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Soumya (Sanskrit: सौम्य), is an Indian given name. It means 'born of Soma'. Soma (Sanskrit: सोम) is Chandra (Sanskrit: चन्द्र) and Soumya therefore means Budha . But Soumya also means Shubhagrahas or benefics as opposed to Papagrahas or malefic. [1]

In Kannada Soumya means "The Regent of Mercury and son of the Moon.[3]

In Bengali Soumya সৌম্য means a mentally calm or placid or balanced; beautiful, majestic, dignified, unruffled.[4]

Soumya is among the "Shiva Sahasranama" – 1008 Names of Lord Shiva in Shiva Sahasranama Stotram Shiva Purana, Kotirudra Samhita (Book IV), Chapter 35, 1-133[5][6]

Soumya is one of the nine regions of Bharatavarsha according to the Brahma Purana.[7] The names of eight of these regions are Indradvipa, Kaserumana, Tamraparna, Gabhastimana, Nagadvipa, Soumya, Gandharva and Varuna.[8][9]

Soumya is one of the Vasara (days of the week) Wednesday: Soumya Vasara[10]

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  2. ^ Rao, B.L.; Rao, B.S.; Raman, B.V. (1986). Sree Varaha Mihira's Bhirat Jataka:. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 265. ISBN 9788120813960. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  3. ^ Reeve, W.; Sanderson, D. (1858). A Dictionary, Canarese and English: By the Rev. W. Reeve. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged by Daniel Sanderson. Wesleyan Mission Press. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  4. ^ "সৌম্য - A Bengali-English dictionary". Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  5. ^ "1008 Names of Lord Shiva". Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  6. ^ "Shiva Sahasranama -- Shiva Purana Version". Satyam Sivam Advaitam. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Brahma purana". Wikisource. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  8. ^ "The Brahma Purana". Wisdom Library. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Brahms Purana". Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  10. ^ Sankalpam and its meaning