Lomasha, Lomaśā, Lomāśa, Lomaśa, Lomasā, Lomasa: 19 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Lomaśā and Lomāśa and Lomaśa can be transliterated into English as Lomasa or Lomasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Lomaśa (लोमश).—A sage who guided the Pāṇḍavas during their exile in the forest. He took them to many places of pilgrimage. (Vana Parva in Mahābhārata)
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā
Lomasā (लोमसा):—One of the twelve guṇas associated with Piṇḍa, the seventh seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra. According to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa), these twelve guṇas are represented as female deities. According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables. They (e.g. Lomasā) only seem to play an minor role with regard to the interpretation of the Devīcakra (first of five chakras, as taught in the Kubjikāmata-tantra).
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Lomaśa (लोमश).—(ROMAŚA) I. A sage, who was a great story-teller. Many of the stories found as episodes in the Purāṇas were told by this sage. Mahābhārata gives the following details about him.
Lomaśa was very virtuous and longlived. (Śloka 18, Chapter 31, Vana Parva). (See full article at Story of Lomaśa from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)
2) Lomaśa (लोमश).—A cat. (See under Ḍiṇḍika).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Lomaśa (लोमश).—The Sūta; performed tapas with success in the Muṇḍapṛṣṭa hill of Gayā; called to that place all the mahānadīs of India—Śarāvadī to Carmavatī.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 26. 5; 108. 77-81.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Lomaśā (लोमशा) is another name for Śaṇapuṣpī, a medicinal plant identified with either Crotalaria juncea Linn. (“Indian hemp”) or Crotalaria verrucosa Linn. (“blue rattlepod”) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.66-67 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Lomaśā and Śaṇapuṣpī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
1) Lomaśa (लोमश)—Sanskrit word wich could mean “ram”, “sheep”, “female jackal” or “ape”. It could also translate to “of a cat” or “of various plants”
2) Lomaśā (लोमशा)—Sanskrit word meaning “fox”.
3) Lomaśa:—Sanskrit adjective meaning “hairy”, “woolly”, “shaggy”, “bristly”, “covered or mixed with hair”, “made of hair”, “containing hair” or “overgrown with grass”
4) Lomaśa—A sage mentioned in the Vana Parva of the Mahābhārata, crossing paths with the Pāṇḍava princes on their exile. He narrates the legend of Aṣṭāvakra to them.
5) Lomaśa—Name of a śākinī - or female attendant of durgā.
6) Lomaśa—Ṛṣi number sixteen of the twenty-four syllables of the Gāyatrī. The corresponding Chhanda is Prākriti. The corresponding Devatā is Vāmadeva. (Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam XII.1.8–27)Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Sage Lomasa was an ardent devotee of Vishnu. He spent all his time in devotions to the Lord. As he grew older, he started worrying that his time on earth was growing short and was altogether too brief to indulge in the bliss of worshiping Lord Vishnu. He then began performing a severe penance. When the Lord appeared before him, he asked for a boon of long life, to be spent in devotions to the Lord.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Lomasa (लोमस): A brahmana sage who advised the Pandavas to reduce their retinue while repairing to the forest. Those unable to bear the hardships of exile were free to go to the court of Dhritarashtra or Drupada, king of Panchala. He accompanied Yudhishthira on his wanderings.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
lomasa : (adj.) hairy; covered with hair.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Lomasa, (adj.) (cp. Vedic romaśa) hairy, covered with hair, downy, soft M. I, 305; Pv. I, 92. At J. IV, 296 lomasā is explained as pakkhino, i.e. birds; reading however doubtful (vv. ll. lomahaṃsa & lomassā). (Page 589)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
lōmaśa (लोमश).—a S Hairy. 2 Woollen.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Lomaśa (लोमश).—a. [lomāni bāhulyena santyasya śa]
1) Hairy, woolly, shaggy.
3) Containing hair.
4) Consisting in sheep (as property).
5) Overgrown with grass.
-śaḥ A sheep, ram; धान्यं हृत्वा तु पुरुषो लोमशः संप्रजायते (dhānyaṃ hṛtvā tu puruṣo lomaśaḥ saṃprajāyate).
-śā 1 A fox.
2) A female jackal.
3) An ape.
4) Green vitriol.
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Lomāśa (लोमाश).—A jackal.
Derivable forms: lomāśaḥ (लोमाशः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śaḥ-śā-śaṃ) 1. Hairy, covered with or made of hair. 2. Woollen. m.
(-śaḥ) 1. A ram. 2. The name of a Rishi celebrated in the Mahabharata. f.
(-śā) 1. A fox. 2. A sort of Bonduc. 3. A plant, (Leea hirta.) 4. Indian spikenard, (Valeriana jatamansi.) 5. Cowach, (Carpopogon pruriens.) 6. A medicinal plant, commonly Maha-meda. 7. Sida cordifolia. 8. A female demi-divine being, an attendant on Durga, one of the Sakinis. 9. Green vitriol. 10. Orris root. 11. An ape. E. loma hair, śa aff.
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(-śaḥ) A jackal.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lomaśa (लोमश).—i. e. loman + śa, I. adj. 1. Hairy, mixed with hair, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 40, 24. 2. Woollen. Ii. m. 1. A ram. 2. The name of a Ṛṣi. Iii. f. śā. 1. A fox. 2. A female divine being, an attendant on Durgā. 3. Green vitriol. 4. The name of several plants.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lomaśa (लोमश).—[adjective] the same.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Lomaśa (लोमश):—[from loman] mf(ā)n. hairy, woolly, shaggy, bristly, covered or mixed with hair, made of hair, containing hair, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] consisting in sheep or other woolly animals (as property), [Taittirīya-upaniṣad]
3) [v.s. ...] overgrown with grass, [Kāṭhaka; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]
4) [v.s. ...] m. a ram, sheep, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of a Ṛṣi, [Mahābhārata]
6) [v.s. ...] of a cat, [ib.]
7) [v.s. ...] m. or n. Name of a [particular] plant or its root, [Caraka]
8) Lomaśā (लोमशा):—[from lomaśa > loman] f. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a fox
9) [v.s. ...] a female jackal
10) [v.s. ...] an ape
11) [v.s. ...] Name of various plants (Nardostachys Jatamansi; Leea Hirta; Carpopogon Pruriens etc.)
12) [v.s. ...] green vitriol, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
13) [v.s. ...] Name of a Śākinī or female attendant of Durgā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
14) Lomaśa (लोमश):—[from loman] n. a kind of metre, [Mādhava-nidāna]
15) Lomāśa (लोमाश):—[from loman] m. a jackal or fox, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] (cf. lomaśā, lopāśa).
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 25 - The Importance of Honouring a Guest < [Section 7 - Kriyāyogasāra-Khaṇḍa (Section on Essence of Yoga by Works)]
Chapter 23 - The Sage Lomaśa Comes to the Help of the Goblins < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 55 - Putradā Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section XCVIII < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section XCIII < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section CXXXIX < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 12 - Great Efficacy of the Worship of Śiva: The Story of Sage Lomaśa < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 1 - Dakṣa’s Insolence < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 45 - The Efficacy of Kumudvati < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 3 - Arjuna Obtains the Celestial Weapons < [Vana Parva]
Chapter 4 - Bhima Meets Hanuman and Kills Jatasura < [Vana Parva]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)