Kantitirtha, aka: Kāntitīrtha, Kanti-tirtha; 1 Definition(s)

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Kāntitīrtha (कान्तितीर्थ) is the name of a Tīrtha (sacred bathing place) that is associated with the Gopadeśvara Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva). This place represents the fifth 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 Kānti-tīrtha near the Gopada-īśvara-liṅga is mentioned as “māgha-kṛṣṇa-caturdaśī āśivana-pūrṇimā phālguṇa-kṛṣṇa-caturdaśī” (latin: magha-krishna-caturdashi ashivana-purnima phalguna-krishna-caturdashi). 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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