Sarvasrishti, Sarvasṛṣṭi, Sarva-srishti: 1 definition


Sarvasrishti 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 Sarvasṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Sarvasrsti or Sarvasrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sarvasṛṣṭi (सर्वसृष्टि) refers to “all of creation” (or, “the creator of everything”), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.2 (“The Prayer of the gods).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “Obeisance to the gold-wombed lord, the creator of everything (sarvasṛṣṭi). Obeisance to Thee, the sustainer, the omnipresent and the omnipotent. Obeisance to Thee of destroyer’s form, the annihilator of living beings. Obeisance to Thee devoid of attributes, and of immeasurable splendour. Obeisance to Thee devoid of states, possessed of splendour and free from aberrations; obeisance to Thee of the soul of Great Elements; obeisance to the unsullied, the great Ātman. [...]”.

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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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