Somya: 6 definitions


Somya 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (vastu)

Somya (सोम्य) [=saumya?] refers to one of the hundred types of Temples (in ancient Indian architecture), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—It is quite difficult to say about a definite number of varieties of Hindu temples but in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa hundred varieties of temples have been enumerated. For example, Somya. These temples are classified according to the particular shape, amount of storeys and other common elements, such as the number of pavilions, doors and roofs.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Somya (सोम्य).—a.

1) Worthy of Soma.

2) Offering Soma.

3) Resembling or shaped like Soma.

4) Soft, good, amiable.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somya (सोम्य).—f.

(-myā) 1. Worthy of Soma. 2. Offering Soma. 3. Soft, good, amiable.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somya (सोम्य).—[adjective] having to do with Soma, consisting of Soma etc.; [masculine] Soma-offerer.

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

1) Somya (सोम्य):—[from soma] mfn. offering S°, a S°-offerer, [Ṛg-veda; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] consisting of or containing or connected with or belonging to Soma, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa]

3) [v.s. ...] Soma-loving, inspired by S°, [Ṛg-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] incorrect for saumya q.v. (also -tā f.), [Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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Somya 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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