Rishyashringa, aka: Rishyasringa, Ṛṣyaśṛṅga, Rishya-shringa; 8 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Ṛṣyaśṛṅga can be transliterated into English as Rsyasrnga or Rishyashringa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Ṛṣyaśṛṅga (ऋष्यशृङ्ग).—Son of the sage Vibhāṇḍaka. Birth. Vibhāṇḍaka, son of Kaśyapa was the father of Ṛṣyaśṛṅga. There is a strange story about him in the Mahābhārata. (See full article at Story of Ṛṣyaśṛṅga from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Ṛṣyaśṛṅga (ऋष्यशृङ्ग).—A sage of the eighth manvantara.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 15; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 17.
1b) (Kaśyapa)—married Śāntā, the adopted daughter of Romapāda. Superintended the iṣṭi of Daśaratha to propitiate Indra and blessed Daśaratha with issue.1 The son of a deer, became the plaything of dance, song, etc.2 Gave son Caturaṅga to Lompāda-Daśaratha.3 Blessed his son with a son;4 one of the seven sages.5
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 8-10.
- 2) Ib. XI. 8. 18.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 48. 96.
- 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 104.
- 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 11.
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)
Ṛṣyaśṛṅga (ऋष्यशृङ्ग, “the deer-horned”).—Born of a thirsty doe who drank from a lake in the forest, where sage Vibhāṇḍaka Kāśyapa was bathing and spilled his seed upon seeing the apsarā Urvaśī there. Ṛṣyaśṛṅga was raised in the forest and saw no other human being apart from his father.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Ṛṣyaśṛṅga (ऋष्यशृङ्ग) according to the Mahābhārata.—Once, the sage Vibhāṇḍaka Kāśyapa was bathing in a lake. Seeing the Apsarā Urvaśī there, he spilled his seed in the water. A thirsty doe stopped by the lake and drank the water. It became pregnant and gave birth to a boy, Ṛṣyaśṛṅga, “the deer-horned.” Ṛṣyaśṛṅga was raised in the forest, and he saw no other human being apart from his father.Source: Google Books: Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective > detail page
Ṛṣyaśṛṅga (ऋष्यशृंग) or in Pali, Isisiṅga (“deer-horned”), also named Ēkaśṛṅga.—Rishyasringa was a boy born with the horns of a deer in Hindu-Buddhist mythology who became a seer and was seduced by a king’s daughter, which had various results according to the variations in the story. The town of Sringeri in Karnataka is named after this sage. The name Sringeri is derived from Rishya sringa giri (hill), then sringa giri and now sringeri. This is based on the legend that Sage Rishyasringa performed penance here.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Ṛṣyaśṛṅga (ऋष्यशृङ्ग) or Ekaśṛṅga is the name of a recluse according to the Isisiṅga-jātaka mentioned in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVIII). Accordingly, “the king of Vārāṇasī was angry and worried; he commanded his ministers to meet and discuss the matter of the rain. In the discussion, a wise man said: ‘I have heard that, on the hermits’ mountain, there is a recluse called Unicorn (Ekaśṛṅga): because of his clumsy feet, he fell while climbing the mountain and hurt his foot; in his anger, he uttered a magical spell commanding it to stop raining for twelve years’.”.
Note: The story of the hermit unicorn, Ṛṣyaśṛṅga or Ekaśṛṅga, seduced by a maiden (princess Nalinī, the courtesan Śātā or the goddess Alambuṣā) belongs to universal and Indian folklore. The characteristic feature of the story is that of the victorious woman, perched on the back of the ascetic she has seduced. Without specifying the many variations of the various versions of the story, we limit ourselves to the main sources. The Hiuan tsang, Si yu ki places the hermitage of Ekaśṛṅga at the foot of the mountains of Swāt.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Ṛṣyaśṛṅga (ऋष्यशृङ्ग).—Name of a sage. [He was the son of Vibhāṇdaka. According to mythical account he was born of a female deer, and had a small horn on his forehead, and hence called 'Ṛiṣya- śṛnga', or 'deerhorned'. He was brought up in the forest by his father, and he saw no other human being till he nearly reached his manhood. When a great drought well nigh devastated the country of Aṅga, its king Lomapāda, at the advice of Brāhmaṇas, caused Ṛisyaśriṅga to be brought to him by means of a number of damsels, and gave his daughter Śantā (adopted by him, her real father being Daśaratha) in marriage to him, who being greatly pleased caused copious showers of rain to fall in his kingdom. It was this sage that performed for king Daśaratha the sacrifice which brought about the birth of Rāma and his three brothers].
Derivable forms: ṛṣyaśṛṅgaḥ (ऋष्यशृङ्गः).
Ṛṣyaśṛṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṛṣya and śṛṅga (शृङ्ग).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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