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 20.9

संप्रोक्ष्य नवरत्नान्वा आवाह्यभ्यर्चयेत वा ।
स्थण्डिले प्रतिमायां वा लौह्यामिच्छानुरूपतः ॥ 9 ॥

saṃprokṣya navaratnānvā āvāhyabhyarcayeta vā |
sthaṇḍile pratimāyāṃ vā lauhyāmicchānurūpataḥ || 9 ||

The English translation of Visvaksena-samhita Verse 20.9 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 (20.9). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Navaratna, Anu, Avahya, Bha, Pratimaya, Pratima, Var, Lauhi, Iccha, Anurupatah,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Visvaksena-samhita Verse 20.9). 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: “saṃprokṣya navaratnānvā āvāhyabhyarcayeta
  • Cannot analyse samprokṣya*na
  • navaratnā -
  • navaratna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ānvā* -
  • ānu (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • āvāhya -
  • āvāhya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āvāhya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhya -
  • bhī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • arcayeta -
  • ṛc (verb class 0)
    [optative active second plural], [optative middle third single]
    ṛc (verb class 0)
    [optative active second plural], [optative middle third single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Line 2: “ sthaṇḍile pratimāyāṃ lauhyāmicchānurūpataḥ
  • Cannot analyse *sthaṇḍile*pr
  • pratimāyām -
  • pratimāyā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    pratimā (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • vā* -
  • vār (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vār (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • lauhyām -
  • lauhī (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • icchā -
  • icchā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    iṣ (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
  • anurūpataḥ -
  • anurūpataḥ (indeclinable)
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