Sarvaga, Sarvagā, Sarva-ga: 17 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Sarvagā (सर्वगा):—One of the sixteen yoginīs representing the sixteen petals of the Dūtīcakra. The sixteen petals comprise the outer furnishment, whereupon the abode of the Dūtīs is situated. The Dūtīs refer to the eighty-one “female messengers/deties” of the Dūtīcakra.Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Sarvaga (सर्वग) refers to “all-pervading”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 21.9cd-14]—“[...] The Gods and Asuras view mantras are seen as powerful and invincible. [Mantras] confer benefits [because they are] all-favoring, all-bestowing, all-pervading (sarvaga), and Śiva. Briefly, O Mahadeva, speak to my question. There is not anyone higher than yourself, O Lord of the World. Please tell all, O Great Śiva, if I please you, O Lord”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Sarvaga (सर्वग).—Son of Bhīmasena by his wife Balandharā. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Verse 77)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Sarvaga (सर्वग) refers to “all-pervasive” 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 formless Being of immense form, the great, of unlimited power, the lord of the three worlds, the witness of all and all-pervasive (sarvaga)”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Sarvaga (सर्वग).—A son of Kāśī and Bhīma.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 54; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 46.
1b) A mountain kingdom.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 55.
Sarvaga (सर्वग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.84) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sarvaga) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
1) Sarvaga (सर्वग) refers to “omnipresent”, representing an aspect of Mahādeva, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “The Great God—Mahādeva—is beyond Śakti, supreme bliss, free of qualities and supports, unchanging, supreme, pure, free of cause and (without) example, present within all existing things, beyond the Void, free of defects, omnipresent [i.e., sarvaga], the doer of all things, free, full of nectar and, unconditioned, is present in all living beings. [...]”.
2) Sarvaga (सर्वग) refers to the “omnipresent (universe)”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, while describing the signs of one who is a Siddha: “[...] The most excellent characteristic of a Siddha is that he does not fear living beings (sattva). He observes the five-fold Yoga of the beginning, continuity and fulfilment, the innate and the one born from universal being; he sees the omnipresent universe [i.e., sarvaga—sarvagaṃ paśyate jagat]”.
3) Sarvaga (सर्वग) refers to one of the eight Bhairavas (bhairava-aṣṭaka) associated with Avyaktapīṭha (i.e., ‘the unmanifest seat’ representing the act of churning—manthāna), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra.—[...] The eight Bhairavas (bhairavāṣṭaka): Nitya, Nāda, Aja, Kāraṇa, Avyaya, Sarvaga, Śāśvata, Sthāṇu.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Yoga (school of philosophy)
Sarvaga (सर्वग) refers to “all-pervasive”, according to the Devyāmata f. 30r2-3 (From the Paramatattvavicārapaṭala verse 57-60b).—Accordingly: while discussing the the dichotomy of Śiva as mental and transmental: “[Śiva as] the receptacle of divisions is mental whereas the supreme Śiva is beyond mind. The mental [aspect] is that which has mind alone, into which Śiva is fused and from which he does not ascend. That which has no mind and from which the mind does not return, is known as the no-mind [aspect of] the omniscient and all-pervasive (sarvaga) Śiva”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
General definition (in Jainism)
Sarvaga (सर्वग) refers to “all-pervading” and is used to describe the Self (Ātman), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “This self itself is clearly a great ocean of excellent virtues. It is all-knowing, all-pervading (sarvaga), having all forms, supreme [and] pure”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Sarvaga (सर्वग).—a. all-pervading, omnipresent. (-gaḥ) 1 Śiva.
2) the Supreme Being.
4) the spirit, soul.
Sarvaga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and ga (ग).
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Sarvagā (सर्वगा).—the plant called प्रियङ्गु (priyaṅgu).
Sarvagā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and gā (गा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sarvaga (सर्वग) or Sarvvaga.—mfn.
(-gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) Going every where, all-pervading. n.
(-gaṃ) Water. m.
(-gaḥ) 1. Siva. 2. Brahma. 3. Soul, spirit. 4. Air, wind. f.
(-gā) A plant, commonly Priyangu. E. sarva all, ga what goes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sarvaga (सर्वग).—[sarva-ga], I. adj. All-pervading. Ii. m. 1. Brahman. 2. Śiva. 3. Soul, spirit. Iii. n. Water.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sarvaga (सर्वग).—[adjective] going everywhere, all-pervading, omnipresent, universal.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sarvaga (सर्वग):—[=sarva-ga] [from sarva] mfn. all-pervading, omnipresent (-tva n.), [Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Yājñavalkya] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. the universal soul, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] spirit, soul, w.
4) [v.s. ...] Name of Brahman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] of Śiva, [ib.]
6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Bhīma-sena, [Mahābhārata]
7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Paurṇamāsa, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
8) [v.s. ...] of a son of Manu Dharma-sāvarṇika, [ib.]
9) Sarvagā (सर्वगा):—[=sarva-gā] [from sarva-ga > sarva] f. the Priyaṅgu plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) Sarvaga (सर्वग):—[=sarva-ga] [from sarva] n. water, [ib.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sarvaga (सर्वग):—(gaṃ) 1. n. Water. m. Brahma; Shiva; spirit. 1. f. Priyangu. a. All-pervading.
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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.
1) [noun] one who can go anywhere or is going everywhere; the Supreme Being.
2) [noun] Śiva.
3) [noun] Brahma.
4) [noun] Vishṇu.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+9): Sarvagam, Sarvagama, Sarvagamamaya, Sarvagambhira, Sarvagami, Sarvagamin, Sarvagamopanishad, Sarvagana, Sarvagandha, Sarvagandhamaya, Sarvagandhaprabhasavati, Sarvagandharchimukhavajramanivichitra, Sarvagandharcimukhavajramanivicitra, Sarvagandharva, Sarvagandhavaha, Sarvagandhika, Sarvaganga, Sarvagardabha, Sarvagaruda, Sarvagata.
Ends with: Asarvaga.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.1.45 < [Chapter 1 - The Story of the Personified Vedas]
Verse 8.13.69 < [Chapter 13 - A Thousand Names of Lord Balarāma]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Kulamrit Stotra < [The Divine Strotras]
Mundaka Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)
Verse 3.2.5 < [Mundaka III, Khanda II]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Bodhisattva quality 20: having acquired the unhindered fearlessnesses < [Chapter XI - The Ten Comparisons]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)