Kumāra

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Kumara, KumAra, Kumaara


Kumāra literally means ‘the young boy’.

Kumāra, An Author

Kumāra is also the name of a person who authored a digest of dharmaśāstras. He was quoted by many other authors. But nothing is known of him.

Kumāra, a Young Boy

A boy below five years is called a ‘kumāra’. No cognizant is taken of any ‘sin’ or transgressions of dharma committed by him for obvious reasons. Sometimes his parents have to undergo expiations for purifying or protecting him and themselves.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore