Kameshvari, Kāmeśvarī: 5 definitions
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 (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)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 (e.g., 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.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Kāmeśvarī (कामेश्वरी) or “the mistress of passion” is the name of a Goddess, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as the Goddess (i.e., Kubjikā) said to Kāmeśvarī: “Well done, passionate one! (I am pleased with) what you have shown me everywhere (around). By virtue of this, be Kāmeśvarī, (the embodiment of) the attainment of the fruit of the bliss of passion. Out of compassion, the manifold form of passion (kāmarūpa) has been fashioned before me. And so this will indeed be Kāmarūpa (the Form of Passion), the great sacred seat and your sacrificial rite.3 When the Age of Strife (kaliyuga) comes your consort (pati) (will be) Candrānanda”.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāmeśvarī (कामेश्वरी):—[from kāmeśvara > kāma] f. Name of a goddess
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kameshvaripuri.
Ends with: Siddhakameshvari.
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