Rudrasamhita, Rudrasaṃhitā: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rudrasamhita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Rudrasaṃhitā (रुद्रसंहिता) refers to one of the seven books (saṃhitās) of the Śiva-purāṇa, according to the Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya 1.30-34.—“[...] This work consists of twenty-four thousand verses divided into seven saṃhitās (compendiums) [viz., rudrasaṃhitā]. The three kinds of Devotion [(1) by meditation, (2) recital of prayer and (3) acts of worship and service] are fully explained in it. It must be listened to with great respect. [...] This divine Purāṇa of seven saṃhitās and called after Śiva stands on an equal footing with Brahman (i.e. Vedic Texts) and accords an achievement that is superior to everything else. He who reads the entire Śivapurāṇa without omitting any of the seven saṃhitās can be called a Jīvanmukta (a living liberated soul)”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rudrasaṃhitā (रुद्रसंहिता).—The Sūkta of the Sāmaveda, to be recited in tank ritual.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 58. 36.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Rudrasaṃhitā (रुद्रसंहिता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—jy. Ulwar 1940 (inc.). Rudrasaṃhitāyāṃ Yogaphala. Ulwar 1942.
—Karmavipāka. Ulwar 1941.

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

Rudrasaṃhitā (रुद्रसंहिता):—[=rudra-saṃhitā] [from rudra > rud] f. Name of [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Rudrasamhita in German

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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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