Sutirtha, Su-tirtha, Sutīrtha: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ).—An ancient holy place in Kurukṣetra. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Verse 54, that the Devas and the manes would come to this place, and that if offerings to the manes are given at this place, one would get the merits of performing horse sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ).—A son of Suṣeṇa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 273.
Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.44 XIV.8.15, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sutīrtha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.
Sutīrtha is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a good preceptor.
2) Name of Śiva. -a. easily crossed or traversed.
Derivable forms: sutīrthaḥ (सुतीर्थः).
Sutīrtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tīrtha (तीर्थ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.141.9.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rthaṃ) A good preceptor.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ).—1. [neuter] a good road; a very holy bathing-place or any object of high veneration.
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Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ).—2. [adjective] easily fordable or accessible.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ):—[=su-tīrtha] [from su > su-tanaya] mfn. conveying well across or to a goal, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]
2) [v.s. ...] easily crossed or traversed, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] n. a good road, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]
4) [v.s. ...] a very sacred bathing-place, [Pañcatantra]
5) [v.s. ...] an object of great adoration, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
6) [v.s. ...] m. a good teacher (opp. to ku-tīrtha), [Varāha-mihira’s Yogayātrā; Mālavikāgnimitra i, 11/12] (here [according to] to others, ‘Name of a teacher’)
7) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]
8) [v.s. ...] of a king ([varia lectio] su-nītha), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
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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Partial matches: Tirtha.
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