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Hinduism - What Is Rishi Panchami In The Hindu Calendar?

 


Rishi Panchami  is a Hindu festival. The fifth day (panchami) of the light (waxing) half of the lunar month of Bhadrapada (August–September) is celebrated as a festival.

Bhrgu, Pulastya, Kratu, Pulaha, Marichi, Atri, and Vasishtha are the Seven Sages (rishis) born by Brahma, and this festival is devoted to them.

On this day, it is stated that worshiping these seven sages would bring wealth and pleasure.


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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 Jabali In Hindu Mythology?


In Hindu mythology, Jabali is a prominent sage who is the son of the sage Vishvamitra.

Despite his biological beginnings, Jabali ultimately gets affiliated with the sage Vasishtha, his father's worst adversary.

Jabali joins Vasishtha's party and becomes one of King Dasharatha's counsellors, the father of the god-king Rama in the epic Ramayana. 


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Hinduism - Who Is Harishchandra In Hindu Mythology?


A ruler in Hindu mythology who is known for his honesty and sincerity.

He has become a metaphor for someone who patiently bears unfair hardship in contemporary Hindu society.

Harishchandra's sorrow stems from a long-running dispute between Vasishtha, his family priest, and Vishvamitra, the sages.

When Vasishtha praises Harishchandra's goodness, Vishvamitra becomes desperate to disprove him.

Vishvamitra, disguised as an elderly brahmin, conjures up a fictional son using his magical skills and convinces Harishchandra to agree to provide whatever is required for the boy's wedding.

Vishvamitra claims Harishchandra's kingdom when the time comes to repay this vow.

Vishvamitra expects the king to refuse this demand, yet Harishchandra fulfills it right away.

When offering a gift to a brahmin, Vishvamitra observes that it is traditional to give a gift of money (dakshina) and requests a considerable quantity.

To acquire the money, Harishchandra sells his wife (Chandramati) and kid into slavery, then sells himself to an outcast who employs him at a cremation yard, where he burns corpses.

Harishchandra's kid gets bitten by a snake and dies after undergoing these hardships for some time.

He doesn't recognize Chandramati when she delivers the corpse to be burnt.

He refuses to bury the kid until the cremation price is paid, claiming that doing so would deprive his master of his due pay.

Chandramati is unable to pay the price due to a lack of funds, and Harishchandra identifies her after hearing her lamentations, making him even more wretched.

The pair ultimately determines that the only way out of their pain is to commit suicide and builds a bonfire on which to burn themselves.

The gods come before them as Harishchandra is ready to fire the pyre, praising his righteousness and dedication to his promise, and Harishchandra's exiled teacher is revealed as dharma ("righteousness") incarnate.

Harishchandra's son is brought back to life, along with his kingdom, and everyone lives happily ever after. 


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