Ma Ratri Bharadvaji was the pious daughter of Rishi Bharadwaja, and it is believed that she had incarnated in this earth during the end of the Dwapara Yuga. Similar to her father Bharadwaja, she contains in-depth knowledge in Vedas, Shastras and other Hindu Holy texts. Her name was mentioned in the Rig Veda(10.127), and she is the contributor of certain texts in the Rig Veda.
She was considered as one of the famous female Vedic sages in the ancient India,also called as Bharat during that time.She was the grand- daughter of Deva Guru Brahaspati, and her mother was Susheela. And her siblings were Dronacharya, Gargaand Katyayani.
She met her brother’s son Ashvathama, when he was cursed by Lord Krishna, and blessed him, and also asked him to recite the powerful Durga Mantra, in order to get relieved from his curse.
Ma Bharadwaji used to participate in the debates held with various scholars, and she is also expert in Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation.She is considered as a chaste, holy and a powerful female rishi, who had removed the sins of her devotees, and also healed their diseases.
Some of the sacred texts contributed by her are as follows:-
1. Commentary on Vedas.
2. Bharadvaji Samhita.
3. Books on Ayurveda.
4. Books on Yoga.
6. Krishna Bhakti.
7. Ways to attain salvation.
She was mentioned in the Mahabharata, and she also met Lord Krishna before the end of his avatar.
According to her, spirituality can be attained by the people, only if they get adequate training on worshipping the god in various manners, like meditation, regular prayers, doing pujas and realization of god in the soul. She also suggests the people to worship the god in a simple manner like chanting frequently the names of god, singing his songs, dancing with full of happiness by permanently keeping the god in our mind.
Let us worship this great woman rishi and be blessed.