Shuklatirtha, Śuklatīrtha, Shukla-tirtha: 2 definitions

Introduction

Shuklatirtha 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 Śuklatīrtha can be transliterated into English as Suklatirtha or Shuklatirtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (S) next»] — Shuklatirtha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śuklatīrtha (शुक्लतीर्थ).—Sacred to Śiva; merits of expounded to Śiva to Mārkaṇḍeya; attached to the Narmadā; here Cāṇakya a rājaṛṣi attained siddhi; destroys the sin of brahmicide and infanticide; the lord lives here with Umā on the fourteenth day of the dark half of Vaiśākha and Caitra months. Prayers on the fourteenth day of the Kṛttikā month takes one to the abode of Śiva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 192. 3, 12-38.
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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 (S) next»] — Shuklatirtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śuklatīrtha (शुक्लतीर्थ):—[=śukla-tīrtha] [from śukla > śukra] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [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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