Rudrakoti, Rudrakoṭi, Rudra-koti: 7 definitions


Rudrakoti 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rudrakoti in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Rudrakoṭi (रुद्रकोटि).—A holy place in North India. Once a large number of hermits gathered in this place to worship Śiva. Greatly pleased at this Śiva appeared before them in the form of many phalluses. From that day onwards the place Rudrakoṭi became a holy place. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 82, Stanza 118).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rudrakoṭi (रुद्रकोटि).—Sacred to Rudrāṇī;1 surrounds the hill Amarakaṇṭa in Kalinga; he who bathes at the place goes to Rudraloka and enjoys heavenly bliss.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 32.
  • 2) Ib. 181. 25; 186. 16-7.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Rudrakoṭi (रुद्रकोटि) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.63). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Rudra-koṭi) 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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Rudrakoti in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Rudrakoṭi (रुद्रकोटि) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in this place (Rudrakoṭi) is named Mahāyogi. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rudrakoti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rudrakoṭi (रुद्रकोटि):—[=rudra-koṭi] [from rudra > rud] f. Name of a place of pilgrimage, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Rudrakoti in German

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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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