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Hinduism - Who Is Vishvamitra In The Hindu Pantheon?

 


One of the Seven Sages in Hindu mythology, whose names denote exogamous clan "lineages" (gotra; exogamous clans allow members to marry outside their own clan); the others are Gautama, Bharadvaja, Kashyapa, Bhrgu, Atri, and Vasishtha.

All brahmins are said to be descended from these seven sages, with each family receiving their progenitor's name as their gotra name.

Marriage inside the gotra is outlawed in contemporary times, thus these gotra divides are still crucial.

The new bride takes on her husband's gotra as part of her new identity after their marriage.

Vishvamitra is most well-known for his long-running quarrel with the sage Vasishtha, which has resulted in several battles.

The rivalry arises because of the kshatriyas and brahmins' differing social position.

Vishvamitra is a king who visits the woodland ashram of the brahmin Vasishtha with a contingent of retainers.

Vishvamitra is astounded by Vasishtha's cow, the Kama dhenu's capacity to feed everyone when he requests food.

Vishvamitra attempts to purchase the Kamadhenu first, then tries to seize it by force, but Vasishtha's tapas defeats his henchmen (ascetic practices).

Vishvamitra acknowledges defeat and undertakes ascetic activities in order to generate his own strength.

Two of their most famous fights are over King Trishanku and his son, Harishchandra; in both cases, the actual problem is the sages' mutual hatred.

Marriage bans may also be referred to in this context.


Kiran Atma


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Hinduism - Who Is Vasishtha

 



Who Is Vasishtha In Hindu Mythology?

Gautama, Bharadvaja, Kashyapa, Bhrgu, Atri, and Vishvamitra are the other Seven Sages whose names mark exogamous clan "lineages" (gotra; in exogamous groups, members must marry outside the group).

All brahmins are said to be descended from these seven sages, with each family's progenitor's name serving as its gotra name.

These gotra divides are still essential in current times, since marriage inside the gotra is prohibited.

The new bride takes her husband's gotra as part of her new identity after her marriage.

Vasishtha is a powerful sage who serves as the guru to the kings of the Solar dynasty, including King Dasharatha and his son, Rama, in the Ramayana, the earlier of the two great Hindu epics.

Vasishtha is particularly well-known for his long-running quarrel with the sage Vishvamitra, which has resulted in several clashes.

The feud's origins may be traced back to the disparity in rank between kshatriyas and brahmins.


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Hinduism - Who Is Kashyapa?

  

 

Kashyapa is the father of Garuda, the heavenly eagle who acts as the animal "vehicle" for the deity Vishnu, and the chief of the Prajapatis (a class of semi celestial creatures) in Hindu mythology.

Gautama, Bharadvaja, Vasishtha, Bhrgu, Atri, and Vishvamitra are the other Seven Sages whose names signify exogamous clan "lineages" (gotra).

All brahmins are said to be descended from these seven sages, with each family adopting their progenitor's name as their gotra name.

Gotras are still essential in current times, since marriage inside a gotra is prohibited.

The new bride takes her husband's gotra as part of her new identity after their marriage.

Prohibitions against marriage may also be found here. 


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Hinduism - Who Is Garuda In Hindu Mythology And The Hindu Pantheon?

 

Garuda is a legendary bird that is often depicted as an Indian kite or eagle.

All Hindu gods and goddesses have animal "vehicles" that serve as symbols and allies.

Garuda is believed to be the deity Vishnu's chariot.

Garuda, as Vishnu's chariot, embodies some of Vishnu's protecting and life-affirming attributes.

Garuda is the celestial maiden Vinata's son and the sage Kashyapa's daughter.

Garuda's most famous narrative illustrates why eagles and snakes have such a symbiotic relationship.

Vinata has given birth to an eagle line, while her sister Kadru has given birth to a snake line.

One day, the sisters got into a fight about the color of a heavenly horse's tail—Vinata claims it's white, while Kadru claims it's black.

They eventually come to an agreement that the one who is incorrect would be forced to serve the other.

To assure her win, Kadru convinces a number of her children to hang from the horse's back, making the white tail seem black from a distance.

When Vinata sees the black snakes, she accepts her loss and is forced to serve Kadru for many years under exceedingly difficult circumstances.

When Garuda realizes what has transpired, he begins a never-ending campaign of snake slaughter.



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