Kamika, Kāmīka: 9 definitions
Kamika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Kāmika (कामिक) or Kāmikāgama refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The Śaivāgamas are divided into four groups viz. Śaiva, Pāśupata, Soma and Lākula. Śaiva is further divided in to Dakṣiṇa, Vāma and Siddhānta (eg., kāmika).
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: BDK Tripiṭaka: The Susiddhikara-sūtra
Kāmika (कामिक) refers to “desirable food”, as mentioned in Chapter 12 (“offering food”) of the Susiddhikara-sūtra. Accordingly, “If among the oblation rites you see one that uses ‘kāmika (desirable) food,’ you should offer svastika cakes, ulopika (?) cakes, and other dishes prepared to the best of your ability: these include [dishes with] granular sugar, boiled rice mixed with curds, roots, fruits, and milk gruel. This kāmika food is suitable for offering in all instances except ābhicāruka [rites]. If among the oblation rites you see one that uses ‘vicitra (variegated) food,’ add to the kāmika food two or three kinds of food different from the above: this is [vicitra food]. If among the oblation rites you see one that uses ‘udāra (great) food,’ double the above kāmika food and set out large quantities: this is [udāra food]”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kāmīka (कामीक).—a R kāmīṭa a R (kāma) Busy, diligent, industrious, laborious.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kāmika (कामिक).—a Lustful, amorous. Desirous.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kāmika (कामिक).—a. Desired, wished for.
-kaḥ A wild duck.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) A kind of wild duck. E. kan added to the preceding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāmika (कामिक).—[adjective] desired, wished for.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kāmika (कामिक):—[from kāma] mfn. desired, wished for, [Mahābhārata xiii, 6025]
2) [v.s. ...] satisfying desires, [Mahābhārata iii, 13860]
3) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) relating to or connected with a desire or wish
4) [v.s. ...] m. a wild duck (kāraṇḍava), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of an author of Mantras
6) Kāmikā (कामिका):—[from kāmika > kāma] f. a mystical Name of the letter t
7) Kāmika (कामिक):—[from kāma] n. Name of [work] [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 54 - Kāmikā Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 53 - Devaśayanī Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Literature and History of Southern Śaivism < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]
Part 2 - Anubhava-sūtra of Māyideva < [Chapter XXXV - Vīra-śaivism]
Part 1 - History and Literature of Vīra-śaivism < [Chapter XXXV - Vīra-śaivism]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 37 - The Goal of Yoga < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Chapter 32 - The description of excellent practice < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
Chapter 31 - The Hymn of lord Śiva < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 16 - Description of the Temple of Aruṇācala by Brahma and Viṣṇu < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)