Karota, aka: Kārōṭa, Kāroṭa, Karoṭa; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Karoṭa (करोट) or Karoṭatantra refers to one of the twenty Bhūtatantras, belonging to the Śāktāgama (or Śāktatantra) division of the Āgama tradition. The Śāktāgamas represent the wisdom imparted by Devī to Īśvara and convey the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation. According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Śāktatantras are divided into to four parts, the Karoṭa-tantra belonging to the Bhūta class.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shaktism)
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kārōṭa (कारोट).—m C Utter discomfiture or destruction; utter devastation or spoliation (as of an army, a field of corn, a village, a house).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karoṭa (करोट).—f.

1) The skull; Mv.5.19. वपुषि भटकरोटिन्यस्तकीलालसिन्धुः (vapuṣi bhaṭakaroṭinyastakīlālasindhuḥ) Dhan. V.

2) A cup or basin.

Derivable forms: karoṭam (करोटम्).

See also (synonyms): karoṭi.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karoṭa (करोट).—(m. or nt.; compare next; = Sanskrit and Pali karoṭi, cup, basin, also skull), lit. cup, basin (so in karoṭa-pāṇi, q.v.); in LV (at least 305.22) fig. skull: LV 258.6 (verse) na ca kumbhamukha-karoṭān (abl.) na dhārakuśalāntarāc ca gṛhṇanti; 305.22 (in description of monsters in Māra's host) kumbhodarāḥ karoṭapādā(ḥ) (Tibetan with feet resembling skulls, rkaṅ pa mgoḥi thod pa ltar ḥdug pa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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