Vidyeshvarasamhita, Vidyeśvarasaṃhitā, Vidyeshvara-samhita: 2 definitions
Vidyeshvarasamhita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Vidyeśvarasaṃhitā can be transliterated into English as Vidyesvarasamhita or Vidyeshvarasamhita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śaivism)
Vidyeśvarasaṃhitā (विद्येश्वरसंहिता).—In the Vidyeśvarasaṃhitā of the Śivapurāṇa Sūta explains the greatness of the worship of Liṅga. He who is incompetent in performing the three rites namely “śravaṇa, hearing,” “ manana, reflection” and “nididhyāsana, constant musing” should worship a Liṅga in order to cross the ocean of worldly life. Then the text continues to explain elaborately the mode of worship: it consists of building a pavilion, offering flowers, food and so on.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vidyeśvarasaṃhitā (विद्येश्वरसंहिता) 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., vidyeśvarasaṃhitā]. 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)”.
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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