Soma in Vedas

Shrinivas Gadkari sgadkari2001 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Sep 12 13:48:57 CDT 2002

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", or
>>>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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