Sarvatra: 17 definitions


Sarvatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi, Tamil. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sarvarta.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र).—lit. at all places, on all occasions; the word is used in connection with an essential application of a rule and not optionally in some cases; cf. सर्वत्र लोहितादिकतन्तेभ्यः। पूर्वेण नित्ये प्राप्ते विकल्पार्थं वचनम् (sarvatra lohitādikatantebhyaḥ| pūrveṇa nitye prāpte vikalpārthaṃ vacanam) Kas. on P. IV. 1.18: cf. also प्रत्यये भाषायां नित्यवचनम् (pratyaye bhāṣāyāṃ nityavacanam) P. VIII.4.45 Vart. 1, सर्वत्र शाकल्यस्य (sarvatra śākalyasya) VIII. 4.51. etc.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र) means “(wandering) here and there”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.9.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada:—“O excellent sage, the lord of the mountains having thus explained to Menakā, both of them remained watching its result, pure in mind. When a few days passed by, lord Śiva, the goal of saintly men, the cause of protection and enjoyment wandering here and there [i.e., bhramat-sarvatra] in his flutter and excitement due to the separation from Satī, came there with pleasure accompanied by a few of his Gaṇas, in order to perform penance. The lord was completely agitated due to Satī’s love and separation from her. [...]”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र) refers to “(pursuing) all manner (of special powers)”, as quoted by Hṛdayaśiva in his Prāyaścittasamuccaya (verse 10.27-35).—Accordingly, “Having recited [a particular mantra] along with [the practice of one of the] observances in accordance with the rules, and having bathed [at the end of the observance], one may recite that mantra for attaining supernatural powers. [...] Being thus bathed after the observance [in propitiation] of [his] mantra, invested in the right to [pursue] all [manner of special powers] (sarvatra-adhikṛta), faultless, he should then recite [his chosen] mantra according to the rules of his hand-book, without being afraid”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvatra in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र) refers to “going everywhere”, according to the Jayottaratantra (verse 9.30-32ab) states.—Accordingly, “[The Yogin] should always withdraw the mind that is distracted by all sense objects. The mind that goes everywhere (sarvatra), all the time, should be regarded as Tamasic. After that, the [mind] which comes and goes from the practice [of meditation], is known as Rajasic. The [mind] which is fixed to the sphere of the meditation object is said to be Sattvic. And after that, the absorbed [mind] is known as beyond the Guṇas, O Tapodhana”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र) refers to “always”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Indeed, alone, the self roams about in the impassable wilderness of the world which is full of great misfortune [and] inflamed by the fire of suffering. The same [self] always (sarvatra) takes hold of the interior of a body entirely to experience the good and bad result developed from its own action by itself”.

Synonyms: Sarvadā.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sarvatra (सर्वत्र).—ad (S) Everywhere, in all places. 2 (Misused for sarva) All, every one, the whole.

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

sarvatra (सर्वत्र).—ad Everywhere; 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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र).—ind.

1) Everywhere, in all places; पदं हि सर्वत्र गुणैर्निधीयते (padaṃ hi sarvatra guṇairnidhīyate) R.3.62.

2) At all times.

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

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र) or Sarvvatra.—Ind. 1. Every where, in all places. 2. Always, at all times. rva E. sa all, tral aff.

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

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र).—[sarva + tra], I. = loc. of sarva, [Cāṇakya] 48 in Berl. Monatsb. 1864, 410. Ii. adv. 1. In all places, everywhere, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 125. 2. At all times, always, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 30, 14; 39, 14.

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

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र).—[adverb] everywhere, always, by all means; [with] neg. in no case, by no means.

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

1) Sarvatra (सर्वत्र):—[from sarva] ind. everywhere, in every case, always, at all times (often strengthened by api, sarvadā etc.; with na, ‘in no case’), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] = sarvasmin (with na, ‘in no case’, ‘not at all’ etc.), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र):—adv. Everywhere; always.

[Sanskrit to 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

Sarvatra (सर्वत्र) [Also spelled sarvarta]:—(in) everywhere; allways, in every case.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sarvatra (ಸರ್ವತ್ರ):—

1) [adverb] at all places; in every place or part; everywehre.

2) [adverb] at all times; always.

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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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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Sarvatra (ஸர்வத்ர) adverb < sarva-tra. Everywhere. See சர்வத்திர. [sarvathira.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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