Sushruta | Author of Sushruta Samhita | Father of Surgery

Sushruta, was an ancient Indian physician and the author of Susruta Saṃhita. According to the great epic Mahabharata, he was the son of the great Rishi Vishvamitra. He is declared as the “Father of surgery”, and he was a celebrated physician who was very much praised for practising his noble profession throughout the world. The […]

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 Lomasa in Ramayana

Rishi Lomasa was considered as one of the Gem among the rishis for his sincere devotion and constant meditation on the god, and for his kind hearted behaviour. It is believed that he lived during the Treta Yuga, and met Lord Rama, and discussed about spiritual matters with him. Once he has cursed the great […]

Kratu Rishi | Maharshi Kratu

Kratu was an ancient rishi and the son of Lord Brahma, and also the son-in-law of Lord Daksha. His wife was Santhati. And she is a very pious and a holy woman and a dutiful wife. And through her, he got thousands of children. He is also mentioned in various puranas and also in several […]

Rishi Kraustuki | Disciple of Markandeya

Rishi Kraustuki was one of the ancient rishis, and he was the disciple of Markandeya. Markandeya was a great sage and he conquered the death, and remains young forever, and appears similar to Lord Balamuruga. Kraustuki was born in a pious Brahmin family in North India, and was interested in spiritual activities from his younger […]

Sage Ugrashravas | Ugrasrava Sauti

Ugrashravas was an ancient sage, and he was the reciter of various holy Puranas, like Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagavatham, and other holy texts,in front of the sages who used to assemble in the Naimisharanya Forest. He was the son of Rishi Lomaharshana who was a noble disciple of Vyasa. The entire Mahabharata epic was told in […]

Rishi Shvetaketu | Son of Uddalaka Varuni

Shvetaketu was the son of sage Uddalaka, and he contains deep spiritual knowledge.He was mentioned in the Mahabharata as a great sage. Due to the advice of his father, he went to the Gurukulam and learned various Vedas, Shastras and Upanishads. Due to his spiritual thirst, he grasped all the divine subjects quickly, and he […]

Sacred Seats of Holy Sages

Holy sages like Atri, Agastya, Vasishta, Vishwamitra and Gouthama always used to sit in deer skin seat while doing puja and meditation. Some sages would also make tiger skin as their seat. But they would never kill the animal for getting its skin. They used to take only the skin of the dead animals like […]

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 […]

Mandavya Rishi (Mandavya Muni)

Mandavya was an ancient sage, was once wrongly punished by the king believing him to be a thief, since, some robbers were hidden their stolen articles near his hermitage when he was in deep meditation, and he was wrongly assumed to have stolen the goods. He checked with Lord Yama about his karmic deeds. Yama […]