Sammoha, Saṃmoha, Sammohā: 21 definitions


Sammoha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sammoh.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Sammoha (सम्मोह) is another name for Adhakāra, one of the seven regions situated in Krauñcadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 88. Krauñcadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Jyotiṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃmoha (संमोह) refers to “delusion”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.24 (“Śiva consents to marry Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Viṣṇu and others: “[...] O gods, meditation of everyone had been spoiled by the stubborn Kāma, the great archer formerly. Kāma leads to hell; lust to anger, anger to delusion [i.e., saṃmoha] and delusion destroys penance. Anger and lust shall be eschewed by you, the best of gods. My words shall be headed by you all and not otherwise”.

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Sammohā (सम्मोहा) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (e.g., sammohā) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Saṃmoha (संमोह) refers to “stupor”, mentioned in verse 4.11-16 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Xerostomia, flaccidity of limbs, deafness, stupor [viz., saṃmoha], giddiness, and heart-disease (result) from the restraint of thirst. In this ease every cold application (is) wholesome. [...] Visceral induration, heart-disease, and stupor [viz., saṃmoha] (result) from suppressed panting with fatigue. In this case relaxation (is) wholesome and the wind-destroying method of treatment”.

Note (verse 15): The dvandva compound gulmahṛdrogasaṃmoha—“visceral induration, heartdisease, and stupor” has been represented somewhat incongruously by skran daṅ sñiṅ nad myos-par ’gyur, lit. “one gets sick with visceral induration and in the heart (as well as) stuporous”. Were it not for the terminative myos-par, one would rather translate: “visceral induration, heart-disease, (and) stupor are caused”.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

1) Sammoha (सम्मोह):—[sammohaḥ] Impairment of orientation

2) [sammohaḥ] Stupefaction: Illusion of mind

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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.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Saṃmoha (संमोह) refers to “delusion”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “[...] Out of [his own] head indeed has God, the Lord, created the King in ancient times. Therefore does he have his head anointed and stands above all beings. The King is praised in Revealed Knowledge and Systematized Bodies of Knowledge as a double Brāhmaṇa (i.e. as worth twice as much as a Brāhmaṇa). If one is hostile to him out of delusion (saṃmoha), that fool is hostile to Hari [himself]”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F Perplexity, hesitation. Fact to remain undecided whil efacing a situation.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Sammoha (सम्मोह) refers to a class of piśāca deities according to the Digambara tradition of Jainism, while Śvetāmbara does not recognize this class. The piśācas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas).

The deities such as the Sammohas are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sammoha : (m.) confusion; delusion.

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

Sammoha, (saṃ+moha) bewilderment, infatuation, delusion M. I, 86, 136; Vin. I, 183; Nd1 193; A. II, 174; III, 54 sq. , 416; S. I, 24; IV, 206; Dhs. 390. (Page 697)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃmoha (संमोह).—a. Infatuating, bewildering, fascinating; तपो हि परमं श्रेयः संमोहमितरत्सुखम् (tapo hi paramaṃ śreyaḥ saṃmohamitaratsukham) Rām.7.84.9.

See also (synonyms): saṃmohaka.

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Saṃmoha (संमोह).—

1) Bewilderment, confusion, infatuation.

2) Insensibility, swoon.

3) Ignorance, folly; भ्रमं संमोहमावर्त- मभ्यासाद्विनिवर्तयेत् (bhramaṃ saṃmohamāvarta- mabhyāsādvinivartayet) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.274.7.

4) Fascination.

5) Tumult, battle.

Derivable forms: saṃmohaḥ (संमोहः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sammoha (सम्मोह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Ignorance. 2. Folly. 3. Beguilement, fascination. 4. Stupefaction. 5. Fainting. E. sam before muh to be foolish, ghañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃmoha (संमोह).—i. e. sam-muh + a, m. 1. Beguilement, fascination. 2. Stupefaction, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 107, 8. 3. Folly. 4. Illusion of mind, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 12. 5. Ignorance. 6. Fainting.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃmoha (संमोह).—[masculine] loss of consciousness, stupefaction, bewilderment, perplexity.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Saṃmoha (संमोह):—[=sam-moha] [from sam-muh] a m. stupefaction, bewilderment, confusion, insensibility, unconsciousness, ignorance, folly, illusion of mind (also with manasaḥ; manaḥ-,mati-,citta-s etc.), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] tumult, battle (= saṃgrāna), [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska ii, 17]

3) [v.s. ...] (in [astrology]) a [particular] conjunction of planets, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

4) Saṃmohā (संमोहा):—[=sam-mohā] [from sam-moha > sam-muh] f. a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

5) Saṃmoha (संमोह):—[=sam-moha] b haka, hana etc. See [column]1.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sammoha (सम्मोह):—[sa-mmoha] (haḥ) 1. m. Fascination; folly, ignorance; stupefaction.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Saṃmoha (संमोह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saṃmoha, Saṃmohā.

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Sammoha in German

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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 (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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sammoha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sammoha (सम्मोह) [Also spelled sammoh]:—(nm) hypnosis; fascination; stupefaction; beguilement; ~[haka] hypnotic/hypnotising; a hypnotis; ~[hana] hypnosis, hypnotising; fascinating; stupefying; ~[hana-astra] a missile that stupefies; ~[hana-vidyā] hypnotism; ~[hanī] hypnotic spell; ~[hita] hypnotised; fascinated; stupefied,

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Saṃmoha (संमोह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saṃmoha.

2) Saṃmoha (संमोह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sāṃmoha.

3) Saṃmohā (संमोहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Saṃmohā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sammōha (ಸಮ್ಮೋಹ):—

1) [noun] infatuating love, attachment.

2) [noun] (jain.) a class of beings regarded as demons fond of flesh.

3) [noun] a being belonging to this class.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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