Somasamstha, aka: Soma-samstha, Somasaṃstha, Somasaṃsthā; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Somasaṃstha (सोमसंस्थ).—A kind of rituals for house-holders.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 11. 24.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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There are seven soma samsthā:

  1. Agniṣṭoma,
  2. atyagniṣṭoma,
  3. uktha,
  4. ṣoḍhaśī,
  5. atirātra,
  6. āptoryāma and
  7. vājapeya

Soma yajña is the soul of the Ṛgveda (ātmā yajñasya: RV. IX. 2,10; 6,8). Within soma, amśu which is a component, is ātmā yajñasya

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Somasaṃsthā (सोमसंस्था).—a form of the Soma-sacrifice; (these are seven:agniṣṭoma, atyagniṣṭoma, uktha, ṣoḍhaśī, atirātra, āptoryāma and vājapeya).

Somasaṃsthā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and saṃsthā (संस्था).

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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