Haritasamhita, Hārītasaṃhitā, Harita-samhita: 3 definitions


Haritasamhita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: eScholarship: Gāruḍa Medicine

Hārītasaṃhitā (हारीतसंहिता) is an ancient treatise whose precise date is unknown. Meulenbeld distinguishes between an old version and a new version, and assigns the latter to between AD 700 and 1000.80 Its fifty-sixth chapter is entitled “Treatise on Poison” (viṣatantra), and although short, it presents several mantras of note.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Hārītasaṃhitā (हारीतसंहिता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—med. a supplement to the Ātreyasaṃhitā. L. 1770 (Śārīrādhyāya). K. 210. B. 4, 250. Bik. 639 ([fragmentary]). Kāṭm. 13. Rādh. 33. [Oudh 1876-1877], 34. X, 24. W. 1747 ([fragmentary]). Quoted in Ṭoḍarānanda (and also Vṛddhahārīta) W. p. 290, by Tīsaṭa W. p. 293 etc. Takrapānavidhi. W. p. 294.

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

Hārītasaṃhitā (हारीतसंहिता):—[=hārīta-saṃhitā] [from hārīta > hari] f. Name of [work]

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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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