Someshvara, Someśvara, Soma-ishvara: 9 definitions



Someshvara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 (?).

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Someśvara (सोमेश्वर), one of the fifty Rudras according to the Caryāpāda section of the Makuṭāgama (one of the 28 Saiva Siddhanta Agamas).

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Someśvara (सोमेश्वर).—Sacred to Varārohā; sacred to the Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 43; 22. 29.
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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)

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 (e.g., Someśvara) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

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.

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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.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Someśvara (सोमेश्वर) is the name of a Bodhisattva mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Someśvara).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Someshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. Śp. p. 96.

2) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—a writer on music. Quoted by Śārṅgadeva Oxf. 199^b.

3) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—philosopher. Quoted in the Raseśvaradarśana of the Sarvadarśanasaṃgraha Oxf. 247^b.

4) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—(?): Jaiminīyanyāyamālāvistāra.

5) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—Tantrāloka. Parātriṃśikā.

6) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—pupil of Yogeśvarācārya: Śrutaśabdārthasamuccaya.

7) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—
—[commentary] on Bhojarāja’s Siddhāntasaṃgraha.

8) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—son of Mādhava Bhaṭṭa: Nyāyasudhā or Rāṇaka or Sarvānavadyakāriṇī, a
—[commentary] on the Tantravārttika of Kumārila.

9) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—of Bhojapura, father of Keśava (Kauśikagṛhyapaddhati).

10) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—Kāvyaprakāśaṭīkā Kāvyādarśa.

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

1) Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—[from soma] m. Name of a divine being, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] of Kṛṣṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Cālukya and of various authors and other persons, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha; Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa; Catalogue(s)] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a celebrated Liṅga of Śiva set up by Soma (= soma-nātha q.v.) and of a Liṅga at Benares, [Catalogue(s)]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Someśvara (सोमेश्वर):—(soma + ī)

1) m. a) ein N. Krṣṇa’s [WEBER, KṚṢṆAJ. 298. fg.] pl. Bez. best. Götter [Rājataraṅgiṇī 7, 1647.] — b) Nomen proprium verschiedener Männer: ein mythischer Fürst [SARVADARŚANAS. 99,2. -] [Oxforder Handschriften 125,a,21. fg. 135,b, No. 255. 199,b, No. 471. 219,a, No. 523. 247,b,10. 279,b,45] (bhaṭṭa). [295,a, No. 713. 378,a, No. 376. 380,a,5.] [HALL 198.] bhaṭṭa [24. 170. 183.] devadi (!) [Colebrooke 2, 272.] — —

2) n. Name eines Liṅga in Kāśī [Oxforder Handschriften 39,b,21. 64,a,29.] — — Vgl. bhaṭṭa .

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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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