Shrimati, aka: Śrīmati, Śrīmatī; 4 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit terms Śrīmati and Śrīmatī can be transliterated into English as Srimati or Shrimati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Śrīmatī (श्रीमती).—A Gandharva maid. In Kamba Rāmāyaṇa, Yuddhakāṇḍa there is a story associating this Gandharva maid with the churning of the ocean of milk:—

A Gandharva maid named Śrīmatī who had acquired incomparable proficiency in music used to sing hymns in praise of Lakṣmīdevī. Devī appeared before her and presented a garland of Kalpaka flowers to Śrīmatī. As she was returning with the garland, she met sage Durvāsas on the way. She offered the garland to him. Durvāsas who reached Devaloka with the garland gave it to Indra. Indra used it for adorning the tusk of Airāvata. Airāvata who was annoyed at it threw it away in a fury. Durvāsas took it as a personal insult to him and in his rage cursed all the gods to be subjected to the infirmities of old age. It is to save them from the effects of old age that the ocean of milk was churned to obtain Amṛta. (For more details see under Amṛta).

2) Śrīmatī (श्रीमती).—A woman follower of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 3).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Śrīmatī (श्रीमती) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.3). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śrīmatī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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)

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Śrīmati (श्रीमति) is the wife of Abhicandra, who is a kulakara (law-giver) according to Digambara sources, while Śvetāmbara names his wife as Pratirūpā. The kulakaras (similair to the manus of the Brahmanical tradition) figure as important characters protecting and guiding humanity towards prosperity during ancient times of distress, whenever the kalpavṛkṣa (wishing tree) failed to provide the proper service.

These law-givers and their wifes (eg., Śrīmati) are listed in various Jain sources, such as the Bhagavatīsūtra and Jambūdvīpaprajñapti in Śvetāmbara, or the Tiloyapaṇṇatti and Ādipurāṇa in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śrīmati (श्रीमति).—f., n. of a girl, associate (sister ?) of Śrīsaṃ- bhava (2): Gv 455.4 etc.; usually n. sg. °tiḥ etc., but °tī in list at the end 549.22, and acc. °tīṃ 466.11—12.

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Śrīmatī (श्रीमती).—(1) see prec.; (2) n. of a daughter of Ghoṣila, married to Udayana: Divy 541.19 ff.; (3) n. of a member of (Bimbisāra's and) Ajātaśatru's harem: Av i.308.10 ff. See also Śirīmatī, Śriyāmatī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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