Shrimukha, aka: Shri-mukha, Śrīmukha; 5 Definition(s)

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)

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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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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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.

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa 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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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.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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