Somasharma, Somaśarmā: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Somaśarmā can be transliterated into English as Somasarma or Somasharma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Somaśarmā (सोमशर्मा).—A brahmin. (See under Guṇāḍhya).

2) Somaśarmā (सोमशर्मा).—Son of the brahmin Śivaśarmā. (For detailed story see under Śivaśarmā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Somaśarmā (सोमशर्मा).—The avatār of the Lord of the 27th dvāpara in the Prabhāsa tīrtha with four sons, all tapasvins.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 215.
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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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