Somasiddhanta, aka: Somasiddhānta, Soma-siddhanta; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Somasiddhānta (सोमसिद्धान्त).—Soma, Saumya, or Somasiddhāntin (follower or the doctrine of Soma [somasiddhānta]) were alternative names for nontantric or pretantric Kāpālikas. An early agamic Śaiva scripture, the Sarvajñānottara (14.4), places promulgators of the Somasiddhānta in its cosmic hierarchy just above the Pāśupatas and the Lākulas (mahāvratas), at the level of Īśvara; the Pāśupatas reach only up to the level of plurality (māyā), and the Lākulas to knowledge (vidyā). Somasiddhāntins are commonly mentioned next to Lākulas in Śaiva tantric sources, as in the Jayadrathayāmala (1.45.83), which lists the Somasiddhānta observance next to the Kālamukha one, or in the (unpublished) Kaula Bhairavamaṅgalā, which lists the Somasiddhānta doctrine after the Lākula.

Source: Kāpālikas
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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sōmasiddhānta (सोमसिद्धांत).—m S A system of theological philosophy followed by a branch of the worshipers of Shiva. 2 A rationalist of the sect śaiva.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Somasiddhānta (सोमसिद्धान्त).—the doctrine of Kāpālikas; या सोमसिद्धान्तमयाननेव (yā somasiddhāntamayānaneva) N.1.87.

Derivable forms: somasiddhāntaḥ (सोमसिद्धान्तः).

Somasiddhānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and siddhānta (सिद्धान्त).

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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