Smeramukha: 5 definitions


Smeramukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Smeramukha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Smeramukha (स्मेरमुख) refers to “smiling (in derision)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in disguise of a Brahmin) said to the Lord of Mountains: “I have come to know that you desire to give your daughter to Śiva, [...] O mountain, this inclination of yours is not at all conducive to auspiciousness. O foremost among the wise, born of Nārāyaṇa’s family, learn sense. For the marriage of Pārvatī, He is not at all a deserving person. On hearing of this, the general public will smile in derision (smeramukha). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Smeramukha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Smeramukha (स्मेरमुख).—mfn.

(-khaḥ-khī-khaṃ) Having a smiling look. E. smera, and mukha face.

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

Smeramukha (स्मेरमुख):—[=smera-mukha] [from smera > smi] mfn. having a smiling face, [Kumāra-sambhava; Gīta-govinda]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Smeramukha (स्मेरमुख):—[smera-mukha] (khaḥ-khā-khaṃ) a. Having a smiling face.

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Smeramukha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Smēramukha (ಸ್ಮೇರಮುಖ):—

1) [noun] a smiling face.

2) [noun] a smiling man.

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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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