Krishnatirtha, Kṛṣṇatīrtha, Krishna-tirtha: 6 definitions


Krishnatirtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Kṛṣṇatīrtha can be transliterated into English as Krsnatirtha or Krishnatirtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Krishnatirtha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kṛṣṇatīrtha (कृष्णतीर्थ).—Sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 38.
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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)

[«previous next»] — Krishnatirtha in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Kṛṣṇatīrtha (कृष्णतीर्थ) is the name of a Tīrtha (sacred bathing place) that is associated with the Nārāyaṇeśvara Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva). This place represents the thirty-third 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 Kṛṣṇa-tīrtha near the Nārāyaṇa-īśvara-liṅga is mentioned as “phālguṇa-kṛṣṇa-daśamī” (latin: phalguna-krishna-dashami). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Krishnatirtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kṛṣṇatīrtha (कृष्णतीर्थ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—contemporary of Jagannāthāśrama. Hall. p. 139. He was the guru of Rāmatīrtha (Anvayārthaprakāśikā, etc.). Hall. p. 91. 99, etc.

2) Kṛṣṇatīrtha (कृष्णतीर्थ):—Vedāntasāraṭīkā Vidvanmanorañjinī. Bühler 556.

3) Kṛṣṇatīrtha (कृष्णतीर्थ):—Paratattvavilāsa bhakti.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kṛṣṇatīrtha (कृष्णतीर्थ):—[=kṛṣṇa-tīrtha] [from kṛṣṇa] m. Name of a teacher of Rāma-tīrtha

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Skanda-purāṇa]

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Krishnatirtha in German

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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.

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