Sarvasakshin, Sarvasākṣin, Sarva-sakshin: 4 definitions


Sarvasakshin 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.

The Sanskrit term Sarvasākṣin can be transliterated into English as Sarvasaksin or Sarvasakshin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sarvasākṣin (सर्वसाक्षिन्) refers to the “witness of all” and is used to describe Śiva, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] Obeisance to the formless Being of immense form, the great, of unlimited power, the lord of the three worlds, the witness of all (Sarvasākṣin) and all-pervasive”.

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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»] — Sarvasakshin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvasākṣin (सर्वसाक्षिन्).—a. all-witnessing. (-m.)

1) Name of the Supreme Being.

2) Name of wind.

3) of Agni.

Sarvasākṣin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and sākṣin (साक्षिन्).

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

1) Sarvasākṣin (सर्वसाक्षिन्):—[=sarva-sākṣin] [from sarva] m. the witness of everything, [Nṛsiṃha-tāpanīya-upaniṣad; Pañcarātra]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the Supreme Being, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [v.s. ...] of the Wind, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] of Fire, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sarvasakshin 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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