Gotirtha, aka: Gotīrtha, Go-tirtha; 4 Definition(s)
Gotirtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)
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.
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)
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
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
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
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 Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 163 - Gotīrtha < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 47 - Prayāga Again < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)