Suryatirtha, Sūryatīrtha, Surya-tirtha: 3 definitions

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Suryatirtha 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)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sūryatīrtha (सूर्यतीर्थ).—An ancient holy place situated in Kurukṣetra. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 88, Stanza 48, that by bathing here and worshipping the manes one may attain the fruits of performing the sacrifice of Agniṣṭoma and go to the region of the Sun.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sūryatīrtha (सूर्यतीर्थ) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sūrya-tīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Sūryatīrtha (सूर्यतीर्थ)—One of the several gaṭhas (bathing places) in the twelve forests on the banks of the Yamunā.

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