Kapilasamhita, aka: Kapilasaṃhitā, Kapila-samhita, Kāpilasaṃhitā; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[Kapilasamhita in Pancaratra glossaries]

Kāpilasaṃhitā (कापिलसंहिता) or simply Kāpila is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a tāmasa 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. b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa (eg., Kāpilasaṃhitā-saṃhitā).

(Source): Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)
Pancaratra book cover
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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

[Kapilasamhita in Sanskrit glossaries]

Kapilasaṃhitā (कपिलसंहिता).—Name of an Upa-purāṇa.

Kapilasaṃhitā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kapila and saṃhitā (संहिता).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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