Samasamhita, aka: Sāmasaṃhitā, Sama-Samhita; 1 Definition(s)

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Sāmasaṃhitā (सामसंहिता).—A Veda imparted to Jaimini,1 who arranged it under Vyāsa's guidance; present in Vāruṇi yajña with Viśvāvasus and Gandharvas;2 gave birth to a number of elephants;3 learnt by the Asuras;4 taught by Jaimini to his son Sumantu and his grandson Sutavāna; the latter's son Sukarma composed sahasra saṃhitā and taught to his pupils Hiraṇyanābha, Kausalya and Pauṣpiñji; 500 pupils of the latter were the northern chanters of the Sāma; Hiraṇyanābha's disciples the eastern chanters of the Sāma; one of his pupils, Kṛta, taught to his disciples 24 branches of the saṃhitā;5 part of Viṣṇu;6 served with other Vedas as a horse of the chariot of Tripurāri.7

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 4. 21; IX. 11. 2; 21. 28; X. 7. 14; 53. 12; XI. 27. 31; XII. 6. 76; 11. 47; 12. 62. Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 33; 65. 26. Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 9 and 13.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 34. 15; III. 1. 25.
  • 3) Ib III. 7. 334, 339.
  • 4) Ib IV. 12. 17.
  • 5) Matsya-purāṇa 49. 76; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 130. Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 1-7.
  • 6) Ib V. 1. 37.
  • 7) Matsya-purāṇa 85. 5; 133. 31;
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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