Vasukrapatni

Vasukrapatni was an ancient female Rishi, and she has contributed some portions of Vedic Texts, and it was found in the Rig Veda (10.28). She is considered as a “GEM”, among the Rishi Pathnis. She was a chaste, pure and pious woman, and she was the consort of Rishi Vasu. Both of them were ardent devotees of Lord Shiva, and they used to feed the poor people at their home in a well-versed manner. She has done this holy act till her death. She also dutifully served her husband in a pleasing manner, and considered him similar to “GOD”.

She is believed to have been lived in North India during the beginning of the Kali Yuga. She was praised by the divine demigods in the heaven, and they granted several boons to her.

Once, Lord Indra appeared before her in the form of her husband, in order to test her chastity. She was able to identify him, and immediately through her spiritual powers, she has called him as “LORD INDRA”, and fell down at his feet. Lord Indra felt ashamed for his act, and accepted her as his sister, and blessed her, and went out from her Ashram. Likewise, she was tested by several other divine gods, and she has won in the tests.

Similar to the holy Prahalada, who had kept great faith on Lord Vishnu, Ma Vasukrapatni had dedicated her entire soul and body by devoting on Lord Shiva. She was considered similar to Ma Arundhati and Anusuya with regard to her chastity and holiness. She was a learned scholar, and she used to perform spiritual discourses in the temples of Lord Shiva, and used to meticulously narrate the incidents from the Shiva Purana.

Lord Shiva had appeared before Ma Vasukrapatni and Rishi Vasu, and praised for their devotion. After living a noble life for many years, after their death, both of them went to Kailasa, and it is believed that they are still residing there by doing spiritual service for the divine couple, Lord Shiva and Ma Parvati.

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