Gheranda Samhita (IAST: gheraṇḍasaṁhitā, घेरंडसंहिता, meaning “Gheranda’s collection”) is a Sanskrit text of Yoga in Hinduism

It is one of the three classic texts of hatha yoga (the other two being the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Shiva Samhita), and one of the most encyclopedic treatises in yoga

Fourteen manuscripts of the text are known, which were discovered in a region stretching from Bengal to Rajasthan

The first critical edition was published in 1933 by Adyar Library, and the second critical edition was published in 1978 by Digambarji and Ghote

Some of the Sanskrit manuscripts contain ungrammatical and incoherent verses, and some cite older Sanskrit texts

It is likely a late 17th-century text, probably from northeast India, structured as a teaching manual based on a dialogue between Gheranda and Chanda

The text is organized into seven chapters and contains 351 shlokas (verses)