Purnakama, Pūrṇakāma, Purna-kama: 6 definitions

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Purnakama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pūrṇakāma (पूर्णकाम) refers to “one whose ambitions are fully realised”, and is used as an epithet for Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.24. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] once Śiva accompanied by Satī and seated on His Bull wandered over the Earth, in one of his sportive activities. Wandering over the ocean-girt Earth He reached Daṇḍaka forest [...] There Śiva saw Rāma who was searching for Sitā [...] The great liberal-minded lord Śiva who is Pūrṇakāma delightfully bowed to Rāma who was wandering in the forest in the company of Lakṣmaṇa and was in need of a favour”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pūrṇakāma (पूर्णकाम).—a S Whose desires have been fulfilled; fully gratified, satisfied, content. 2 Full of spirit and vigor--a youth.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pūrṇakāma (पूर्णकाम).—a Whose desires have been fulfilled

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrṇakāma (पूर्णकाम).—a. one whose desires are fulfilled, satisfied, contented.

-maḥ Name of the Supreme Being.

Pūrṇakāma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrṇa and kāma (काम).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pūrṇakāma (पूर्णकाम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) Satisfied, satiated. E. pūrṇa fulfilled, kāma desire.

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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. 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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