By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Vrddha-smrtis, VRddha-smRtis, Vrriddha-smrritis
Vṛddha-smṛtis literally means ‘smṛtis with the prefix “vṛddha” ’.
Origin Inference of Word Vṛddha
Renowned authors of dharmaśāstra literature often quote verses from or refer to other authorities. Some of these have prefixes like Bṛhat, Laghu or Vṛddha, followed by famous names whose works are already well-known. For instance, there is a Haritāsmṛti. There are also two works called as:
These are available either in fragments or found quoted in other works.
Authors of Vṛddha Smṛtis
The following is a list of authors whose ‘Vṛddha’ smṛtis have been quoted in other works:
Most of these names find a mention in the Bṛhad and Laghu series also.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore