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According to Telugu folklore, meaning of word "Andhra" is believed to be "tribe""Tribe". Maharshi Vishwamitra curses his sons to go to south and lead a tribal life. Those tribes are believed to be "Andhra". So, Andhraites are believed to be descendants of sage Vishwamitra.

This curse is described in Balakanda of Valmiki Ramayana.

श्व मांस भोजिनः सर्वे वासिष्ठा इव जातिषु |
पूर्णम् वर्ष सहस्रम् तु पृथिव्याम् अनुवत्स्यथ || १-६२-१७

" 'You all will be whirling around the earth totally for a thousand years taking birth in the race that subsists on dog's meat, like the sons of Vashishta.' Thus Vishvamitra cursed his sons. [1-62-17]

But here Vishwamitra says to whirl around the earth. But this book mentions it differently.

The compassionate Vishwamitra beckoned his sons and asked one of them to sacrifice his life and replace this boy. What had gotten into their father? How could their father be so foolish and consider giving up one his own sons to save someone else's life? Vishwamitra's sons refused to sacrifice their lives for their cousin's. The great sage realized that his boys did not know that a sage had to dedicate his life to serve others. And here they were — all looking to live for themselves rather than being happy for being offered a chance to serve others through their own lives. Disappointed, Vishwamitra cursed his unworthy sons to a life of selfishness in tribal communities.

There's another variant of the legend where Vishwamitra curses his sons to go "ANDHA" (blind) and live a life of tribals to the south of Vindhyas and with time Andha became "Andhra".

So, are they any other Hindu Scriptures which describe the story of Vishwamitra cursing his sons?

According to Telugu folklore, meaning of word "Andhra" is believed to be "tribe". Maharshi Vishwamitra curses his sons to go to south and lead a tribal life. Those tribes are believed to be "Andhra". So, Andhraites are believed to be descendants of sage Vishwamitra.

This curse is described in Balakanda of Valmiki Ramayana.

श्व मांस भोजिनः सर्वे वासिष्ठा इव जातिषु |
पूर्णम् वर्ष सहस्रम् तु पृथिव्याम् अनुवत्स्यथ || १-६२-१७

" 'You all will be whirling around the earth totally for a thousand years taking birth in the race that subsists on dog's meat, like the sons of Vashishta.' Thus Vishvamitra cursed his sons. [1-62-17]

But here Vishwamitra says to whirl around the earth. But this book mentions it differently.

The compassionate Vishwamitra beckoned his sons and asked one of them to sacrifice his life and replace this boy. What had gotten into their father? How could their father be so foolish and consider giving up one his own sons to save someone else's life? Vishwamitra's sons refused to sacrifice their lives for their cousin's. The great sage realized that his boys did not know that a sage had to dedicate his life to serve others. And here they were — all looking to live for themselves rather than being happy for being offered a chance to serve others through their own lives. Disappointed, Vishwamitra cursed his unworthy sons to a life of selfishness in tribal communities.

There's another variant of the legend where Vishwamitra curses his sons to go "ANDHA" (blind) and live a life of tribals to the south of Vindhyas and with time Andha became "Andhra".

So, are they any other Hindu Scriptures which describe the story of Vishwamitra cursing his sons?

According to Telugu folklore, meaning of word "Andhra" is believed to be "Tribe". Maharshi Vishwamitra curses his sons to go to south and lead a tribal life. Those tribes are believed to be "Andhra". So, Andhraites are believed to be descendants of sage Vishwamitra.

This curse is described in Balakanda of Valmiki Ramayana.

श्व मांस भोजिनः सर्वे वासिष्ठा इव जातिषु |
पूर्णम् वर्ष सहस्रम् तु पृथिव्याम् अनुवत्स्यथ || १-६२-१७

" 'You all will be whirling around the earth totally for a thousand years taking birth in the race that subsists on dog's meat, like the sons of Vashishta.' Thus Vishvamitra cursed his sons. [1-62-17]

But here Vishwamitra says to whirl around the earth. But this book mentions it differently.

The compassionate Vishwamitra beckoned his sons and asked one of them to sacrifice his life and replace this boy. What had gotten into their father? How could their father be so foolish and consider giving up one his own sons to save someone else's life? Vishwamitra's sons refused to sacrifice their lives for their cousin's. The great sage realized that his boys did not know that a sage had to dedicate his life to serve others. And here they were — all looking to live for themselves rather than being happy for being offered a chance to serve others through their own lives. Disappointed, Vishwamitra cursed his unworthy sons to a life of selfishness in tribal communities.

There's another variant of the legend where Vishwamitra curses his sons to go "ANDHA" (blind) and live a life of tribals to the south of Vindhyas and with time Andha became "Andhra".

So, are they any other Hindu Scriptures which describe the story of Vishwamitra cursing his sons?

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According to Telugu folklore, meaning of word "Andhra" is believed to be "tribe". Maharshi Vishwamitra curses his sons to go to south and lead a tribal life. Those tribes are believed to be "Andhra". So, Andhraites are believed to be descendants of sage Vishwamitra.

This curse is described in Balakanda of Valmiki Ramayana.

श्व मांस भोजिनः सर्वे वासिष्ठा इव जातिषु |
पूर्णम् वर्ष सहस्रम् तु पृथिव्याम् अनुवत्स्यथ || १-६२-१७

" 'You all will be whirling around the earth totally for a thousand years taking birth in the race that subsists on dog's meat, like the sons of Vashishta.' Thus Vishvamitra cursed his sons. [1-62-17]

But here Vishwamitra says to whirl around the earth. But this book mentions it differently.

The compassionate Vishwamitra beckoned his sons and asked one of them to sacrifice his life and replace this boy. What had gotten into their father? How could their father be so foolish and consider giving up one his own sons to save someone else's life? Vishwamitra's sons refused to sacrifice their lives for their cousin's. The great sage realized that his boys did not know that a sage had to dedicate his life to serve others. And here they were — all looking to live for themselves rather than being happy for being offered a chance to serve others through their own lives. Disappointed, Vishwamitra cursed his unworthy sons to a life of selfishness in tribal communities.

There's another variant of the legend where Vishwamitra curses his sons to go "ANDHA" (blind) and live a life of tribals to the south of Vindhyas and with time Andha became "Andhra".

So, are they any other Hindu Scriptures which describe the story of Vishwamitra cursing his sons?

According to Telugu folklore, meaning of word "Andhra" is believed to be "tribe". Maharshi Vishwamitra curses his sons to go to south and lead a tribal life. Those tribes are believed to be "Andhra". So, Andhraites are believed to be descendants of sage Vishwamitra.

This curse is described in Balakanda of Valmiki Ramayana.

श्व मांस भोजिनः सर्वे वासिष्ठा इव जातिषु |
पूर्णम् वर्ष सहस्रम् तु पृथिव्याम् अनुवत्स्यथ || १-६२-१७

" 'You all will be whirling around the earth totally for a thousand years taking birth in the race that subsists on dog's meat, like the sons of Vashishta.' Thus Vishvamitra cursed his sons. [1-62-17]

But here Vishwamitra says to whirl around the earth. But this book mentions differently.

The compassionate Vishwamitra beckoned his sons and asked one of them to sacrifice his life and replace this boy. What had gotten into their father? How could their father be so foolish and consider giving up one his own sons to save someone else's life? Vishwamitra's sons refused to sacrifice their lives for their cousin's. The great sage realized that his boys did not know that a sage had to dedicate his life to serve others. And here they were — all looking to live for themselves rather than being happy for being offered a chance to serve others through their own lives. Disappointed, Vishwamitra cursed his unworthy sons to a life of selfishness in tribal communities.

There's another variant of the legend where Vishwamitra curses his sons to go "ANDHA" (blind) and live a life of tribals to the south of Vindhyas and with time Andha became "Andhra".

So, are they any other Hindu Scriptures which describe the story of Vishwamitra cursing his sons?

According to Telugu folklore, meaning of word "Andhra" is believed to be "tribe". Maharshi Vishwamitra curses his sons to go to south and lead a tribal life. Those tribes are believed to be "Andhra". So, Andhraites are believed to be descendants of sage Vishwamitra.

This curse is described in Balakanda of Valmiki Ramayana.

श्व मांस भोजिनः सर्वे वासिष्ठा इव जातिषु |
पूर्णम् वर्ष सहस्रम् तु पृथिव्याम् अनुवत्स्यथ || १-६२-१७

" 'You all will be whirling around the earth totally for a thousand years taking birth in the race that subsists on dog's meat, like the sons of Vashishta.' Thus Vishvamitra cursed his sons. [1-62-17]

But here Vishwamitra says to whirl around the earth. But this book mentions it differently.

The compassionate Vishwamitra beckoned his sons and asked one of them to sacrifice his life and replace this boy. What had gotten into their father? How could their father be so foolish and consider giving up one his own sons to save someone else's life? Vishwamitra's sons refused to sacrifice their lives for their cousin's. The great sage realized that his boys did not know that a sage had to dedicate his life to serve others. And here they were — all looking to live for themselves rather than being happy for being offered a chance to serve others through their own lives. Disappointed, Vishwamitra cursed his unworthy sons to a life of selfishness in tribal communities.

There's another variant of the legend where Vishwamitra curses his sons to go "ANDHA" (blind) and live a life of tribals to the south of Vindhyas and with time Andha became "Andhra".

So, are they any other Hindu Scriptures which describe the story of Vishwamitra cursing his sons?

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What Scriptures other than Ramayana describe Vishwamitra cursing his sons?

According to Telugu folklore, meaning of word "Andhra" is believed to be "tribe". Maharshi Vishwamitra curses his sons to go to south and lead a tribal life. Those tribes are believed to be "Andhra". So, Andhraites are believed to be descendants of sage Vishwamitra.

This curse is described in Balakanda of Valmiki Ramayana.

श्व मांस भोजिनः सर्वे वासिष्ठा इव जातिषु |
पूर्णम् वर्ष सहस्रम् तु पृथिव्याम् अनुवत्स्यथ || १-६२-१७

" 'You all will be whirling around the earth totally for a thousand years taking birth in the race that subsists on dog's meat, like the sons of Vashishta.' Thus Vishvamitra cursed his sons. [1-62-17]

But here Vishwamitra says to whirl around the earth. But this book mentions differently.

The compassionate Vishwamitra beckoned his sons and asked one of them to sacrifice his life and replace this boy. What had gotten into their father? How could their father be so foolish and consider giving up one his own sons to save someone else's life? Vishwamitra's sons refused to sacrifice their lives for their cousin's. The great sage realized that his boys did not know that a sage had to dedicate his life to serve others. And here they were — all looking to live for themselves rather than being happy for being offered a chance to serve others through their own lives. Disappointed, Vishwamitra cursed his unworthy sons to a life of selfishness in tribal communities.

There's another variant of the legend where Vishwamitra curses his sons to go "ANDHA" (blind) and live a life of tribals to the south of Vindhyas and with time Andha became "Andhra".

So, are they any other Hindu Scriptures which describe the story of Vishwamitra cursing his sons?