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Tirtha

Adishwar Temple, one of the Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu.
The Gomatheswara at Shravanabelagola 978-993 AD.

In Jainism, a tīrtha (Sanskrit: तीर्थ "ford, a shallow part of a body of water that may be easily crossed") is used to refer both to pilgrimage sites as well as to the four sections of the sangha. A tirtha provides the inspiration to enable one to cross over from worldly engagement to the side of moksha.[1]

Contents

  • Types 1
  • Locations 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Types

Tirtha sites include:[2]

Locations

Geographically, the tirthas are divided into six quarters:.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Special features of sacred places of Jains http://www.jsgc.org/tirth.htm
  2. ^ Jainism: A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence, Kurt Titze, Motilal Banarsidass,; 2 edition (March 5, 2001)
  3. ^ Bharat ke Digambar Jain Tirth, Volume 1, Balbhadra Jain, 1974

External links

  • jainuniversity.org, Jain Tirtha all over India
  • http://www.jainteerth.com
  • http://tirth.jinvani.com
  • http://www.jainpilgrimages.com
  • http://www.jaintirths.com
  • http://www.siddhayatan.org First Hindu-Jain Tirth in North America
  • http://www.jainheritagecentres.com
  • Shri Nageshwar Parshwanath
  • Jain Tirth Darshan on jainreligion.in
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