Ashoka Tirtha

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Ashoka (अशोक) is a place name mentioned by Panini under Sakhyadi (सख्यादि) ( group. [1] and also mentioned in Mahabharata as a Tirtha.


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In Mahabharata

Ashoka tirtha (अशॊक तीर्थ) is mentioned in Mahabharata (III.86.10).

Vana Parva, Mahabharata/Book III Chapter 86 mentions the sacred tirthas of the south. Ashoka Tirtha is mentioned in verse (III.86.10)....."And, O son of Kunti (Kaunteya), in that spot is the tirtha called Asoka (अशॊक तीर्थ) abounding in woody retreats of ascetics. And, O Yudhishthira, in the country of the Pandyas are the tirthas named Agastya and Varuna.[2]


  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.506
  2. अशॊक तीर्थं मर्त्येषु कौन्तेय बहुलाश्रमम, अगस्त्यतीर्थं पाण्ड्येषु वारुणं च युधिष्ठिर (III.86.10)

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