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For the Hindu usage, see Tirtha and Kshetra.
This article is about the Jainism term. For the album by Vijay Iyer, see Tirtha (album).
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]


Tirtha sites include:[2]


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

See also[edit]


  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

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