Karnamoti, Karṇamoṭī, Karṇamoṭi, Karna-moti: 8 definitions

Introduction

Karnamoti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Karṇamoṭī (कर्णमोटी):—Sanskrit name of one of the twenty-four goddesses of the Sūryamaṇḍala (first maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra) according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. The Khecarīcakra is the fifth cakra (‘internal mystic center’) of the five (pañcacakra) and is located on or above the head. She presides over the pītha (‘sacred site’) called Śrīkoṭa (also known as Devīkoṭa).

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)

Karṇamoṭī (कर्णमोटी) is the name of a Goddess (Devī) presiding over Śrīkoṭa: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22). Her weapon is the śūla. Furthermore, Karṇamoṭī is accompanied by the Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) named Hetuka and their abode is an vaṭa-tree. A similar system appears in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa

Karṇamoṭī (कर्णमोटी) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (eg., Karṇamoṭī) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”

The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Karṇamoṭi (कर्णमोटि).—A mindborn mother.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 15.
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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Karṇamoṭī (कर्णमोटी) is the name of a Goddess (Devī) presiding over Devīkoṭa: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18). Her weapon is the śūla. Furthermore, Karṇamoṭī is accompanied by the Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) named Hetuka and their abode is the vaṭa-tree.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karṇamoṭī (कर्णमोटी).—a form of Durgā.

Karṇamoṭī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karṇa and moṭī (मोटी).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karṇamoṭī (कर्णमोटी).—f. (-ṭī) A name of Devi or Durga in one of her forms or incarnations E. karṇa the ear, muṭ to rub, ghañ and ṅīp affixes; this is sometimes written karṇamoṭi.

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

1) Karṇamoṭi (कर्णमोटि):—[=karṇa-moṭi] [from karṇa] f. Name of Durgā in her form as Cāmuṇḍā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Karṇamoṭī (कर्णमोटी):—[=karṇa-moṭī] [from karṇa] idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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