Sutirtha, aka: Sutīrtha, Su-tirtha; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Sutirtha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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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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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ).—A son of Suṣeṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 273.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ).—

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sutīrtha (सुतीर्थ).—n. of a former Buddha: Mv i.141.9.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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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