Someshvara, aka: Someśvara, Soma-ishvara; 5 Definition(s)
Someshvara 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.
The Sanskrit term Someśvara can be transliterated into English as Somesvara or Someshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Someśvara (सोमेश्वर), one of the fifty Rudras according to the Caryāpāda section of the Makuṭāgama (one of the 28 Saiva Siddhanta Agamas).Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Someśvara (सोमेश्वर).—Sacred to Varārohā; sacred to the Pitṛs.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 43; 22. 29.
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.
Someśvara (सोमेश्वर) or Someśvaramūrti refers to one of the eight forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Rauravāgama: the sixteenth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas. The forms of Śiva (eg., Someśvara) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)
Someśvara is the name of a deity depicted in the Thillai Nataraja Temple in Cidambaram (Chidambaram) which is one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.—Someśvara is found seated in sukhāsana posture with the right hand in abhaya and the left hand in varada-hasta.Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Languages of India and abroad
Someśvara (सोमेश्वर).—a celebrated representation of Śiva.
Derivable forms: someśvaraḥ (सोमेश्वरः).
Someśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and īśvara (ईश्वर).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Purisaikkudi < [Chapter XVIII - Chola-Hoysala Phase]
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The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 161 - Somatīrtha < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
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The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 20 - Somisvara and Mallideva III (A.D. 1157) < [Chapter XX - The Telugu Cholas (Chodas)]
Part 22 - Rajaraja I and Beta II (A.D. 1118-1129-1134) < [Chapter II - The Haihayas]
Part 17 - Trailokyamalla Mallideva (A.D. 1130) < [Chapter XX - The Telugu Cholas (Chodas)]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)