Rishabhaparvata, Ṛṣabhaparvata, Rishabha-parvata: 3 definitions


Rishabhaparvata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Ṛṣabhaparvata can be transliterated into English as Rsabhaparvata or Rishabhaparvata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Rishabhaparvata in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Ṛṣabhaparvata (ऋषभपर्वत).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.166, “When the Lord arrived at Ṛṣabha Hill, He saw the temple of Lord Nārāyaṇa and offered obeisances and various prayers”. Ṛṣabha Hill is in southern Karṇāṭa, in the district of Madurai. Twelve miles north of Madurai City is a place called Ānāgaḍa-malaya-parvata, which is situated within the forest of Kuṭakācala. Within this forest Lord Ṛṣabhadeva burned Himself to ashes. Now this place is known as Palni Hill.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Ṛṣabhaparvata (ऋषभपर्वत).—There are twenty mountains on the four sides of Mahāmeru. Ṛṣabha is one of them. (Devī Bhāgavata, Aṣṭama Skandha).

There is a reference to Ṛṣabha Parvata when Sugrīva gave instructions about the way to the army of monkeys going out in search of Sītā. Sugrīva speaks about the Ṛṣabha mountain as situated in the middle of the ocean of milk. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Kiṣkindhā Kāṇḍa, 4th Sarga, Verse 44).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ṛṣabhaparvata (ऋषभपर्वत) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.83.19) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ṛṣabha-parvata) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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