Kumaracarita, Kumāracarita, Kumara-carita: 1 definition
Kumaracarita 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Kumaracharita.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kumāracarita (कुमारचरित) refers to the “(divine) story of Kumāra”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.11 (“The Victory of Kumāra”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Thus the story of the victory of Kumāra, including the wonderful way in which Tāraka was slain, has been narrated by me, O noble sage. [...] Those who recite this divine story of Kumāra (kumāracarita) and glorify him are infinitely fortunate and attain Śivaloka. Those who listen to his glory with devotion and faith will attain divine salvation hereafter after enjoying great happiness here. [...]”.
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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Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)