Karunatman, Karuṇātman, Karunatma, Karuna-atman, Karunatma, Karuna-atma, Karuṇātmā: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Karuṇātman (करुणात्मन्) refers to “one who is merciful” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.45 (“Śiva’s comely form and the Jubilation of the Citizens”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O sage, on seeing the comely form of Śiva, the receptacle of exquisite beauty, far better than that of the cupid, you were greatly delighted. Highly delighted you eulogised Him again and again with different kinds of hymns and returned to the place where Mena was seated along with other gods. Reaching there, O sage, with great affection and delight, you spoke to the great pleasure of Mena, the wife of Himavat. [Nārada said:—] ‘O Mena of wide eyes, see the excellent features of Śiva. The merciful (karuṇātman) Śiva has taken great pity on 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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karunatman in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karuṇātman (करुणात्मन्).—a. tender-hearted.

Karuṇātman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karuṇā and ātman (आत्मन्).

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

Karuṇātman (करुणात्मन्):—[from karuṇa] mfn. miserable, mournful, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karuṇātman (करुणात्मन्):—[karuṇā+tman] (tmā-tma) a. Kind.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karunatman 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»] — Karunatman in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāruṇātma (ಕಾರುಣಾತ್ಮ):—[noun] a merciful man.

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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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