Somaraja, Somarāja: 6 definitions

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Somaraja 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Somarāja (सोमराज).—Compared to Pṛthu, see Soma (s.v.).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 22. 56; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 44.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Somarāja (सोमराज) refers to one of the “eight Bhairavas” (originating from the blood of Andhaka when Śiva strikes him correspond with a set of eight Bhairavas), according to the Vāmanapurāṇa 44.23-38ff.—(Cf. Vārāṇasīmāhātmya 1.53-54)

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Science And Technology In Medievel India (Ayurveda)

Somarāja (सोमराज) or Somarājakalpa refers to one of the various medicinal preparations described in the Vaidyakalpa, as mentioned in A. Rahman’s Science and Technology in Medievel India: A bibliography of source materials in Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian.—Ancient and medieval India produced a wide range of scientific manuscripts and major contributions lie in the field of medicine, astronomy and mathematics, besides covering encyclopedic glossaries and technical dictionaries.—The Vaidyakalpa is a Sanskrit medical treatise dealing with the treatment of different kinds of medicines [e.g., Somarāja-kalpa] including those prepared from trees, plants, roots, etc.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Somarāja (सोमराज) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Nṛhari: Darśapūrṇamāseṣṭi.

2) Somarāja (सोमराज):—son of Narahari: Rudrasūktabhāṣya.

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

1) Somarāja (सोमराज):—[=soma-rāja] [from soma] m. ‘king Soma’, the moon, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of an author, [Catalogue(s)]

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Somaraja in German

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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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