Vasishthasamhita, Vāsiṣṭhasaṃhitā, Vasishtha-samhita: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vāsiṣṭhasaṃhitā can be transliterated into English as Vasisthasamhita or Vasishthasamhita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Vāsiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वासिष्ठसंहिता) or simply Vāsiṣṭha 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., Vāsiṣṭhasaṃhitā-saṃhitā). b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—of Pāñcarātra. Taylor. 1, 46. 218. Oppert. Ii, 4146. 6418. Quoted in Tantrasāra Oxf. 95^b, by Gaurīkānta Oxf. 109^b, by Raghunandana in Tithitattva and Dīkṣātattva, in Āgamatattvavilāsa. Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitāyāṃ Kārttikamāsodyāpana. Oudh. Ix, 12.
—Gāyatrīpañjara or Sāvitrapañjara. L. 884. 2858. Oudh. Xii, 46.
—Gāyatrīhṛdaya. Burnell. 201^b.
—Viṣṇurahasya. [Mackenzie Collection] 55.

2) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता):—[dharma] Oppert. 317. See Vasiṣṭhasmṛti. Vṛddhavasiṣṭhasaṃhitā. B. 3, 122. Bp. 261.

3) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता):—in 4 chapters, yoga. Oxf. 233^a. L. 453.

4) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता):—jy. B. 4, 194. Ben. 27. Rādh. 35. 46. Np. V, 202. This is scarcely the Vāsiṣṭhasiddhānta which Varāhamihira mentions in the Bṛhatsaṃhitā.
—[commentary] by Viśvanātha. Np. I, 150. Bṛhadvasiṣṭhasaṃhitā by Vṛddhavasiṣṭha. Sucīpattra 20. Vṛddhavasiṣṭhasaṃhitā. [Mackenzie Collection] 121. Np. V, 2. 202. Viii, 56. Ix, 48. Peters. 1, 102. Bühler 550. 558 (both [fragmentary]). Sb. 265. Modern Vasiṣṭhasiddhānta. Cambr. 29. Burnell. 76^b.

Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā has the following synonyms: Vasiṣṭhasiddhānta.

5) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता):—of Pāñcarātra. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 82. Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitāyāṃ Gāyatrīkavaca.

6) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता):—yoga. Io. 2609 (in 8 chapters). Quoted by Śaṅkarācārya on Śvetāśvataropaniṣad, by Narasiṃha in Tārābhaktisudhārṇava, Catal. Io. p. 898.

Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā has the following synonyms: Vāsiṣṭhayogakāṇḍa.

7) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता):—jy. Vṛddhavasiṣṭhasaṃhitā. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 88. Io. 922. 2307. Modern Vasiṣṭhasiddhānta in five chapters. Stein 172.

Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā has the following synonyms: Vasiṣṭhasiddhānta.

8) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता):—(Vasiṣṭhabharadvājasaṃvāda) in 36 adhy., bhakti. Ulwar 1596. Extr. 401. Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitāyāṃ Gāyatryaṣṭottaraśatanāman. Ulwar 2113.
—Rāmacandrabālacarita. Ulwar 860.

9) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता):—jy. Ulwar 1959. Vṛddhavasiṣṭhasaṃhitā. Ulwar 1973. Extr. 582.

Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā has the following synonyms: Vasiṣṭhasiddhānta.

10) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता):—yoga. Hpr. 2, 183 (Kāṇḍa 5-8). Peters. 5, 297.

11) Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā (वसिष्ठसंहिता):—jy. Ak 900. Vṛddhavasiṣṭhasaṃhitā. As p. 118. Peters. 5, 520. 521 (both inc.).

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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. 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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