Smriti, Hindu Religious Scripture - Informative & researched article on Smriti, Hindu Religious Scripture
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesIndian Purans


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
History of India|Indian Temples|Indian Museums|Indian Literature|Geography of India|Flora & Fauna|Indian Purans|Indian Philosophy|Indian Administration|Indian Languages|Education
Home > Reference > Indian Purans > Mahabharata > Smriti
Smriti, Hindu Religious Scripture
Smriti refers to a specific part of Hindu religious scripture.
 
 Smriti is a Sanskrit word meaning 'that which is remembered'. Smriti is considered to be a specific part of religious scripture in Hinduism. Smriti also denotes non-Shruti texts generally, seen as secondary in authority to Shruti.

In 500 B.C., Smriti was composed after the Vedas. The classifications of Smriti are as follows. Dharmasastras or the law is represented by eighteen books. Each book corresponds to an age of time. Itihasa or the history is represented in the four books. It includes the Mahakavyas, or Epics Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Smriti are related in the Purana or the writings. This is represented by eighteen books. They are secondary scriptures that mainly focus on Lord Vishnu or Shiva as the preferred supreme Deity.

Smriti is mentioned in the Vedanga. Vedanga is represented by six categories of documents, the Shiksha, Vyakarana, Chandas, Nirukta, Jyotisha, and Kalpa.

Agama or the doctrines also mention Smriti. There are three major divisions by doctrine, the Vaishnava, Saiva, and Sakta. Another way of grouping them is by Mantra, Tantra, and Yantra.

Smriti is represented in Darsana or philosophies. Darsana consist of six schools of thought, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Sankhya, Yoga, Purva Mimamsa, and Uttara Mimamsa.

This article is a stub. You can enrich by adding more information to it. Send your Write Up to content@indianetzone.com

(Last Updated on : 02/12/2010)
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
More Articles in Mahabharata  (240)
 
Raudraswa  (6)
 
Puru  (5)
 
Arjuna  (5)
 
Senajit  (3)
 
 
Mudgala  (1)
 
Bhishmaka  (1)
 
Khasas  (1)
 
Kuru  (1)
 
Parikshit  (1)
 
 
Partha  (1)
 
Devaka  (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Riksha  
 
 
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Purans
Patala
Patala is the infernal regions, inhabited by Nagas or serpents, Daityas, Danavas, Yakshas, and others.
Regions of Hell
Regions of Hell are classified according to Hindu cosmology, which are located under the Earth.
Dasaratha
Dasaratha was the tragic king of Ramayana, who died in the grief of exile of his dearest son Rama.
Bhudevi
Bhudevi is another name of the planet earth.
Bharadwaji
Bharadwaji is a deep river in Malwa.
Forum
Forum on Indian Purans
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference
 
 
Smriti, Hindu Religious Scripture - Informative & researched article on Smriti, Hindu Religious Scripture
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.