Sarvadhikari, Sarvādhikārī: 3 definitions


Sarvadhikari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

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Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Sarvādhikāri (सर्वाधिकारि) or Sarvādhikārin refers to an officer in charge of the entire administration. Generally the sarvādhikāri is mentioned in connection with monetary transactions such as the gifts of lands to the temples etc.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Sarvādhikārī (chief minister) was a title used in the administration during the rule of the Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1215 A.D.).—The mahāpradhāna was called sarvādhikārī in one record. The king appointed Counsellors (mantrins) and Ministers (mahāmātyas), for example, the mahāpradhāna, for the various departments. Their names together with their official designations occur in several records of the Northern Śilāhāras and prove useful in chronological discussions. In North Koṅkaṇ the ministers were generally five in number.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sarvādhikārī (सर्वाधिकारी).—a (S) That superintends all: also that has charge of all.

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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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