Kleshakara, Kleśakara, Klesha-kara: 2 definitions


Kleshakara 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.

The Sanskrit term Kleśakara can be transliterated into English as Klesakara or Kleshakara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Kleśakara (क्लेशकर) refers to “one who harrasses (the worlds)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Kumāra (Kārttikeya) fought with Tāraka-Asura: “[...] Possessing the brilliance of Śiva, Kumāra with his spear struck Tāraka who had harrassed the worlds (loka-kleśakara). Immediately the Asura Tāraka the ruler of the hosts of Asuras, although very heroic, fell on the ground with all his limbs shattered. The great warrior Tāraka was slain by Kumāra. O sage, even as all were looking on, he passed away. [...]”. 

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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»] — Kleshakara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kleśakara (क्लेशकर).—a. causing pain or trouble.

Kleśakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kleśa and kara (कर).

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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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