Devatirtha, Devatīrtha, Deva-tirtha: 7 definitions
Devatirtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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
Devatīrtha (देवतीर्थ).—Founded by Brahmā on the Narmadā.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 191. 24; 193. 81.
Devatīrtha (देवतीर्थ) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.86). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Deva-tīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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
Devatīrtha (देवतीर्थ) is the name of a Tīrtha (sacred bathing place) that is associated with the Bhīmeśvara Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva). This place represents the second 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 Deva-tīrtha near the Bhīma-īśvara-liṅga is mentioned as “māgha-kṛṣṇa-pratipadā māgha-kṛṣṇa-caturdaśī” (latin: magha-krishna-pratipada magha-krishna-caturdashi). 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dēvatīrtha (देवतीर्थ).—n S See under tīrtha.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) the right moment for the worship of gods.
2) the tips of the fingers sacred to gods.
Derivable forms: devatīrtham (देवतीर्थम्).
Devatīrtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and tīrtha (तीर्थ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rthaṃ) The part of the hand sacred to the gods, the tips of the fingers. E. deva, and tīrtha a shrine.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Devatīrtha (देवतीर्थ):—[=deva-tīrtha] [from deva] n. ‘d° Tīrtha’, Name of a bathing-place, [Śiva-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] right moment for (worshipping) the gods, [Anupada-sūtra]
3) [v.s. ...] the part of the hands sacred to the g° (id est. the tips of the fingers), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 42 - Ṛṇamocana and Other Tīrthas < [Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya]
Chapter 1 - Nārada’s Vision of Yajñavarāha (Stationed on the Peak of Sumeru) < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 20 - Naraka, Kapilātīrtha, Ṛṣitīrtha, Gaṇeśvara, Bhṛgutīrtha, Somatīrtha etc. < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 18 - More Tīrthas on the Bank of Narmadā < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)