Srimara, Sṛmara, Sṛmarā: 12 definitions


Srimara 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.

The Sanskrit terms Sṛmara and Sṛmarā can be transliterated into English as Srmara or Srimara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sṛmara (सृमर) is a Sanskrit word referring to the animal “wild boar”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Sṛmara is part of the sub-group named Ānupamṛga, refering to animals “who live in marshy land”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Sṛmara (सृमर)—Sanskrit word for an animal of the Zebra species with green and red stripes. This animal is from the group called Kūlacara (‘shore-dwellers’). Kūlacara itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Ānupa (those that frequent marshy places).

The flesh of the Srimara is heavy and spermatopoietic, leaves an astringent after-taste in the mouth and tends to subdue the deranged Vāyu and Pittam.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sṛmara (सृमर).—A young deer. Mṛgamandā daughter of Kaśyapa gave birth to Ṛkṣas (Bears) Sṛmaras (young deer) and Camaras (a kind of deer called Bos grunniens). (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Sarga 14).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sṛmarā (सृमरा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.60) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sṛmarā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Sṛmara (सृमर) refers to “yaks” (living in the forest), according to the Rāmāyaṇa chapter 2.29. Accordingly:—“[...] Sītā was distressed to hear these words of Rāma and spoke these words slowly, with her face with tears: ‘[...] Oh Rāma! Antelopes, lions, elephants, tigers, Śarabhas (legendary animal with eight legs), birds, yaks (sṛmara) and all others which roam in the forest, run away after seeing your form, since they have never seen your figure before. When there is cause for fear, who would not have fear?’”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sṛmara (सृमर).—a. (- f.) Going, moving.

-raḥ A kind of deer; Rām.2.29.3.

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

Sṛmara (सृमर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Going, going well or quickly. m.

(-raḥ) A kind of animal; according to some authorities, a young deer. E. sṛ to go, kmarac aff.

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

Sṛmara (सृमर).—[sṛ + mara], I. adj. Going. Ii. m. A young deer, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49. 24.

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

Sṛmara (सृमर).—[masculine] a kind of animal.

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

1) Sṛmara (सृमर):—[from sṛ] mfn. ([Pāṇini 3-2, 160]) going, going well or quickly, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of animal frequenting damp places ([according to] to some the ‘Bos Grunniens’ or ‘a young deer’), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] Name of an Asura (cf. sṛmala, sṛma, and sṛpa, [column]3), [Harivaṃśa]

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

Sṛmara (सृमर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A kind of animal; young deer. a. Agile.

[Sanskrit to German]

Srimara in German

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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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