Padmasamhita, aka: Padmasaṃhitā, Padma-samhita; 2 Definition(s)

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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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.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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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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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.

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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Mahapadma
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Samhita
Saṃhita (संहित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Attached, joined. 2. Collected, assembled. 3. Placed, fi...
Padmanabha
Padmanābha (पद्मनाभ) is the name of an ancient king from Viśālā, according to the twenty-first ...
Padmaraga
Padmarāga (पद्मराग).—m. (-gaḥ) A ruby. E. padma a lotus, and rāga colour.
Padmabandha
Padmabandha (पद्मबन्ध).—m. (-ndhaḥ) The artificial arrangement of the words of a verse in a fig...
Padmahasta
Padmahasta (पद्महस्त).—n. of a Bodhisattva: ŚsP 42.14.
Padmasambhava
Padmasaṃbhava (पद्मसंभव).—epithets of Brahman, the lotus-born god. Derivable forms: padmasaṃbha...
Padmakara
Padmakara (पद्मकर).—m. (-raḥ) 1. The sun. 2. An epithet of Vishnu. E. padma, and kara hand, his...
Padmagarbha
Padmagarbha (पद्मगर्भ).—m. (-rbhaḥ) 1. A name of Bramha. 2. The sun. 3. An epithet of Vishnu. E...
Padmata
Padmāṭa (पद्माट).—m. (-ṭaḥ) A sort of Cassia, (C. tora.) E. paḍma a lotus, and aṭ to resemble, ...
Padmakosha
Padmakośa (पद्मकोश) or Padmakoṣa (पद्मकोष).—1) the calyx of a lotus. 2) a position of the finge...
Padmanidhi
Padmanidhi (पद्मनिधि).—a treasure of the value of a Padma. Derivable forms: padmanidhiḥ (पद्मनि...
Padmodbhava
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