Wisdom Library Logo

Somadatta, 3 Definition(s)

Somadatta means something in Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Pali Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article:

3 Definition(s) from various sources:

1) Somadatta (सोमदत्त):—Son of Kṛśāśva (one of the two sons of Saṃyama). He satisfied Viṣṇu by performing aśvamedha sacrifices. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2.35-36)

2) Somadatta (सोमदत्त):—Son of Bāhlīka (one of the three sons of Pratīpa). He had three sons, named Bhūri, Bhūriśravā and Śala. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.18-19)

Added: 01.Aug.2015 | Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Rating: -

Somadatta was an ally of the Kauravas. He was a suitor to Devaki, who was the mother of Krishna. He fought with Sini, who was seeking the hand of Devaki for his friend Vasudeva. The battle was hard fought and in the end Sini emerged victorious. Devaki married Vasudeva. This incident began a bitter feud between the clan of Somadatta and the Yadavas, the clan of Sini.

Added: 24.Jun.2012 | Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Rating: -

1. Somadatta. The Bodhisatta born as the son of the brahmin Aggidatta (q.v.).

2. Somadatta. The younger brother of Sutasoma. He is identified with Ananda. J.v.185,192.

3. Somadatta. A brahmin. For his story see the Bhuridatta Jataka. He is identified with Ananda. J.vi.219.

4. Somadatta. An elephant calf. See the Somadatta Jataka (No. 410).

5. Somadatta - A brahmin of Savatthi. He once played dice with another brahmin, Soma, and won the latters possessions, including his upper garment and signet ring. When Soma said he could not walk home barefoot, nor face his family without his ring, Somadatta returned his winnings and the two became great friends. Somadatta was later sentenced to death for repeated adultery. When Soma discovered this he offered his life instead and was killed. He was reborn as a deva and took Somadatta to the deva world for a week, sending him back with a wish conferring gem. Later Somadatta too was born near Soma. Ras.i.46f.

Added: 12.Apr.2009 | Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Rating: -

Look for other relevant definitions:

Search found 15 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

· Somadatta Jataka
1. Somadatta Jataka (No. 211). The story of the Bodhisatta when he was born as...
1 desc.
· Aggidatta
1. Aggidatta - Chaplain to the King of Kosala, first to Mahakosala, and then t...
1 desc.
· Soma
Soma (सोम) was the famous plant which was used for the preparation of the lib...
11 desc.
· Viranatthambhaka
A cemetery near Benares where Somadatta taught his father, Aggidatta, how to beh...
1 desc.
· Kṛśāśva
1) Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व):—One of the two sons of Saṃyama (son of Dhūmrākṣa)...
1 desc.
· Alambayana
Originally the name of a spell taught to an ascetic by a Garuda king who had u...
1 desc.
· Bahlika
Bāhlīka (बाह्लीक):—One of the three sons of Pratīpa (son of Dilīpa, who...
2 desc.
· Śālā
Śālā (शाला) in the Atharvaveda and later denotes a ‘house’ in the...
10 desc.
· Bhurisravas
Bhuriśravas (भुरिश्र्वस): Bhurisravas was a prince of the Balhikas and an ally o...
2 desc.
· Bhūriśravā
Bhūriśravā (भूरिश्रवा):—One of the three sons of Somadatta (son of Bāhl...
1 desc.
· Sini
Śini (शिनि):—Son of Garga (one of the five sons of Manyu). He had a son...
3 desc.
· Bhuridatta Jataka
Prince Brahmadatta, son of the king of Benares, lived on the banks of the Yamu...
1 desc.
· Laludayi
An Elder who possessed the knack of saying the wrong thing. He would go to a p...
1 desc.
· Bhūri
Bhūri (भूरि):—One of the three sons of Somadatta (son of Bāhlīka). (see...
3 desc.
· Vanappavesanakhanda
1. Vanappavesanakhanda. The third section of the Bhuridatta Jataka, which deal...
1 desc.

Search through other sources:

Search found 52 books containing Somadatta. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the 20 most relevant articles:

- Was this explanation helpufll? Leave a comment:

Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member.