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==Introduction==
 
 
Kāśyapa Samhitā is a dharmasutra work. It is attributed to the sage Kaśyapa. It is quoted by other writers like Baudhāyana (600-300 B. c.) and later writers. The work is not available now.  
 
Kāśyapa Samhitā is a dharmasutra work. It is attributed to the sage Kaśyapa. It is quoted by other writers like Baudhāyana (600-300 B. c.) and later writers. The work is not available now.  
  
 
==Topics in Kāśyapa Samhitā==
 
==Topics in Kāśyapa Samhitā==
It seems to have dealt with the usual topics of dharmaśāstras like:
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It seems to have dealt with the usual topics of dharmaśāstras that includes:
 
* Daily duties
 
* Daily duties
 
* Śrāddha - obsequial rites
 
* Śrāddha - obsequial rites
 
* Aśauca - ceremonial impurity
 
* Aśauca - ceremonial impurity
 
* Prāyaścitta - expiation for sins
 
* Prāyaścitta - expiation for sins
* Etc.
 
  
 
==Topics in Kaśyapasmrti==
 
==Topics in Kaśyapasmrti==
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* Purification of vessels of wood  
 
* Purification of vessels of wood  
 
* Metal  
 
* Metal  
* Etc.
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 06:54, 1 October 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Kasyapa Samhita, KAZyapa SamhitA, Kaashyapa Samhitaa


Kāśyapa Samhitā is a dharmasutra work. It is attributed to the sage Kaśyapa. It is quoted by other writers like Baudhāyana (600-300 B. c.) and later writers. The work is not available now.

Topics in Kāśyapa Samhitā

It seems to have dealt with the usual topics of dharmaśāstras that includes:

  • Daily duties
  • Śrāddha - obsequial rites
  • Aśauca - ceremonial impurity
  • Prāyaścitta - expiation for sins

Topics in Kaśyapasmrti

Kaśyapasmrti is a manuscript recovered few years back. It is in prose and deals with:

  • Duties of the householders
  • Expiation for polluting public places like wells, ponds and temples
  • Expiation for killing cows and other animals
  • Expiation for other sins
  • Rules concerning mourning after death
  • Purification of vessels of wood
  • Metal

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore