Koundinya Rishi | Originator of Koundinya Gothra

Brahmins who have Koundinya Gothra are considered as descendants of Koundinya Maharishi. And people belonging to Koundinya Gothra are found in North as well as in South India, and are living all over the world. Ancient Brahmin kings who contain Koundinya gothra ruled in major parts of India. Rishi Koundinya is mentioned in various Puranas […]

Shabari Jayanti

Shabari Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Shabari Mata. Shabari Mata is an ardent devotee of Sri Rama. She attained Moksha by worshipping Lord Sri Ramachandra throughout her life. In 2023, Shabari Jayanti date is February 13. It falls on Krishna Paksha Saptami in Falgun Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars while it coincides […]

Rishi Dalabhya in Mahabharata

Dalabhya is an ancient Vedic Rishi and he is mentioned in Upanishads, Puranas and in other holy texts. He appears before the Pandavas during the Mahabharata war, and received blessings from the great Lord Krishna. His descendants contain the Dalabhya gotra and they are living in some parts of North India.During his period, he used […]

Rishi Panini

Rishi Panini (600 BC) was a great rishi and was well-versed in Sanskrit language, and wrote many devotional books. He was mentioned in ancient texts, and considered as a great scholar, and contains high spiritual energy. He was named as the father of Sanskrit Language, since he had contributed a lot in developing the language. […]

Rishi Nagarjuna | Indian metallurgist, alchemist

Rishi Nagarjuna (100 AD) was born in a village in Madhya Pradesh. He has made detailed research in the field of chemistry and made lot of inventions and discovered new things. He also wrote lot of medical books like ‘Arogyamanjari’ and ‘Yogasar’, and cured the diseases of the people. He was appointed as the chief […]

Famous Rishis in Hinduism | Vedic Sages

In our holy Hinduism, we have lot of sages and saints who acts as a backbone for Hinduism. They lived a very pious life and spread the bhakti on the almighty amongst the masses. They contain superior powers, but remained as humble sages. Some of the details of famous Rishis are mentioned below:- Atri is […]

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 […]

Rishyasringa | Sage Rishyashringa

Rishyasringa was a boy born with the horns of a deer and his father was the Vibhandak Rishi, and his mother was Urvashi, a celestial woman. According to legend, his father Vibhandak Rishi was attracted with Urvasi, who was sent by Lord Indra in order to disturb his penance. And after having an affair with […]

Physical Appearance of Divine Saints and Holy Avatars

Lord Hayagriva giving Vedas to BrahmaLord Hayagriva giving Vedas to Brahma

God is creating people with different faces, different behaviour and different appearance. Some may look very handsome, and some may look very ugly. In general, we should not like or dislike the people according to their appearance, and we must like only their kind soul. Many kind hearted people’s appearance might look very ugly, and […]

Saubhari Rishi | Story of Saubhari Muni

Saubhari was an ancient rishi and he is believed to be the son of Rishi Kanwa, who brought up Shakunthala at his Ashram. Once when Saubhari Rishi was doing meditation inside the Holy River Yamuna, he has seen the sexual union of some fishes. Due to that, he also wanted to enjoy physical pleasures with […]

Akritavrana | Sage Shanta’s Son, Follower of Parashurama

Akritavrana was a great sage who lived in the Treta Yuga. He is considered as a friend and a close companion to Lord Parasurama. Akritavrana was a childhood friend of Lord Parasurama, and he was very affectionate to him, and stayed along with him throughout his life. Though he didn’t participated in the battles along […]

Rishi Asita | Kaladevala | Kanhasiri | Siri Kanha

Asita was one of the famous disciples of Sri Veda Vyasa. He was born in the Dwapara Yuga in the present day Varanasi, to a pious Hindu family. At his young age, he spent his life by playing gambling, and enjoyed all sorts of material comforts in his life. In course of time, he lost […]

Kindama Rishi | Sage who cursed King Pandu

As per the great epic Mahabharata, Kindama was a rishi who lived in the dense forests. Kindama was a very holy sage and he lived in his hermitage along with his consort. Though he was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and got great meditative powers through his penance, he was interested in enjoying physical comforts, and […]

Ruchi Muni (Sage Ruchi)

Sage Ruchi was an ancient rishi, and he lived during the Treta Yuga. He was mentioned in ancient texts and in Vedas, and he was considered as a holy rishi, who had fully controlled his senses and performed meditation on the Trimurtis. He used to live in the forest at his ashram, and also had […]

Rishi Galava | Disciple of Vishwamitra Maharshi

Galavawas a powerful rishi and he lived during the previous Dwapara Yuga. He was the disciple of Vishwamitra Maharishi. Galava was highly praised for his guru bhakti. After studying the Vedic subjects from Vishwamitra, Galava had brought a peculiar kind of white horse, by praying to Lord Garuda. On seeing his guru bhakti, Vishwamitra had […]

Rishi Kalava

Rishi Kalava is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he was considered as an ancient and a holy sage, who showed great respect, love and affection on all the living beings in the earth. Even the Rabbits and squirrels would be surrounded at his Ashram, and he would give fruits and greens as food […]

Pippalada Katha: Story of Pippalada (Atharva Veda Guru – Maharashi Dadhichi’s son)

‘Pippalada Katha’ is the story of Pippalada (Atharva Veda Guru and Maharashi Dadhichi’s son). Many years ago, there used to be a sage named Dadhichi. His wife was Suvarcha. Dadhichi’s hermitage was right next to the holy river Ganga. Suvarcha’s sister Gabhastini also used to live in the hermitage. Such was the sage Dadhichi’s powers […]

Uttanka Rishi | Who had Vishwaroopa Darshanam of Lord Krishna

Vishnu Vishwaroopam

Uttanka rishi was once lived in the Maru desert as per the great epic Mahabharata. Uttanka is the disciple of Gautama. He is a great scholar and contains good knowledge in Vedic subjects and was an expert in all kinds of art and contains wisdom, courage and spiritual powers. Uttanka has once met Lord Krishna, […]

Bhringi | The Three Legged Rishi

According to Holy texts, Bhringi was a great rishi, and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. It is believed that he was very much devoted to Lord Shiva and only worships him and would not worship Mata Parvathi. Once the great rishi Bhringi went to Mount Kailasa and circumambulated Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati has asked […]