Rishabhakuta, Ṛṣabhakūṭa, Rishabha-kuta: 6 definitions


Rishabhakuta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Ṛṣabhakūṭa can be transliterated into English as Rsabhakuta or Rishabhakuta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rishabhakuta in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ṛṣabhakūṭa (ऋषभकूट).—See under Ṛṣabha II and Ṛṣabhaparvata.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Ṛṣabhakūṭa (ऋषभकूट) is the name of a mountain, as mentioned in chapter 1.4 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.


“[...] Then the son of Ṛṣabha Svāmin [i.e., king Bharata] went to mount Ṛṣabhakūṭa, and struck it three times with the front of his chariot, like an elephant-king with his tusk. Stopping the chariot there, the King took the cowrie-jewel in his hand, like the sun a store of rays. ‘I am Bharata, the Cakrin at the end of the third avasarpiṇī’, he wrote the words with the cowrie on its east side”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rishabhakuta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṛṣabhakūṭa (ऋषभकूट).—Name of a mountain.

Derivable forms: ṛṣabhakūṭaḥ (ऋषभकूटः).

Ṛṣabhakūṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṛṣabha and kūṭa (कूट).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṛṣabhakūṭa (ऋषभकूट):—[=ṛṣabha-kūṭa] [from ṛṣabha > ṛṣ] m. Name of the Hema-kūṭa, [Mahābhārata iii.]

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Rishabhakuta in German

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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 (even English!). 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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