Tirthasnana, Tīrthasnāna: 3 definitions


Tirthasnana 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)

[«previous next»] — Tirthasnana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tīrthasnāna (तीर्थस्नान).—Going on pilgrimage for sacred baths.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 9. 12.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Tirthasnana in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Tīrthasnāna (तीर्थस्नान) refers to “bathing at a sacred site”, according to Kṣemarāja’s commentary on the Svacchandatantra verse 4.85.—Accordingly, “The mundane path is the observance according to śruti and smṛti. The sacred rites [consist of] such actions as bathing at a sacred site (tīrthasnāna) and giving away food. The meritorious acts are [the donations and setting up of] such things as wells, tanks and monasteries for ascetics”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tirthasnana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tīrthasnāna (ತೀರ್ಥಸ್ನಾನ):—[noun] a bathing in holy water or in a river or lake in a holy place.

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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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