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 1.26

नारायणमणीयांसं सृष्टिसंहारविक्रमम् ।
एवं हि पुरुषं विष्णुं ध्यायेत् कुम्भोदमध्यमे ॥ 26 ॥

nārāyaṇamaṇīyāṃsaṃ sṛṣṭisaṃhāravikramam |
evaṃ hi puruṣaṃ viṣṇuṃ dhyāyet kumbhodamadhyame || 26 ||

The English translation of Visvaksena-samhita Verse 1.26 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 (1.26). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Narayana, Aniyas, Srishtisamhara, Vikrama, Purusha, Vishnu, Kumbha, Udama,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Visvaksena-samhita Verse 1.26). 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: “nārāyaṇamaṇīyāṃsaṃ sṛṣṭisaṃhāravikramam
  • nārāyaṇam -
  • nārāyaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nārāyaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • aṇīyāṃsam -
  • aṇīyas (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • sṛṣṭisaṃhāra -
  • sṛṣṭisaṃhāra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sṛṣṭisaṃhāra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vikramam -
  • vikrama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “ evaṃ hi puruṣaṃ viṣṇuṃ dhyāyet kumbhodamadhyame
  • Cannot analyse *evam*hi
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • puruṣam -
  • puruṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    puruṣa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    puruṣā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • viṣṇum -
  • viṣṇu (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    viṣṇu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • dhyāyet -
  • dhyā (verb class 1)
    [optative active third single]
  • kumbho -
  • kumbha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kumbha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kumbhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • udama -
  • udama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    udama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dhyam -
  • dhyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • e -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    i (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
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