Sanskrit Name Tirtha (Sanskrit तीर्थ) literally means holy or sacred. Tirtha refers to a place of pilgrimage.
Reference of Tirtha is found in various Epics like Mahabharata where this word means a passage, road, ford and stairs for a descent into a river or a bathing place.
Name Tirtha also founds reference in Riga Veda where it refers to a place of pilgrimage on the banks of sacred streams or a piece of water.
Tirtha founds reference in Epics like Shadvinsh-Brahman (षड्विंश-ब्राह्मण), Aashvalaayan-Shraut-Sutra (आश्वलायन-श्रौत-सूत्र), Shankhaayan-Shraut-Sutra (शाङ्खायन-श्रौत-सूत्र), Laatyayan (लाट्यायन) and Katyayan- Shraut-Shutra (कात्यायन-श्रौत-सूत्र) where it signifies a path to the alter between the Chaatwal (चात्वाल) and Utkar (उत्कर).
In the Mahabharata, Tirtha used as advice, instruction, counsel, adviser, preceptor and also it is a name of certain councillors of a king.
Tirtha is a somewhat popular name in India. Tirtha is not a popular name in the USA.
In our opinion Tirtha is a short, sweet and unique name with a nice meaning. Tirtha is a name with high mythological significance.
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