Ratnakuta, aka: Ratnakūṭā, Ratnakūṭa, Ratna-kuta; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

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Ratnakūṭā (रत्नकूटा).—One of the wives of Atrimaharṣi. (Padma Purāṇa, Pātāla Khaṇḍa).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Ratnakūṭā (रत्नकूटा).—One of Atri's wives.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 76.

1b) A daughter of Bhadrāśva and Ghṛtācī.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 69.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Katha (narrative stories)

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Ratnakūṭa (रत्नकूट) is the name of an island to which Śaktideva and Satyavrata traveled to according to the “story of the golden city”, in the to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 26. Accordingly, Satyavrata said: “... there is a fair isle in the middle of the sea named Ratnakūṭa, and in it there is a temple of the adorable Viṣṇu founded by the Ocean, and on the twelfth day of the white fortnight of Āṣāḍha there is a festival there, with a procession, and people come there diligently from all the islands to offer worship. It is possible that someone there might know about the Golden City”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ratnakūṭa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Ratnakūṭa (रत्नकूट).—Name of a mountain.

Derivable forms: ratnakūṭaḥ (रत्नकूटः).

Ratnakūṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ratna and kūṭa (कूट).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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