Sarvadhikarin, Sarvādhikārin, Sarva-adhikarin: 7 definitions



Sarvadhikarin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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)

Sarvādhikārin (सर्वाधिकारिन्) or Sarvādhikārī 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 geography

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sarv-ādhikārin.—(IE 8-3; EI 19; CII 4; HD), prime minister (cf. Rājataraṅgiṇī, VII. 568); minister plenipoten- tiary or viceroy; sometimes also called Senāpati, Mahāpradhāna, Hiriya-bhaṇḍāgārin, Mahāsāmanta, Sena-ādi-bāhattara-niyog- ādhipati, Daṇḍanāyaka, Mahāpasāyita, Amātya, Paramaviśvāsin or Mahāpramaviśvāsin, etc., additionally. (IE 8-3), a governor or chief administrator (cf. ‘the Sarv- ādhikārin of Hagaraṭage-300’). Note: sarv-ādhikārin is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvadhikarin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvādhikārin (सर्वाधिकारिन्).—-m.,

Sarvādhikārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and adhikārin (अधिकारिन्).

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

Sarvādhikārin (सर्वाधिकारिन्) or Sarvvādhikārin.—m. (-rī) A general or head superintendent. E. sarvādhikāra, and ini aff.

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

1) Sarvādhikārin (सर्वाधिकारिन्):—[from sarva] mfn. superintending everyth°, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a general superintendent, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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