Purushottama-samhita [sanskrit]

15,643 words | ISBN-13: 9788179070383

The Sanskrit text of the Purushottama-samhita, an ancient Vaishnava Agama, belonging to the Pancaratra tradition. Topics include the construction of temples, architecture, iconography, festivals (celebrations of deities and their exploits). Alternative titles: Puruṣottamasaṃhitā (पुरुषोत्तमसंहिता), Purushottamasamhita, Purusottamasamhita, Purusottama, Puruṣottama-saṃhitā (पुरुषोत्तम-संहिता), Śrīpuruṣottamasaṃhitā (श्रीपुरुषोत्तमसंहिता), Shripurushottamasamhita, Shripurushottama Sripurusottamasamhita, Sripurusottama.

Verse 1.28

तंत्रनाम ।
ऋषयः ।
श्रवणार्धं ऋषि ।
कतिभेदानि तंत्राणि नामधेयानिकानि व ।
प्रश्नः ।
श्रोतुमिच्छामिविप्रेंद्रपरं कौतूहलंहिनः. ॥ 28 ॥

taṃtranāma |
ṛṣayaḥ |
śravaṇārdhaṃ ṛṣi |
katibhedāni taṃtrāṇi nāmadheyānikāni va |
praśnaḥ |
śrotumicchāmivipreṃdraparaṃ kautūhalaṃhinaḥ. || 28 ||

The English translation of Purushottama-samhita Verse 1.28 is contained in the book The Pancaratra Agamas (an Introduction) by Swami Harshananda. This book is not available online so in order to read the full text and translation you should buy the book:

Buy now! English translation by Swami Harshananda (2002)

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (1.28). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tantra, Naman, Rishi, Shravana, Ardha, Katibheda, Namadheya, Kim, Prashna, Shrotu, Viprendra, Param, Para, Kautuhala, Hina,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Purushottama-samhita Verse 1.28). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “taṃtranāma
  • tantra -
  • tantra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nāma -
  • nāman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “ṛṣayaḥ
  • ṛṣayaḥ -
  • ṛṣi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Line 3: “śravaṇārdhaṃ ṛṣi
  • śravaṇā -
  • śravaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śravaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śravaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ardham -
  • ardha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ardha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ardhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ṛṣi -
  • ṛṣi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • Line 4: “katibhedāni taṃtrāṇi nāmadheyānikāni va
  • katibhedāni -
  • katibheda (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • tantrāṇi -
  • tantra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • nāmadheyāni -
  • nāmadheya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • kāni -
  • ka (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • va -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 5: “praśnaḥ
  • praśnaḥ -
  • praśna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 6: “śrotumicchāmivipreṃdraparaṃ kautūhalaṃhinaḥ.”
  • śrotum -
  • śru -> śrotum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √śru]
    śrotu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • icchāmi -
  • iṣ (verb class 6)
    [present active first single]
  • viprendra -
  • viprendra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • param -
  • param (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    para (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    para (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • kautūhalaṃ -
  • kautūhala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • hinaḥ -
  • hina (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
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