Vaishampayana | Traditional Narrator of Mahabharata

Vaishampayana was the preacher of the Mahabharata. He was an ancient sage and also the master of the Krishna Yajur-Veda. He is also mentioned in lot of sacred hindu texts, and his importance is also mentioned in the divine texts. He learnt all the subjects from Rishi Vyasa and he served as a sincere and honest disciple to him. From […]


Vyaghrapada was one of the great rishis in Hinduism. He is a sincere devotee of Lord Shiva, and used to worship him regularly, and will never take his food without worshipping him. Vyaghrapada used to pluck flowers, in order to offer it to Lord Shiva in the temple of Chidambaram. Since, he find it difficult to pluck the […]

Sandipani | Sandipana | Guru of Krishna, Balarama

Sandipani Rishi was a holy saint and the guru of Lord Sri Krishna and Balarama. Sandipani was lived in the present day Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh at his Ashram. He was a humble and a great scholar who got sufficient knowledge in vedas and ancient scriptures, and he lived during the previous Dwapara Yuga, approximately before […]

Aurva, Rishi Aurva Katha | Descendant of Rishi Bhrigu

Aurva is known to be an angry sage, who was the descendent of Rishi Bhrigu. He was the grandson of Vatsa, and his descendants Gothram was Srivatsa. His son was Richika Maharishi and Richika’s son was Jamadagni. According to the Mahabharata, once there lived a noble king named Kritavirya, who had donated most of his wealth to the […]

Jaimini | Rishi Jaimini | Founder of Mimamsa Philosophy

Jaimini was an ancient rishi and a philosopher. He was a disciple of sage Veda Vyasa, the son of Parashara. He was taught Samaveda by his guru Veda Vyasa, along with other spiritual education. He is the author of the Mimamsa Sutras  and Jaimini Sutras.  He is believed to have been lived during the 4th century […]

Shandilya Rishi | Progenitor of Shandilya Gothram

Shandilya was the name of a popular rishi. Those who are having the Sandilya gotra, are the descendants of Sri Shandilya Maharishi. Most of the people belonging to West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, Punjab and Gujarat are considered as the descendants of Shandilya. He was a son of the sage Asita and grandson of the rishi Kashyapa.  He was the disciple of Vaatsya […]

Avatsara Rishi

Avatsara was an ancient Rishi and his name and importance was mentioned in the Rig Veda and Yajur Veda. He was a great scholar in Vedas, Upanishads and Hindu Puranas, and also a master in all kinds of arts. Avatsara had contributed some portions in the Rig veda and praised about the demi gods such […]

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 Aruni

Rishi Aruni (8th century BC), is an ancient sage of Hinduism. He is mentioned in many devotional texts, and his philosophical teachings are considered famous similar to the teachings contained in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad and Chandogya Upanishad.  He was a spiritual guru, and attracted students from all over the world. One of his disciples was […]

Sage Sudabas & Piruchini | The Rishi Couple who gave birth to Vishnu several times

Sage Sudabas & Piruchini | The Rishi Couple who gave birth to Vishnu several times… Sudabas was an ancient sage, and his wife was Piruchini. Though they contain very good qualities, but they didn’t have children. Due to that, they were very much worried, and began to perform penance on Lord Vishnu. After some time, […]

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 […]

Gritsamada Rishi

Gritsamada is an ancient rishi, who was mentioned in the Rigveda and his son was Kurma. Gritsamada comes under the lineage of Rishi Bhrigu. He lived at an Ashram in the present day Varanasi, near the banks of the Holy River Mata Ganga, and performed meditation on Lord Vishnu, and attained great powers. Gritsamada was […]

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 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 […]

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 […]