Shmashrula, Śmaśrula, Smashrula: 9 definitions


Shmashrula means something in 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 Śmaśrula can be transliterated into English as Smasrula or Shmashrula, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shmashrula in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śmaśrula (श्मश्रुल) refers to “(overgrown) moustaches and beards”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.43 (“Description of Śiva’s wonderful sport”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Immediately the army of Śiva came there consisting of wonderful arrays of Bhūtas, Pretas and Gaṇas.  [...] Some were awful with overgrown moustaches and beards (śmaśrula). Some were lame. Some were blind. Some held staffs and nooses and some great iron clubs in their hands. Some rode on peculiar vehicles. Some played on horns. Some played on Ḍamarus. Some played on Gomukhas. Some had no faces. Some had distorted and deformed faces. Some had many faces. Some had no hands. Others had deformed hands. Some of them had many hands. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shmashrula in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śmaśrula (श्मश्रुल).—a S Having beard, whiskers, and mustaches (esp. as bushy or large).

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smaśrula (स्मश्रुल).—&c. Common mis-spellings of śmaśāna &c.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shmashrula in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śmaśrula (श्मश्रुल).—a. [śmaśru vidyate'sya lac] Having a beard, bearded; भल्लापवर्जितैस्तेषां शिरोभिः श्मश्रुलैर्महीं (bhallāpavarjitaisteṣāṃ śirobhiḥ śmaśrulairmahīṃ) (tastāra) R.4. 63; Manusmṛti 11.15.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śmaśrula (श्मश्रुल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Bearded, having a beard. E. śmaśru, and lac aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śmaśrula (श्मश्रुल).—[śmaśru + la], adj. Having a beard, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 4, 63; one who lets grow his beard, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 105.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śmaśrula (श्मश्रुल).—[adjective] bearded.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śmaśrula (श्मश्रुल):—[from śmaśru] mfn. having a beard, bearded, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śmaśrula (श्मश्रुल):—[(laḥ-lā-laṃ) a.] Bearded.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shmashrula in German

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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.

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