- writings containing traditions concerning law, rituals, teachings of the sages, the epics, and the Puranas.
Origin of Smriti
From the Sanskrit word smṛti
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Examples from the Web for smriti
In the south of India the Smriti Chandrika is a work of importance.
The Smriti of Narada belongs to a still later period, perhaps 436 to the 5th or 6th century of our era.
The permanent identity of names and forms is declared in Sruti as well as Smriti; compare, for instance, Rik.
Smriti moreover speaks of Vidûra and others who were born from Sûdra mothers as possessing eminent knowledge.
And thus Smriti says that 'Âditya, having assumed the shape of a man, came to Kuntî.'
- a class of Hindu sacred literature derived from the Vedas, containing social, domestic, and religious teaching
from Sanskrit smrti what is remembered, from samarati he remembers