Agastyakuta, aka: Agastyakūṭa, Agastya-kuta; 1 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Agastyakūṭa (अगस्त्यकूट).—This is the sacred mount where the sage, Agastya, sat and did penance during his sojourn in the southern parts of India. In the Kiṣkindhā Kāṇḍa of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa we find King Sugrīva commanding that all his soldiers going in search of Sītā should pay homage to the sage Agastya.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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