Sarvakamaprada, Sarvakāmaprada, Sarvakāmapradā, Sarvakama-prada: 3 definitions

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Sarvakamaprada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Sarvakamaprada in Shaktism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Sarvakāmapradā (सर्वकामप्रदा) refers to one of ten Kula Goddesses (kuleśvarī), according to the Kāmasiddhi-stuti (also Vāmakeśvarī-stuti) and the Vāmakeśvaratantra (also known as Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava).—[...] The next four verses, 17–20 [of the Kāmasiddhistuti], respectively praise the set of ten Kula goddesses (kuleśvarī). The list can be completed with the help of the Vāmakeśvaratantra (1.169-171), but these goddesses [i.e., Sarvakāmapradā] are here simply called śaktis.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sarvakamaprada in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sarvakāmaprada (सर्वकामप्रद) refers to “that which bestows all desires”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] O Śiva, O daughter of the mountain, knowing this well, you shall render service to your husband every day with pleasure as it bestows all desires (sarvakāmaprada). You are the Goddess and the mother of the universe. Śiva Himself is your husband. By remembering you women become chaste. O Pārvatī, O gentle lady, what avails mentioning all this to you. Still I mention this just to follow the worldly convention. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Sarvakāmapradā (सर्वकामप्रदा) refers to the “goddess granting all pleasure” and is used to describe Mahālakṣmī, according to the Kalaśa Pūjā [i.e., Kalasha Worship] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Homage always to Vasundharā, enabling to cross an ocean of poverty, Goddess of the beloved art of worship, granting the success of Lakṣmī, [Recite Lakṣmī stotra] Śrī Lakṣmī, Mahādevī, bestowing success in everything, A goddess granting all pleasure (sarvakāmapradā), Mahālakṣmī, I give homage”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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