Somanatha, aka: Somanātha, Soma-natha; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A park laid out by Parakkamabahu I. Cv.lxxix.10.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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sōmanātha (सोमनाथ).—m (S) One of the lingams of Shiva.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Somanātha (सोमनाथ).—

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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