Mahakalatirtha, Mahākālatīrtha, Mahakala-tirtha: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Mahākālatīrtha (महाकालतीर्थ) or simply Mahākāla is the name of a Tīrtha (holy places) mentioned in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—The Saurapurāṇa refers to a tīrtha named Mahākāla which is very dear to Kālakāla Śiva. There the feet of lord Śiva is stated to be established on earth. Bathing at this tīrtha if a person perceives the feet of Śiva, attains Śaivapada.

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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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