Mriti, Mṛti: 15 definitions
Mriti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Mṛti can be transliterated into English as Mrti or Mriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mṛti (मृति).—A god of the Rohita gaṇa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 85.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Mṛti (मृति) or Māraṇa refers to “killing others” and represents one of the various siddhis (perfections) mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.11-13. Accordingly, “by excellent Sādhakas (tantric practitioners) wishing the Siddhi (e.g., māraṇa), the mantrasādhana should be performed in advance, for the sake of the Siddhi. One would not attain any Siddhi without the means of mantra-vidhāna (the classification of mantra)”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Mṛti (मृति) refers to the “death (of a master)”, according to the Bhūśalyasūtrapātananimittavidhi section of Jagaddarpaṇa’s Ācāryakriyāsamuccaya, a text within Tantric Buddhism dealing with construction manual for monasteries etc.—Accordingly, “[...] [The officiant] should examine omens. If a cord is cut, the death of a master (guru-mṛti) [will take place]. If the cries of a jackal, a vulture and a heron [are heard], then the death of a lord [will] definitely [take place]. [...]”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
mṛti (मृति).—f S Death, decease, defunct state.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
mṛti (मृति).—f Death, defunct state.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Mṛti (मृति).—f. Death, dying; आलम्ब्य शाखां कृतनिश्चया मृतौ (ālambya śākhāṃ kṛtaniścayā mṛtau) A. Rām.5.3.58.
Derivable forms: mṛtiḥ (मृतिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tiḥ) Death, dying. E. mṛ to die, aff. ktin .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mṛti (मृति).—[mṛ + ti], f. Death.
— Cf. [Latin] mors, mortis.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mṛti (मृति).—[feminine] death; man [masculine] mortality. (mṛttika [substantive] &) mṛttikā [feminine] clay, loam.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mṛti (मृति):—[from mṛ] f. death, dying, [Śrutabodha; Bhāgavata-purāṇa etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mṛti (मृति):—(tiḥ) 2. f. Death; dying.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Mṛti (मृति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mai.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Mṛti (ಮೃತಿ):—[noun] the fact or act of dying; cessation of life; end of a living being; death.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Mritika, Mritiman, Mritipatra, Mritirekha, Mritisadhana, Mritisu, Mrititattva, Mrititattvanusmarana.
Ends with (+171): Acaryasmriti, Agnismriti, Amritasmriti, Amriti, Amtahsmriti, Anapanasmriti, Angirahsmriti, Anusmriti, Apagamasmriti, Apamriti, Apasmriti, Apastambasmriti, Apastasmriti, Arunasmriti, Ashtadashasmriti, Ashvalayanasmriti, Asmriti, Atreyasmriti, Atrismriti, Aupakayanasmriti.
Full-text: Mai, Mrititattva, Mrititattvanusmarana, Mritisadhana, Mritirekha, Medhamriti, Kurukshetriyoga, Marana, Mahapataka, Rekha, Moksha, Api, Abhisheka.
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Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.99 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 3.2.128 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 3.2.127 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 2.23.24 < [Chapter 23 - The Killing of Śaṅkhacūḍa During the Rāsa-dance Pastime]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.1.100 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 1.7.43 < [Chapter 7 - Pūrṇa (pinnacle of excellent devotees)]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 5.39 < [Section VI - Lawful and Forbidden Meat]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.1.338 < [Chapter 1 - The Beginning of the Lord’s Manifestation and His Instructions on Kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtana]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1928-1930 < [Chapter 22 - Lokāyata—Materialism]