Pitritirtha, Pitṛtīrtha, Pitri-tirtha: 6 definitions

Introduction

Pitritirtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Pitṛtīrtha can be transliterated into English as Pitrtirtha or Pitritirtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pitṛtīrtha (पितृतीर्थ).—The Kumbhīpākanaraka (the hell of Kumbhīpāka) in the land of the manes is called Pitṛtīrtha. There is a story about this in Devī Bhāgavata:

Once the sage Durvāsas with his body smeared with ashes and wearing sacred berries went to Pitṛloka muttering "Śivaśaṅkara sarvātman śrīmātar bhuvaneśvari". The lord of the Pitṛloka received him with respect and worshipped him. While they were talking, Durvāsas heard cries of agnoy from somewhere and the sage then asked Pitṛnātha thus: "Oh lord of the Pitṛs, I have heard you described as a very virtuous man. How can then such painful cries of distress be heard from here? "Oh, I am dying beaten", "Oh, I am being killed" "Oh, I am dying" and "Oh, I am being burnt" are some of the woeful shrieks I hear. What is the reason for this?" (See full article at Story of Pitṛ-tīrtha from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Pitṛtīrtha (पितृतीर्थ).—Sanskrit wordt which can mean any of the following:

1) The part between the forefinger and thumb.

2) A tīrtha ('sacred place of pilgrimage') of the pitṛs (“fathers” or “ancestors”).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pitṛtīrtha (पितृतीर्थ).—n S See under tīrtha.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pitṛtīrtha (पितृतीर्थ).—

1) Name of the place called Gayā where the performance of funeral rites, such as Srāddhas in honour of the Manes, is held to be particularly meritorious.

2) the part of the hand between the fore-finger and the thumb (considered to be sacred to the Manes).

Derivable forms: pitṛtīrtham (पितृतीर्थम्).

Pitṛtīrtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and tīrtha (तीर्थ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pitṛtīrtha (पितृतीर्थ).—n.

(-rthaṃ) 1. Gaya, the city so called, where the performance of funeral sacrifices is peculiarly efficacious and meritorious. 2. The part between the forefinger and thumb, sacred to the manes. E. pitṛ a progenitor, and tīrtha a place of pilgrimage.

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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. 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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