Kampa, aka: Kampā; 12 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Kampa (कम्प).—A prince of Vṛṣṇivaṃśa. He became a Viśvadeva after his death. (Chapter 5, Svargārohaṇa Parva Mahābhārata).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kampā (कम्पा).—Also Kampātarangiṇī—the sacred waters of Kāñcī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 40. 17, 40, 85, 102 and 115.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Kampa (कम्प) refers to members of the moulding of a pedestal (pīṭha), used in the construction of liṅgas. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Kampa (कम्प) refers to a “small thin band”. It is classified as a type of upāṅga (sub-moulds) as opposed to regular mouldings (aṃśa) commonly used in the construction of an adhiṣṭhāna (pedestal or base of a structure) or an upapīṭha (sub-structure, beneath the adhiṣṭhāna).

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Kampa (कम्प) is another name (synonym) for stambha, a Sanskrit technical term referring to “pillar”. These synonyms are defined in texts such as Mayamata (verse 15.2), Mānasāra (verse 15.2-3), Kāśyapaśilpa (verse 8.2) and Īśānaśivagurudevapaddati (Kriya, verses 31.19-20).

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Kampa (कम्प).—Vibration of the larynx which produces thc sound.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geogprahy

Kampa (“bush of thorns”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Koravas (a nomad tribe of the North Arcot district). The Korava nomad tribe permeates the length of the Indian peninsula, through countries where many languages and dialects are spoken, are likely to be known by different names in different localities.

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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kampā : (f.) trembling; movement.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kampa, (-°) (fr. kamp) trembling, shaking; tremor DA. I, 130 (paṭhavi°); Sdhp. 401; (adj.) not trembling, unshaken; calm, tranquil Sdhp. 594; Mhvs 15, 175. (Page 189)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

kampa (कंप).—m (S) Tremor, trembling, shaking. 2 In music or singing. Shake or quaver.

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kāmpa (कांप).—m (kampa S) Shivering, quaking, trembling.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kampa (कंप).—m Tremor, shaking. Shake or quaver.

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kāmpa (कांप).—m Shivering, trembling.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kampa (कम्प).—[kamp-ghañ]

1) Shaking, tremor; कम्पेन किंचित्प्रतिगृह्य मूर्घ्नः (kampena kiṃcitpratigṛhya mūrghnaḥ) R.13.44 with a gentle nod or bend of the head; 13.28; Ku.7.46; भयकम्पः, विद्युत्कम्पः (bhayakampaḥ, vidyutkampaḥ) &c.

2) A modification of the Svarita accent.

-pā Shaking, moving, tremor.

Derivable forms: kampaḥ (कम्पः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Bhūmikampa (भूमिकम्प).—an earthquake. Derivable forms: bhūmikampaḥ (भूमिकम्पः).Bhūmikampa is a ...
Bhūkampa (भूकम्प).—m. (-mpaḥ) An earthquake. E. bhū the earth, and kampa a trembling.
Hṛtkampa (हृत्कम्प).—tremor of the heart, palpitation. Derivable forms: hṛtkampaḥ (हृत्कम्पः).H...
Kampānvita (कम्पान्वित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Trembling, agitated. E. kampa, and anvita possessed...
Kampabandha (कम्पबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—This adhiṣṭhāna is me...
Kṣitikampa (क्षितिकम्प).—an earth-quake. Derivable forms: kṣitikampaḥ (क्षितिकम्पः).Kṣitikampa ...
Kampalakṣman (कम्पलक्ष्मन्).—-m. wind.Kampalakṣman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the ter...
Kampadvāra (कम्पद्वार).—a side-door, a private entrance. कम्पद्वारं तु वा कुर्यान्मध्यपार्श्वद्...
Hṛdayakampa (हृदयकम्प).—tremor of the heart, palpitation. Derivable forms: hṛdayakampaḥ (हृदयकम...
Akṣikampa (अक्षिकम्प).—twinkling; नाक्षिकम्पं व्यतिष्ठत (nākṣikampaṃ vyatiṣṭhata) R. 15.67. Der...
Vidyutkampa (विद्युत्कम्प).—a flash of lightning. Derivable forms: vidyutkampaḥ (विद्युत्कम्पः)...
Mahīkampa (महीकम्प).—an earthquake. Derivable forms: mahīkampaḥ (महीकम्पः).Mahīkampa is a Sansk...
Svarakampa (स्वरकम्प).—trembling of tone. Derivable forms: svarakampaḥ (स्वरकम्पः).Svarakampa i...
Pṛthivīkampa (पृथिवीकम्प).—an earthquake. Derivable forms: pṛthivīkampaḥ (पृथिवीकम्पः).Pṛthivīk...
Bhayakampa (भयकम्प).—tremour of fear. Derivable forms: bhayakampaḥ (भयकम्पः).Bhayakampa is a Sa...

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