Definition of Smarta

1. Noun. One of a group of brahmans who uphold nonsectarian orthodoxy according to the Vedanta school of Hinduism.

Generic synonyms: Brahman, Brahmin

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Literary usage of Smarta

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Outline of the Religious Literature of India by John Nicol Farquhar (1920)
"In South India and in Gujarat the word smarta connotes, in addition, allegiance to Sankara's Vedanta; but in North India the smarta is ..."

2. Indian Wisdom: Or, Examples of the Religious, Philosophical, and Ethical by Monier Monier-Williams (1876)
"We also observed that the term smarta-sutra is a general expression for collections of ... Hence the smarta Sutras are commonly subdivided into, a. ..."

3. Indian Wisdom, Or, Examples of the Religious, Philosophical, and Ethical by Monier Monier-Williams (1875)
"The smarta Sutras or Traditional Rules. |"N our classification of Smriti or Post-vedic literature, at the commencement of the last Lecture, we placed the ..."

4. A Manual of the District of Vizagapatam, in the Presidency of Madras by David Freemantle Carmichael (1869)
"The former belong to the smarta, ... ja as well as smarta do perform those ceremonies on those days, deeming the omission contrary to Veda, and, an such, ..."

5. Dancing With Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (2003)
"... (ca 788—820) as centers of smarta authority in India, each with a distinct guru parampara and a reigning pontiff entitled ..."

6. Circuits of Victory by Abraham Lincoln Lavine (1921)
"Because Mr. Vail—Tie smarta, da .man!" It was not, however, merely a specially selected personnel: it was also a specially trained personnel. ..."

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