Shriman, Śrīman, Śrīmān, Śrimān, Śrīmāṉ: 8 definitions


Shriman means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Tamil. 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 terms Śrīman and Śrīmān and Śrimān and Śrīmāṉ can be transliterated into English as Sriman or Shriman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Manblunder: Sri Rudram 2.1-2

Śrīman (श्रीमन्) is a word that conveys highest respect.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śrīmān (श्रीमान्).—Son of Nimi, who was the son of Dattātreya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Śrīmān (श्रीमान्).—The most celebrated among the Nīpas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 53.

2) Śrimān (श्रिमान्).—A son of Āpa, the Vasava.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 203. 6.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Śrīmān (श्रीमान्) (lit. “one who is charming”) is a synonym (another name) for the Parrot (Śuka), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śrīmān (श्रीमान्).—a (S) Prosperous, fortunate, successful, thriving, opulent.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śrīmān (श्रीमान्).—a Prosperous, fortunate.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śrīmān (ಶ್ರೀಮಾನ್):—[noun] = ಶ್ರೀಯುತ [shriyuta]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Śrīmāṉ (ஶ்ரீமான்) noun < śrī-mān nominative singular of śrī-mat.

1. Lord; rich man. See சீமான் [siman],

1. 2. A title prefixed to men’s names; ஆடவர் பெயர்முன் வழங்கும் மரியாதைச்சொல்வகை. [adavar peyarmun vazhangum mariyathaicholvagai.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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