Rishigiri, Rishi-giri, Ṛṣigiri: 7 definitions
Rishigiri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Ṛṣigiri can be transliterated into English as Rsigiri or Rishigiri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Ṛṣigiri (ऋषिगिरि).—A mountain situated near Girivraja, the capital of Magadha kingdom. This mountain is also known as "Mātaṅga" (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 21, Verses 2 and 3).
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
One of the five large hills protecting the city of Girivraja. Mentioned in the Mahabharata, Second book, Section XXI;
The other hills being: Varaha, Vaihara, Vrishava, Chaitya;
India history and geographySource: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
Ṛṣigiri (ऋषिगिरि) is another name for Girivraja or Giribbaja: an ancient capital of Magadha, one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, according to the Mahābhārata.—Early Pāli literature abounds in information about the Magadha country, its people, and its ancient capital Giribbaja. Magadha roughly corresponds to the modern Patna and Gayā districts of Bihar. The Mahābhārata seems to record that Girivraja was also called Bārhadrathapura as well as Māgadhapura and that Māgadhapura was a well-fortified city being protected by five hills. Other names recorded in the Mahābhārata are Varāha, Vrishabha, Rishigiri, and Caityaka. The statement of the Mahābhārata that Girivraja was protected by five hills is strikingly confirmed by the Vimānavatthu Commentary in which we read that the city of Giribbaja was encircled by the mountains Isigili, Vepulla, Vebhara, Paṇḍava and Gijjhakūṭa.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ṛṣigiri (ऋषिगिरि).—Name of a mountain in Magadha.
Derivable forms: ṛṣigiriḥ (ऋषिगिरिः).
Ṛṣigiri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṛṣi and giri (गिरि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ṛṣigiri (ऋषिगिरि):—[=ṛṣi-giri] [from ṛṣi] m. Name of a mountain in Magadha, [Mahābhārata]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Ṛṣigiri (ऋषिगिरि):—(ṛ + gi) m. Nomen proprium eines Berges in Magadha [Mahābhārata 2, 799.] [BURN. Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 847.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Ṛṣigiri (ऋषिगिरि):—m. Nomen proprium eines Berges in Magadha.
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