Karanarupa, Kāraṇarūpa, Karana-rupa: 2 definitions


Karanarupa 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Karanarupa in Shaktism glossary
Source: academia.edu: The Śāradātilakatantra on Yoga

Kāraṇarūpa (कारणरूप) refers to “seven causal forms”.—These are bindu, bodhinī, nāda, mahānāda, kalā-añjī, samanī and unmanī. The first three are considered to be the three causal forms and aspects of Śakti: above the ājñā energy centre there is the bindu, identical with Śiva; above it is the Śakti bodhinī, having the shape of half a mora; this is followed by the nāda, which consists of the union of Śiva and Śakti and is like a half moon. (also see Kālīcaraṇa on Ṣaṭcakranirūpaṇa verse 39)

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karanarupa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karaṇarūpa (करणरूप).—[adjective] having the function of an instrument.

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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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