Karmayogin, Karma-yogin, Karmayogī, Karmayogi, Karma-yogi: 2 definitions


Karmayogin 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Karmayogin (कर्मयोगिन्) refers to the “detached performer of actions”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to Ugra in the form of Sun; obeisance to you the detached performer of actions (i.e., karmayogin), the slayer of Kāla, and the furious Rudra. Obeisance to Śiva, Bhīma, Ugra, the controller of living beings; you are Śiva to us”.

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karmayogin in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karmayōgi (ಕರ್ಮಯೋಗಿ):—[noun] a man who performs his actions, worldly and religious rites, without having desire for the results.

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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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