Karunakara, Karuṇākara, Karuna-akara: 5 definitions


Karunakara 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»] — Karunakara in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Karuṇākara (करुणाकर) refers to “one who is merciful” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, as Himācala (i.e., Himālaya) said to Śiva: “O great lord of the gods, O Śiva, the merciful [i.e., karuṇākara], O lord, open your eyes and look at me who have sought refuge in you. O Śiva, O great lord, the delighter of the universe, O great God, I bow to you who destroy all adversities. O lord of gods, the Vedas and the sacred lore do not know you entirely. Your greatness is beyond the sphere of words and minds, inexpressible by means of words and incomprehensible. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karunakara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karuṇākara (करुणाकर):—[from karuṇa] m. Name of a Brāhman.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karunakara in German

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Karuṇākara (ಕರುಣಾಕರ):—[noun] a very compassionate person.

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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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