Shrimata, Śrīmātā: 4 definitions


Shrimata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, biology. 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 Śrīmātā can be transliterated into English as Srimata or Shrimata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śrīmātā (श्रीमाता).—An aspect of Devī who incarnated to kill the Rākṣasa named Karṇāṭaka who used to abduct the wives of Maharṣis in the disguise of a Brāhmaṇa. (Skanda Purāṇa, 3: 2: 16-18).

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Sum Jaina Canonical Sutras (vividhatirthakalpa)

Śrīmātā (श्रीमाता) is the name of a tīrtha (sacred place) near the Arbuda mountain.—Vimala, the commander-in-chief of an army, built, in front of the temple of Śrīmātā, a caitya adorned with the brazen image of Ṛṣabha.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Śrīmātā (श्रीमाता) is the name of a Tīrtha (i.e., non-Jaina holy places), associated with Abu, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Srimata in Sanskrit is the name of a plant defined with Symplocos racemosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Dicalix propinqus (Hance) Migo (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Fl. Cambodge, Laos & Vietnam (1977)
· Sinensia (1934)
· Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1868)
· Fl. China (1996)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Flora Cochinchinensis (1790)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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