Sarvalokapitamaha, Sarvalokapitāmaha, Sarvaloka-pitamaha: 3 definitions
Sarvalokapitamaha 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Sarvalokapitāmaha (सर्वलोकपितामह) refers to the “grandfather of all the worlds” and is used to describe Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.20 (“The story of the submarine fire”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “[...] Taking that fire mare-like in form, at the will of Śiva, I, the lord of the worlds, went to the sea shore, for the benefit of the worlds. O sage, on seeing me arrived there, the sea took a human form and approached me with palms joined in reverence. Bowing to and duly eulogising me, the grandfather of all the worlds [i.e., Sarvalokapitāmaha], the ocean said lovingly”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sarvalokapitāmaha (सर्वलोकपितामह):—[=sarva-loka-pitāmaha] [from sarva-loka > sarva] m. ‘progenitor of all creatures’, Name of Brahmā, [Rāmāyaṇa]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Pitamaha, Sarvaloka.
Full-text: Manana, Brahmamantra.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1.9 < [Section V - Birth of Brahmā]
Complete works of Swami Abhedananda (by Swami Prajnanananda)
Chapter 4 - Necessity of Symbols < [Discourse 5 - Path of Realization]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)