Kardama, aka: Kārdama; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 3; IV. 1. 10.
  • 2) Ib. III. 12. 27 & 56; chap. 21 to 24.

1b) A son of Pulaha and Kṣamā; married Sruti; son Śaṅkhapada and daughter Kāmyā; a Prajāpati; a sage by tapas and a devaṛṣi;1 a pravara.2

  • 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.

1c) A Prajāpati: wife of Sinīvalī; had two daughters Samrāṭ and Kukṣi, besides ten sons.1 His wife left him for Soma. His world that of ājya pitṛs.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 7; III. 1. 53.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 15. 20; 23. 24.

1d) Also Śamkhapa; a Lokapāla.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 157; Matsya-purāṇa 124. 95; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 206.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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
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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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