Karmakanda, Karma-kanda, Karmakāṇḍa, Karman-kanda: 11 definitions

Introduction

Karmakanda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकाण्ड).—The division of the Vedas which deals with fruitive activities performed for the purpose of gradual purification of the grossly entangled materialist; The path of fruitive work. One of the three departments of Vedic knowledge, karma-kāṇḍa is taught by Dakṣa. See Apara-vidyā, Jñāna-kāṇḍa, Upāsanā-kāṇḍa.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकाण्ड) refers to “division of the Vedas that involves the performance of ceremonial acts and sacrificial rites directed towards material benefits or liberation”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकाण्ड) refers to:—A division of the Vedas that involves the performance of ceremonial acts and sacrificial rites directed towards material benefits or liberation. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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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’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

The Upaniṣads constitute the Jnāna-Kāṇḍa, as treating of philosophy, while the rest of the Vedas is called Karma-Kāṇḍa, as dealing with rituals.

Source: Veda (wikidot): Hinduism

Karmakanda (Sanskrit) That part of the Sruti or Vedic writings which relates to ceremonial acts and sacrificial rites.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: JAINpedia: Jainism

The Prakrit work, called the Karma-kāṇḍa or Karma-prakṛti, belongs to the Digambara tradition. By Nemicandra, a Digambara scholar monk who lived in the 11th century, it explores types of karmas and the way they work in verse.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकांड).—n S The section of the Vedas which treats of rites: also the rites and observances collectively obligatory on Brahmans. Ex. taisēṃ mukta viṣayīṃ pramāṇa ka0 hē || Also kṛṣṇagīta rucatāṃ śravaṇātēṃ || ka0 ruci na dē kavaṇātēṃ || 2 fig. Idle and tedious talk; prosing gabble or chatter. v gā, sāṅga, bōla.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकांड).—n The rites and observances collectively obligatory on Brahmans.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकाण्ड).—that department of the Veda which relates to ceremonial acts and sacrificial rites and the merit arising from a due performance thereof.

Derivable forms: karmakāṇḍaḥ (कर्मकाण्डः).

Karmakāṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karman and kāṇḍa (काण्ड). See also (synonyms): karmaṇḍa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकाण्ड) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] H. 196.

2) Karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकाण्ड):—[dharma] H. 196.

3) Karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकाण्ड):—[dharma] Jl.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकाण्ड):—[=karma-kāṇḍa] [from karma > karman] n. that part of the Śruti which relates to ceremonial acts and sacrificial rites, [Pāṇini 4-2, 51; Kāśikā-vṛtti; Prabodha-candrodaya]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Jaina work.

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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. 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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