Somavarcas: 4 definitions


Somavarcas 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Somavarchas.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Somavarcas in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Somavarcas (सोमवर्चस्).—An eternal god of offering to the manes. (Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Stanza 33).

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Somavarcas in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somavarcas (सोमवर्चस्).—[adjective] glorious as Soma.

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

1) Somavarcas (सोमवर्चस्):—[=soma-varcas] [from soma] mfn. (soma-) having the splendour of S°, [Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a being reckoned among the Viśve Devāḥ, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Gandharva, [Harivaṃśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Somavarcas in German

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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 (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.

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