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 2.92

शङ्कुकर्णः सर्पनेत्रः प्रतीच्यां द्वारपालकौ ।
उत्तरद्वारपालौ तु सुमुखः सुप्रतिष्ठितः ॥ 92 ॥

śaṅkukarṇaḥ sarpanetraḥ pratīcyāṃ dvārapālakau |
uttaradvārapālau tu sumukhaḥ supratiṣṭhitaḥ || 92 ||

The English translation of Visvaksena-samhita Verse 2.92 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 (2.92). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Shankukarna, Sarpat, Etri, Pratici, Praticya, Dvarapalaka, Sumukha, Supratishthita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Visvaksena-samhita Verse 2.92). 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: “śaṅkukarṇaḥ sarpanetraḥ pratīcyāṃ dvārapālakau
  • śaṅkukarṇaḥ -
  • śaṅkukarṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sarpan -
  • sṛp -> sarpat (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √sṛp class 1 verb], [vocative single from √sṛp class 1 verb]
  • etra -
  • etṛ (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    etṛ (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • aḥ -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • pratīcyām -
  • pratīcī (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    pratīcyā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • dvārapālakau -
  • dvārapālaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Line 2: “ uttaradvārapālau tu sumukhaḥ supratiṣṭhitaḥ
  • Cannot analyse *uttaradvārapālau*tu
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • sumukhaḥ -
  • sumukha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • supratiṣṭhitaḥ -
  • supratiṣṭhita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
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