Sarveshvara, Sarveśvara, Sarva-ishvara: 8 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)

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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 (eg., 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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India history and geogprahy

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 (eg., 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 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-English dictionary

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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.

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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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