Sarvavarna, Sarvavarṇa: 4 definitions


Sarvavarna 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Sarvavarṇa (सर्ववर्ण) refers to “(the energies of) all the letters”, 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: “[...] That great power (mahat) is Viṣṇu and (its) form is energy (śaktibimba) that abides threefold. The great fools (of this world) do not know the empowered (śākta) body of Viṣṇu. Then those who are undeveloped have the form of many (corporeal) abodes. They do not know the one energy, (the goddess) who pervades everything and is the abode of all living beings who is said to be made of (the energies of) all the letters [i.e., sarvavarṇa-mayī]. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvavarna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvavarṇa (सर्ववर्ण).—[adjective] of all colours.

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

Sarvavarṇa (सर्ववर्ण):—[=sarva-varṇa] [from sarva] mf(ā)n. all-coloured, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka]

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Sarvavarna 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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