Ashokatirtha, aka: Aśokatīrtha, Ashoka-tirtha; 3 Definition(s)

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Ashokatirtha 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 Aśokatīrtha can be transliterated into English as Asokatirtha or Ashokatirtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

[Ashokatirtha in Itihasa glossaries]

Aśokatīrtha (अशोकतीर्थ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.86.9) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Aśoka-tīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Purana

[Ashokatirtha in Purana glossaries]

Aśokatīrtha (अशोकतीर्थ).—A holy place near the temple of Śūrpāraka. (Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 88, Stanza 13).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Ashokatirtha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Aśokatīrtha (अशोकतीर्थ).—a holy place named Aśoka near Benares.

Derivable forms: aśokatīrtham (अशोकतीर्थम्).

Aśokatīrtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśoka and tīrtha (तीर्थ).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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