Definition of smriti in English:


Syllabification: smrit·i
Pronunciation: /ˈsmritē

noun (plural smritis)

  • A Hindu religious text containing traditional teachings on religion, such as the Mahabharata.
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    • The Dharma Shastras are smritis, written by men who had vested interests and enforced as laws.
    • Neither shastras nor smritis suggest that there exists an immutable, universal moral doctrine.
    • Smarta means a follower of classical smriti, particularly the Dharma Shastras, Puranas and Itihasas.


from Sanskrit smṛti 'remembrance'.

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