Vedasmriti, Vedasmṛti, Vedasmṛtī, Veda-smriti: 5 definitions

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Vedasmriti 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 Vedasmṛti and Vedasmṛtī can be transliterated into English as Vedasmrti or Vedasmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vedasmriti in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Vedasmṛti (वेदस्मृति).—Name of a river originating from Pāriyātra, a holy mountain (kulaparvata) in Bhārata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. There are settlements (janapada) where Āryas and Mlecchas dwell who drink water from these rivers.

Bhārata is a region south of Hemādri, once ruled over by Bharata (son of Ṛṣabha), whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vedasmṛtī (वेदस्मृती).—A river in Bhāratavarṣa from the Pāriyātra hill (from the mountain Ṛsyavān, Matsya-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 27; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 23; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 97; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 10.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vedasmṛti (वेदस्मृति) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.16). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Veda-smṛti) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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»] — Vedasmriti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vedasmṛti (वेदस्मृति):—[=veda-smṛti] [from veda] ([Mahābhārata]) f. Name of a river.

2) Vedasmṛtī (वेदस्मृती):—[=veda-smṛtī] [from veda] ([Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]) f. Name of a river.

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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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