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tirtha Line breaks: tir¦tha
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪəθə/

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(also tirth ˈtɪəθ)

Definition of tirtha in English:


A Hindu place of pilgrimage, especially one by a river or lake.
Example sentences
  • These tirthas are spiritual crossings where the river of this earthly life may be safely forded to the far shore of immortality.
  • ‘Pilgrimage to Gosainkund,’ for example, is a late 18 th-century painting that shows villages and temples on the way to this tirtha, a sacred lake to Lord Siva, located at 16,000 feet.
  • Sojourns in tirthas, which are meritorious and which constitute one of the high mysteries of the rishis, are even superior to sacrifices.


Hindi tīrtha.

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