Karnamoti, aka: Karṇamoṭī, Karṇamoṭi, Karna-moti; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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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: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

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).

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)
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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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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: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa

Karṇamoṭi (कर्णमोटि).—A mindborn mother.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 15.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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.

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)
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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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Karṇamoṭī (कर्णमोटी).—a form of Durgā.

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

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara 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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