Kshemakari, Kṣemakarī, Kṣemakārī, Kshema-kari: 3 definitions


Kshemakari 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 terms Kṣemakarī and Kṣemakārī can be transliterated into English as Ksemakari or Kshemakari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kshemakari in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kṣemakārī (क्षेमकारी) refers to one of the nine attendants of Goddess Tvaritā, according to the Agnipurāṇa, the Tantrarāja verse 14.15-16 and the Kulakaulinīmata verse 3.82-88.—Accordingly, “[...] Huṃkārī (She who makes the sound Huṃ) has a club and is black. 8) Kṣemakārī (Forgiving One) is fierce at first (but then becomes gracious). She is naked, has three eyes and three nets (pañjara). She rises up holding the earth and is intent (protsantī) on devouring the universe. 9) Pheṭkārī holds a bow. She is Kaulikā and is placed in the middle. [...]”.

Note: These nine attendants (e.g., Kṣemakārī) embody the syllables of Tvaritā’s Vidyā that are the initials of their names. The same nine are listed in the Tantrarāja as the attendants of Tvaritā. They are worshipped on the eight petals of a lotus as the energies of the letters of Tvaritā’s mantra (mantrārṇaśakti).

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kṣemakarī (क्षेमकरी):—[=kṣema-karī] [from kṣema-kara > kṣema] f. a form of Durgā (cf. kṣemaṃ-k), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Kṣēmakāri (ಕ್ಷೇಮಕಾರಿ):—[adjective] = ಕ್ಷೇಮಂಕರ [kshemamkara]1.

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Kṣēmakāri (ಕ್ಷೇಮಕಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಕ್ಷೇಮಂಕರ [kshemamkara]2 - 1.

2) [noun] a variety of eagle with white neck, and considered as auspicious bird by Hindus.

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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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