Sarvasvara, Sarvasvāra, Sarva-svara: 4 definitions


Sarvasvara 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Sarvasvāra (सर्वस्वार) refers to a Vedic sacrifice in which the sacrificer commits suicide, (usually a man suffering from some incurable disease with little hope of life), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.2025—Cf. Varadattasuta Ānartīya remarks in his commentary on  Śāṃkhāyanaśrautasūtra 15.10.1.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sarvasvāra (सर्वस्वार).—Vedic sacrifice (ekāha) in which the sacrificer commits suicide (usually a man suffering from some incurable desease with little hope of life); अननन्द निरीक्ष्यायं पुरे तत्रात्मघातिनम् । सर्वस्वारस्य यज्वानमेनं दृष्ट्वाथ विव्यथे (anananda nirīkṣyāyaṃ pure tatrātmaghātinam | sarvasvārasya yajvānamenaṃ dṛṣṭvātha vivyathe) | N.17.22.

Derivable forms: sarvasvāraḥ (सर्वस्वारः).

Sarvasvāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and svāra (स्वार).

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

Sarvasvāra (सर्वस्वार):—[=sarva-svāra] [from sarva] m. Name of an Ekāha, [Lāṭyāyana; Maśaka; Nyāyamālā-vistara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sarvasvara 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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