Kurutirtha, Kurutīrtha, Kuru-tirtha: 5 definitions


Kurutirtha 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kurutirtha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kurutīrtha (कुरुतीर्थ).—A sacred place to the south of Taijasatīrtha in Kurukṣetra. He who takes a bath here will enter Brahmaloka. (Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Verse 166).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kurutīrtha (कुरुतीर्थ) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.144). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kuru-tīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kurutirtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kurutīrtha (कुरुतीर्थ):—[=kuru-tīrtha] [from kuru] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata iii, 7036 ff.]

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Kurutirtha 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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