Soma in Vedas

Malolan Cadambi cadambi at HOTPOP.COM
Thu Sep 5 22:39:38 CDT 2002

Soma is sap. But your metaphysical interpretation is a good one. One the
paratattvam basis, one should try to understand the significane of all
rituals. Some people even scholars belonging to the western tradition
interpret soma as being alcoholic in nature. This is not true and often
their interpretation stems from political basis.

SurApAnam is alcohol. SomapAnam is to be treated as divine elixir.


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