Sarvasva, Sarvāśva, Sarva-sva, Sarva-ashva, Sarvashva: 14 definitions


Sarvasva means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Sarvāśva can be transliterated into English as Sarvasva or Sarvashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sarvasv.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sarvasva (सर्वस्व) refers to “one’s wealth”, according to the Kularatnoddyota verse 2.29-33.—Accordingly, “[...] Such (also) is this Krama lineage that has come down through the sequence of the series (of teachers). O mistress of Kula, it is worshipped by the troupes of Siddhas and by the Yoginīs. This is the reality of my life, O dear one, it is my wealth (sarvasva). I am myself its creator and I am (its) worshipper. This, O goddess, mistress of Kula, is the ultimate Paścima Śrīkrama. Hard to acquire, it is worshipped with this along with the associated sequences (of mantras). It should be worshipped, O fair one, by Siddhas with unlimited energy”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Sarvāśva (सर्वाश्व) refers to “all the horses”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [when the Bhagavān reached the vicinity of the residence of Vaiśravaṇa], “[...] All people, women, men, boys and girls, cattle, horses (sarvāśva), mares, buffaloes, elephants, camels, donkeys and so on became delighted by comfort. That lotus lake had an expansion of two yojanas and [a depth of] a fathom all around in the four directions. [...]”

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sarvasva (सर्वस्व).—n (S) One's whole property; the whose estate, fortune, or stock of; the whole or totality of what is called own. Ex. bhakta dēkhatāṃ nayanīṃ || dēta sa0 tyālāgīṃ ||. 2 The whole essence or substance of anything. sarvasvīṃ or svēṃ With one's whole stock or property; with all called own. Ex. mī sa0 tumacā āhēṃ. 2 sarasvīṃ or svēṃ is used with the general force of the words and phrases Altogether, utterly, absolutely, in all ways and respects, in every point of view; and esp. in connection with evil qualities or practices; in agreement with agadī &c.; as sa0 sōdā, sa0 luccā, sa0 labāḍa, sa0 harāmī.

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

sarvasva (सर्वस्व).—a One's whole property. sarvasvī-svēṃ With one's whole stock; utterly.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvasva (सर्वस्व).—

1) everything, the whole of one's possessions; as in सर्वस्वदण्डः, सर्वस्वहरणम् (sarvasvadaṇḍaḥ, sarvasvaharaṇam) 'confiscation of the whole property'.

2) the very essence, the all-in-all of anything; सर्वस्वं तदहो महाकविगिरां कामस्य चाम्भोरुह (sarvasvaṃ tadaho mahākavigirāṃ kāmasya cāmbhoruha) Subhāṣ.; see Ś.1.24;6.1; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 8.6; Bv.1.63.

Derivable forms: sarvasvam (सर्वस्वम्).

Sarvasva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and sva (स्व).

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

Sarvasva (सर्वस्व) or Sarvvasva.—n.

(-svaṃ) 1. Whole property or possessions. 2. Substance, whole essence of anything. E. sarva, and sva own.

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

Sarvasva (सर्वस्व).—n. 1. the whole property, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 132. 2. the whole essence of anything, [Pañcatantra] 111, 6; iii. [distich] 104.

— Cf. [Latin] se, suns; [Gothic.] sve, sik, seina; A. S. sín; [Anglo-Saxon.] swa.

Sarvasva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and sva (स्व).

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

Sarvasva (सर्वस्व).—[neuter] the whole property; the whole substance of anything, entireness, totality.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Sarvasva (सर्वस्व) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Upādhyāya, Guṇi, Paṇḍita, Purāṇa, Brāhmaṇa, Mīmāṃsāśāstra, Vaiṣṇava, Śṛṅgāra, Śaiva, Sādhaka.

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

1) Sarvasva (सर्वस्व):—[=sarva-sva] [from sarva] n. (ifc. f(ā). ) the whole of a person’s property or possessions, [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) entirety, the whole, whole sum of [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) Sarvasvā (सर्वस्वा):—[=sarva-svā] [from sarva-sva > sarva] f. entire property, [Kauśika-sūtra]

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

Sarvasva (सर्वस्व):—[sarva-sva] (svaṃ) 1. n. Whole substance.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sarvasva 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sarvasva (सर्वस्व) [Also spelled sarvasv]:—(nm) one’s all, all one’s belongings/possessions.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sarvasva (ಸರ್ವಸ್ವ):—

1) [noun] all that belongs to one, as one’s all properties.

2) [noun] a very significant thing.

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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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