Somapa, Soma-pa, Somapā: 14 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Somapa (सोमप).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 70).
2) Somapa (सोमप).—An eternal god of offerings to the manes. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Verse 34).
3) Somapā (सोमपा).—(somala) One of the seven Pitṛs. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 11, Verse 49, that this god dwells in the palace of Brahmā.Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Somapā (सोमपा) refers to a classification of manes (Pitṛ/Pitṛgaṇa) that came into existence from Kratu’s sweat, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.3. Accordingly:—“[...] Excepting Kratu, Vasiṣṭha, Pulastya and Aṅgiras, the six viz. Marīci and others successfully curbed their senses and their activities. O excellent sage, the semen virile of the four—Kratu and others—fell on the ground from which other types of manes were born. They were Somapās, Ājyapās, Kālins and Haviṣmantas. They are all termed Kavyavāhas also. They are their sons. The Somapās are the sons of Kratu, Kālins of Vasiṣṭha, Ājyapās of Pulastya and Haviṣmantas of Aṅgiras”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Somapa (सोमप).—A sage of the Raivata epoch.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 19.
1b) A son of Sahadeva and father of Śrutaśravas.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 84.
1c) Sacrificers of Soma enjoy the world of Moon.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 32. 3.
1d) Pitṛ (Barhiṣads) who live in mānasa worlds; their mind-born daughter is Narmadā; they came out of svadhā and are all yogins.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 53, 66; Matsya-purāṇa 15. 26; 141. 20, 57; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 100. 56. 16; 62. 15; 110. 10.
Somapa (सोमप) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Somapa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Somapa (सोमप) or Somayajī refers to an ancient kingdom or tribe of people, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] If the eclipses should fall in the lunar month of Mārgaśīrṣa, the people of Kāśmīra, of Audha and of Puṇdra will suffer miseries; quadrupeds will perish, men of the western countries and Somayajīs [i.e., somapa] will suffer calamities; there will be good rain and prosperity and plenty throughout the land”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Languages of India and abroad
Somapa (सोमप) or Somapā (सोमपा).—m.
1) one who drinks the Soma; त्रैविद्या मां सोमपाः पूतपापा यज्ञैरिष्ट्वा स्वर्गतिं प्रार्थयन्ते (traividyā māṃ somapāḥ pūtapāpā yajñairiṣṭvā svargatiṃ prārthayante) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 9.2; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.284.8.
2) a Soma-sacrificer.
3) a particular class of Pitṛs; सोमपा नाम विप्राणां (somapā nāma viprāṇāṃ) (pitaraḥ) Manusmṛti 3.197.
Somapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and pa (प).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-paḥ) The performer of a sacrifice, or a sacrificer, who drinks the juice of the acid Sarcostema. E. soma the plant, pa who drinks.
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(-pāḥ) 1. A drinker of the juice of the acid Sarcostema. 2. A Pitri or progenitor of a certain class, or those who are especially the Pitris of the Brahmans. E. soma the acid Sarcostema, and pā to drink, aff. kvip .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Somapa (सोमप).—[soma-pā], m. 1. One that drinks the juice of the moonplant; the performer of a sacrifice. 2. The Manes of the Brāhmaṇas, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 197.
Somapa can also be spelled as Somapā (सोमपा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Somapa (सोमप).—[adjective] Soma-drinking.
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Somapā (सोमपा).—[adjective] = somapa; [superlative] tama.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Somapa (सोमप) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Āpastambāgnihotraprāyaścittadīpikā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Somapa (सोमप):—[=soma-pa] [from soma] mf(ā)n. drinking or entitled to drink Soma-juice, [Atharva-veda; Kāṭhaka; Brāhmaṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. a Soma sacrificer, any sacrificer, [Rāmāyaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a being reckoned among the Viśve Devāḥ, [Mahābhārata]
4) [v.s. ...] of one of Skanda’s attendants, [ib.]
5) [v.s. ...] of an Asura, [Harivaṃśa]
6) [v.s. ...] of an author, [Catalogue(s)]
7) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a family of Ṛṣis, [Mahābhārata]
8) [v.s. ...] of a class of Pitṛs, [ib.; Manu-smṛti; Harivaṃśa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
9) [v.s. ...] of a people, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
10) Somapā (सोमपा):—[=soma-pā] [from soma] mfn. (cf. -pa above [accusative] [plural] m. -pas ; [dative case] sg. -pe) drinking or entitled to drink Soma-juice, [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
11) [v.s. ...] a S° sacrificer or performer of any sacrifice, [ib.]
12) [v.s. ...] a Pitṛ of a [particular] class (said to be [especially] the progenitors of the Brāhmans), [Horace H. Wilson]
13) [v.s. ...] a Brāhman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
14) Somāpa (सोमाप):—[=somā-pa] [from soma] mfn. or m., [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] (cf. saumāpa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Somapa (सोमप):—[soma-pa] (paḥ) 1. m. The performer of a sacrifice, or one that drinks the juice of the moon-plant.
2) Somapā (सोमपा):—[soma-pā] (pāḥ) 1. m. See somapa.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Sōmapa (ಸೋಮಪ):—[noun] a brāhmaṇa, who drinks the juice extracted from the sōma plant (Sarcostemma acidum) in a religious sacrifice.
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See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+8): Soma-parvan, Somapada, Somapadarthakathana, Somapaddhati, Somapahrita, Somapala, Somapalavilasa, Somapana, Somapancaka, Somapancakaprayoga, Somapancika, Somapandita, Somaparibadh, Somaparishrayana, Somaparna, Somaparvan, Somaparyanahana, Somapatama, Somapatha, Somapathin.
Ends with: Asomapa, Pashcasomapa.
Full-text (+24): Saumapa, Anashasta, Somapatama, Narmada, Somapitin, Somayajin, Shrutishrava, Pashcasomapa, Apastambagnihotraprayashcittadipika, Gonama, Caturveda, Pashcasomapitha, Pitri, Asomapa, Mahipa, Garhapati, Upayaja, Somava, Vairaja, Agnishvatta.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3.194 < [Section XI - Origin of the Pitṛs and the Mode of Worshipping them]
Verse 3.197 < [Section XI - Origin of the Pitṛs and the Mode of Worshipping them]
Verse 3.200 < [Section XI - Origin of the Pitṛs and the Mode of Worshipping them]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Chapter 351 - Perfected forms of inflection in the nouns
Chapter 278 - The description of the lineage of Puru (puruvaṃśa)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.21.3 < [Sukta 21]
Rig Veda 4.49.3 < [Sukta 49]
Rig Veda 1.29.1 < [Sukta 29]
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 9 - Number and Classification of the Vedic Gods < [Chapter 1 - Vedic Concept of God and Religion]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 58 - The Procedure of Śrāddha < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 221 - Greatness of Ṛṇamocana < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 19 - Greatness of Pitṛkūpikā Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)