Sarvasrishta, Sarvasṛṣṭa, Sarva-srishta: 1 definition

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Sarvasrishta 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 Sarvasṛṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Sarvasrsta or Sarvasrishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvasrishta in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sarvasṛṣṭa (सर्वसृष्ट) refers to “the whole of creation”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] That city of the Supreme Lord is on top of the lord of the principles. It is adorned with snow (white) moonstones and varied enclosing walls, archways, and palaces. It possesses many qualities and wonders. There the god is the lord of the (Water) principle and his form is sustained by the goddess. He is dark blue and, possessing great power, he holds a noose and has beautiful eyes. It is the foundation of all creation [i.e., sarvasṛṣṭa] and is on top of the great sacred seat. Full of many (divine) qualities, one should mark the sacred seat of Jālandhara there on Kailāśa's southern peak”.

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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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