Akashagangatirtha, Akashaganga-tirtha, Ākāśagaṅgātīrtha: 2 definitions
Akashagangatirtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Ākāśagaṅgātīrtha can be transliterated into English as Akasagangatirtha or Akashagangatirtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Ākāśagaṅgātīrtha (आकाशगङ्गातीर्थ).—In Gayā.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 112. 25.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Ākāśagaṅgātīrtha (आकाशगङ्गातीर्थ) is the name of a Tīrtha (sacred bathing place) that is associated with the Kākeśvara Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva). This place represents the thirtieth of the sixty-four siddhaliṅgas mentioned in the Nepalese Tyasaphu (a folding book or leporello). At each of these spots Śiva is manifest as a Liṅga. Each of these liṅgas has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.
The auspiscious time for bathing at the Ākāśagaṅgā-tīrtha near the Kāka-īśvara-liṅga is mentioned as “phālguṇa-kṛṣṇa-paṃcamī bhādra-pada-śukla aṣṭamī śrāvaṇa-kṛṣṇa aṣṭamī” (latin: phalguna-krishna-pamcami bhadra-pada-shukla ashtami shravana-krishna ashtami). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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