Kapalamocana, Kapālamocana: 6 definitions


Kapalamocana 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kapalamochana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kapalamocana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kapālamocana (कपालमोचन).—A holy place on the shores of the river Sarasvatī, in Kurukṣetra. (Chapter 88, Vana Parva; See under Rahodara and Śiva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kapālamocana (कपालमोचन).—A tīrtha sacred to śuddhi1 of Śiva at Banaras.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 48.
  • 2) Ib. 183. 101.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kapālamocana (कपालमोचन) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.118). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kapālamocana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kapalamocana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kapālamocana (कपालमोचन):—[=kapāla-mocana] [from kapāla] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata iii, 7007; Harivaṃśa etc.]

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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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