Vashishta Jayanti | Maharshi Vasistha Jayanthi

Vashishta Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Maharshi Vashishta. In 2023, Vashishta Jayanti date is April 29. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Navami in Vaishakh Month as per Hindu calendar.

Vashistha is a revered Vedic sage in Hinduism. He is one of the Saptarishis (seven great Rishis) of Sanatana Dharma. Vashistha is credited as the chief author of Mandala 7 of Rigveda. Vashistha and his family are mentioned in Rigvedic verse 10.167.4,[note 1] other Rigvedic mandalas and in many Vedic texts. His ideas have been influential and he was called as the first sage of the Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy by Adi Shankara.

Yoga Vasistha, Vashistha Samhita, as well as some versions of the Agni Purana[9] and Vishnu Purana are attributed to him. He is the subject of many mythologies, such as him being in possession of the divine cow Kamadhenu and Nandini her child, who could grant anything to their owners. He is famous in Hindu mythologies for his legendary conflicts with sage Visvamitra.

Vasista Rushi was a great Maharshi and he had the distinction of getting Sri Vedavyasa as his great grandson.  Vasistha’s son was Sakthi.  His son was Parasara.  Vedavyasa was born to Parasara-Satyavati Devi.

Vasista was the chief priest and advisor for Dasharatha Maharaja.  Under his pourohithya only Srirama married Sitadevi.

Vasista Maharshi’s father is Lord Brahma and the wife is Arundhati.

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