Sarvakamada, Sarvakāmadā, Sarvakāmada, Sarva-kamada: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvakamada in Shaivism glossary
Source: Yakṣiṇī-sādhana in the Kakṣapuṭa tantra

Sarvakāmadā (सर्वकामदा) or Manoharā is the name of one of the thirty-six Yakṣiṇīs mentioned in the Uḍḍāmareśvaratantra, while Manoharā is also mentioned as one of the thirty-two Yakṣiṇīs in the Kakṣapuṭatantra. In the yakṣiṇī-sādhana, the Yakṣiṇī is regarded as the guardian spirit who provides worldly benefits to the practitioner. The Yakṣiṇī (e.g., Sarvakāmadā) provides, inter alia, daily food, clothing and money, tells the future, and bestows a long life, but she seldom becomes a partner in sexual practices.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvakamada in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sarvakāmada (सर्वकामद) refers to “that which fulfils all desires”, according to the Kālī teachings of Abhinava’s Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “That energy (called) Kuṇḍalinī resides in the Secret Wheel (in the genitals). O fair lady, that place which fulfils all desires [i.e., sarvakāmada] should always be kept secret. Then (it is called) Guhyā (the Hidden One) and is always more secret than the secret. The nectar that comes out of this is hard to acquire by gods or demons. A thousand rebirths are destroyed in the Ocean of Kula of one who possesses it. [...] Amā, the energy of the (New) Moon is located in the Door of Brahmā. Pure water falls (from) there and, having fallen into the heart of Kuṇḍalī, the nectar which is the juice of Kuṇḍalī comes out of his body. By just eating this, (Yogis) become immortal and free of old age, wrinkles, white hair and all diseases.”.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Sarvakāmada (सर्वकामद) refers to “that which gives men every desire” which is specified as (one of) the consequence of a doorway (dvāraphala) at Bhalvāṭa (one of the peripheral padas of the 9 by 9 deity map), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the consequences of a doorway]—“[...] The third set of doorways has been declared, on the west side. And on the north side, the doorway governed by Mukhya brings an increase in wealth, sons and property to householders. The fourth one, named Bhalvāṭa, gives men every desire (sarvakāmadatu gṛhiṇāṃ sarvakāmadam). [...]”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sarvakāmada (सर्वकामद) refers to the “bestower of all desires” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.18 (“The conversation between Nārada and Jalandhara”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “[...] The great lord [i.e., Śiva], the bestower of all desires (sarvakāmada) to his devotees called Nārada and commissioned him with a desire to carry out the task of the gods. Then the celestial sage, the wise devotee of Śiva, the goal of the good, went to the gods in the city of the Asuras at the bidding of Śiva. On seeing the sage Nārada coming, the distressed gods, Indra and others, stood up. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sarvakāmada (सर्वकामद).—Name of Śiva.

Derivable forms: sarvakāmadaḥ (सर्वकामदः).

Sarvakāmada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and kāmada (कामद). See also (synonyms): sarvakāma, sarvakāmavara.

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

Sarvakāmada (सर्वकामद):—[=sarva-kāma-da] [from sarva-kāma > sarva] m. ‘granting all desires’, Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

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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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