Gotirtha, aka: Gotīrtha, Go-tirtha; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Gotīrtha (गोतीर्थ).—A holy place. The Pāṇḍavas visited this place during their pilgrimage. (Śloka 3, Chapter 95, Vana Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Gotīrtha (गोतीर्थ).—In Prayāga.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 110. 1.

1b) In the Narmadā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 193. 3.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Gotīrtha (गोतीर्थ) is the name of a Tīrtha (sacred bathing place) that is associated with the Gokhureśvara Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva). This place represents the twenty-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 Go-tīrtha near the Gokhura-īśvara-liṅga is mentioned as “māgha-śukla-aṣṭamī” (latin: magha-shukla-ashtami). 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Gotīrtha (गोतीर्थ).—a cowhouse.

Derivable forms: gotīrtham (गोतीर्थम्).

Gotīrtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and tīrtha (तीर्थ).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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