Sarvatman, Sarvātman, Sarvatma, Sarva-atman, Sarvātmā: 12 definitions


Sarvatman means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sarvātman (सर्वात्मन्) refers to the “soul of everyone” and is used to describe Śiva, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] We have sought refuge at His feet who is the supreme Brahman, who is the soul of everyone (sarvātman), who is the greatest witness with unbarred vision and who assumes various forms”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Sarvātman (सर्वात्मन्) refers to “(one who is) all things” and is used to describe Bhairava, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Goddess said to Bhairava: “[...] O god, the (liberated) skyfaring state arises by worshipping (that one reality whose) body is without stain. You are all things (sarvātman) and, ever free, you are not bound by Karma. The murderer of Brahmins, women and cows, the thief, one who sleeps in the teacher's bed (with his wife) and those other extremely cruel people who commit very terrible sins, as many as a heap as great as Meru in this ocean of fettered existence, are free from all sins by just remembering you”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Sarvātmā (सर्वात्मा).—m (S) The spirit, soul, or life of all. A title of the Deity.

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

Sarvātmā (सर्वात्मा).—m The spirit, soul, or life of all.

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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»] — Sarvatman in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvātman (सर्वात्मन्).—m.

1) the whole soul; (sarvātmanā entirely, completely, thoroughly.).

2) Name of Śiva.

Sarvātman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and ātman (आत्मन्).

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

Sarvātman (सर्वात्मन्) or Sarvvātman.—m.

(-tmā) 1. The supreme or universal spirit. 2. All beings collectively. E. sarva, and ātman self or spirit.

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

Sarvātman (सर्वात्मन्).—1. [masculine] the whole person or essence; the universal spirit (ph.), [instrumental] with all the heart, thoroughly, perfectly.

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Sarvātman (सर्वात्मन्).—2. sarvātman [adjective] perfect of person or nature.

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Sarvātman (सर्वात्मन्).—[adjective] perfect of person or nature.

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

1) Sarvātman (सर्वात्मन्):—[from sarva] m. the whole person ( ind. ‘with all one’s soul’), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] the universal Soul, [Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] the wh° being or nature ( ind. ‘entirely, completely’), [Kādambarī; Nyāyamālā-vistara [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] a Jina, [Hemacandra’s Yoga-śāstra]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] (sarv or vat) mfn. entire in person or nature, [Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

Sarvātman (सर्वात्मन्):—[sarvā+tman] (tmā) 5. m. Universal spirit.

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Sarvatman 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

[«previous next»] — Sarvatman in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sarvātmā (सर्वात्मा):—(nm) the Universal Soul; the All-Pervading; ~[tma]([tmaka])[vāda] animism; ~[tma] ([tmaka])[vādī] an animist; animistic.

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