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From: Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian (rbalasub_at_ecn.purdue.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 22 1997 - 11:43:25 PDT
Krishnamachari wrote: >26. sarvah (sa as in Siva) - The Remover of all sins > > I am unable to get a good understanding of the interpretation >of this >nAma. The word is derived from the root sr - to tear to pieces, to >kill, to hurt. Neither Sri Bhattar nor Sri Sankara have given >references to other srutis for this nAma. If any of you know of a >context in the Gita or elsewhere that this name occurs or is referred >to, please advise me since I would like to understand the significance >of this nAma better. It occurs in the rudraprashnaH, namo bhavAya cha rudrAya cha _namaH sharvAya_ cha pashupataye cha .... May be it occurs elsewhere also, like the shvetAshvatara upanishhad, but I am not sure about this. Ramakrishnan.