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