Kotitirtha, Koṭitīrtha, Koti-tirtha: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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).
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)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.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: 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.
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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The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 52 - The Story of Koṭitīrtha < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 57 - The Glory of Nīlakaṇṭha < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 66 - Kṛṣṇa beheads Barbarīka: Greatness of Guptakṣetra Concluded < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 12 - Visit to Some Holy Places and Its Merit < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 26 - Kurukṣetra, Pāriplava, Śalvikinī, Koṭitīrtha etc. < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 133 - The Holy Places in Jambūdvipa < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)