Maheshasamhita, Maheśasaṃhitā, Mahesha-samhita: 2 definitions


Maheshasamhita 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.

The Sanskrit term Maheśasaṃhitā can be transliterated into English as Mahesasamhita or Maheshasamhita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali with Bhoja Vritti

Maheśasaṃhitā (महेशसंहिता) is the name of a work dealing with the Yoga system of Philosophy. It deals with—By Maheśa. Cf. Kunte’s Punjab Report, 1881. 1881.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Maheśasaṃhitā (महेशसंहिता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—yoga. Rādh. 17. Kāśīn. 30.

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

Maheśasaṃhitā (महेशसंहिता):—[=maheśa-saṃhitā] [from maheśa > mahā > mah] 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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