Rishigiri, Rishi-giri, Ṛṣigiri: 7 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Ṛṣigiri can be transliterated into English as Rsigiri or Rishigiri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Rishigiri in Hinduism glossary
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 geography

Source: 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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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rishigiri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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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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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