Somashri, Somaśrī: 3 definitions


Somashri means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Somaśrī can be transliterated into English as Somasri or Somashri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Tessitori Collection I

Somaśrī (सोमश्री) is the name of a Brahmin lady, according to the Rūpasundarīkathā (dealing with the lives of Jain female heroes), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Rūpasundarīkathā is an itinerary of a lady who was first avert to Jain practice and who, after having listened to the dharma from a monk, was convinced that it was the only refuge. She became a nun and then taught other people. Embedded story 1r Kanakapura, king Kanakaśekhara, Somaśrī a Brahmin lady.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Somaśrī (सोमश्री).—m., (1) name of a lay-disciple: Gaṇḍavyūha 51.10; (2) (°śiri m.c.), name of a kalpa: Gaṇḍavyūha 257.7 (verse).

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

Somaśrī (सोमश्री):—[=soma-śrī] [from soma] f. Name of a woman, [Bhadrabāhu-caritra]

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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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