Sarvasiddhi, Sarva-siddhi: 16 definitions


Sarvasiddhi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि) refers to “all accomplishments”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.6.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogised Goddess Śivā who resided in the womb of Menā:—“O great goddess, O mother of the universe, O achiever of all accomplishments [i.e., sarvasiddhi-vidhāyinī], you alone can carry out the work of the gods. Hence we bow to you always. O you favourably disposed to the devotees, do everything conducive to the happiness of the Gods. You have fulfilled the desire of Menā. Now, you fulfil that of Śiva”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvasiddhi in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि) refers to “all kinds of supernatural powers”, according to the Siddhayogeśvarīmata chapter 10.—Accordingly, “[Bhairava spoke]:—First [before any other practice to attain a specific supernatural power], for all kinds of supernatural powers (sarvasiddhi), [and] for expiatory purposes, one has to start the observance of the [ancillary] mantras, which destroys all obstacles. The male or female practitioner, with his/her mind focused on the mantra, should perform worship according to prescriptions and then undertake the vow. [...]”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि) refers to “all perfections”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 2.22cd-28ab]—“[...] That is supreme strength, that is supreme amṛt. The highest of splendors is highest light of light. The divine Lord is the supreme cause of all the world. The creator, supporter, and destroyer are not as strong as this. This receptacle of mantras is the word of all perfections and characteristics (sarvasiddhi-guṇāspada). [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Sarvasiddhi in Pancaratra glossary
Source: University of Vienna: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि) refers to “all accomplishments”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “He should have the supreme Yantra constructed out of refined gold, with decorations of gems and coral and with all [the necessary] adornments. Just by making this, he shall obtain territory free of disorders. Having [properly] installed it, he should respectfully worship this [Yantra] which bestows all accomplishments (sarvasiddhi-da). [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvasiddhi in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि) refers to “all Siddhis”, according to the Niśvāsakārikā verse 32.149cd-152.—Accordingly, as the Lord teaches the Yoga of detachment to the Goddess: “O goddess, listen to the supreme secret [teaching] and its unsurpassed Siddhi. It has no form, no colour and no meditation. It is both with and without aspects. It lacks anything through which it can be acted upon and it has no location. [This] great no-mind yoga is not a division of [mantra] recitation, is free from form and colour [but] gives all Siddhis (sarvasiddhi-pradāyaka)”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (rasashaastra)

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि) refers to “all the Siddhis”, according to the Rasaratnākara (verse 2.1.2).—Accordingly: “Now I shall speak of the magnificent Dehasiddhi, upon the accomplishment of which all the Siddhis (sarvasiddhi) arise for [those] men”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि) refers to “universal success”, 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, “Oṃ Vajrasattva, cherish the vow, from your vajra-essence, stand by loving, Be firm for me, be pleased for me, be copious for me, be passionate for me, Grant me universal success (sarvasiddhi), and in all actions, make me high-minded Hūṃ, Ha ha ha ha ho, divine vajra of all Tathāgata, do not abandon me, Be a holder of the vajra, being of the great vow Āḥ!”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि).—The artist Sarvasiddhi-ācāri was expert in making icons, temples: “that sūtradhāri of the south Śrī Sarvasiddhi Ācāri (who was) like Pitāmaha (in creating) many abodes of all those who are possessed of virtuous qualities (gods), sakalaniṣkalasūkṣmātibhāṣitan, (was like) a crest jewel in a diadem (in building) dwelling places, temples, vehicles, seats and beds (to divinities)”.

It is possible that Sarvasiddhi is also another title given to Guṇḍan by the queen nominating him as the sculptor cum architect of the South. There is another possibility of interpreting the word “Sarvasiddhi” as the name of another artist, a contemporary of Guṇḍan, selected as the artist for the whole of South. Now that Vikramāditya II, her husband, has vanquished the Pallava kings, after this battle the Pallava dynasty was reduced to nothing.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvasiddhi in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि).—f S Obtainment or accomplishment of all one's objects.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि).—f Obtainment of all one's objects.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvasiddhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि).—f. universal success. (-m.) the Bilva tree.

Derivable forms: sarvasiddhiḥ (सर्वसिद्धिः).

Sarvasiddhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and siddhi (सिद्धि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि) or Sarvvasiddhi.—f.

(-ddhiḥ) Universal success or accomplishment of all. m. (-ddhi.) A tree, (Ægle marmelos.) E. sarva all, siddhi completion.

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

1) Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि):—[=sarva-siddhi] [from sarva] f. accomplishment of ev° object, universal success, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] entire proof, complete result, [Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Aegle Marmelos, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Sarvasiddhi (सर्वसिद्धि):—[sarva-siddhi] (ddhiḥ) 2. m. A tree, Ægle marmelos. f. Realization of all objects.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sarvasiddhi 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Sarvasiddhi (ಸರ್ವಸಿದ್ಧಿ):—

1) [noun] accomplishment achieved in all aspects.

2) [noun] that which helps achieve all one has desired for.

3) [noun] the tree Aegle marmelos of Rutaceae family; stone apple tree.

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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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