Kandarpa; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kandarpa (कन्दर्प).—Another name for Kāmadeva. Kāmadeva was born of the mind of Brahmā and as soon as he was born he turned to Brahmā and asked "Kaṃ darpayāmi?" (Whom should I make proud?) So Brahmā gave him the name Kaṃdarpa alias Kandarpa. (Lāvāṇakalambaka, Kathāsaritsāgara, Taraṅga 6).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Kandarpa (कन्दर्प).—The name of the 8th kalpa*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 290. 4.

1b) An attribute of Manmatha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 67; 30. 54 and 85; Matsya-purāṇa 154. 250.
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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Katha (narrative stories)

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Kandarpa (कन्दर्प) is the name of a Brāhman from Ratnapura, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 123. Accordingly, “... there is on the bank of the River Veṇā a city named Ratnapura; I am a Brāhman householder in that city, the son of a rich man, and my name is Kandarpa. One evening I went down to the River Veṇā to draw water, and I slipped and fell into it, and was carried away by the current”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kandarpa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Kandarpa (कन्दर्प, “vulgar jokes”) refers to one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of abstaining from purposeless” (anarthadaṇḍavirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 32.—What is meant by cutting vulgar jokes (kandarpa)? It means to use dirty words to cut dirty and vulgar jokes.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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kandarpa (कंदर्प).—m (S) A name of Kamadeva, the Hindu Cupid. 2 (Corruptly formed from kanda Root, or kutsitadarpa Bad smell.) An onion.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kandarpa (कंदर्प).—m A name of kāmadēva. An onion.

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

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Kandarpa (कन्दर्प).—

1) Name of Cupid, the god of love; प्रजनश्चास्मि कन्दर्पः (prajanaścāsmi kandarpaḥ) Bg.1.28; कन्दर्प इव रूपेण (kandarpa iva rūpeṇa) Mb.

2) Love. (kandarpa is thus derived:-kaṃ darpayāmīti madājjātamātro jagāda ca | tena kaṃdarpa- nāmānaṃ taṃ cakāra caturmukhaḥ ||)

Derivable forms: kandarpaḥ (कन्दर्पः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kandarpa (कन्दर्प).—m.

(-rpaḥ) A name of the deity Kama, the Cupid of the Hiudu mythology. E. kaṃ Brahma, darpa to inflame, ac affix; the inflamer even of the first of the gods; corresponding in this respect with his Grecian prototype. f.

(-rpā) One of the presiding female deities of the Jainas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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