Tirthamahatmya, aka: Tirtha-mahatmya, Tīrthamāhātmya; 1 Definition(s)

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.

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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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