Atreya Rishi | Atreya Vrittantha

Atreya Rishi was a descendant of Sage Atri and his importance are described in the ancient Puranas. He was born in Takshashila, Gandhara in the present day Pakistan.

Sage Atreya was a great physician of Ayurveda and he wrote the famous book Bhela Samhita on 6th century BC. He worked as a physician for several kings, and was well appreciated for his talent in curing dreaded diseases through his divine ayurvedic medicine.

Atreya Rishi also served as a physician of King Nagnajita of Gandhara Kingdom, during the dwaparayuga. He was also the author of Charaka Samhita, a text on ayurveda. He taught his knowledge in Ayurveda to six of his disciples. All of them contained great knowledge in Ayurveda as well as in all other fields.

DISCIPLES OF ATREYA RISHI

1. Agnivesha
2. Bhela
3. Jatukarna
4. Parashara
5. Harita
6. Ksharapani

IMPORTANCE

He was an ancient sage and a great physician in ayurvedic. Through his medicine, he has cured all types of diseases to all types of people. He doesn’t distinguish between rich and poor, good and bad, with regard to curing the diseases.His works are more valuable to the people and is a great treasure for the ayurveda physicians. He also shared his knowledge in Ayurveda to the divine demigods.From ancient texts, it is believed that he was lived for more than 1000 years.

Apart from the field of Ayurveda, he also specialized in all other forms of art and is a great expert in astrology. He correctly tells the fortune of the past, present and future of the people, through his great spiritual knowledge. He was also interested in doing meditation and yoga, and also a great yoga master.

He got great knowledge in Vedas,Upanishads and ancient texts and also highly interested in spirituality and worshipping the divine gods. Brahmin’s who belongs to Atreya gothram are considered as the descendants of Atreya Maharishi.

Let us worship the great rishi and be blessed.
“OM SREE ATREYA MAHARISHIYE NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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