Karakam, Kārakam: 3 definitions
Karakam 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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas
Kārakam (Kāñci) refers to one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desam (divyadeśas or divyasthalas), located in the topographical division of Toṇṭaināṭu (“Northern Tamil Nadu”), according to the 9th century Nālāyirativviyappirapantam (shortly Nālāyiram).—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. The list of 108 [viz., Kārakam] seems to have reached maturation by about the early 9th century CE as all the deśas are extolled in the hymns of the twelve Āḻvārs.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Shodhganga: Temples and cult of Sri Rama in Tamilnadu
Karakam refers to one of the 108 divyadesas according to Priyavaccan Pillai’s compendium of the Ramayana based on the Nalayirativviyappirapantam.—Karakam is found within the Ulakalanta Perumal Temple (cf. Nirakam). The Mūlavar is Karunakarap Perumal.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Kārakam (कारकम्).—(-kārakam), adv., quasi-gerund, ifc., making…; see §§ 22.5; 35.5: ālopa-kārakam, making a morsel of it, Mahāvastu i.339.16; 344.14 etc. (prose); na cuccu-k°, not making the noise cuccu, Mahāvyutpatti 8577 (similar onomatopoetic forms 8578— 8580); na sikthapṛthak-kārakam 8582; nāvarṇakārakam, not making dispraise, not complaining(ly), 8583. So also in Pali, e.g. capucapu-kār° Vin. ii.221.35.
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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The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1900 < [Chapter 22 - Lokāyata—Materialism]
Verse 103 < [Chapter 3 - Dealing with the doctrine of both God and Primordial Matter (prakṛti)]
Verse 1816-1820 < [Chapter 21 - Examination of the doctrine of ‘Traikālya’]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXXVII - Different names of the Ayurvedic Drugs < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Lankavatara Sutra (by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki)