Aśmapṛṣṭhatīrtha (Asmaprishthatirtha) is a sacred tīrtha (tirtha, site of pilgrimage) in Gayākṣetra (Gayakshetra). The term ‘aśma‘ means ‘rock’. The site is located on the Gayaśira parvata (the mountain called Gayasira); and that is perhaps the reason of such a name of the site. In Mahābhārata (Mahabharata), it is said that by performing śrāddha(sraddha; a post-funeral ritual dedicated to the spirit of the deceased person) in this site, one may get relived of the sin of Brahmahatyā (Brahmahatya; killing a Brahmana).