Nagatirtha, Nāgatīrtha, Naga-tirtha: 3 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Nāgatīrtha (नागतीर्थ).—A holy place situated on the boundary of Kurukṣetra. Those who drink the water of this holy bath will obtain the fruit of performing an Agniṣṭoma sacrifice. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Stanza 14).
2) Nāgatīrtha (नागतीर्थ).—A holy place which is situated near Gaṅgādvāra or Kanakhala and which keeps up the memory of Kapila, the King of the Nāgas. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Stanza 66).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Nāgatīrtha (नागतीर्थ).—Sacred to the Pitṛs.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 33.
Nāgatīrtha (नागतीर्थ) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.82.29). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Nāga-tīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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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The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 37 - Other Holy Places of Vārāṇasī < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 28 - Dharmatīrtha, Śākambharī, Rathāvartta, etc. < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 11 - A list of sacred places (tīrtha) < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)