Daivatirtha, aka: Daiva-tirtha, Daivatīrtha; 1 Definition(s)
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Dharmashastra (religious law)
Daivatīrtha (दैवतीर्थ):—According to Ganganatha Jha in his comparative notes on the Manusmṛti-manubhāṣya verse 2.58-59:
“The tips of the fingers is the Daiva-tīrtha;” (Bodhāyana-Dharmasūtra, 5.1.12-13)
“For the twice born, at the tip of the fingers is the Daiva-tīrtha;” (Viṣṇu-Smṛti, 62.1-4)
“The tip of the fingers of the hand constitute the Daiva-tīrtha;” (Yājñavalkya, 1.19)
“The Daiva-tīrtha is at the tips of the fingers;” (Śaṅkha (quoted in Medhātithi))
“On the top of the finger tips is the Daivatīrtha.” (Śaṅkha-Likhita (Parāśaramādhava, p. 221))
“At the tip of the fingers lies the ‘Daiva-tīrtha.’” (Vīramitrodaya (Āhnika, p. 77))(Source): Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.59 < [Section XIII - Initiation (upanayana)]
Verse 2.58 < [Section XIII - Initiation (upanayana)]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)