m.Name of a king of mathurā- (son of ugra-sena- and cousin of the devakī- who was mother of kṛṣṇa- [ ugra-sena- being brother of devaka-, who was father of devakī-] ; he is usually called the uncle, but was really a cousin of kṛṣṇa-, and became his implacable enemy because it had been prophesied to kaṃsa- that he would be killed by a child of devakī-; as the foe of the deity he is identified with the asura-kālanemi-; and, as he was ultimately slain by kṛṣṇa-, the latter receives epithets like kaṃsa-jit-,conqueror of kaṃsa-, etc.) etc.
कंसः सम् 1 A drinking vessel, cup, can, goblet; उदुम्बरे कंसे चमसे वा सर्वौषधं फलानीति संभृत्य Bṛi. Up.6.3.1. -2 Bell-metal, white copper. किं यत्तद्देवदत्तः कंसपात्र्यां पाणि- नौदनं भुङ्क्ते Mbh. on P.I.3.1. -3 A particular measure known as आढक, q. v. -सः 1 N. of a king of Mathurā, son of Ugrasena and enemy of Kriṣṇa. [He is identified with the Asura Kālanemi, and acted inimically towards Kṛiṣṇa and became his implacable foe. The circumstance which made him so was the following. While, after the marriage of Devakī with Vasudeva, he was driving the happy pair home, a heavenly voice warned Kaṁsa that the eighth child of Devakī would kill him. Thereupon he threw both of them into prison, loaded them with strong fetters, and kept the strictest watch over them. He took from Devakī every child as soon as it was born and slew it, and in this way he disposed of her first six children. But the 7th and 8th, Balarāma and Kṛiṣṇa, were safely conveyed to Nanda's house in spite of his vigilance, and Kṛiṣṇa grew up to be his slayer according to the prophecy. When Kaṁsa heard this, he was very much enraged and sent several demons to kill Kṛiṣṇa, who killed them all with ease. At last he sent Akrūra to bring the boys to Mathurā. A severe duel was fought between Kaṁsa and Kṛiṣṇa, in which the former was slain by the latter.] cf. कंसं जघान कृष्णः which is an answer to the query कं संज- घान कृष्णः । -2 Anything metallic. -3 Fire. -सा N. of a daughter of Ugrasena and sister of Kaṁsa. -Comp. -अरिः, अरातिः, जित्, कृष्, द्विष्, हन् m. 'slayer of Kaṁsa, i. e Kṛiṣṇa; स्वयं सन्धिकारिणा कंसारिणा दूतेन Ve.1; -अस्थि n. Bell mental. -उद्भवा A fragrant earth. -कारः (-री f.) 1 a mixed tribe; कंसकारशङ्खकारौ ब्राह्मणात्सं- बभूवतुः Śabdak. -2 a worker in pewter or whitebrass, a bell-founder, -कृषः Vāsudeva Śrikṛṣṇa; निषेदिवान् कंसकृषः स विष्टरे Śi.1.16. -माक्षिकम् a metallic substance in large grains; a sort of pyrites. -वणिक् m. a brazier or seller of brass vessels. -वधः, -हननम् the slaying of Kaṁsa. कंसवधमाचष्टे कंसं घातयति Mbh. on P.III.1.26. -वधम् N. of a drama by Śeṣakriṣṇa
noun (masculine) bell-metal (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
brass (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
cup (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
drinking vessel (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
goblet (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
metal (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a king of Mathurā; son of Ugrasena and cousin of the DevakI who was mother of Kṛṣṇa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
nameof a place (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
particular measure (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
tutanag or white copper (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
vessel made of metal (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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