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1 Collections containing the original, continuously recited text—the mantra portions—of the four Vedas, i.e. the Ṛg-, Sāma-, Yajur-, and Atharva-Saṃhitās, as opposed to the Brāhmaṇas, Āraṇyakas, Upaniṣads, and Sūtras subsequently attached to each of the Saṃhitā. See also mantra(s); saṃhitāpāṭha.

2 Any collection of methodically arranged texts, e.g. the Pañcarātra Saṃhitās.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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