Bharadwaja, was one of the famous Vedic sages in India, and who was a great scholar and a master of all Vedas, Puranas and Upanishads. He was the son of Brihaspati and Shubatreyi. His wife was Susheela. And his children were Dronacharya, Garga, Ilavida (Idavida | Devavarnini) and Katyayani.
He was the grandfather of Ashwatthama, a great warrior of Mahabharata, who is also one among the seven CHIRANJEEVIS and is still living in this earth, by worshipping Lord Shiva.
Bharadwaja is also mentioned in several ancient texts. He is also known as the “Father of Ayurvedic Medicine”.
Bharadwaja is one of the ‘Saptarishis’ (Seven Great Sages – Maharshis).
Brahmins belonging to Bharadwaja gotra were the descendants of Sage Bharadwaja. Bharadwaja has contributed a lot of sacred texts, some of them are as follows:-
1. Some portions of Dhanur-veda.
3. Bharadvajsrautasutra and grhyasutra.
4. Some portions of Ayurveda.
5. Charaka Samhita.
According to the Mahabharata, Bharadwaja trained his son Drona in the use of weapons.
In the epic Ramayana, Rama, Sita and Lakshmana visited Rishi Bharadwaja at his ashram.
He was a great rishi, who has contributed a lot in the Ayurvedic medicinal field. He has worried about the health condition of the people in the earth and has rendered such a noble act. According to him, spirituality can be attained by a person, only if he is in a good health condition. He also advices the people to worship the god in an easy manner like chanting frequently the names of god. In his book, he has mentioned the details of Ayurvedic herbs in a simplified manner. He is living in Saptarishi Mandala with his wife Susheela by doing penance.
Let us worship this great rishi and his wife and be blessed.
“OM SREE RISHI BHARADWAJARE NAMAHA”
“OM MATA SUSHEELA NAMAHA”