Sarvapapahara, Sarvapāpaharā: 5 definitions
Sarvapapahara 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)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Sarvapāpahara (सर्वपापहर) refers to that which is “destructive of all sins”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.1.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O foremost of sages, listen to the story of Śivā which is excellent, sanctifying, highly divine, auspicious and destructive of all sins (i.e., sarvapāpahara). When the great goddess Satī, the daughter of Dakṣa, was sporting about on the Himālayas with Śiva, Menā, the beloved of Himācala thought that she was her own daughter and loved her like a mother with all kinds of nourishments”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Sarvapāpaharā (सर्वपापहरा).—A devī in the Sarvajñadyantara.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 43; 36. 94; 44. 138.
1b) R. a main stream of Kuśadvīpa.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 43.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Sarvapāpaharā (सर्वपापहरा) refers to one of ten Goddesses mentioned in 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 Goddesses. The list can be completed with the help of the Vāmakeśvaratantra (1.173-175) [e.g., Sarvapāpaharā].
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sarvapāpahara (सर्वपापहर).—[Sarva-pāpa-], adj. removing, or the remover of, all sin.
Sarvapāpahara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarvapāpa and hara (हर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sarvapāpahara (सर्वपापहर):—[=sarva-pāpa-hara] [from sarva] mfn. removing all sin, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
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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