How did Kashmir get its Name | Origin of Kashmir

What is the origin of Kashmir? How did Kashmir get its name? Kashmir is the Northern part of present Republic of India. Kashmir, the northern Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent got its name from Kashyapa Rishi. The name Kashmir, states Christopher Snedden, may be a shortened form of “Kashyapa Mir” or the “lake of […]

Kashyapa Rishi Jayanti

Kashyapa is one of the Saptarishis, Seven famed Sages in Hinduism. Kashyapa Rishi Jayanti is observed on Krishna Paksha Panchami in Jyeshta Month as per North Indian Hindi calendar. In 2017, Kashyapa Rishi Jayanti date is May 16. Kashyapa was one of the seven ancient sages (rishi) considered as Saptarishis in Rigveda, numerous Sanskrit texts […]