Sarvaphalasadhana, Sarvaphalasādhana, Sarvaphala-sadhana: 2 definitions


Sarvaphalasadhana 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.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Sarvaphalasadhana in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Sarvaphalasādhana (सर्वफलसाधन) [=sarvaphalasādhanamahābhiṣekavidhānam] refers to one of the topics dealt with in the thirty-ninth chapter of the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā: an ancient Pāñcarātra Āgama scripture dealing with the symbology of the Sudarśana weapon while also dealing with iconography, philosophy and Vaiṣṇava rituals.

Source: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Sarvaphalasādhana (सर्वफलसाधन) refers to the “accomplishment of all things”, as discussed in the thirty-ninth chapter of the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, a Pāñcarātra work in 60 chapters dealing with topics such as Viṣṇu’s discus-power, the processes of creation and esoteric practices related to Sudarśana (such as mantras and yantras).—[Cf. the chapter sarvaphalasādhana-bhūta-mahābhiṣeka-vidhāna]: Nārada asks if there is any omnibus performance which one may undertake in order to accrue at once all the rewards that come of worshipping Sudarśana in various ways. Ahirbudhnya declares that what he is about to relate is the most secret of secrets. [...]

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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