Sarvajna, aka: Sarvajña, Sarvajñā; 6 Definition(s)
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Sarvajña (सर्वज्ञ) is a Sanskrit name referring to one of the eight manifestations of Kāpāla, and also Bhīṣaṇa, both forms of Bhairava. According to the Rudrayāmala, there are eight main forms of Bhairava who control the eight directions of this universe. Each form (eg., Kāpāla) has a further eight sub-manifestations (eg., Sarvajña), thus resulting in a total of 64 Bhairavas.
When depicting Sarvajña according to traditional iconographic rules (śilpaśāstra), one should depcit him (and other forms of Kāpāla) having a yellow color and should carry in their hands the kuṇḍa, the kheṭaka, the parigha (a kind of club) and bhiṇḍipāla. The word Śilpaśāstra refers to an ancient Hindu science of arts and crafts, dealing with subjects such as painting, sculpture and iconography.
When depicting Sarvajña as one of the eight manifestations of Bhīṣaṇa, one should depict him having a red color and should carry in their hands the kuṇḍa, the kheṭaka, the parigha (a kind of club) and bhiṇḍipāla. The word Śilpaśāstra refers to an ancient Hindu science of arts and crafts, dealing with subjects such as painting, sculpture and iconography.(Source): Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
1) Sarvajña (सर्वज्ञ).—A son of Atri, the avatār of the 12th dvāpara.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 157.
2) Sarvajñā (सर्वज्ञा).—A śakti, in the Sarvajñādyantaram—a protection of cakra.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 42; 36. 92.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Sarvajña (सर्वज्ञ) refers to one of the 18 names of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) according to the Bṛhaspati-kavaca-mantra from the Brahmayāmalatantra. In jyotiṣa there is a saying that when Jupiter protects there is none that can destroy. The eighteen names of Jupiter (viz., Sarvajña) relate to eighteen body parts starting from the top of head (śiras). One method uses this formula: Each name associates with two drekkāṇa reckoned from lagna in the horoscope.(Source): Pt. Sanjay Rath: Bṛhaspati Kavacha Mantra
Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Sarvajña (सर्वज्ञ).—Omniscient; one who knows everything-past, present and future.(Source): ISKCON Press: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
sarvajña (सर्वज्ञ).—a Knowing all things, omniscient.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 1 - Rajavibhala (A.D. 1400) < [Chapter XVIII - The Saluvas]
Part 54 - The Palakonda Chiefs < [Chapter XIII - The Dynasties in South Kalinga]
Part 24 - Visvesvara (A D. 1377-1407) and Choda Ganga (A.D. 1391-1417) < [Chapter XI - The Chalukyas]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II.5. Dharma leading to the good place (aupanayika) < [II. Recollection of the Dharma (dharmānusmṛti)]
II. Why the Buddha mentioned his four fearlessnesses < [Part 1 - The four fearlessnesses of the Buddha according to the Abhidharma]
Preliminary note on Winning omniscience and the knowledge of all the aspects < [VII. Winning omniscience and the knowledge of all the aspects]
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
(iv) Potana < [56. Some Authors of Works in Regional Languages]
The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha (by E. B. Cowell)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
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