Alambatirtha, Alambatīrtha, Alamba-tirtha: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Alambatīrtha (अलम्बतीर्थ).—A holy place where there was a sacred bath. Garuḍa, when he went to devaloka (the realm of the gods) to bring Amṛtam (ambrosia) took rest in this holy place. (See under the word Garuḍa. Also Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 39, Stanza 39).

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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.

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