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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Muniprokta (मुनिप्रोक्त) refers to the first group of the Pāñcarātra classifications of Vaiṣṇavāgamas: 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.

The Sāttvika Muniprokta Āgamas are:

  1. Īśvarasaṃhitā,
  2. Bhāradvājasaṃhitā,
  3. Pārameśvarasaṃhitā,
  4. Sumantusaṃhitā,
  5. Vaihāsyasaṃhitā,
  6. Citrasikhaṇḍisaṃhitā,
  7. Jayottarasaṃhitā,
  8. Vāsiṣṭhasaṃhitā,
  9. Parāśarasaṃhitā,
  10. Viṣṇusaṃhitā,
  11. Hiraṇyagarbhasaṃhitā,
  12. Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā,
  13. Śāṇḍilyasaṃhitā,
  14. Padmasaṃhitā,
  15. Mahendrasaṃhitā,
  16. Viṣvaksenasaṃhitā,
  17. Bhārgavasaṃhitā,
  18. Vihagendrasaṃhitā,
  19. Anantasaṃhitā,
  20. Paramapuruṣasaṃhitā,
  21. Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā,
  22. Khagapraśnasaṃhitā,
  23. Nāradīyasaṃhitā,
  24. Durvāsasaṃhitā,
  25. Sanakasaṃhitā,
  26. Agastyasaṃhitā,

The Rājasa Muniprokta Āgamas are:

  1. Sanatkumārasaṃhitā,
  2. Pādmodbhavasaṃhitā,
  3. Satyasaṃhitā,
  4. Tejodraviṇasaṃhitā,
  5. Māyāvaibhavasaṃhitā,
  6. Ātreyasaṃhitā,
  7. Kātyāyanasaṃhitā,
  8. Saunakīyasaṃhitā,
  9. Kāśyapasaṃhitā,
  10. Mārkaṇḍeyasaṃhitā,
  11. Kapiñjalasaṃhitā,
  12. Sārasamuccayasaṃhitā,
  13. Viśvasaṃhitā,
  14. Nalakuberasaṃhitā,
  15. Trailokyamohanasaṃhitā,
  16. Yogahṛdayasaṃhitā,
  17. Saṃvartasaṃhitā,
  18. Brahmasiddhāntasaṃhitā,
  19. Vāgīśasaṃhitā,
  20. Saumyasaṃhitā,
  21. Sārakasaṃhitā,
  22. Ānandasaṃhitā,
  23. Mūlasaṃhitā,
  24. Upendrasaṃhitā,
  25. Puṣṭisaṃhitā,
  26. Mārīcasaṃhitā,
  27. Gārgyasaṃhitā,
  28. Aupagāyanasaṃhitā,
  29. Bṛhaspatisaṃhitā,
  30. Narasimhasaṃhitā,

The Tāmasa Muniprokta Āgamas are:

  1. Pañcapraśnasaṃhitā,
  2. Sukapraśnasaṃhitā,
  3. Tattvasāgarasaṃhitā,
  4. Gautamasaṃhitā,
  5. Sātātapasaṃhitā,
  6. Yājñavalkyasaṃhitā,
  7. Paulastyasaṃhitā,
  8. Dattatreyasaṃhitā,
  9. Kātyāyanasaṃhitā,
  10. Kārṣṇāsaṃhitā,
  11. Bodhāyanasaṃhitā,
  12. Kāpilasaṃhitā,
  13. Jaiminisaṃhitā,
  14. Kaumārasaṃhitā,
  15. Vāmadevasaṃhitā,
  16. Vāyavīyasaṃhitā,
  17. Pārāvata saṃhitā,
  18. Vāmasaṃhitā,
  19. Umāmaheśvarasaṃhitā,
  20. Āgneyasaṃhitā,
  21. Sārvasaṃhitā,
  22. Jāmadagnyasaṃhitā,
  23. Daṇḍasaṃhitā,
  24. Satyasaṃhitā,
  25. Śrīkarasaṃhitā,
  26. Jābālasaṃhitā,
Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)
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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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