Is there a mantra that addresses all of the Saptarishi. I used to chant "Om Jai Shri Saptarishi Namah". I found out that "Chitrasikhandin" is a word used to refer to the seven sages, so I made up another mantra: Om Jai Shri Chitrasikhandin Namah. Are there anything similar in the texts?

I feel that we Hindus today do not give enough respect and praise to the Saptarishi.

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    haha you made up the mantra? i made up this Om saptarishibhyo namaha.
    – Rickross
    Dec 3, 2017 at 12:29
  • @Rickross My knowledge of Sanskrit is very limited and I probably should not be making up mantras. Thanks for sharing your mantra. I just learned that "bhyo" makes it plural. :) So, can "Om Chitrasikhandinbhyo Namaha" work?
    – Vyper
    Dec 3, 2017 at 12:43
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    Yes Bhyo is for plural, for eg- Navagrahebhyo (9 planetary deities), Sarva Devebhyo (all the deities), Sarva Rishibyo (all the rishis) etc. I am not aware of Chitrasinkandin. Anyways i look for specialized mantras for the Sapta Rishis.
    – Rickross
    Dec 3, 2017 at 12:48

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mantras there are many praises in rig-veda a hymn i got in rig-veda is a hymn to sage vashistha i f you see vedas you will find a lot of praises but the term saptrishi is not used in vedas. but in brahmanas aranyakas etc. only 5 verses i am giving here:—


  1. THESE who wear hair-knots on the right, the movers of holy thought, white-robed, have won me over. I warned the men, when from the grass I raised me, Not from afar can my Vasisthas help you.

2 With Soma they brought Indra from a distance, Over Vaisanta, from the strong libation. Indra preferred Vasisthas to the Soma pressed by the son of Vayata, Pasadyumna.

3 So, verily, with these he crossed the river, in company with these he slaughtered Bheda. So in the fight with the Ten Kings, Vasisthas! did Indra help Sudās through your devotions.

4 I gladly, men I with prayer prayed by our fathers have fixed your axle: ye shall not be injured: Since, when ye sang aloud the Sakvari verses, Vasisthas! ye invigorated Indra.

5 Like thirsty men they looked to heaven, in battle with the Ten Kings, surrounded and imploring. Then Indra heard Vasiṣṭha as he praised him, and gave the Trtsus ample room and freedom.

source: http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/rv07033.htm

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad(2.2.4) acknowledge the names of seven rishis(or Saptarshis)

2.2.3 Regarding this there is the following verse: There is a bowl that has its opening below and bulges at the top; various kinds of knowledge have been put in it; seven sages sit by its side, and the organ of speech, which has communication with the Vedas, is the eighth'. The 'bowl that has its opening below and bulges at the top' is this head of ours, for it is the bowl that has its opening below and bulges at the top.'Various kinds of knowledge have been put in it', refers to the organs; these indeed represent various kinds of knowledge. 'Seven sages sit by its side', refers to the organs; they indeed are the sages. 'The organ of speech, which has communication with the Vedas, is the eighth', because the organ of speech is the eighth and communicates with the Vedas.

2.2.4 These two (ears) are Gotama and Bharadvaja: this one is Gotama, and this one Bharadvaja: These two (eyes) are Visvamitra and Jamadagni: this one is Visvamitra, and this one Jamadagni. These two (nostrils) are Vasistha, and Kasyapa: this one is Vasistha, and this one Kasyapa: The tongue is Atri, for through the tongue food is eaten. 'Atri' is but this name 'Atti'. He who knows it as such becomes the eater of all, and everything becomes his food.

  • I'm aware of mantras to each of the individual Saptarishi, I just want mantras that praises them all together. For example, "Om Saptarishibhyo Namaha" is one mantra that praises all of them at once.
    – Vyper
    Dec 4, 2017 at 4:25
  • @Maha Rex i got a mantra to saptarishi but it doesnt't have a sourse if you want i can give you the mantra and link to the page. ;) Dec 4, 2017 at 7:42
  • Yes, please. I'll take a look at it.
    – Vyper
    Dec 4, 2017 at 14:54
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    @Maha Rex ok if you want it friend this is it:— कश्यपोत्रिर्भरद्वाजो विश्वामित्रोथ गौतमः। जमदग्निर्वसिष्ठश्च सप्तैते ऋषयः स्मृताः॥ दहन्तु पापं सर्व गृह्नन्त्वर्ध्यं नमो नमः'॥ link:— m.hindi.webdunia.com/astrology-tantra-mantra-yantra/… although it doesn't have a scriptual refrence then also i hope it helps.;) Dec 4, 2017 at 15:30
  • @Maha Rex no problem.;) Dec 5, 2017 at 6:43

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