Samiddhoma, Samidh-homa: 2 definitions
Samiddhoma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Samiddhoma (समिद्धोम) refers to the “fuel (wood) of an oblation into a fire”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 6.15cd-18]—“[Mṛtyujit] instantly destroys fever as a result of an oblation into a fire fueled with milk tree wood (kṣīravṛkṣa-samiddhoma). This is the oblation that destroys all bad things. [It] consists of five amṛtas: sesame seed, rice, honey, ghee, and milk. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Samiddhoma (समिद्धोम):—[=samid-dhoma] [from samid > sam-indh] (for -homa) m. an oblation of f° (to fire), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Homa, Samidh.
Full-text: Samidh, Pancamrita.
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