Somavara, aka: Somavāra, Soma-vara; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Somavāra (सोमवार) refers to “monday”. The corresponding planet is soma (the moon). It is one of the seven days of the week (vāra). The term is used throughout Jyotiṣa literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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sōmavāra (सोमवार).—m (S Day of the moon.) Monday.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sōmavāra (सोमवार).—m Monday.

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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Somavāra (सोमवार).—Monday.

Derivable forms: somavāraḥ (सोमवारः).

Somavāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and vāra (वार). See also (synonyms): somavāsara.

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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