Pratisamhita, Pratisaṃhita: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pratisamhita in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Pratisaṃhitā (प्रतिसंहिता) or Pratisaṃhitākramalakṣaṇa-sambandha refers to one of the two principles pertaining to origin and relationship of Āgamas in the Śaiva school of philosophy.—In the pratisaṃhitākramalakṣaṇa-sambandha Sadāśiva has revealed the Āgamas by way of creating ten recipients who were (technically) called as Śivas and imparted them the same. The above mentioned ten āgamas are collectively called as Śivabhedāgama. Then Sadāśiva also created eighteen recipients they are Rudras and imparted them the eighteen Āgamas starting from Vijayāgama to Vātulāgama. They are grouped as Rudrabhedāgama. This Upadeśakrama is called as Pratisaṃhitā, i.e. imparting individually the holy texts.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratisamhita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratisaṃhita (प्रतिसंहित).—p. p. Aimed at, directed against.

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

1) Pratisaṃhita (प्रतिसंहित):—[=prati-saṃhita] a See [column]2.

2) [=prati-saṃhita] [from pratisaṃ-dhā] b mfn. aimed at, directed against, [Mahābhārata]

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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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