Ṛṣabha was a ṛṣi (rishi; sage). We have the mention of Ṛṣabhakūṭa (Rishabhakuta) parvata (mountain)in the Tīrthayātrāparva (Tirthayatraparva)included in Vanaparva. This is also called Hemakūṭaparvata (Hemakutaparvata; the mountain called Hemakuta). Reaching there, the Pāṇḍava (Pandava) saw that the moment anybody talks here, innumerable clouds and pieces of stones come hurling towards the speaker; the sound of Veda-chanting is heard but the nobody can be seen. Maharṣi(Maharshi; Great Sage) Lomaśa (Lomasa), the companion of the Pāṇḍava (Pandava)during their pilgrimage, said that a rude-natured sage named Ṛṣabha lived in this Hemakūṭa parvata. The coming and going of the common people, their talks and the crowd of visitors caused disturbance to his tapasyā (tapasya;ascetic practice). Getting annoyed, sage Ṛṣabha ordered the mountain to hurl stones at anyone who comes there. He also instructed the wind to forbid anyone to approach near with high windy sounds and clouds.  Probably because of this rude-natured sage, the name of Hemakūṭa became Ṛṣabhakūṭa.