Sarvalokapitamaha, Sarvalokapitāmaha, Sarvaloka-pitamaha: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

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”.

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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»] — Sarvalokapitamaha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvalokapitāmaha (सर्वलोकपितामह):—[=sarva-loka-pitāmaha] [from sarva-loka > sarva] m. ‘progenitor of all creatures’, Name of Brahmā, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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Sarvalokapitamaha in German

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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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