Vayaviyasamhita, Vāyavīyasaṃhitā, Vayaviya-samhita: 4 definitions

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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Vayaviyasamhita in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Vāyavīyasaṃhitā (वायवीयसंहिता) or simply Vāyavīya is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a tāmasa 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. b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa (e.g., Vāyavīyasaṃhitā-saṃhitā).

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vayaviyasamhita in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vāyavīyasaṃhitā (वायवीयसंहिता) 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., vāyavīyasaṃhitā]. 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)”.

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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»] — Vayaviyasamhita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vāyavīyasaṃhitā (वायवीयसंहिता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—L. 1283. Burnell. 203^b. Rice. 170. See Vāyusaṃhitā.
—of Ādipurāṇa. Ben. 56.
—of Śivapurāṇa. Ben. 52. Oudh. V, 4. Xv, 22.

2) Vāyavīyasaṃhitā (वायवीयसंहिता):—ibid.
—from the Śivapurāṇa. Stein 215.

3) Vāyavīyasaṃhitā (वायवीयसंहिता):—paur. As p. 172.

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

Vāyavīyasaṃhitā (वायवीयसंहिता):—[=vāyavīya-saṃhitā] [from vāyavīya > vāyu] f. Name of [work]

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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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