Dharmatirtha, aka: Dharmatīrtha, Dharma-tirtha; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Dharmatīrtha (धर्मतीर्थ) is the name of a Tīrtha (sacred bathing place) that is associated with the Dharmeśvara Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva). This place represents the fifty-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 Dharma-tīrtha near the Dharma-īśvara-liṅga is mentioned as “jyeṣṭha-kṛṣṇāmavāsī” (latin: jyeshtha-krishnamavasi). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Dharmatīrtha (धर्मतीर्थ).—A holy place of ancient Bhārata. If a man bathes in a pond there, he would be absolved of all sins. (Śloka 1, Chapter 84, Vana Parva).

2) Dharmatīrtha (धर्मतीर्थ).—Another holy place of ancient Bhārata. If a person bathes in a pond there he would get the benefit of performing a Vājapeya Sacrifice (Śloka 162, Chapter 84, Vana Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Dharmatīrtha (धर्मतीर्थ) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.82.141, III.82.1). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dharma-tīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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