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Kamyā, aka: kāmya, Kāmyā, Kamya; 3 Definition(s)


Kamyā means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Kamyā can be transliterated into English as Kamya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Śaivism (Śaiva philosophy)

Kāmya (काम्य) is one of the three types of rites ācāryas (“Śaiva preceptor”) are qualified to perform, according to Nigamajñāna (Śaiva teacher of the 16th century) in his Śaivāgamaparibhāṣāmañjarī. Naimittika includes special worships and recitation of mantras (japa) with a view to obtrain various accomplishments (siddhi).

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

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Śaiva (शैव, shaiva) or Śaivism (shaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Śiva as the supreme being. Closeley related to Śāktism, Śaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.


Kāmyā (काम्या).—A daughter of Kardama and Śruti; married Priyavrata; mother of ten sons equal to Svāyambhuva and two daughtes by whom Kṣatram came into being.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 32-34; 14. 44; Vāyu-purāṇa 27-9.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism


Kamyā, (-°) in Abl. function (of kamyā f. for kamyāya or kamya adj. ?) in the desire for: S. I, 143=J. III, 361 (expld by kāmatāya); Sn. 854, 929. (Page 195)

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Kamya, (adj.) (-°) (fr. kām) wishing for, desiring DhsA. 365 (sādhu°; v. l. °kāma); kamyā, Abl. in the desire for, see next. (Page 195)

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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