Somanatha (Sanskrit सोमनाथ) is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin which is another name of Lord Shiva. Somanatha means Lord of the moon.
Somanatha founds reference in various Epics of Hindu mythology as a name of Lord Shiva. The meaning of Somanatha is Lord of the moon.
Mention of Somanatha is also found in Vikramaikdev-Charit (विक्रमाङ्कदेव-चरित) and Vopdeva (वोपदेव) in which Somanatha is a holy place and a celebrated Linga (लिङ्ग) of Lord Shiva which was set up by Lord Som (सोम). It is one of the twelve great Linga (लिङ्ग) temples of India held in especial veneration.
Somanatha is also mentioned in writings of Sir Monier-Williams as name of various scholars.
Somanatha is a very popular name in India. However Somanatha is not found records in social media. It is little old style name. Somanatha is not adopted by any person of the USA as the name of their babies.
Somanatha has a great mythological significance attached to it in Hindu mythology.
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