Shrimukha, Shri-mukha, Śrīmukha: 10 definitions

Introduction

Shrimukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Śrīmukha can be transliterated into English as Srimukha or Shrimukha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Śrīmukha (श्रीमुख) refers to classification of a temple/buidling (prāsāda), according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 60. The temple is mentioned in a list of thirty-six Prāsādas having activities of the townsmen entailing Sādhārās. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas

Śrīmukha (श्रीमुख) refers to the seventh saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native whose birth takes place in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘shrimukha’ is wealthy, valorous, energetic, knows a number of ‘shastras’, has affection for his friends, is endowed with truthful intellect, has physical strength, has good fame and is extremely generous.

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year shrimukha (1993-1994 AD) longs for women not his own, is honest and wealthy.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Śrīmukha (श्रीमुख) or Śrīmukhāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Candrajñānāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (eg., Śrīmukha Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (eg., Candrajñāna-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Śrīmukha (श्रीमुख) is the seventh of sixty years (saṃvatsara) in the Vedic lunar calendar according to the Arcana-dīpikā by Vāmana Mahārāja (cf. Appendix).—Accordingl, There are sixty different names for each year in the Vedic lunar calendar, which begins on the new moon day (Amāvasyā) after the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu (Gaura-pūrṇimā), in February or March. The Vedic year [viz., Śrīmukha], therefore, does not correspond exactly with the Christian solar calendar year.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Śrī-mukha.—(SII 12; SITI), royal order or charter; a letter from the king or a chief. Cf. Tamil tiru-muga-kkāṇam, expenses as wages, etc., paid to the person who brings the tiru-mugam (royal order) to the village. Note: śrī-mukha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śrīmukha (श्रीमुख).—n (S) Illustrious countenance; resplendent face &c. Used ironically or jocosely with verbs of slapping or smacking. Ex. phārasā bōla- lāsa tara śrīmukhānta mārīna. 2 In poetry the use is direct and simple and without irony. Ex. tukā mhaṇē mājhēṃ hēñci sarva sukha || pāhīna śrīmukha āvaḍīnēṃ ||.

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

śrīmukha (श्रीमुख).—n Illustrious countenance. śrīmukhānta dēṇēṃ To slap the face.

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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-English dictionary

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

Śrīmukha (श्रीमुख).—m.

(-khaḥ) The seventh year of the Indian cycle. E. śrī prosperity, mukha chief.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Śrīmukha (श्रीमुख) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—given as a medical author in B. 4, 218. 244. See Śrīsukha.

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

1) Śrīmukha (श्रीमुख):—[=śrī-mukha] [from śrī] n. a beautiful face, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the word Śrī written on the back of a letter, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] the 7th (or 41st) year of Jupiter’s cycle of 60 years, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a medical author (cf. śrī-sukha), [Catalogue(s)]

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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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