Kardama, aka: Kārdama; 3 Definition(s)
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1a) Kardama (कर्दम).—Father of Kapīla. Married Devahūti.1 A son of Brahmā born of his shadow. A progenitor and a yogi;2 performed in kṛtayuga austerities on the banks of Sarasvatī for 10,000 years; when Hari appeared before him, he praised Him and asked for a suitable wife. Devahūti was suggested and the Lord disappeared. Manu came with his wife and daughter to his hermitage, and was suitably received. Kardama agreed to marry his daughter and lead a householder's life until the birth of children. After wedding, Manu and his wife returned home. Pleased at his wife's devotion, created an aerial car artistically built and furnished. Took his wife after her bath and dress round the earth for a hundred years. Nine daughters were born when according to original contract he was anxious to leave her for woods to practise yoga. Noticing her anxiety at his departure, he consoled her that she would give birth to Hari who would bring solace to her. On the birth of Kapila, Brahmā and other seers called on him; gave his daughters in marriage, took leave of his son and retired to a life of penance.
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 65; II. 11. 23 and 31; 32. 99; 35. 94; III. 8. 18; 10. 93; Matsya-purāṇa 145. 93; Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 80; 3. 3; 28. 25-29; 33. 7; 38. 7; 59. 91; 61. 84; 65. 53; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 10. 10.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 199. 16.
1d) Also Śamkhapa; a Lokapāla.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 157; Matsya-purāṇa 124. 95; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 206.
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.
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kardama (कर्दम).—m (S) Mud, muck, mire. 2 fig. Any slop, mess, nastiness, or confusedly mingled mass. 3 fig. Promiscuous assemblage of castes or of the clean and unclean.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kardama (कर्दम).—m Mud, mire. Fig. Any slop, nastiness, &c.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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Search found 15 books and stories containing Kardama or Kārdama. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 24 - The Renunciation of Kardama Muni < [Canto III - The Status Quo]
Chapter 23 - Devahuti’s Lamentation < [Canto III - The Status Quo]
Chapter 21 - Conversation Between Manu and Kardama < [Canto III - The Status Quo]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.183 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha: The Spiritual Kingdom]
Verse 2.3.179 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana: Worship]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 16 - Description of the Creation < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 33 - Description of Creation (4) < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 30 - Description of Creation < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
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