Mokshakama, Mokṣakāma, Moksha-kama: 2 definitions


Mokshakama 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 Mokṣakāma can be transliterated into English as Moksakama or Mokshakama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Mokṣakāma (मोक्षकाम, “passion for liberation”) refers to one of the three types of “passion” (kāma), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. Almost all the psychological states (bhāva) proceed from kāma (erotic passion).

Natyashastra book cover
context information

Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

Discover the meaning of mokshakama or moksakama in the context of Natyashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mokṣakāma (मोक्षकाम):—[=mokṣa-kāma] [from mokṣa > mokṣ] mfn. (= -kāṅkṣin), [Buddha-carita]

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mokshakama or moksakama in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: