Agastyasamhita, Agastyasaṃhitā, Agastya-samhita: 4 definitions

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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Agastyasaṃhitā (अगस्त्यसंहिता) or simply Agastya is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a sāttvika type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika (eg., Agastyasaṃhitā-saṃhitā). b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agastyasaṃhitā (अगस्त्यसंहिता).—Agastya's collection of law.

Agastyasaṃhitā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agastya and saṃhitā (संहिता).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Agastyasaṃhitā (अगस्त्यसंहिता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—from Pāñcarātra. Mysore. 3. Kāśīn. 6. Lahore. 1882, 9. Peters. 1, 113 (?). Quoted by Hemādri in Vratakhaṇḍa I, 942.
—Agastyasaṃhitāyām Paramarahasya. W. 1525.
—Mānasī pūjā (ch. 35). Bhk. 16.
—Rāmakalpa. Oppert. Ii, 4202.
—Rāmārcā. Oudh. Xv, 124.
—Ṣoḍaśopacāravidhi. Pet. 725.
—Sāvitrībrahmavidyā. Taylor. 1, 108.

2) Agastyasaṃhitā (अगस्त्यसंहिता):—[tantric] B. 4, 252. Rādh. 33 (jy). Oudh. Viii, 26. Ix, 18. Np. V, 136. X, 22 (paur. perhaps from Skandapurāṇa. Oxf. 84^b). Poona. 333. 334. H. 25 (paur.). Oppert. Ii, 3950. Quoted in Tantrasāra Oxf. 95^a, in Śāktānandataraṅgiṇī Oxf. 103^b, in Śaṅkaravijaya Oxf. 252^a.

Agastyasaṃhitā has the following synonyms: Agastisaṃhitā.

3) Agastyasaṃhitā (अगस्त्यसंहिता):—[tantric] Mentioned in Āgamatattvavilāsa.

4) Agastyasaṃhitā (अगस्त्यसंहिता):—[tantric] Rgb. 1003. Stein 227.

5) Agastyasaṃhitā (अगस्त्यसंहिता):—[tantric] Ulwar 2035. Agastyasaṃhitāyāṃ Gāyatrīkavaca. Ulwar 2103.
—Rāmamānasapūjana. Ulwar 2316.

6) Agastyasaṃhitā (अगस्त्यसंहिता):—from the Skandapurāṇa. As p. 1. Hpr. 1, 1. Io. 2177 B. Agastyasaṃhitāyāṃ Hālāsyamāhātmyam. As p. 1.

7) Agastyasaṃhitā (अगस्त्यसंहिता):—[tantric] Agastyasaṃhitāyāṃ Jānakīstavarāja. Bd. 147 (and C.). L.. 1309. Dakṣiṇakālikāyā Dīpapaṭala. L.. 1286, 2. Rāmanavamīvrata L.. 649.

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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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