Kanyatirtha, aka: Kanyātīrtha, Kanya-tirtha; 2 Definition(s)

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kanyātīrtha (कन्यातीर्थ).—On the Narmadā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 193. 76-7.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kanyātīrtha (कन्यातीर्थ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.94, III.83.21) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kanyā-tīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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