somanātha सोमनाथ

Definition: n. Name of a celebrated liṅga- of śiva- and of the place where it was set up by the god soma- (in the town described below;it was one of the 12 great liṅga- temples of India held in especial veneration[ see ], and was so famed for its splendour and wealth that it attracted the celebrated Mahmud of Ghazni, A.D. 1024, who, under pretext of destroying its idols, carried off its treasures along with its renowned gates) etc.


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: IW. 322 n. 1, Vcar., Vop., Cat., Col.
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