Ahirbudhnya-samhita, Ahirbudhnya-saṃhitā: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā (अहिर्बुध्न्यसंहिता) or simply Ahirbudhnya 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 (e.g., Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā-saṃhitā). b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa.

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā (अहिर्बुध्न्यसंहिता) belongs to the Pāñcarātra tradition and deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—The Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā is presented as the contents of a dialogue between Nārada and Ahirbudhnya, where the name “Ahirbudhnya” is used to refer to Śiva. The core of the dialogue is the revelation of the cult of Sudarśana, Viṣṇu’s discoid weapon. Sudarśana is presented as Creative Energy (kriyāśakti) and is thus connected to Lakṣmī, who is described as possessing the two kinds of energy, i.e. Creative (kriyā) and Material (bhūti). [...] The AhS does not describe large temple rituals, but it shows nonetheless much awareness of political issues. Particularly telling is the hierarchical presentation of court members, the most prominent of which are naturally the king and the court officiant.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Oxford Reference: A Dictionary of Hinduism

(c.600 ce); An important Pāñcarātra text dealing with ritual and cosmological matters.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ahirbudhnya-samhita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā (अहिर्बुध्न्यसंहिता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—from Pāñcarātra, [tantric] Burnell. 204^a. Mysore. 3. Oppert. 2760. 5897. Ii, 3964. 4473.

Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā has the following synonyms: Tantrarahasya.

2) Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā (अहिर्बुध्न्यसंहिता):—Cited in Nyāyasiddhāñjana pp. 107. 156.

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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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