Tishtha, aka: Tiṣṭha; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Tiṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Tistha or Tishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tiṣṭha (तिष्ठ).—The eleventh Vyāsa, the avatar of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 151.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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