Hri is a Goddess mentioned in some scripture, though she is not a famous goddess there are places where she is mentioned like

Natsyashastra 3(86,87) let mothers such as Sarasvati, Dhriti, Medha,Hri, Sri, Lakshmi protect you and give you success.

And I also read in a site that according to Puranas Devi Hri is the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, wife of Dharma and mother of Prasarya.The Shatapata Brhamana also says that Devi Hri is born from Lord Prajapati and also in Purusha Sukta of Yajurveda

Hri and Lakshmi are thy wives: each side of thee are Day and Night.

So I want to know

Who is Goddess Hri?

In which scriptures she Is mentioned?

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    Purusha Sukta also has word "Hri". Hrisca te Lakshmisca patnyou.. Hri is Parvati devi for Shaivas/Shaktas and Nila Devi for Vaishnavas.
    – The Destroyer
    Dec 6, 2017 at 5:51
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    @TheDestroyer - Hri is also mentioned in Bhagvat purana. Dec 6, 2017 at 5:58
  • @SwiftPushkar You Can Answer from refence from Bhagavata puran Dec 6, 2017 at 14:52
  • @TheDestroyer Is She Mentioned In Itihasas(Ramayana or mahabharata? Dec 6, 2017 at 14:52
  • "Hri" in Sanskrit means modest women. But then again all dharma patnis are modest. Hri could be bhu devi. Jan 20, 2018 at 16:09


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