Sarvarupa, Sarvarūpa, Sarva-rupa: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sarvarūpa (सर्वरूप) refers to one who has the “form of all objects” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to the giver of pleasure to all-pervasive universal soul, the destroyer of distress; the consort of Umā. Obeisance to the annihilator, the supreme Being in the form of all objects (i.e., Sarvarūpa), the great soul who is indistinguishable from the existent and the non-existent, and is the cause of intellect”.

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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»] — Sarvarupa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvarūpa (सर्वरूप).—[adjective] of all colours or shapes.

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Sarvarūpa (सर्वरूप).—[adjective] of all colours or shapes.

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

1) Sarvarūpa (सर्वरूप):—[=sarva-rūpa] [from sarva] mf(ā)n. (sarvaor sarva-) having or assuming all forms (-tā f.), [Pañcarātra; Jaimini [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] having all colours, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; ???]

3) [v.s. ...] of all kinds, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra; Muṇḍaka-upaniṣad]

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Sarvarupa 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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