Karmamaya, Karmamāyā, Karma-maya: 7 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Karmamaya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Karmamāyā (कर्ममाया) is the name of a region stationed beyond Jñānabhoga, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.17. Accordingly, “[...] at the end of the same  [the fifty-six worlds ending with Ahiṃsāloka] is the wheel of Time (Kālacakra) and beyond the ken of Time there is the space called Kālātīta. [...] Beneath that is the Karmabhoga enjoyment as a result of activity. Beyond that point is Jñānabhoga (enjoyment due to knowledge). Beneath that point is Karmamāyā and beyond that point is Jñānamāyā. Explanation of Karmamāyā—Mā means Lakṣmī i.e. Karmabhoga. Attainment of the same is Māyā. The word Mā is then interpreted as Jñānabhoga. Attainment of the same is Māyā”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Karmamaya (कर्ममय).—i. e. karman + maya, adj., f. . 1. Produced by action, Mahābhārata 3, 129. 2. Having the nature of action, Mahābhārata 14, 1456. 3. Active, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 7, 9, 21.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karmamaya (कर्ममय).—[feminine] ī consisting of or resulting from works.

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

Karmamaya (कर्ममय):—[=karma-maya] [from karma > karman] mf(ī)n. consisting of or resulting from works, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa x; Mahābhārata etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karmamaya (कर्ममय):—[(yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) a.] Full of works.

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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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