Padmasamhita, Padmasaṃhitā, Padma-samhita: 4 definitions

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Padmasamhita 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: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Padmasaṃhitā (पद्मसंहिता) or Padmasaṃhitāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Ajitāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (eg., Padma-saṃhitā Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (eg., Ajita-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Padmasaṃhitā (पद्मसंहिता) or simply Padma 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 (eg., Padmasaṃhitā-saṃhitā). b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa.

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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

[«previous (P) next»] — Padmasamhita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Padmasaṃhitā (पद्मसंहिता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a part of the Nāradapañcarātra. Bp. 8. Taylor. 1, 181. Oppert. 8074. Ii, 3703. 4042. Rice. 94.

2) Pādmasaṃhitā (पाद्मसंहिता):—of the Pāñcarātra. Mysore. 3. Oppert. 5088. 5330.

3) Pādmasaṃhitā (पाद्मसंहिता):—Burnell. 204^b.

Pādmasaṃhitā has the following synonyms: Pāñcarātramahopaniṣad.

4) Padmasaṃhitā (पद्मसंहिता):—a part of the Nāradapañcarātra. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 47.

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

1) Padmasaṃhitā (पद्मसंहिता):—[=padma-saṃhitā] [from padma] f. Name of [work]

2) Pādmasaṃhitā (पाद्मसंहिता):—[=pādma-saṃhitā] [from pādma] f. Name of [work] or ch° 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. 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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