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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]


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


Tirtha sites include:[2]


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

See also


  1. ^ Special features of sacred places of Jains
  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

  •, Jain Tirtha all over India
  • First Hindu-Jain Tirth in North America
  • Shri Nageshwar Parshwanath
  • Jain Tirth Darshan on
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