Karmasakshin, Karmasākṣin, Karmasakshi, Karman-sakshi, Karmasākṣī, Karman-sakshin: 8 definitions
Karmasakshin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit terms Karmasākṣin and Karmasākṣī can be transliterated into English as Karmasaksin or Karmasakshin or Karmasaksi or Karmasakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Karmasākṣin (कर्मसाक्षिन्) refers to the “cosmic witness of all (righteous and unrighteous) activities”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.4 (“Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin”).—Accordingly, as Nandīśvara said to Kārttikeya and the Kṛttikās: “[...] Śiva asked the assembly severally about you in order to get you back. They too replied in a suitable manner. They said to Śiva that you were here in the abode of Kṛttikās. Dharma and others who are the cosmic witnesses of all righteous and unrighteous activities (karmasākṣin) [sarve dharmādayo dharmādharmasya karmasākṣiṇaḥ] revealed your whereabouts. [...]”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) an eyewitness; वह्निर्विवाहं प्रति कर्मसाक्षी (vahnirvivāhaṃ prati karmasākṣī) Kumārasambhava 7.83.
2) one who witnesses the good or bad actions of man; आदित्य भो लोककृताकृतज्ञ लोकस्य सत्यानृप- कर्मसाक्षिन् (āditya bho lokakṛtākṛtajña lokasya satyānṛpa- karmasākṣin) Rām.3.63.16. (There are nine divinities which are said to witness and watch over all human actions; sūryaḥ somo yamaḥ kālo mahābhūtāni pañca ca | ete śubhāśubha- syeha karmaṇo nava sākṣiṇaḥ ||)
Karmasākṣin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karman and sākṣin (साक्षिन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Karmasākṣin (कर्मसाक्षिन्).—[masculine] witness of acts.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Karmasākṣin (कर्मसाक्षिन्):—[=karma-sākṣin] [from karma > karman] m. ‘the witness of all acts’, the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Karmasākṣin (कर्मसाक्षिन्):—[karma-sākṣin] (kṣī) 5. m. The sun.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] an eye-witness of an action.
2) [noun] the Supreme Omniscient Being that witnesses the action of all people in the universe.
3) [noun] the Sun-god.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 246 - Pārvatī’s Curse on Devas < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Viṣṇu-sahasranāma (Garland of a Thousand Epithets of Viṣṇu) < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)