Punyatirtha, Puṇyatīrtha, Punya-tirtha: 9 definitions


Punyatirtha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Puṇyatīrtha (पुण्यतीर्थ) refers to “sacred sites”, according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—Accordingly, “There are oceans, rivers, regions [and] guardians of the regions; gathering places, sacred sites (puṇyatīrtha), seats [of deities and] the deities of the seats”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Puṇyatīrtha (पुण्यतीर्थ) refers to the “eleven holy bathing places”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

The eleven holy bathing places (puṇyatīrtha) are:

  1. Śānta-tīrtha,
  2. Śaṃkara-tīrtha,
  3. Rāja-tīrtha,
  4. Manohara-tīrtha,
  5. Nirmala-tīrtha,
  6. Nidhāna-tīrtha,
  7. Jñana-tīrtha,
  8. Cintāmaṇi-tīrtha,
  9. Pramoda-tīrtha,
  10. Sulakṣaṇa-tīrtha and
  11. Jaya-tīrtha.
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Punyatirtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṇyatīrtha (पुण्यतीर्थ).—a holy place of pilgrimage.

Derivable forms: puṇyatīrtham (पुण्यतीर्थम्).

Puṇyatīrtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṇya and tīrtha (तीर्थ).

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

Puṇyatīrtha (पुण्यतीर्थ).—n.

(-rthaṃ) A holy shrine or place of pilgrimage. E. puṇya, tīrtha, sacred pool, &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṇyatīrtha (पुण्यतीर्थ).—1. [neuter] a holy bathing-place.

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Puṇyatīrtha (पुण्यतीर्थ).—2. [adjective] rich in holy bathing-places.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Puṇyatīrtha (पुण्यतीर्थ):—[=puṇya-tīrtha] [from puṇya] n. a sacred shrine or place of pilgrimage, [Hitopadeśa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Tīrtha, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. abounding with Tīrthas, [Rāmāyaṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṇyatīrtha (पुण्यतीर्थ):—[puṇya-tīrtha] (rthaṃ) 1. n. Place of pilgrimage.

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Punyatirtha in German

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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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