Tags: samhita

Samhitas of Vaikhanasa Agama

We had prepared in the past a list of important pāncarātra āgamas. A similar list was also prepared for vaikhānasa but it was lost in chaos for some reason. Below is what remains of it. Sage vikhanasa, the originator of the vaikh&#2… more »

pAncharAtra saMhitA - 3

sUriH suhR^id bhAgavataH sAtvataH pa~nchakAlavit | ekAntikastanmayashcha pA~ncharAtrika ityapi | evamAdibhirAkhyAbhiH AkhyeyaH kamalAsana || [pAdma saMhitA] The sequence of the words used here are interpreted to be in the order of antiquity. The word… more »

pAncharAtra saMhitA - 2

A few definitions of Agama: The popular one: AgataM shivavaktrebhyo gataM cha girijAshrutau | mataM shrIvAsudevasya tasmAdAgama uchyate || A more descriptive definition from our favorite bR^ihadvArAhI tantra: sR^iShTishcha pralayashchaiva devatAnA… more »

Works of Agastya

Authorship of various works is ascribed to sage agastya. Here is an attempt to list such works, based on details furnished by mahAmahopAdhyAya rA satyanArAyaNa and Prof. Nanjundayya of Mysore University. Most of the works seem to be available in print o… more »