Hamsatirtha, Haṃsatīrtha, Hamsa-tirtha: 4 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Hamsatirtha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Haṃsatīrtha (हंसतीर्थ).—On the Narmadā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 193. 72-3.

1b) In Gayā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 112. 32.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Haṃsatīrtha (हंसतीर्थ) is the name of a Tīrtha (holy places) situated at Vārāṇasī, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Vārāṇasī has remained a place dear to Śiva. It is supposed to be a place of mokṣa for all living creatures. There are many sacred places and innumerable liṅgas which are even unknown to Brahmā, so says the Saurapurāṇa. [...] Kṛttivāseśvara is the famous holy place in Benares where Brahmā and other gods worship Lord Śiva. The sages worship this liṅga with śatarudrīya hymns. In the eastern direction of this liṅga there is the famous tank named Haṃsatīrtha. Taking a bath at Haṃsatīrtha if a person visits Kṛttivāseśvara, he becomes honoured by the Gods and gets release from rebirth.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hamsatirtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haṃsatīrtha (हंसतीर्थ):—[=haṃsa-tīrtha] [from haṃsa] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Haṃsatīrtha (हंसतीर्थ):—n. Nomen proprium eines Tīrtha [Oxforder Handschriften 67,a,31. fg. 71,b,8. 73,b,12.]

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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 (even English!). 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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