Somasutra, aka: Soma-sutra, Somasūtra; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Somasūtra (सोमसूत्र) is an alternative name (synonym) for Praṇāla, which refers to “water drain”. It is a channel built into a sanctum for the purpose of draining oblation water and rainwater.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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sōmasūtra (सोमसूत्र).—n (S) The receptacle on the outside of the temple of Shiva for the water with which the idol has been bathed.

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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Somasūtra (सोमसूत्र).—a channel for conveying water from a Śiva-liṅga. °प्रदक्षिणा (pradakṣiṇā) circumambulation around a Siva-liṅga so as not to cross the Soma-sūtra.

Derivable forms: somasūtram (सोमसूत्रम्).

Somasūtra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and sūtra (सूत्र).

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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