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An honorific which should be more correctly transliterated from the Sanskrit as Śrīh. It is often prefixed to the names of deities and holy persons to indicate “holiness.” It literally means “blessed” or “beatific.” In the present time it is often used in India as a form of address, almost equivalent to “Mr.”; however, it is still applied in its true sense to a saint.

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