Kamsasura, Kaṃsāsura, Kamsa-asura: 1 definition


Kamsasura 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kaṃsāsura (कंसासुर) or Kaṃsa is the name of a demon slain by the Goddess, according to the Kularatnoddyota (chapter 9).—Accordingly, “There will be a demon called Mahiṣa who hates the gods. O goddess, you will descend into the world in order to kill him as Durgā and Kātyāyaṇī in a black and brown form. O goddess, (you will be) the means to achieve every goal and you will destroy the suffering of those who bow before you. (This will take place) in the sixth manvantara of the coming vārāhakalpa. O one of good vows, in the twenty-eighth of the four yugas in the course of the seventh (manvantara) (you will incarnate) in order to kill a certain demon called Kaṃsa”.

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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.

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