Kamyakarma (Sanskrit: काम्यकर्म, romanizedKāmyakarma) refers to those karmas (deeds) in Hinduism that are prudential in nature, motivated by the desire for a given outcome.[1] Unlike the nitya karmas, the Shastras do not require daily or regular observance of these rituals.[2] They are generally performed for the sake of their intended results.[3] A few kamyakarmas are listed below:

See also


  1. ^ Sinha, Jadunath (1 January 2016). Indian Philosophy Volume 1. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 115. ISBN 978-81-208-3651-8.
  2. ^ Besser-Jones, Lorraine; Slote, Michael (20 February 2015). The Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics. Routledge. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-135-09668-7.
  3. ^ Prasad, Rajendra (2009). A Historical-developmental Study of Classical Indian Philosophy of Morals. Concept Publishing Company. p. 280. ISBN 978-81-8069-595-7.