Bhrigu Maharshi | Author of ‘Bhrigu Samhita’

Maharishi Bhrigu was one of the Prajapatis created by Lord Brahma. And it is believed that he was born in the present day Uttar Pradesh. He is the author of Bhrigu Samhita. Bhrigu is considered to be the best son of Lord Brahma, since he was born from the mind of Lord Brahma. And he […]

Saptarishis | Seven Great Sages in Hindu Dharma | Saptarishis in each Manvantara

Saptarishis are Seven Great Sages mentioned in Hindu Scriptures. Even though, Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadwaja, Vishwamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni and Vashistha are renowned as Saptarishis is majority of scriptures, some other mentioned different names based on Manvantaras, etc. The earliest list of the Seven Rishis is given by Jaiminiya Brahmana 2.218-221: Agastya, Atri, Bhardwaja, Gautam, Jamadagni, Vashistha […]

Agastya Maharshi | Author of ‘Agastya Samhita’, ‘Agastya Gita’

Agastya was a famous sage of Hinduism. His wife is Lopamudra. Sage Agastya is mentioned in Ramayana and Mahabharata. He is one among the Saptarishis, Seven Vedic Sages, and also one among the 18 Siddhars. It is believed that he has lived for over 5000 years. He is said to have lived in the Pothigai […]

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 […]

Rishi Kutsa | Kutsa Maharshi | Saptarishi Kutsa

Kutsa Maharishi is one among the Saptarishis of this Yuga. Maharishi Kutsa is a humble and a soft spoken person. Like other rishis, he will never get angry and curse others. His speciality is his patience. Whoever disturbs him from his meditation or from his regular activities, he will not punish or curse them, but […]

Saptarishi Mandalam

Saptarishi are the seven ancient divine sages who were mentioned in ancient puranas. Saptharishis would change in every Yuga. The names of the Saptarshis in the present Kali Yuga are, Kashyapa, Atri, Vasistha, Vishvamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni and Bharadwaja. The life span of the Saptarishis is very long due to their spiritual powers, which they obtained […]

Atri Maharshi

Atri is a Vedic sage, who has composed several hymns in praise of Lord Agni, Lord Indra and other Vedic deities of Hinduism. Atri is one of the Saptarishis and was mentioned as a great rishi in the Rigveda. IMPORTANCE Some portions in Rigveda are attributed to him. The importance of Atri is mentioned in […]

Vasishtha Maharshi | Author of ‘Yoga Vasistha’

Vasishtha is one of ancient Vedic rishis. He is also one of the Saptarishis. Vasishtha is the main contributor of Rigveda. He is mentioned in Rigvedic texts and also in many other Vedic Scriptures. IMPORTANCE Vasishtha is attributed to the literary works which are as follows:- 1. Yoga Vashishta 2. Vashishtha Samhita 3. Agni Purana […]

Vishwamitra | Brahmarishi Vishvamitra

Brahmarshi Vishwamitra is one of the most famous rishis of ancient India. Vishwamitra is mentioned in various divine texts and Puranas. He has also authored some portions of the Rigveda. His birth name is Kaushika. IMPORTANCE The story of Vishwamitra is found in the Valmiki Ramayana. Mahabharata also tells about the history of Vishwamitra. Kaushika […]

Bharadwaja Maharshi

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, […]

Jamadagni (Rishi Jamadagni), Father of Parashurama

Jamadagni is one of the Saptarishis, and he is the father of Lord Parashurama, the avatar of Lord Vishnu. Jamadagni had five children and his wife was Mata Renuka Devi, and after her death, she is worshipped as an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, in various names and in various temples, like Yellamma in Karnataka, Manchalamma […]

Marichi Maharshi | Son of Brahma

Rishi Marichi was the son of Lord Brahma, and he is one among the Saptarishis. He is the father of Rishi Kashyapa. Marichi, followed the path of Dharma and was greatly respected by the demi gods, devas and asuras for his great meditative power. Along with Rishi Kashyapa, he had many children. Mata Dharmavrata was his noble wife. Once Dharmavrata […]

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 2020, Kashyapa Rishi Jayanti date is May 11. Kashyapa was one of the seven ancient sages (rishi) considered as Saptarishis in Rigveda, numerous Sanskrit texts […]