Rishi Kanva | Maharshi Karnesh | Saptarishi

Kanva Maharishi was an ancient rishi and he was born in the Treta Yuga, and his importance were mentioned in Rig Veda. He has also written a portion of text in Yajur Veda. He was the foster father of Shakuntala, who was the consort of Dushyanta.

Rishi Kanva found Shakuntala in the forest as a child, since her mother Menaka left her in the forest, near by his ashram. He took care of the baby and brought up her in a proper manner. He is the devotee of the Trimurtis, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Kanva was a very holy and a noble person, who was very good at doing penance. He was mentioned in Mahabharata and Ramayana. Kanva was a great scholar and an expert in all kinds of arts. He lived a simple life and lived his life by eating only fruits and vegetables, and never utilized his spiritual powers for doing wrong activities.

It is believed that now he is living in the Maharishi Mandala and performing penance on Lord Shiva.

Let us worship the holy rishi and be blessed.


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