digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

This article is about the word. For other uses of "Sri" and "SRI", see Sri (disambiguation).
"Shree" redirects here. For the raga, see Shree (raga).
Sri (Sinhala)

Sri (Devanagari: श्री, IAST; Śrī), also transliterated as Sree or Shri or Shree is a word of Sanskrit origin, used in the Indian subcontinent as a polite form of address equivalent to the English "Mr." or "Ms." in written and spoken language, or as a title of veneration for deities (usually translated as "Holy").

Etymology[edit]

Sri has the root meaning of radiance or prosperity.[1][2]

In Sanskrit grammar, Sri has the feminine gender. It is gender-specific in Sanskrit, but the assumption that it is masculine has resulted in the titles of Shrimati (abbreviated Smt) for married women and Sushri for women (independent of marital status).

Usage[edit]

Sri (also Sree, Shri, Shree, श्री) is a polite form of address equivalent to the English "Mr." or "Ms."[3] The title is derived from Sanskrit श्रीमान् (śrīmān). This use may stem from the Puranic conception of prosperity.

Śrī is also frequently used as an epithet of some Hindu gods, in which case it is often translated into English as Holy. Also in language and general usage, Śrī if used by itself and not followed by any name then it refers to the supreme consciousness i.e. God.

Sri Devi (or in short Sri, another name of Lakshmi, consort of Vishnu) is the devi (goddess) of wealth according to Hindu beliefs. Among today's orthodox Vaishnavas, the English word "Shree" is a revered syllable and is used to refer to Lakshmi as the supreme goddess, while "Sri" or "Shri" is used to address humans.

Śrī is one of the names of Ganesha, the Hindu god of prosperity.

Sri may be repeated up to five times, depending on the status of the person, see Sri Sri. E.g. king Birendra of Nepal was addressed as Sri paanch (sri x5) as in Sri paanch ko sarkaar (His majesty's government).

Other current usage[edit]

Sri, along with the forms Srimati (for married women, equivalent to English Mrs.) and Susri, is often used by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains as a respectful affix to the names of celebrated or revered persons.

There is a common practice of writing Śrī as the first word centralised in line at the beginning of a document.

Another usage is as an emphatic compound (which can be used several times: sri sri, or sri sri sri, etc.) in princely styles, notably in Darbar Sri, Desai Shri, and Thakur Sri or Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, the founder of the social and spiritual movement Ananda Marga (the Path of Bliss).

The honorific can also be applied to objects and concepts that are widely respected, such as the Sikh religious text, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Similarly, when the Ramlila tradition of reenacting the Ramayana is referred to as an institution, the term Sri Ramlila is frequently used.

Indian music[edit]

Its usage is common as a raga name, either as a prefix or postfix. Some examples are Shree, Bageshree, Dhanashree, Malashree, Jayantashree, Rageshree, and Shree ranjani.

Other languages[edit]

South and Southeast Asia[edit]

Śri is used in most languages of the Indian subcontinent and Seri is used in most of the languages of southeast Asia:

Language/Script Śrī written as Notes
Assamese শ্রী
Bengali শ্রী
Devanagari श्री
Indonesian Sri Often used as a title of veneration, however "Sri" also the name of ancient Java rice goddess Dewi Sri and also for royal usage such as "Sri Bhaginda", etc.
Javanese ꦱꦿꦶ (Sri, conjuct form may not be shown properly) Javanese language treats it as a common part of names in, for example, the name of former Indonesian finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati.
Kannada ಶ್ರೀ
Malay سري (Seri)
Malayalam ശ്രീ
Myanmar သီရိ (thiri) See Tamil below.
Oriya ଶ୍ରୀ
Punjabi ਸ਼੍ਰੀ
Sinhala ශ්‍රී
Tamil ஸ்ரீ (Shre or Shree) Its Tamil equivalent (Thiru) is also used.
Telugu శ్రీ
Thai ศิริ (Siri) and ศรี (Sri or Si) Thai place names below.
Visayan Si, Seri

Place names[edit]

The honorific is incorporated into many place names. A partial list:

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (พระนครศรีอยุธยา), formal name of city and province of Ayutthaya
Nakhon Si Thammarat (นครศรีธรรมราช) city and province
Sisaket (ศรีสะเกษ) city and province

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Sir Ralph Lilley; Dorothy Rivers Turner (January 2006) [1962]. A comparative dictionary of the Indo-Aryan languages.. London: Oxford University Press,. p. 736. Retrieved 22 April 2010. "śrīˊ 12708 śrīˊ feminine ' light, beauty ' R̥gveda, ' welfare, riches ' Avestan (Iranian) Pali Prakrit sirī – feminine, Prakrit – feminine ' prosperity '; Marāṭhī – s honorific affix to names of relationship (e.g. āj̈ā – s, ājī – s) Jules Bloch La Formation de la Langue Marathe Paris 1920, page 412. – Sinhalese siri ' health, happiness ' (Wilhelm Geiger An Etymological Glossary of the Sinhalese Language Colombo 1941, page 180) a loanword from Pali <-> See addendum śrḗyas – , śrḗṣṭha – . See Addenda: śrīˊ – occurring for the first time in Addenda : śrīparṇī – ." 
  2. ^ Apte, Vaman Shivaram (1957–59). Revised and enlarged edition of Prin. V. S. Apte's The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary. Prasad Prakashan. p. 1575. "1 Wealth, riches, affluence, prosperity, plenty; ... -2 Royalty, majesty, royal wealth;... -3 Dignity, high position, state;... -4 Beauty, grace, splendour, lustre;... -5 Colour, aspect; ... -6 The goddess of wealth, Lak-ṣmī, the wife of Viṣṇu;... -7 Any virtue or excellence. -8 Decoration. -9 Intellect, understanding. -1 Super- human power. -11 The three objects of human existence taken collectively (धर्म, अर्थ and काम). -12 The Sarala tree. -13 The Bilva tree. -14 Cloves. -15 A lotus. -16 The twelfth digit of the moon. -17 N. of Sarasvatī, (the goddess of speech). -18 Speech. -19 Fame, glory. -2 The three Vedas (वेदत्रयी);... -m. N. of one of the six Rāgas or musical modes. -a. Splendid, radiant, adorning. (The word श्री is often used as an honorific prefix to the names of deities and eminent persons; श्रीकृष्णः, श्रीरामः, श्रिवाल्मीकिः, श्रीजयदेवः; also celebrated works, generally of a sacred character; श्रीभागवत, श्रीरामायण)&c.; it is also used as an auspicious sign at the commencement of letters, manuscripts &c" 
  3. ^ Howard Measures (1962). Styles of address: a manual of usage in writing and in speech. Macmillan. pp. 136, 140. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
1000000 videos foundNext > 

Balakrishna renders Sri Krishnadevarayala dialogue - Tv9

Balakrishna renders Sri Krishnadevarayala dialogue ▻ Download Tv9 Android App: http://goo.gl/T1ZHNJ ▻ Subscribe to Tv9 Telugu: http://goo.gl/x4OEU8 ▻ Like us on Facebook: http://www.faceboo...

Sri: Makanan Berseragam (SUCI 4 Show 3)

Sri masih saja menggoda Raditya Dika di penampilannya di SUCI 4 Show #3 Kali ini Sri ingin bercerita tentang betapa 'keras'nya makanan dari Makassar dan perl...

SRI English Pt 1 of 3 System for Rice Intensification, ADRA NZ

SRI is part of the answer to the global food shortage. Using techniques taught in this video, farmers have been known to increase rice crop yields by an asto...

Devi Sri Prasad Press Meet - Tribute to Michael Jackson by DSP - Part 2

Devi Sri Prasad Press Meet, about his Tribute to Michael Jackson, on this 28th. Devi Sri Prasad / DSP, being a hardcore fan of Michael Jackson, has shown his love for MJ many times. This time,...

Devi Sri Prasad Press Meet - Tribute to Michael Jackson by DSP - Part 1

Devi Sri Prasad Press Meet, about his Tribute to Michael Jackson, on this 28th. Devi Sri Prasad / DSP, being a hardcore fan of Michael Jackson, has shown his love for MJ many times. This time,...

Boyapati Srinu - Bellamkonda Sreenivas Movie Launch - Press Meet - Devi Sri Prasad

Bellamkonda Sreenivas movie under Boyapati Srinu direction Launch, Press Meet. Devi Sri Prasad is composing the music for movie. Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas, is the son of Telugu cinema producer...

Tutorial de declaraciones SRI como declarar por internet dimm formularios ecuador febrero 2013

LINK DE DESCARGA ACTUALIZADO! :D http://www.sri.gob.ec/web/10138/665 Links del Portal del SRI para subir declaraciones https://declaraciones.sri.gob.ec/tupor...

DSP Press Meet About His Tribute to Micheal Jackson - Devi Sri Prasad

Watch DSP Press Meet About His Tribute to Micheal Jackson. We all know what a huge Michel Jackson fan, the hot and happening music director Devi Sri Prasad is. As a tribute to his music idol,...

怪奇大作戦, S.R.I. und die unheimlichen Falle - Theme Song

Kaiki S.R.I. / Operation: Mystery! Theme Song TITLE : City of Fear 怪奇大作戦・主題歌「恐怖の町」~フルサイズ Eine klassische japanische TV-Serie(1968-1969) Horror & Sci-Fi Execu...

T20 dance combo Sri Lankan Style!!!!!!!!!!!

Dilshan Michaels and Ishara of the BIG show on TNL Rocks (the morning show) made their tribute to the Sri Lankan cricket team in form of dance for the 20-20 ...

1000000 videos foundNext > 

1022925 news items

The Hindu

New York Times
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:56:15 -0700

Sri Lanka's president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, said Tuesday that his government would not cooperate with the United Nations investigation begun last month into suspected human rights abuses, including possible war crimes, committed during Sri Lanka's civil ...

VICE News

VICE News
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:23:13 -0700

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared on Tuesday that he will prohibit United Nations investigators from entering the country as part of an inquiry into alleged war crimes committed in the waning weeks of its civil war. "We will not allow ...
 
Aljazeera.com
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:33:45 -0700

More than a million people in Sri Lanka are struggling to find clean drinking water, after a 10-month drought enveloped parts of the island nation. Authorities are predicting that draught will trigger the paddy harvest to fall by around 17 percent ...

Times of India

Times of India
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:41:01 -0700

Society Power: Support from ECA societies is turning out to be a clincher for participants in the college auditions of Clean & Clear Delhi Times Fresh Face 2014, as it was at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (SGGSCC). In fact, the audience ...

World Socialist Web Site

World Socialist Web Site
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:11:15 -0700

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in Sri Lanka held a successful meeting at Colombo's Public Library Auditorium last Monday on the US “pivot” to Asia and the threat of world war ...

Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:48:39 -0700

CHENNAI: The Tamil Eelam Supporters Organization (Teso), headed by DMK chief M Karunanidhi, on Tuesday lauded the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's efforts to find a political solution for the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and urged the Centre to ...

Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:07:30 -0700

SANDALS Resorts International (SRI) yesterday announced the appointment of Senior Superintendent of Police James Forbes as corporate security consultant. "In his newly created role, Forbes will be tasked with providing in-depth reviews of the company's ...
 
IndiaGlitz
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:30:00 -0700

The 'Ugram' fame Sri Murali bouncing back in another action entertainer. The muhurut for this film was held at Mahalakshmi temple on outskirts of Bangalore. Sri Murali mother and producer Manjunath ('Aane Pataki') mother switched on the camera and ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Sri

You can talk about Sri with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!