Vishvaksenasamhita, Viṣvaksenasaṃhitā, Vishvaksena-samhita: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Viṣvaksenasaṃhitā can be transliterated into English as Visvaksenasamhita or Vishvaksenasamhita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Viṣvaksenasaṃhitā (विष्वक्सेनसंहिता) or simply Viṣvaksena 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 (e.g., Viṣvaksenasaṃhitā-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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Viṣvaksenasaṃhitā (विष्वक्सेनसंहिता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—āgama. Oppert. 5171. 8249. Ii, 4159.

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

Viṣvaksenasaṃhitā (विष्वक्सेनसंहिता):—[=viṣvak-sena-saṃhitā] [from viṣvak-sena > viṣvak > viṣu] 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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