Kamsatala, Kaṃsatāla, Kamsa-tala: 3 definitions


Kamsatala 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kamsatala in Shaivism glossary
Source: academia.edu: The Yoga of the Mālinīvijayottaratantra

Kaṃsatāla (कंसताल) or simply Kaṃsa or Kāṃsyatāla refers to the “sounds of cymbals” and represents one of the ten kinds of sounds (śabda) according to Jayaratha (author of the 13th century commentary Tantrālokaviveka on Abhinavagupta’s Tantrāloka). Jayaratha cites the Brahmayāmala passage giving this order of the ten sounds (e.g., Kaṃsatāla).

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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»] — Kamsatala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kaṃsatālā (कंसताला) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kaṃsālā.

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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»] — Kamsatala in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṃsatāla (ಕಂಸತಾಲ):—[noun] a musical instrument, for keeping time, consisting of a pair of concave bronze plates, struck together to make a ringing sound; a pair of bronze cymbals.

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Kaṃsatāḷa (ಕಂಸತಾಳ):—[noun] = ಕಂಸತಾಲ [kamsatala].

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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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