R.si Loma'sa

DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Fri Oct 9 12:19:13 EDT 1998


He is also known as rOmaza. (ra-layOrabhEdaH)

As far as I remember he is one of those few who are supposed to
have extremely high longevity (chiranjIvis). He supposed to loose
one hair on his body at the end of each kalpa, and he is supposed to die
after he looses all the hairs. You will find references to him in
the vanaparva, anuzAsanikaparva, and zAntiparva of Mahabharata.

regards,

sarma.
At 05:10 PM 10/9/98 +0200, you wrote:
>>efeoci wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear Members,
>>>
>>> I am Meera Pramila searching for information on identity and or legend
>>>
>>> of R.si Loma'sa or Roma'sa, for a friend who is in Himachal Pradesh,
>>> India, writing about the Ravalsa Lake area, sacred to Padmasambhava,
>>> where there is an important shrine to R.si Loma'sa and excellent
>>> image.
>>> The local people say he did one lakh times one lakh years of tapas
>>> there. He is mentioned in Puraa.na-s, stories by him appear in
>>> Mahaabhaarat, but we cannot find identifying
>>> references. If any scholars know anything at all that would give
>>> us background on this R.si would they kindly
>>> let us know?
>>>
>>> with thanks,
>>>
>>> Meera Pramila,
>>> student of Hinduism
>>Maybe you can find something in
>>Hazra, R.C."Studies in the Puranic Records on Hindu Rites and Customs",
>>Delhi, 1.ed. 1940 (pp.58-63,77,92-93,99-100)    ?
>>But there the author is speaking about Lomahar.sa.na, a sage, could this
>>be the same ?
>>greetings,
>>K. Hofmann
>
>No, Lomahar.sa.na (the suuta, father of Ugra'sravas who recites the
>Mahabharata) does not seem to be the same person as Loma'sa, the rishi who
>accompanies the Pandavas on their tiirthayaatraa (Mbh. III) as a kind of
>religious guide who tells them a lot of stories. See also Vettam Mani,
>Puranic Encyclopaedia, Delhi 1975. Apparently, little else is known about
>this Loma'sa.
>Regards,
>Georg v. Simson
>
>



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