Pitamahasaras, Pitāmahasaras: 2 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pitāmahasaras (पितामहसरस्).—A sacred place in the base of the Himālayas. If one bathes in the holy pond there one would get the benefit of doing an Agniṣṭoma. (Śloka 148, Chapter 84, Vana Parva).

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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»] — Pitamahasaras in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pitāmahasaras (पितामहसरस्):—[=pitā-maha-saras] [from pitā-maha > pitā > pitṛ] n. Name of a place of pilgrimage (also hasya saraḥ), [Mahābhārata]

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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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