Kotitirtha, Koṭitīrtha, Koti-tirtha: 8 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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)
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 geography
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 mythology, zoology, 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Koṭitīrtha (कोटितीर्थ):—[=koṭi-tīrtha] [from koṭi > koṭa] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata iii, 4091 and 5087; Matsya-purāṇa; Śiva-purāṇa]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Tirtha, Koti.
Starts with: Kotitirthamahatmya.
Full-text: Kotavi, Mahakala, Ujjayini, Pancanada, Ugra, Gangadvara, Aitareya.
Search found 10 books and stories containing Kotitirtha, Koṭitīrtha, Koti-tirtha, Koṭi-tīrtha; (plurals include: Kotitirthas, Koṭitīrthas, tirthas, tīrthas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Chapter 78 - Koṭitīrtha and other Holy Centres
Chapter 94 - Ciñcikātīrtha and other Holy Centres
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 219 - The Greatness of Koṭi Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 113 - The Greatness of Koṭi Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 203 - The Greatness of Koṭi Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
Chapter 23 - Holy Centres (tīrtha): Their Greatness
Chapter 61 - In praise of Mahājyeṣṭhi Full moon day in the month of Jyeṣṭha
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Chapter 116 - Mode of making a pilgrimage to Gayā (continued)
Chapter 111 - The Greatness of Prayāga (māhātmya)
Chapter 109 - The greatness of sacred spots (tīrtha-māhātmya)
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 28 - Dharmatīrtha, Śākambharī, Rathāvartta, etc. < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]