Smarta

noun

Smar·​ta
ˈsmärtə
plural -s
: a member of a large Hindu sect of Brahmans founded in the eighth century, guided chiefly by the traditions of the smriti, holding the doctrine of Advaita, worshiping all the principal deities equally, and thriving most in south India

Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit, from smṛti what is remembered

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“Smarta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Smarta. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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