Sarvatraga, aka: Sarvatra-ga; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Sarvatraga in Purana glossaries]

Sarvatraga (सर्वत्रग).—A son of Dharmasāvarṇi.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 32.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Sarvatraga in Mahayana glossaries]

Sarvatraga (सर्वत्रग, “universal cause”) refers to one of the six kinds of causes (hetu) according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVIII).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Sarvatraga in Sanskrit glossaries]

Sarvatraga (सर्वत्रग).—m. air, wind; वायुः सर्वत्रगो महान् (vāyuḥ sarvatrago mahān) Bg.9.6. -a. allpervading, ommipresent; सर्वत्रगमचिन्त्यं च कूटस्थमचलं ध्रुवम् (sarvatragamacintyaṃ ca kūṭasthamacalaṃ dhruvam) Bg.12.3.

Derivable forms: sarvatragaḥ (सर्वत्रगः).

Sarvatraga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarvatra and ga (ग). See also (synonyms): sarvatragāmin.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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