Sarvagati, Sarva-gati: 5 definitions


Sarvagati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sarvagati (सर्वगति) refers to one who “pervades everywhere”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā commentary explains the name of Kubjikā or Kubjinī (lit. “the bent over one”): “[...] Or else, (one can say that) she is crooked in all circumstances (sarvatra) and (as such) is the seed-syllable. Or else (one can say that) she is in a condition of oneness (aikyabhūtā) or, she pervades everywhere (sarvagati) in (her) contracted state (saṃkocavṛtti). She who possesses (all these states and forms of being) is Kubjikā”.

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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.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Sarvagati in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Sarvagati (सर्वगति) refers to “all states (of existence)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the repetitive roaming about in all states of existence (sarvagatiparyāyabhramaṇam) of living souls (jīvānāṃ)]—In the world of the gods, in the world of men and in the plant and animal world, and also in hell, there is not that womb, not that form, not that place, not that family, there is not that suffering, not any pleasure [and] not that mode wherein these sentient beings are not destroyed by [their] comings and goings continually”.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sarvagati (सर्वगति).—a. all-pervading, omnipresent.

Sarvagati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and gati (गति). See also (synonyms): sarvagāmin.

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Sarvagati (सर्वगति).—the refuge of all.

Derivable forms: sarvagatiḥ (सर्वगतिः).

Sarvagati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and gati (गति).

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

Sarvagati (सर्वगति):—[=sarva-gati] [from sarva] f. the refuge of all, [Mahābhārata; Pañcarātra]

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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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