Plakshatirtha, Plakṣatīrtha, Plaksha-tirtha: 2 definitions

Introduction

Plakshatirtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Plakṣatīrtha can be transliterated into English as Plaksatirtha or Plakshatirtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Plakṣatīrtha (प्लक्षतीर्थ).—A sacred tank in Kurukṣetra where played the Apsarasas; and Ūrvaśī was found by Purūravas among them.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 32-3.
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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-English dictionary

[«previous (P) next»] — Plakshatirtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Plakṣatīrtha (प्लक्षतीर्थ).—-m. the place where the Sarasvatī rises.

Derivable forms: plakṣatīrtham (प्लक्षतीर्थम्).

Plakṣatīrtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms plakṣa and tīrtha (तीर्थ). See also (synonyms): plakṣaprasravaṇa, plakṣarāj.

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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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