Sarvakama, aka: Sarvakāma, Sarva-kama; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Sarvakāma (सर्वकाम):—Son of Ṛtūparṇa (son of Ayutāyu). He had a son named Sudāsa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.9.16-18)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Sarvakāma (सर्वकाम).—Son of King Ṛtuparṇa. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sarvakāma (सर्वकाम) refers to the “all desires”, which is mentioned as obtainable through the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] with Nirguṇḍī flowers, his mind becomes pure in the world. A hundred thousand Bilva leaves used for worship will secure the fulfilment of all desires (sarvakāma)”.

Source: Siva Purana - English Translation

1a) Sarvakāma (सर्वकाम).—The son of Ṛtuparṇa and father of Sudāsa.*

  • * Bha. IX. 9. 17-18; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 39.

1b) An Uttama siddhi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 36. 57 and 88.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Sarvakāma (सर्वकाम) is a Sanskrit word referring to one who desires material perfection.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Sarvakāma (सर्वकाम) refers to one of the various attendants of Kubera (king of the Yakṣas).—Kubera was the treasurer of Śiva and lord of the Alakā is several times referred to in early Hindu literature. His attendants were many and several of them are mentioned in a canonical text of the Jainas thus, [viz., Sarvakāma].

Source: The Jaina Iconography
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Sarvakāma (सर्वकाम).—Name of Śiva.

Derivable forms: sarvakāmaḥ (सर्वकामः).

Sarvakāma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and kāma (काम). See also (synonyms): sarvakāmada, sarvakāmavara.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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