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 37.4

प्रत्युवाच महजेजाः प्रणम्य गरुडध्वजम् ।
विष्वक्सेनः ।
श्रुणु नारद तत्त्वेन महाविद्यां पुरातनीम् ॥ 4 ॥

pratyuvāca mahajejāḥ praṇamya garuḍadhvajam |
viṣvaksenaḥ |
śruṇu nārada tattvena mahāvidyāṃ purātanīm || 4 ||

The English translation of Visvaksena-samhita Verse 37.4 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 (37.4). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Prati, Maha, Prana, Garudadhvaja, Vishvaksena, Narada, Tattva, Mahavidya, Puratani,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Visvaksena-samhita Verse 37.4). 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: “pratyuvāca mahajejāḥ praṇamya garuḍadhvajam
  • pratyu -
  • prati (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    prati (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    pratī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    pratī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    pratī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    prati (Preverb)
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • maha -
  • maha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    maha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    mah (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • jejā -
  • jaj (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • aḥ -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • praṇam -
  • praṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    praṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    praṇā (noun, feminine)
  • ya -
  • garuḍadhvajam -
  • garuḍadhvaja (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    garuḍadhvaja (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    garuḍadhvajā (noun, feminine)
  • Line 2: “viṣvaksenaḥ
  • viṣvaksenaḥ -
  • viṣvaksena (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 3: “ śruṇu nārada tattvena mahāvidyāṃ purātanīm
  • Cannot analyse *śruṇu*nā
  • nārada -
  • nārada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nārada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tattvena -
  • tattva (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • mahāvidyām -
  • mahāvidyā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • purātanīm -
  • purātanī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
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