Vishvamitrasamhita, Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā, Vishvamitra-samhita: 4 definitions

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Vishvamitrasamhita 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 Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā can be transliterated into English as Visvamitrasamhita or Vishvamitrasamhita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Vishvamitrasamhita in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Pancaratra (Samhita list)

Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā (विश्वामित्रसंहिता) is the name of an ancient Pāñcarātra Saṃhitā mentioned in the Kapiñjalasaṃhitā: a Pāñcarātra work consisting of 1550 verses dealing with a variety of topics such as worship in a temple, choosing an Ācārya, architecture, town-planning and iconography.—For the list of works, see chapter 1, verses 14b-27. The list [including Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā] was said to have comprised “108” titles, these, different saṃhitās named after different manifestations of the Lord or different teachers. They are all said to be authoritative as the ultimate promulgator of all these is the same Nārāyaṇa.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā (विश्वामित्रसंहिता) or simply Viśvāmitra 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., Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā-saṃhitā). b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa.

Pancaratra book cover
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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

[«previous next»] — Vishvamitrasamhita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā (विश्वामित्रसंहिता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] by Śrīdhara. K. 192.

2) Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā (विश्वामित्रसंहिता):—bhakti. Oudh. Vi, 12. Oppert. Ii, 4513. 6436. Viśvāmitrasaṃhitāyāṃ Gāyatrīstavarājastotra. L. 886. Oudh. Xii, 46.

3) Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā (विश्वामित्रसंहिता):—bhakti. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 86. Viśvāmitrasaṃhitāyāṃ Gāyatrīstavarāja. Hz. 131. Oudh. Xxi, 166. Stein 224.

4) Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā (विश्वामित्रसंहिता):—[tantric] Hpr. 2, 189. Viśvāmitrasaṃhitāyāṃ Gāyatrīkavacam. Hpr. 2, 51.

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

Viśvāmitrasaṃhitā (विश्वामित्रसंहिता):—[=viśvā-mitra-saṃhitā] [from viśvā-mitra > viśva] f. Name of sub voce works.

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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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