Smritva, Smṛtvā: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Smṛtvā can be transliterated into English as Smrtva or Smritva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Smṛtvā (स्मृत्वा) refers to “having rememberd” (a particular deity), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.1 (“Description of Tripura—the three cities”).—Accordingly, after the sons of Tāraka-Asura spoke to Brahmā: “On hearing the words of those ascetic Asuras, Brahmā replied to them after remembering (smṛtvā) Śiva, his lord”.

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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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