Bahutirtha, Bahutīrtha, Bahu-tirtha: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bahutirtha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bahutīrtha (बहुतीर्थ) refers to “any of the holy centres”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.32 (“The seven celestial sages arrive”).—Accordingly, as Himavat (Himācala) said to the Seven Sages: “I am blessed. I am contented. My life is fruitful. I am the best person worthy of being seen in the three worlds. I am as pure as any of the holy centres (bahutīrtha-sama). All this is because you, verily in lord Viṣṇu’s forms, have come to my abode. Perfect ones such as you, what special purpose can there be in visiting poor persons like me? Still I am your servant. Some task there may be to be entrusted to me. Mercifully may it be spoken out. May my life be fruitful”.

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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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