Karmakanda, aka: Karma-kanda, Karmakāṇḍa, Karman-kanda; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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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: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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

Source: Veda (wikidot): Hinduism

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: ISKCON Press: Glossary

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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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.

Source: JAINpedia: Jainism
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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