Cāmara

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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Camara, CAmara, Caamara


  1. tuft of hair; tail; fur
  2. yak’s tail; an army
  3. a large tuft of hair or feathers held together by a rod, used during ritual worship of a deity or any ceremonial occasion, which is held towards the deity or living person from both sides and swung in a fanning gesture. It is a symbol of authority and was used by kings and the priestly class.