Sarveshi, Sarveśī, Sarva-ishi: 2 definitions

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Sarveshi 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.

The Sanskrit term Sarveśī can be transliterated into English as Sarvesi or Sarveshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sarveshi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sarveśī (सर्वेशी).—(sarveśvarī)—a Rahasya yoginī śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 48; 44. 141.
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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)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sarveśī (सर्वेशी) refers to the “mistress of all”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “May she, the goddess Nityaklinnā, who consists of thirty-two syllables and is like the red sun, protect (us). I bow with devotion to the mistress of all (sarveśī), who is accomplished and who, having accomplished all things, travels on the extended path (of emanation)”.

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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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