Somapada, Somapāda: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Somapada (सोमपद).—A holy place. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 34, Verse 119, that those who bathe in the particular holy bath called Māheśvarapāda in this place will obtain the fruits of a horse-sacrifice.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Somapāda (सोमपाद).—The worlds where Marīci's descendants reside; here Devapitṛs by name agniṣvāttas live; mind-born daughter of R. Acchodā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 73. 1-2.
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Somapada (सोमपद):—[=soma-pada] [from soma] m. [plural] Name of [particular] worlds, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata]

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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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