Sarvatirtha, Sarvatīrtha, Sarva-tirtha: 3 definitions


Sarvatirtha 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sarvatirtha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sarvatīrtha (सर्वतीर्थ) refers to “all the holy centres”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.5 (“Kārttikeya is crowned”).—Accordingly, after the Kṛttikās spoke to Kārttikeya: “[...] Then Śiva, the lord of the universe, following the worldly convention delightedly placed Kārttikeya on a beautiful gemset throne. With hundreds of gemset pots filled with the waters of holy centres (sarvatīrtha-udapūrṇaka) sanctified by Vedic mantras he performed his ceremonial ablution joyously. Viṣṇu gave him a crown, a coronet and bracelets moulded and set in gems, his own necklace Vaijayanti and the discus. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvatirtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Sarvatīrtha (सर्वतीर्थ):—[=sarva-tīrtha] [from sarva] n. Name of a village, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. [plural] all sacred bathing places, [Mahābhārata]

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Sarvatirtha 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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