Soma in Vedas

Thu Sep 12 02:03:02 CDT 2002


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", or
>>that which we take in with "om".
>I'm not an expert on sanskrit grammar, but I think the above sandhi may be
>wrong. "sa" means accompanying, not "s". Therefore "soma" can be split as
>"sa" + "uma" ("a" + "u" = "o") or "accompanying uma". Soma can therefore be
>a name for Lord Shiva (as in Somaskandaparameshwara).
>Sruti smRti purANAnAm Alayam karuNAlayam
>namAmi bhagavatpAda Sam.karam lokaSam.karam

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