Sarveshvara, Sarveśvara, Sarva-ishvara: 15 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Sarveśvara can be transliterated into English as Sarvesvara or Sarveshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarveshvara in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

1) Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर, “Lord of the entire universe”):—One of the eleven epithets of Rudra, as adressed to in the second chapter of Śrī-rudram. These names represent his various attributes.

2) Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Gaurīkuṇḍa-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the forty-eighth of the sixty-four siddhaliṅgas mentioned in the Nepalese Tyasaphu (a folding book or leporello). At each of these spots Śiva is manifest as a Liṅga. Each of these liṅgas (e.g., Sarva-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Sarveśvara-liṅga at the Gaurīkuṇḍa-tīrtha is mentioned as “caitra-kṛṣṇa-caturthī caitra-kṛṣṇa-caturdaśī” (latin: caitra-krishna-caturthi caitra-krishna-caturdashi). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर) refers to the “lord of everything” and is used as an epithet for Viṣṇu, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.36. Accordingly, as the Sages prayed to Viṣṇu:—“[...] O lord of Lakṣmī, lord of Devas, O great lord, lord of everyone (sarveśvara), save the sacrifice of Dakṣa. Undoubtedly you are the sacrifice, the performer of sacrifice, the sacrifice embodied, ancillary to sacrifice and the protector of sacrifice. Please save, save the sacrifice. There is none else than you to protect it”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Śarveśvara (शर्वेश्वर) or Śarveśvararasa is the name of a Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 24, Maheshvara: insanity). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., śarveśvara-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर) and Subhūti (or Bhūti) refers to the pair of God and Goddess appearing in the eighth Kalpa (aeon), according to the Kularatnoddyota.—Chapter nine of the Kularatnoddyota opens with the goddess asking how the Kula tradition (kulāmnāya) will be worshipped along with its mantras and Vidyās and who will bring it down (avatāraka) into the world in the various cosmic aeons (kalpa). After explaining that it is brought down into the world by incarnations or aspects of both the god and the goddess (aṃśamātra), the god goes on to list the names of these aspects—a goddess and her consort [i.e., Subhūti—Sarveśvara]—in nineteen aeons (kalpa), many of which we recognize from the earlier version in the Tantrasadbhāva.—(cf. Jayadrathayāmala-tantra of the Kāpālikas).

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Sarveshvara in Mahayana glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (mahayana)

Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर) is the name of an ancient Tathāgata, according to the Nārāyaṇaparipṛcchā.—The setting of this scripture is Mount Svarṇaśṛṅga, the mansion of Vaiśravaṇa, where Nārāyaṇa requests help from the Buddha upon defeat by the Asuras, much like the Dhvajāgrakeyūradhāraṇī. The lord tells him that earlier, during the reign of King Ratnaśrī of Magadha, there lived Sarveśvara Tathāgata, from whom the Bhagavān learned the Mahāmāyāvijayavāhinī spell. For hundreds of thousands of years that king ruled righteously by the power of this dhāraṇī. In his next existence he was born as Māndhātā, a Bodhisattva and Cakravartin king, who practiced charity for sixty-four thousand kalpas and became a Buddha. [...]

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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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर) is the name of one of the children of Dhīreśvarācārya (1851-1919 C.E.): a poet of modern Assam who composed Vṛttamañjarī. Dhīreśvarācārya was the son of Keśavācārya. His maternal grandfather was Bhavadeva, resident of Nāgārakucha and belonged to Vasiṣṭhagotra. Dhīreśvarācārya is also the elder brother of Rudreśvarācārya and Upendrācārya and father of Bhāratī, Sarasvatī and Sarveśvara.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Sarveśvara is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (e.g., Sarveśvara) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Sarveśvara) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarveshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर).—

1) the Supreme Being.

2) a paramount lord.

Derivable forms: sarveśvaraḥ (सर्वेश्वरः).

Sarveśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and īśvara (ईश्वर). See also (synonyms): sarveśa.

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

Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर) or Sarvveśvara.—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Siva. 2. A universal monarch. E. sarva all, īśvara lord.

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

Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर).—[masculine] the same, [abstract] tva [neuter]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—guru of Bhāskaranṛsiṃha (Kāmasūtraṭīkā 1788). Oxf. 215^a.

2) Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर):—poet. See Tīrabhuktīyasarveśvara.

3) Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर):—son of Līlādhara: Saṃdhyākārikāḥ.

4) Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर):—son of Viśveśvara, grandson of Bhūteśvara: Vyavahārasarvasva.

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

1) Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर):—[from sarva] m. the lord of all, [Nṛsiṃha-tāpanīya-upaniṣad; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Pañcarātra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a universal monarch, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] a [particular] medicinal preparation, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] of a Buddhist saint, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] (also with tīra-bhuktīya or soma-yājin) of a teacher and various authors, [Sadukti-karṇāmṛta; Catalogue(s)]

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

Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर):—(raḥ) 1. m. Shiva; Vishnu; a universal monarch.

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sarveśvara (सर्वेश्वर):—n. lord of all; the Supreme Being; chief of all;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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