Nanditirtha, Nandītīrtha, Nandi-tirtha: 1 definition
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Nandītīrtha (नन्दीतीर्थ) is the name of a Tīrtha (sacred bathing place) that is associated with the Nandikeśvara Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva). This place represents the twenty-first 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 Nandī-tīrtha near the Nandika-īśvara-liṅga is mentioned as “caitra-kṛṣṇa-aṣṭamī / vaiśākha-pūrṇimā” (latin: caitra-krishna-ashtami / vaishakha-purnima). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 231 - The Number of Tīrthas Enumerated < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 84 - Tirthas from the Confluence of Gangā and Varaṇā up to Maṇikarṇikā < [Section 2 - Uttarārdha]
Chapter 61 - The Greatness of Vaiṣṇava Tīrthas < [Section 2 - Uttarārdha]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)