Sarvada, Sarvadā, Sarva-da: 12 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Sarvada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sarvda.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sarvada (सर्वद) refers to the “bestower of all” and is used to describe Śiva, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] Obeisance to the lord of salvation who is accessible only through the cessation of worldly activities. Obeisance to Thee the great Puruṣa, the great lord, the bestower of all [viz., Sarvada]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Sarvada (सर्वद) is the name of a king according to a note from the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XX).—“Thus, king Sa p’o ta (Sarvada), ‘universal generosity’ in the language of Ts’in, having been conquered by an enemy kingdom, hid in a forest. A Brahmin of a distant region came to beg alms of him. The king, whose kingdom was lost, his home destroyed and who was in hiding by himself, took pity on the fatigue (ārta) of this man who had come so far without receiving anything, and said to this Brahmin: ‘I am king Sarvada; the new king has enlisted men to search for me and places great importance on my capture’. At once he chained himself and gave himself up to the Brahmin who led him to the new king and was given a big reward”

Note: Later,  the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra will return to this jātaka; here the king has the name Sa p’o ta to (Sarvaṃdada). The same jātaka is taught in the Ta tchouang yen louen king, Tsa p’i yu king. In these two collections, the story has a favorable ending: the usurper king re-establishes Sarvada on the throne and goes home. On the other hand, in the Lieou tou tsi king, the good king is put to death by the usurper.

Note: Hiuan tsang, Si yu ki, locates the feat of Sarvaṃdada at the Mahāvana monastery on the side of a mountain two hundred li south of Maṅgalapura; archeologists place Mahāvana at Sounigrām.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sarvadā (सर्वदा).—ad (S) Always.

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sarvadā (सर्वदा).—m (sarva) A term, allusively to their constant practice of predicting good fortune to those who consult them, for the fortune-tellers, almanacmakers &c. called ḍākōcā or ḍākōtā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sarvadā (सर्वदा).—ad Always.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvadā (सर्वदा).—ind. At all times, always, for ever; सर्वदा सर्वदोऽसीति मिथ्या त्वं कथ्यसे बुधैः (sarvadā sarvado'sīti mithyā tvaṃ kathyase budhaiḥ) Bhojaprabandha 31.

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Sarvada (सर्वद).—Name of Śiva.

Derivable forms: sarvadaḥ (सर्वदः).

Sarvada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and da (द).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvadā (सर्वदा) or Sarvvadā.—Ind. Always, at all times. E. sarva all, and dāc aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvadā (सर्वदा).—[sarva + dā], adv. At all times, always, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 10, 23; [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 25.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvada (सर्वद).—[masculine] all-giving.

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Sarvadā (सर्वदा).—[adverb] always, for ever.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Sarvada (सर्वद):—[=sarva-da] [from sarva] mf(ā)n. all-bestowing, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension; Kuvalayānanda; Pañcarātra]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) Sarvadā (सर्वदा):—[=sarva-dā] [from sarva] a See sub voce

4) [from sarva] b ind. always, at all times (often joined with sarvatra and sarvathā; with na, ‘never’), [Atharva-veda]; etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvadā (सर्वदा):—adv. Always, at all times.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Sarvada (सर्वद):—adj. (f. ā) Alles verleihend [Spr. (II) 6923.] [PAÑCAR.4,3,14.] [Oxforder Handschriften 132,b, No. 242. 170,a,4.] sarvadehinām [69,a,5.]

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Sarvadā (सर्वदा):—(von sarva) adv. allezeit, stets [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 3, 6. 15.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 7, 100.] [Amarakoṣa 3, 5, 22.] [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 1, 32, 3. 9, 6, 27. 10, 6, 32.] yasya de.ā ni.hiṃ rakṣanti sarva.ā [7, 23. 9, 12. 12, 2, 50. 18, 4, 29.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 7, 5, 2, 54. 9, 2, 3, 43.] sarvadā haivāsya svayaṃ hutaṃ bhavati [?11, 1, 7, 4. Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 56. Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 61. 74. 160. 194 u.s.w. Mahābhārata 3, 2096. Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 17. 6, 10, 24. WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 338. Spr. (II) 1669. 6534. 6891. 6923. Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 55, 18. Kathāsaritsāgara 6, 148. 22, 20. Hitopadeśa 14, 18. 17, 20. 19, 2. Vetālapañcaviṃśati in Lassen’s Anthologie (III) 1, 15.] sarvatra sarvadā [Harivaṃśa 15055.] [Spr. (II) 2338. 3056.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 2, 2, 36.] sarvathā sarvadā sarvatra [SARVADARŚANAS. 42, 6.] mit einer Negation niemals [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 4, 21] ahāryatvādanardhyatvādakṣayatvācca sa [Spr. (II) 6928.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sarvadā (सर्वदा) [Also spelled sarvda]:—(ind) always, at all times.

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