Kamsavadha, Kaṃsavadha, Kamsa-vadha: 6 definitions


Kamsavadha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Kaṃsavadha (कंसवध) is the name of a work ascribed to Rāmapāṇivāda (18th Century): a scholar of multi discipline, who flourished in Kerala in the 18th Century. He was a prolific writer both in Sanskrit and Prakrit. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XXIV. pp. 173-74.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kamsavadha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṃsavadha (कंसवध).—the slaying of Kaṃsa. कंसवधमाचष्टे कंसं घातयति (kaṃsavadhamācaṣṭe kaṃsaṃ ghātayati) Mahābhārata on P.III.1.26.

Derivable forms: kaṃsavadhaḥ (कंसवधः).

Kaṃsavadha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṃsa and vadha (वध). See also (synonyms): kaṃsahanana.

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Kaṃsavadha (कंसवध).—Name of a drama by Śeṣakriṣṇa

Derivable forms: kaṃsavadham (कंसवधम्).

Kaṃsavadha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṃsa and vadha (वध).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kaṃsavadha (कंसवध) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—prākṛtakāvya. Oppert. 5918.

2) Kaṃsavadha (कंसवध):—kāvya, by Rājacūḍāmaṇi. Quoted in his Kāvyadarpaṇa, Hz. Extr. 86.

3) Kaṃsavadha (कंसवध):—nāṭaka, composed at the instance of Giridhārin, son of Ṭoḍara, by Kṛṣṇa or Śeṣakṛṣṇa. Io. 1627. 1859.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kaṃsavadha (कंसवध):—[=kaṃsa-vadha] [from kaṃsa] m. ‘killing of Kaṃsa’, Name of a drama by Śeṣa-Kṛṣṇa.

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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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