Tirastha, Tīrastha, Tira-stha: 5 definitions


Tirastha 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tīrastha (तीरस्थ) refers to “that which stands on the banks”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.22. Accordingly as Śiva said to Sitā:—“[...] O my beloved, beautiful woman, clouds will not reach the place where I have to make an abode for you. [...] O Goddess of Devas, there are many beautiful blue lotuses emitting sweet fragrance. On the banks (tīrastha) there are many grass lands, small and big trees and the saffron flowers increasing the fragrance of the waters with which the lakes are full”.

Source: valmikiramayan.net: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Tīrastha (तीरस्थ) refers to the “banks (of a lake)”, according to the Rāmāyaṇa verse 3.75.18. Accordingly:—“[...] then that Lord of People and Lord of Nature on exiting from that hermitage, he then came nigh of Lake Pampā along with Lakṣmaṇa. [...] That lake is beautified with packs of fishes and tortoises, and packs of trees on its banks (tīrastha), on which climber plants are wraparound like the ladyloves of those trees”.

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tīrastha (तीरस्थ):—[=tīra-stha] [from tīra] mfn. = -bhāj, [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Tīrastha (तीरस्थ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tīraṭṭha.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tīrastha (ತೀರಸ್ಥ):—[adjective] being on the bank, shore, etc.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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