Tirtharaja, Tīrtharāja, Tirtha-raja: 5 definitions


Tirtharaja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

[«previous next»] — Tirtharaja in Purana glossary
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.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

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.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tirtharaja in Marathi glossary
Source: 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.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tirtharaja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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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Tirtharaja in German

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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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