Somadeva: 6 definitions



Somadeva means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Somadeva (सोमदेव).—A Jain Grammarian, the writer of a gloss on the commentary Jainendra Vyakarana named शब्दार्णवचन्द्रिका (śabdārṇavacandrikā) by the author, who was a resident of the Deccan and lived in a village named Arjurika (called आजर्रे (ājarre) to-day) near Kolhapur in the twelfth century.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Somadeva (सोमदेव) is the name of a deity who was imparted with the knowledge of the Śarvoktāgama by Sadāśiva through parasambandha, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The śarvokta-āgama, being part of the eighteen Rudrabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Somadeva. Nine kappas ago there were eighty five kings of this name, previous births of Ummapupphiya (Cakkhupala) Thera. v.l. Hemadeva. Ap.i.172; ThagA.i.196.

2. Somadeva. One of the chief lay patrons of Konagamana Buddha. Bu.xxiv.24.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Somadeva (सोमदेव).—[masculine] the god of the moon; [Name] of an author etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Somadeva (सोमदेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

2) Somadeva (सोमदेव):—wrote in 1205: Śabdārṇavacandrikā Jainendravyākaraṇavṛtti.

3) Somadeva (सोमदेव):—Somanīti.

4) Somadeva (सोमदेव):—son of Rāma: Kathāsaritsāgara.

5) Somadeva (सोमदेव):—Lalitavigraharāja nāṭaka.

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

1) Somadeva (सोमदेव):—[=soma-deva] [from soma] m. the god of the moon, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] the god S°, [Macdonell’s Dictionary, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] (also va-bhaṭṭa) Name of the author of the Kathā-sarit-sāgara (who lived in Kaśmīr in the 11th century A.D.), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 531]

4) [v.s. ...] of various authors and other men, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa] etc.

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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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