Prajapatyatirtha, Prājāpatyatīrtha, Prajapatya-tirtha: 1 definition



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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Prājāpatyatīrtha (प्राजापत्यतीर्थ):—According to Ganganatha Jha in his comparative notes on the Manusmṛti-manubhāṣya verse 2.58-59:

For the twice born, the base of the little finger is the Prājāpatya-tīrtha;” (Viṣṇu-Smṛti, 62.1-4)
“The base of the little finger of the hand constitute the Prājāpatya-tīrtha;” (Yājñavalkya, 1.19)
“The Prājāpatya-tīrtha is at the base of the thumb;” (Śaṅkha (quoted in Medhātithi))
“The Prājāpatyatīrtha is situated between the palm and the little index;” (Śaṅkha-Likhita (Parāśaramādhava, p. 221))
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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