noun \-ˈmärgə\

Definition of karma–marga



  1. :  the strict observation of caste regulations and ritual duties regarded in Hinduism as one path to a happier life in an individual's next incarnation :  salvation by works — compare bhakti-marga, jnanamarga

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Origin and Etymology of karma–marga

Sanskrit, from karma- (from karman) + mārga path, from ṃrga deer, gazelle

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