Sarvakartri, Sarva-kartri, Sarvakartṛ: 3 definitions


Sarvakartri means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Sarvakartṛ can be transliterated into English as Sarvakartr or Sarvakartri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Sarvakartṛ (सर्वकर्तृ) refers to the “doer of all things”, representing an aspect of Mahādeva, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “The Great God—Mahādeva—is beyond Śakti, supreme bliss, free of qualities and supports, unchanging, supreme, pure, free of cause and (without) example, present within all existing things, beyond the Void, free of defects, omnipresent, the doer of all things [i.e., sarvakartṛsarvakartā], free, full of nectar and, unconditioned, is present in all living beings. [...]”.

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

Sarvakartṛ (सर्वकर्तृ).—m.

1) Name of Brahman.

2) the Supreme Being.

Sarvakartṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and kartṛ (कर्तृ).

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

1) Sarvakartṛ (सर्वकर्तृ):—[=sarva-kartṛ] [from sarva] m. the maker or creator of all (-tva n., [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]), [Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana; Kālacakra]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Brahmā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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