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Soma (Sanskrit: सोम), or Haoma (Avestan), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *sauma-, was an important ritual drink for early Indo-Iranian peoples, and the later Vedic and greater Persian cultures. It is frequently mentioned in the Rigveda, which contains many hymns praising its energizing qualities. In the Avesta, Haoma has an entire Yasht dedicated to it.

In the Vedas, Soma is portrayed as sacred and divine (deva). The god, the drink and the plant probably referred to the same entity, or at least the difference was ambiguous. In this aspect, Soma is similar to the Greek ambrosia (cognate to amrita); it is what the gods drink and what makes them deities. Indra and Agni are portrayed as consuming Soma in copious quantities. The consumption of Soma by human beings was probably under the belief that it bestowed divine qualities on them.

The Goddess Somalamma protects the soma. The Goddess gives soma to her devotees to relieve their health and mental symptoms. The goddess Somalamma temples are mainly governed by the Goud communities. Every year, there is a gathering of many of her devotees in various temples in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Somalamma temple, Gaigalapadu,Kakinada
  • Somalamma temple Rajamundry-533103
  • Somalamma temple Jangareddy gudem, West Godavari
  • Somajiguda, Hyderabad
  • Somaram, Ssomavaram, Warangal
  • Somaram, Somavaram, Nalgonda
  • Somarajapuram, kothuru, srikakulam
  • Somavaram, chatrai mandal, Krishna dt
  • Somavaram nandigama mandal
  • Somavarappadu, pedaparupudi mandal
  • Somasundarapalem,tenali, guntur dt
  • Somavaram, wyra mandal, Khammam
  • Somaram, saidapur mandal,karim nagar
  • Somanpalle, jagityal mandal
  • Somaram tidwai,nizamabad dt
  • Somapuram, gadivemula,kurnool
  • Somalavandlapalli, talupula, ananthapur
  • Somalapuram,dhirehal,
  • Somaghtta, chilamattu
  • Somapuram,pedduru, chittoor
  • Somanadhapuram,penumur mandal
  • Somalagadda village,madanapalle mandal
  • Somarajulapalle, kvpalle mandal
  • References

    Somalamma Wikipedia

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