Somanatha, Somanātha, Soma-natha: 6 definitions
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Kavya (poetry)Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha
Somanātha (सोमनाथ).—Soḍḍhala has referred to Prabhāsa-kṣetra, on the coast of Kathiawar, where the shrine of Śrī Somanātha had been already established. People worshiped Somanātha for the fulfilment of their desired object. At the time of Soḍḍhala a great number of people went on a pilgrimage of Somanātha. The author refers to the huge crowd of pilgrims gathered together on a sacred day. He also refers that this shrine fulfilled the desires of the devotees.
According to a reference in the Skandapurāṇa the sacred shrine of Somanātha must have been the shrine of Bhairavanātha before it came to be known as Somanātha. Śrī Jote R. B. considers that the worship of Somanātha is connected with the worship of the moon and the fire and also notes that the worshipers of Śiva according to Somavidyā, the special cult of worshipping Śiva along with the moon, were in great numbers at Prabhāsa.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Somanātha (सोमनाथ) refers to one of twelve Jyotirliṅgas, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.22 while explaining the importance of the partaking of the Naivedya of Śiva. Somanātha is located at Somanath Pattan, Gujarat.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A park laid out by Parakkamabahu I. Cv.lxxix.10.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sōmanātha (सोमनाथ).—m (S) One of the lingams of Shiva.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Name of a celebrated Liṅga or the place where it was set up; (which by its splendour and enormous wealth attracted the attention of Mahomad of Ghazani who in 124 A.D. destroyed the image and carried of the treasure); तेषां मार्गे परिचयवशादर्जितं गुर्जराणां यः संतापं शिथिलमकरोत् सोमनाथं विलोक्य (teṣāṃ mārge paricayavaśādarjitaṃ gurjarāṇāṃ yaḥ saṃtāpaṃ śithilamakarot somanāthaṃ vilokya) | Vikr.18.87.
Derivable forms: somanāthaḥ (सोमनाथः).
Somanātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and nātha (नाथ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-thaḥ) 1. Name of a celebrated Linga destroyed by Mahmud of Gazni. 2. The place where this Linga was set up.
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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Search found 15 books and stories containing Somanatha, Somanātha, Sōmanātha, Soma-natha, Soma-nātha; (plurals include: Somanathas, Somanāthas, Sōmanāthas, nathas, nāthas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 48 - The Description of Somanātha < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 2 - A List of Different Sacred Places of Śiva on the Earth < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]
Chapter 7 - Different Tīrthas on Aruṇācala < [Section 3a - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Pūrvārdha)]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Achyutamangalam < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Appendix < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 14 - The origin of the Jyotirliṅga Somanātha < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 42 - The Twelve Jyotirliṅga incarnations < [Section 3 - Śatarudra-saṃhitā]
Chapter 1 - The greatness of Jyotirliṅgas and their Upaliṅgas < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 8 - Manda and Buddha (A.D. 1149-1173) < [Chapter IV - The Kondapadumatis (A.D. 1100-1282)]
Part 24 - Visvesvara (A D. 1377-1407) and Choda Ganga (A.D. 1391-1417) < [Chapter XI - The Chalukyas]
Introduction (Vaidumba dynasty) < [Chapter XVII - The Vaidumbas]