Somavamsha, aka: Somavaṃśa, Soma-vamsha; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Somavaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Somavamsa or Somavamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Somavamsha in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Somavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—The lunar line of Kings;1 Ila common ancestor;2 commences with the 29th Yuga.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 14. 1-2; Matsya-purāṇa 11. 1.
  • 2) Ib. 12. 14.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 439.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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sōmavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—m (S) The lunar dynasty or series of princes supposed to descend through Buddha from the moon.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sōmavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—m The lunar dynasty.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Somavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—the lunar race of kings founded by Budha.

Derivable forms: somavaṃśaḥ (सोमवंशः).

Somavaṃśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and vaṃśa (वंश).

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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