Rishyamuka, aka: Ṛṣyamūka, Ṛśyamūka, Rishya-muka; 6 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Ṛṣyamūka and Ṛśyamūka can be transliterated into English as Rsyamuka or Rishyamuka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Ṛṣyamūka (ऋष्यमूक) is the name of a mountain (parvata), as mentionedin the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 106. Accordingly, “... and then the adorable one took Naravāhanadatta up in his arms, and, in order to preserve his life, carried him in this way to the beautiful and happy mountain Ṛṣyamūka, and, after setting him down there, disappeared...”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ṛṣyamūka, 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ṛṣyamūka (ऋष्यमूक).—Name of a minor mountain (kṣudraparvata) situated in Bhārata, a region south of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. In the settlements (janapada) along these mountains dwell Āryas and Mlecchas who drink water from the rivers flowing there. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Ṛṣyamūka (ऋष्यमूक).—A mountain. Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 25, Verse 9 states that Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa visited the sage Mārkaṇḍeya on the top of this mountain. It was here that Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa met Sugrīva. Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 279, Verse 44 states that the river Pampā runs round the Ṛṣyamūka mountain.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Ṛṣyamūka (ऋष्यमूक).—A hill in Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 16.
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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Rishyamuka (Rishyamuuka) hills. Mountain where Rama and Lakshmana met the sage Markandeya.

Source: Experience Festival: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Ṛśyamūka (ऋश्यमूक).—Name of a mountain.

Derivable forms: ṛśyamūkaḥ (ऋश्यमूकः).

Ṛśyamūka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṛśya and mūka (मूक).

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Ṛṣyamūka (ऋष्यमूक).—a mountain near the lake Pampā which formed the temporary abode of Rāma with the monkey-chief Sugrīva; ऋष्य- मूकस्तु पम्पायाः पुरस्तात् पुष्पितद्रुमः (ṛṣya- mūkastu pampāyāḥ purastāt puṣpitadrumaḥ).

Derivable forms: ṛṣyamūkaḥ (ऋष्यमूकः).

Ṛṣyamūka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṛṣya and mūka (मूक).

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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