Tirthamahatmya, Tirtha-mahatmya, Tīrthamāhātmya: 3 definitions
Tirthamahatmya 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: WikiPedia: Puranas
Tīrthamāhātmya (तीर्थमाहात्म्य).—Pilgrimage sites are not prominent in Dharmasastras such as Manusmriti and Yajnavalkya Smriti, but they are found in the epic Mahabharata and the Puranas. Most Puranas include large sections on Tirtha-mahatmya along with tourist guides, which describe sacred sites and places to visit.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Tīrthamāhātmya (तीर्थमाहात्म्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—from the Uttarakhaṇḍa of the Skandapurāṇa, in 4 chapters. Thomas App. p. 257, 1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tīrthamāhātmya (तीर्थमाहात्म्य):—[=tīrtha-māhātmya] [from tīrtha > tīra] n. Name of a [chapter] of [Purāṇa-sarvasva]
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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Starts with: Tirthamahatmyasamgraha.
Ends with: Bhrigutirthamahatmya, Bindutirthamahatmya, Cakratirthamahatmya, Caranatirthamahatmya, Gatrotsargatirthamahatmya, Kedaratirthamahatmya, Kotitirthamahatmya, Mathuratirthamahatmya, Nagatirthamahatmya, Pakshitirthamahatmya, Ramatirthamahatmya, Sarasvatitirthamahatmya, Sarvakshetratirthamahatmya, Shuklatirthamahatmya, Sitatirthamahatmya, Somatirthamahatmya, Vajratirthamahatmya, Varahatirthamahatmya, Vrishabhatirthamahatmya.
Full-text (+258): Bhrigutirthamahatmya, Vajratirthamahatmya, Sitatirthamahatmya, Sarvakshetratirthamahatmya, Nagatirthamahatmya, Sarasvatitirthamahatmya, Vrishabhatirthamahatmya, Varahatirthamahatmya, Shuklatirthamahatmya, Sarasvatitirtha, Arkavinayaka, Durgavinayaka, Trimukhavinayaka, Varadavinayaka, Ashavinayaka, Durgavighnesha, Dehalivighnesha, Uddandavighnesha, Vikatadvijavighnesha, Vighnarajavighnesha.
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