Ashvatirtha, aka: Aśvatīrtha, Ashva-tirtha; 4 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Aśvatīrtha can be transliterated into English as Asvatirtha or Ashvatirtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

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Aśvatīrtha (अश्वतीर्थ).—An ancient holy place on the banks of the river, Ganges, near Kanauj. It was at this place that the horses rose from the earth at the request of Ṛcīka Ṛṣi to Varuṇa (See under Aśvakṛta). (Śloka 17, Chapter 4, Mahābhārata)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Aśvatīrtha (अश्वतीर्थ).—Sacred to Pitṛs on the Narmadā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 71; 194. 3.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Aśvatīrtha (अश्वतीर्थ).—Name of a place of pilgrimage near Kānyakubja on the Gaṅgā; अदूरे कान्यकुब्जस्य गङ्गायास्तीर- मुत्तमम् । अश्वतीर्थं तदद्यापि मानैवः परिचक्ष्यते (adūre kānyakubjasya gaṅgāyāstīra- muttamam | aśvatīrthaṃ tadadyāpi mānaivaḥ paricakṣyate) || Mb.13.4.17

Derivable forms: aśvatīrtham (अश्वतीर्थम्).

Aśvatīrtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśva 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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