Bhadratirtha, Bhadratīrtha, Bhadra-tirtha: 2 definitions
Bhadratirtha 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Bhadratīrtha (भद्रतीर्थ).—A tīrtha sacred to the Pitṛs.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 50.
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
Bhadratīrtha (भद्रतीर्थ) is the name of a Tīrtha (sacred bathing place) that is associated with the Paṇḍukeśvara Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva). This place represents the twenty-third 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 Bhadra-tīrtha near the Paṇḍuka-īśvara-liṅga is mentioned as “māgha-śukla-navamī” (latin: magha-shukla-navami). 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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Ends with: Saubhadratirtha.
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The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 16 - The group of Tīrthas and their eminence < [Section 4 - Dvārakā-māhātmya]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)