Tirtharaja, Tīrtharāja, Tirtha-raja: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Tīrtharāja (तीर्थराज).—The Lord of the holy waters; Prayāga, to honour which is to honour the Lord of the waters.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 109. 15.
1) Tīrtharāja (तीर्थराज) refers to the ocean (sāgara) and represents a Tīrtha (holy places), according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, The Saurapurāṇa extolls the ocean as tīrtharāja. It is supposed to be the Parāmūrti of Śiva. In it Varuṇa, Nārāyaṇa, Brahmā and other gods reside. Jambudvīpa is virtuous and Lavaṇodadhi (the ocean of salt) in it is also sacred.
2) Tīrtharāja (तीर्थराज) also refers to Prayāga according to different Purāṇas.—The Saurapurāṇa (67.17-19a) states that the meeting place of the two rivers Gaṅgā and Yamunā is Prayāga which is also known as tīrtharāja. Having bathed at Prayāga and having seen Maheśvara there a person after death enjoys his desired objects in heaven.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
tīrtharāja (तीर्थराज).—m (S The most eminent of holy waters or places.) A name for the ocean and for the city Prayag.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Tīrtharāja (तीर्थराज).—Name of Prayāga.
Derivable forms: tīrtharājaḥ (तीर्थराजः).
Tīrtharāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tīrtha and rāja (राज).
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 2.1.38 < [Chapter 1 - Description of the Entrance in Vṛndāvana]
Verse 2.1.36 < [Chapter 1 - Description of the Entrance in Vṛndāvana]
Verse 2.1.34 < [Chapter 1 - Description of the Entrance in Vṛndāvana]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.23.329 < [Chapter 23 - Wandering about Navadvīpa On the Day the Lord Delivered the Kazi]
Verse 3.10.182 < [Chapter 10 - The Glories of Śrī Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 22 - Brahmā Praises Kāśī < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
Chapter 298 - Greatness of Guptaprayāga (Gupta Prayāga) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 30 - The Greatness of Pañcatīrtha < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.1.41-42 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma (the earthly plane)]
Verse 1.1.24-25 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma (the earthly plane)]
Verse 2.1.55 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)