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Smirti literally means 'What was remembered'. Smirti is what has been remembered and handed down by tradition. It is distinguished from Sruti, or direct revelation.

Smirti includes the Sutras, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Puranas, the Dharmasastras, especially the works of Manu and Yajnavalkya and other law givers.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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