Kotitirtha, Koṭitīrtha, Koti-tirtha: 5 definitions


Kotitirtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Koṭitīrtha (कोटितीर्थ).—A holy bath. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 82, that those who bathe in this holy bath will get the fruits of performing the horse sacrifice.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Koṭitīrtha (कोटितीर्थ).—A kṣetram in Prayāga; sacred to Koṭavī.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 37; 106. 44; Vāyu-purāṇa 112. 32.

1b) On the Narmadā; the Lord enshrined here is Koṭīśvara. Here asuras were slain by Śiva; a man who bathes there becomes king and a woman equal to Gaurī.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 191. 7-13.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Koṭitīrtha (कोटितीर्थ) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Koṭi-tīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Koṭitīrtha also refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.82.61, III.82.24, III.83.58).

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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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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Koṭitīrtha (कोटितीर्थ) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in this place (Koṭitīrtha) is named Ugra. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Koṭitīrtha (कोटितीर्थ) is the name of a sacred spot mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Koṭitīrtha is the modern Koṭisar near Bārāmūlā.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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