Somasutra, Soma-sutra, Somasūtra: 7 definitions


Somasutra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

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.

Vastushastra book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of somasutra in the context of Vastushastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Somasutra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of somasutra in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Somasutra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somasūtra (सोमसूत्र).—n.

(-traṃ) A channel for conveying water from a Siva-Linga.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Somasūtra (सोमसूत्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Ben. 7. Oppert. Ii, 7213.
—Baudh. Oppert. Ii, 8989.

2) Somasūtra (सोमसूत्र):—Āpast. 13, 1, 1-8. Cs. 265.

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

1) Somasūtra (सोमसूत्र):—[=soma-sūtra] [from soma] n. a channel or receptacle for receiving the water with which a Liṅga has been bathed, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of various works.

[Sanskrit to German]

Somasutra in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of somasutra in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: