Somayaga, aka: Somayāga, Soma-yaga; 6 Definition(s)


Somayaga means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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One of the seven great sages (isi) of great power.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Soma-yāga.—(CII 4), name of a Vedic sacrifice. Note: soma-yāga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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sōmayāga (सोमयाग).—m (S) A sacrifice at which the juice of sōma is drunk.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sōmayāga (सोमयाग).—m A kind of sacrifice.

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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Somayāga (सोमयाग).—the Soma sacrifice.

Derivable forms: somayāgaḥ (सोमयागः).

Somayāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and yāga (याग). See also (synonyms): somayajña.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Somayāga (सोमयाग).—m.

(-gaḥ) Offering or sacrifice in which the acid Sarcostema juice is drank. E. soma, and yāga sacrifice; also somayajña .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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