Visvaksena-samhita [sanskrit]

33,819 words | ISBN-13: 9788179070383

The Sanskrit text of the Visvaksena-samhita, an ancient Vaishnava Agama, belonging to the Pancaratra tradition. An important topic discussed in the Samhita is that Aniruddha created Brahma and Brahma created all the men and women of the four castes. Visvaksena (lit. “lord of hosts”) is a sort of chief minister to God in all heavenly and mundane affairs. Alternative titles: Viśvaksenāsaṃhitā (विश्वक्सेनासंहिता), Viśvaksenā-saṃhitā (विश्वक्सेना-संहिता), Vishvaksenasamhita, Vishvaksena, Visvaksenasamhita.

Verse 1.8

मूत्रगन्धा तु या वेश्या शूद्रा विष्ठानुगन्धिनी ।
मधुरा ब्राह्मणी प्रोक्ता कषाया क्षत्रिया स्मृता ॥ 8 ॥

mūtragandhā tu yā veśyā śūdrā viṣṭhānugandhinī |
madhurā brāhmaṇī proktā kaṣāyā kṣatriyā smṛtā || 8 ||

The English translation of Visvaksena-samhita Verse 1.8 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:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (1.8). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Mutra, Gandha, Veshi, Veshya, Shudra, Vishtha, Anu, Gandhi, Gandhin, Gandhini, Brahmani, Prokta, Kashaya, Kshatriya, Smrita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Visvaksena-samhita Verse 1.8). 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: “mūtragandhā tu veśyā śūdrā viṣṭhānugandhinī
  • mūtra -
  • mūtra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gandhā -
  • gandhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • yā* -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • veśyā -
  • veśi (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    veśī (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    veśyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    viś -> veśyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √viś class 6 verb], [nominative single from √viś]
    viś -> veśyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √viś class 1 verb], [nominative single from √viś]
  • śūdrā* -
  • śūdra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    śūdrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • viṣṭhā -
  • viṣṭhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • anu -
  • anu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    anu (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    anu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    anu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    anu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • gandhinī -
  • gandhinī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    gandhi (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    gandhin (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Line 2: “ madhurā brāhmaṇī proktā kaṣāyā kṣatriyā smṛtā
  • Cannot analyse *madhurā*br
  • brāhmaṇī -
  • brāhmaṇī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • proktā -
  • proktā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kaṣāyā -
  • kaṣāyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kṣatriyā -
  • kṣatriyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • smṛtā -
  • smṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    smṛ -> smṛtā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √smṛ class 1 verb]
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