Agastyashrama, aka: Agastya-ashrama, Agastyāśrama; 3 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Agastyāśrama can be transliterated into English as Agastyasrama or Agastyashrama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Agastyāśrama (अगस्त्याश्रम).—The Purāṇas make mention of several āśramas connected with sage Agastya. The Pāṇḍavas during their exile visited an āśrama of this name. This is situated near Pañcavaṭī twentyfour miles to the south-east of Nāsik. It is known as Agastya-giri now. (Śloka 20, Chapter 80; and Śloka 1, Chapter 96 of Vana Parva, Mahābhārata).

The Mahābhārata mentions another Agastya-Āśrama near Prayāga. Dharmaputra along with Saint Lomaśa stayed here for some time. Vālmīki describes an āśrama of this name which Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa visited during their exile in the forests. (Chapter 11, Āraṇya Kāṇḍa of the Rāmāyaṇa).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Agastyāśrama (अगस्त्याश्रम) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.85.15). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Agastya-āśrama) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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India history and geogprahy

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Agastya-āśrama—1. Twenty-four miles to the south-east of Nasik, now called Agasti-puri: it was the hermitage of Ṛṣi Agastya.

2. Akolha, to the east of Nasik, wasalso the hermitage of Agastya (Rāmāyaṇa, Āraṇyakāṇḍa, ch. 11).

3. Kolhapur in the province of Bombay.

4. Sarai-Agkat, forty miles south-west of Itah and about a mile to the north-west of Sankisa in the United Provinces (Führer’s Monumental Antiquities and Inscriptions).

5. Agastya Ṛṣi is still said to reside, as he is believed to be alive, at the Agastya-kūṭa mountain in Tinnevilly, from which the river Tāmraparṇī takes its rise (Caldwell’s Dravidian Grammar, Introduction, p. 118, Bhāsa’s Avimāraka, Act iv).See Tāmraparṇī, Malaya-giri and Kārā.

6. About twelve miles from Rudra-prayāga in Garwal is a village called Agastyamuni which is said to have been the hermitage of the Ṛṣi.

7. On the Vaidūrya-Parvata or Satpura Hill ( Mahābhārata., Vana, ch. 88).

8. See Vedāraṇya. Agastya introduced Aryan civilisation into Southern India. He was the author of the Agastya-saṃhitā, Agastya-gīta, Sakalādhikāra , &c. (Rām Rāja’s Architecture of the Hindus ; O. C. Gangoly’s South Indian Bronzes , p. 4).

Source: archive.org: The Geographical Dictionary of Ancient and Mediaeval India
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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