Lomasha, aka: Lomasā, Lomasa, Lomaśa, Lomāśa; 11 Definition(s)

Introduction

Lomasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Lomaśa and Lomāśa can be transliterated into English as Lomasa or Lomasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

[Lomasha in Purana glossaries]

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): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[Lomasha in Shaivism glossaries]

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 (eg. 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).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Lomasha in Hinduism glossaries]

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): Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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): Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

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.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

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)

(Source): ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Lomasha in Pali glossaries]

lomasa : (adj.) hairy; covered with hair.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise 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 expld as pakkhino, i.e. birds; reading however doubtful (vv. ll. lomahaṃsa & lomassā). (Page 589)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Lomasha in Marathi glossaries]

lōmaśa (लोमश).—a S Hairy. 2 Woollen.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Lomasha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Lomaśa (लोमश).—a. [lomāni bāhulyena santyasya śa]

1) Hairy, woolly, shaggy.

2) Woollen.

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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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