Somatirtha, Somatīrtha, Soma-tirtha: 7 definitions

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Somatirtha means something in 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Somatīrtha (सोमतीर्थ).—An ancient holy place situated in Kurukṣetra. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Verse 19, that one could attain the fruits of the sacrifice of royal consecration by bathing in this holy bath.

2) Somatīrtha (सोमतीर्थ).—Another ancient holy bath situated in Kurukṣetra. In Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Stanza 114, it is mentioned that by bathing in this holy place, one could attain the world of Candra (Moon). (See under Prabhāsa Tīrtha also).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Somatīrtha (सोमतीर्थ).—Near the Yamunā; the best of all sacred spots.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 109. 2; 191. 30 and 94.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Somatīrtha (सोमतीर्थ) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.162). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Soma-tīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Somatīrtha (सोमतीर्थ).—m.

(-rthaḥ) A place of pilgrimage in the west of India. E. soma the moon, and tīrtha a holy place.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somatīrtha (सोमतीर्थ).—n. a place of pilgrimage in the west of India.

Somatīrtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and tīrtha (तीर्थ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somatīrtha (सोमतीर्थ).—[neuter] [Name] of a place of pilgrimage.

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

Somatīrtha (सोमतीर्थ):—[=soma-tīrtha] [from soma] n. Name of a place of pilgrimage, [Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā]

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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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