Somam: 1 definition
Somam 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Somam in the Tamil language is another another name for Somavallī and Mahiṣavallī, both medicinal plants identified with Sarcostemma brevistigma (synonym of Sarcostemma acidum or leafless east-Indian vine) from the Apocynaceae or “dog-away” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.98-99 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Other than the Tamil word Somam, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which eleven are in Sanskrit.
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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Starts with: Somamad, Somamada, Somamaitravaruna, Somamakha, Somamana, Somamandala, Somamani, Somamantranukramanika, Somamaya, Somambupa, Somamgala, Somamishra, Somamitra, Somamitta, Somamka, Somamshaka, Somamshu, Somamukhayayana.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Somam; (plurals include: Somams). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 3.22.1 < [Sukta 22]
Rig Veda 10.85.3 < [Sukta 85]
Rig Veda 4.37.3 < [Sukta 37]
Soma in Vedic Mythology and Ritual (study) (by Anjana Chakraborty)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 46 - Celebration of Yātrā by Dakṣa (on Akṣayatṛtīyā) < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa III, adhyāya 6, brāhmaṇa 2 < [Third Kāṇḍa]
Introduction to volume 3 (kāṇḍa 5-7) < [Introductions]
Chandogya Upanishad (Madhva commentary) (by Srisa Chandra Vasu)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)