Soma in Vedas
jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Sep 13 00:05:57 CDT 2002
In astrology we have that the position of the moon on
the chart has a bearing on the state of the mind of
the subject. Soma as an intoxicant or a hallucigenic
substance has also a bearing on the mind. This is one
relationship I could think of.
--- Shrinivas Gadkari <sgadkari2001 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Sep 2002 12:03:02 +0500, S.V.SWAMY
> <swamy at NFC.ERNET.IN> wrote:
> >Soma means Moon. Uma is the name for Parvati. How
> Moon got the name Soma I
> >can't say. siva is Somasekhara, because He has Moon
> in His head (hair)!
> >Swamy SV
> >At 16:22 05/09/02 -0400, you wrote:
> >>>"soma" = "s" + "om", that which accompanies "om",
> >>>that which we take in with "om".
> Ture, the word soma is also associated with the
> Moon. As indicated
> earlier, the basic meaning of soma seems to indicate
> that it refers
> to Sakti/ AtmAnanda.
> What is the connection between Moon and soma ?
> We need to investigate this issue.
> Shrinivas Gadkari
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