Sarvartha, Sarvārtha, Sarva-artha: 10 definitions


Sarvartha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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»] — Sarvartha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sarvārtha (सर्वार्थ) refers to “all (one’s) goals”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, (this form) bestows all fruits and gives (both) worldly enjoyment and liberation and accomplishes all (one’s) goals [i.e., sarvārtha-sādhanī]. She destroys all suffering and drags (away all) disturbance. She bestows tranquillity, fulfillment and accomplishment. She bestows flight and the rest as well as the most divine gathering in the circle (of initiates). O beloved, she bestows the cosmic form and whatever desire (kāma) and wealth (one may) wish for. You will thus be the object of adoration (pujyā) by means of the Vidyā of thirty-two syllables”.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: University of Vienna: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Sarvārtha (सर्वार्थ) refers to “all purposes”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “The ritual procedure called Great Consecration, which is a means for the attainment of all purposes (sarvārtha-sādhaka), should be performed for the King, for ministers and all those who are entitled and who wish to rise from their own position to the highest one. [It should also be performed] for the remaining ordinary people, whatever it is that they desire”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Sarvārtha (सर्वार्थ) refers to “all matters”, 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, “Homage to Tāra, strong, heroic, carrying across quickly, destroying fear, Quick, strong in all matters (sarvārtha), to Tāra, the word Svāhā, I give homage”.

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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»] — Sarvartha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvārtha (सर्वार्थ) or Sarvvārtha.—mfn.

(-rthaḥ-rthā-rthaṃ) 1. Having every object or sense. n. Adv. (-rtham) For or on account of all. m. Plu.

(-rthāḥ) All objects, &c. E. sarva, and artha an object.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvārtha (सर्वार्थ).—1. [masculine] [plural] all things or every kind of thing.

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Sarvārtha (सर्वार्थ).—2. [adjective] fit or useful for all.

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

1) Sarvārtha (सर्वार्थ):—[from sarva] m. [plural] (or [in the beginning of a compound]) all things or objects, all manner of things, [Maitrī-upaniṣad; Madhusūdana]

2) [v.s. ...] all matters (theṣu ind. ‘in all m°, in all the subjects contained in any particular work’), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [from sarva] mfn. suitable for ev° purpose (-tva n.), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; ib. [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] regarding or minding everything, [Pañcarātra]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the 29th Muhūrta (in [astronomy])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvārtha (सर्वार्थ):—[sarvā+rtha] (rthaḥ-rthā-rthaṃ) a. Having all. pl. All things. adv. For all.

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Sarvartha 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvartha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sarvārtha (सर्वार्थ):—(nm) universal good, good of all; ~[vāda] universalism; ~[vādī] a universalist; universalistic.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvartha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sarvārtha (ಸರ್ವಾರ್ಥ):—

1) [noun] all things or objects.

2) [noun] all manner of things.

3) [noun] a thing desired, which is considered of paramount importance.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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