Kamikagama, Kāmikāgama, Kamika-agama: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kamikagama in Shaivism glossary
Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)

Kāmikāgama (कामिकागम).—The Kāmikāgama, belonging to the Siddhānta School of South Indian Śaivism, is a metrical work in two parts, Pūrvabhāga and Uttarabhāga. The Pūrvabhāga itself consists of seventy five Paṭala (chapters). Apart from ritual matters, the Kāmikāgama also concerned with temple-architecture, consecration, priests, devotees and a little of philosophical ideas.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Kāmikāgama (कामिकागम) or simply Kāmika 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 (e.g., kāmika-āgama). [...] According to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha), it was Sadāśiva who first imparted the Kāmikāgama through parasambandha to Praṇava, who then imparted it through mahānsambandha to Trikala, who then transmitted it to Hara who then, through divya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Kāmikāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)

The Kāmikāgama has the following Upāgamas: Vaktra, Bhairavottara and Nārasiṃha (Mṛgendra). The purpose of revealing Upāgamas is to explain more elaborately than that of Mūlāgamas and to include any new idea if not dealt in Mūlāgamas.

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Kāmikāgama (कामिकागम) refers one of the twenty eight Śaivāgamas.—The Kāmikāgama is one of the primary Śaivāgama texts and most temples in Tamil Nadu follow either the Kāmikāgama or the Kāraṇāgama.

Source: eScholarship: The descent of scripture: a history of the Kamikagama

Kāmikāgama (कामिकागम) is an ancient Śaiva Āgama scripture in 12,000 Sanskrit verses dating to at least the 5th century whereas modern publications are represented as an encyclopedic account of ritual instructions (kriyāpāda).—Today, the Kāmika is widely referred to as a primary source of authority for Śaivasiddhānta. It claims to have been originally transmitted in 100,000 billion verses. The Kāmikāgama is a somewhat different text today from how it has existed historically. In modern print editions, it is structured in two major parts (bhāgas), consisting of a Pūrvabhāga (“first part”) and Uttarabhāga (“second part”). In manuscripts, we do find a vidyāpāda and parts of a yogapāda and caryāpāda attributed to the Kāmika, but these works are not generally regarded as authoritative today, and no editions of them have yet been published. The content of modern editions of the Kāmika corresponds to what one would generally find in a kriyāpāda—an encyclopedic account of ritual instructions for a vast array of Śaiva ceremonies and 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kamikagama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kāmikāgama (कामिकागम) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—same as the last. Burnell. 204^a. Kāmikāgame Devacintāmaṇistotra. Burnell. 200^a.

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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

[«previous next»] — Kamikagama in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāmikāgama (ಕಾಮಿಕಾಗಮ):—[noun] one of the twenty eight Śaiva sectarian works which contain mythological, epical and philosophical materials.

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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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