia.edu: Yakṣiṇī-sādhana in the Kakṣapuṭa tantra

Kāmeśvarī (कामेश्वरी) is the name of one of the thirty-six Yakṣiṇīs mentioned in the Uḍḍāmareśvaratantra. In the yakṣiṇī-sādhana, the Yakṣiṇī is regarded as the guardian spirit who provides worldly benefits to the practitioner. The Yakṣiṇī (eg., Kāmeśvarī) provides, inter alia, daily food, clothing and money, tells the future, and bestows a long life, but she seldom becomes a partner in sexual practices.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kāmeśvarī (कामेश्वरी).—Is Kāmeśī; a nitya devī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 15-35; 18. 9; 25. 56; 29. 145; 37. 33; 44. 141.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Kāmeśvarī (कामेश्वरी, “Goddess of Pleasure”):—Another name for the Goddess Kāmākhyā-Caṇḍikā, according to the Kālikā-purāṇa.

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