Sarvananda, Sarvānanda, Sarva-ananda: 6 definitions

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Sarvananda 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»] — Sarvananda in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sarvānanda (सर्वानन्द) refers to “universal bliss”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as Bhadrakālī said to Śrīkaṇṭha: “[...] O Śaṃkara, you also displayed this, one of your forms. Thus, O lord Śaṃkara, I wish to see you, Śaṃkara. O Lord, you have appeared (before) in this way by the power of supreme knowledge. (You are) he, the Siddha who has been pierced (by the power of the Command) and, made of universal bliss [i.e., sarvānanda], is accompanied by Yogeśvarī. He is Śaṃkara's lord; supreme, he has five faces, three eyes, holds a spear and, adorned with matted hair and crown, (his) divine body is covered with ashes. He is the pervasive lord Ardhanarīśvara”.

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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»] — Sarvananda in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sarvānanda (सर्वानन्द) refers to the “joy of everyone”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.50 (“Description of fun and frolic”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The Gods, mobile and immobile creatures, rejoiced much. Shouts of victory rose up. Auspicious sounds of music were heard everywhere. The sound of the musical instruments was pleasing and increased the joy of everyone (sarvānanda). Viṣṇu accompanied by me, all the gods and sages took leave of the mountain and returned to their abodes. [...]”.

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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

Sarvānanda (सर्वानन्द) refers to “all bliss”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) 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, “In praise (of) Śrī Vajrasattva, highest universal guru, origin of all Buddhas, By various forms, removing darkness and fear, fixed resting on Meru. Dharma sustainer, chief sage, most fortunate victor, Vajradhātu mandala, In one form with all bliss (sarvānanda-ekarūpa), innate bliss, embodied, the cause for liberation”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvananda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Sarvānanda (सर्वानन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Paramānanda Cakravartin (Mahimanaḥstavaṭīkā), Devānanda and Bhavānanda. L. 3168.

2) Sarvānanda (सर्वानन्द):—poet. Padyāvalī.

3) Sarvānanda (सर्वानन्द):—Tripurārcanadīpikā.

4) Sarvānanda (सर्वानन्द):—Vrajyāmālā kāvya.

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

1) Sarvānanda (सर्वानन्द):—[from sarva] m. Name of various authors and other persons (also -kavi, -nātha, -miśra, -vandya-ghaṭīya), [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] of [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sarvananda 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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