Ramatirtha, Rama-tirtha, Rāmatīrtha: 8 definitions

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Ramatirtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Rāmatīrtha (रामतीर्थ).—A holy place in the river Gomatī. He who bathes in this tīrtha will derive the results of performing the Aśvamedha yajña. (Vana Parva, Chapter 34, Verse 73).

2) Rāmatīrtha (रामतीर्थ).—A holy spot on the top of the Mahendra mountain where Paraśurāma lived. A bath here brings the benefits of performing the aśvamedha yajña. (Vana Parva, Chapter 85, Verse 17).

3) Rāmatīrtha (रामतीर्थ).—A holy place in the plains of river Sarasvatī. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 49, Verse 7).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rāmatīrtha (रामतीर्थ).—A R.; the mahānadī touching the hill of Prabhāsa where Rāma bathed with his wife; all sins committed in a hundred generations vanish as a result of a bath in this tīrtha;1 the mantra for bathing in;2 sacred to Ramanā and the Pitṛs3 in Ayodhyā.4

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 16-18.
  • 2) Ib. 108. 20.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 40; 22. 70.
  • 4) Ib. 191. 93.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Rāmatīrtha (रामतीर्थ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Rāma-tīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Rāmatīrtha also refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.82.66, III.83.14).

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Rāmatīrtha (रामतीर्थ) is the name of a sacred spot mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Rāmatīrtha has been identified with the modern Rāmuh on the high road from Śupiyan to Śrīnagar.

Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Rāmatīrtha is an archaeologically important site situated in Hangal-taluk (Dharwar district, Bombay), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Rāmatīrtha there is a damaged stone standing near the Rāmasvāmi temple which refers to the authority of the Kadamba feudatory Sāntayadeva over Banavāsi-12000 and Pānuṃgal 500. Mentions his queen (name lost).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

1) Rāmatīrtha (रामतीर्थ):—[=rāma-tīrtha] [from rāma] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of various authors and other men (also with yati), [Catalogue(s)]

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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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