Gokarnatirtha, Gokarṇatīrtha, Gokarna-tirtha: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Gokarnatirtha in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Gokarṇatīrtha (गोकर्णतीर्थ) or simply Gokarṇa is the name of a Tīrtha (holy places) mentioned in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—At a little distance from Revā (Narmadā) there is the famous Gokarṇatīrtha where Siva is present to shower benefits on the people. By visiting Gokarṇa a person becomes the attendant of Rudra. Towards the northwest direction of Gokarṇa there is another tīrtha where Bhadrakāli and Mahādeva Śiva are present. By visit to this tīrtha one gets the fruit of offering thousand cows. And towards the southern direction of Gokarṇa, Maheśvara is present in Sindhutīrtha. A visit to Sindhutīrtha gives the result of rājasūya sacrifice.

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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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