Sarvakala, Sarvakāla: 13 definitions


Sarvakala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvakala in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Sarvakāla (सर्वकाल) refers to “any aspect of time”, according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 7.226]—“Thus, from his meditation on amṛta, the Yogin conquers time and death or stays in the highest Tattva. He is no longer bound by any aspect of time (sarvakālasarvakālair na bādhyate)”.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sarvakala in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sarvakāla (सर्वकाल) refers to “all occasions”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] It is only an enemy, though keen in intellect, who says what is pleasing to the ears now but what transpires to be untrue and unwholesome afterwards. He never speaks wholesome things. Only a virtuous and sympathetic friend will speak such words as are unpleasant in the beginning but conducive to happiness in the end. But the third variety of behaviour nectar-like to the ears, conducive to happiness on all occasions (sarvakāla), essential and truthful is considered to be the most excellent. [...]”.

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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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvakala in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sarvakāla (सर्वकाल) refers to “forever”, according to the Yogatārāvalī.—Accordingly, [while describing yoganidrā]: “[...] [This] Yogic sleep, whose extraordinary happiness [arises] from ceaseless practice, blossoms in the Yogin whose roots of intentional and volitional thought have been cut off and whose network of Karma has been completely rooted out. Having mastered cessation [of the mind] in the fourth state which is superior to the three states beginning with the mundane, O friend, forever (sarvakāla) enter that special thoughtless sleep full of [pure] consciousness”.

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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvakala in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sarvakāla (सर्वकाल) [or ळ, ḷa].—ad Throughout or during any period or time; through the whole time. 2 Constantly, continually, ever, always.

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sārvakāla (सार्वकाल).—ad S Always, ever, at all times or through all time.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sarvakāla (सर्वकाल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—ad Throughout any time; ever.

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sārvakāla (सार्वकाल).—ad Always, ever.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sārvakāla (सार्वकाल).—a. Taking place at all times.

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

Sarvakāla (सर्वकाल) or Sarvvakāla.—n.

(-laṃ) All seasons or times. E. sarva, and kāla time.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvakāla (सर्वकाल).—(°—) & sarvakālam [adverb] at all times, always.

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Sārvakāla (सार्वकाल).—[adjective] of all times.

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

1) Sarvakāla (सर्वकाल):—[=sarva-kāla] [from sarva] ([in the beginning of a compound]), at all times, always, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Sārvakāla (सार्वकाल):—[=sārva-kāla] [from sārva] mfn. ([from] sarva-k) taking place at all times or seasons (as marriage), [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvakāla (सर्वकाल):—[sarva-kāla] (laṃ) 1. n. All times.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sarvakala in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvakala in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sārvakāla (ಸಾರ್ವಕಾಲ):—[noun] all times (that includes, past, present and future).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvakala in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sarvakāla (सर्वकाल):—adv. at all times; for all seasons; always; perpetually; eternally;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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