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Samhita may refer to"
  • the basic metrical (mantra) text of each of the Vedas
    The Vedas are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism....

    • specifically, these texts with sandhi
      Sandhi is a cover term for a wide variety of phonological processes that occur at morpheme or word boundaries . Examples include the fusion of sounds across word boundaries and the alteration of sounds due to neighboring sounds or due to the grammatical function of adjacent words...

       applied (see Vedic chant
      Vedic chant
      The oral tradition of the Vedas consists of several pathas, "recitations" or ways of chanting the Vedic mantras. Such traditions of Vedic chant are often considered the oldest unbroken oral tradition in existence, the fixation of the samhita texts as preserved dating to roughly the time of Homer...

  • post-Vedic texts known as Samhitas:
    • Ashtavakra Gita
      Ashtavakra Gita
      The Ashtavakra Gita or the Song of Ashtavakra, also known as Ashtavakra Samhita is an Advaita Vedanta scripture which documents a dialogue between the Perfect Master Ashtavakra and Janaka, the King of Mithila.-Significance:Ashtavakra Gita presents the traditional teachings of Advaita Vedanta...

    • Bhrigu Samhita
      Bhrigu Samhita
      The Bhrigu Saṃhitā is an astrological classic attributed to Maharishi Bhrigu during the Vedic period, Treta yuga. It is said that it was compiled by the Sage out of compassion for humanity so that humanity could cope with the pressures of its existence and move towards a more spiritual nature...

    • Brahma Samhita
      Brahma Samhita
      The Brahma Samhita is a Sanskrit Pancaratra text, composed of verses of prayer spoken by Brahma glorifying the supreme The Brahma Samhita is a [[Sanskrit]] [[Pancaratra]] text, composed of verses of prayer spoken by [[Brahma]] glorifying the supreme...

    • Deva Samhita
      Deva Samhita
      Deva Samhita or Devasamhita is a collection of Sanskrit hymns by Gorakh Sinha during the early medieval period. It propounded the theory of Origin of Jats from Shiva's Locks. Devasamhita records an account of the Origin of the Jats in the form of discussion between Shiva and Parvati expressed...

    • Garga Samhita
      Garga Samhita
      Garga Samhita is a book written by the sage Garga and deals with the life of Krishna. This Garga Samhita is different from the astrological treatise with the same name Garga Samhita. Only fragments of the astrological text with the name Garga samhita is available; but the whole of the devotional...

    • Kashyap Samhita
      Kashyap Samhita
      Kashyap Samhita , also known as Braddha Jivakiya Tantra, is an important treatise on Ayurveda medicine written in ancient India by the sage Kashyap, since it is suffixed as a Samhita which means means "Compilation of Knowledge", he was probably one of the first compilers of the ancient knowledge...

    • Shiva Samhita
      Shiva Samhita
      Shiva Samhita is a Sanskrit text on yoga, written by an unknown author. The text is addressed by the Hindu god Shiva to his consort Parvati . It is one of three major surviving classical treatises on hatha yoga, the other two being Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika...

    • Yogayajnavalkya Samhita
      Yogayajnavalkya Samhita
      The Yogayajnavalkya Samhita is a classical treatise on Yoga attributed to Yajnavalkya. It takes the form of a dialogue between Yajnavalkya and Gargi, a renowned female philosopher of his time.-Literature:...