Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also tirth /ˈtɪəθ/)
A Hindu place of pilgrimage, especially one by a river or lake.
- 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.
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