Smrti: The Shanshad In The Vedic Literature And Traditions

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1) Smrti is one of the bodies of works mentioned in the Vedic Literature. Although it is given less importance than its other half Śruti, Smrti contains one of the most important pieces of Vedic Literature and Traditions. Smrti texts represent the remembered, which is the literal translation of the word. Therefore the Smrti texts include much of the poetic literature, epics, the texts on the four goals of human life (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha) and the six Vedangas that govern language, astronomy and rituals. Smrti is the text of remembrance and therefore its key functions in the initial stages was to supply highly precise expressions to capture facts, principles and ideas.
2) Śruti is the most authoritative Vedic text that shapes the religion
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