I want to know who are the seven sages (Sapta Rishis) of current Manvantara?

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The Sapta Rishis of the present Vaivasvata Manvantara are described in this chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam:

The present Manu, who is named Śrāddhadeva, is the son of Vivasvān, the predominating deity on the sun planet. Śrāddhadeva is the seventh Manu. Now please hear from me as I describe his sons. O King Parīkṣit, among the ten sons of Manu are Ikṣvāku, Nabhaga, Dhṛṣṭa, Śaryāti, Nariṣyanta and Nābhāga. The seventh son is known as Diṣṭa. Then come Tarūṣa and Pṛṣadhra, and the tenth son is known as Vasumān. In this manvantara, O King, the Ādityas, the Vasus, the Rudras, the Viśvedevas, the Maruts, the two Aśvinī-kumāra brothers and the Ṛbhus are the demigods. Their head king [Indra] is Purandara. Kaśyapa, Atri, Vasiṣṭha, Viśvāmitra, Gautama, Jamadagni and Bharadvāja are known as the seven sages. In this manvantara, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared as the youngest of all the Ādityas, known as Vāmana, the dwarf. His father was Kaśyapa and His mother Aditi.

The Sapta Rishis are: Kashyapa, son of Brahma's son Marichi's and father of numerous beings, including Indra as I discuss here; Atri, mins-born son of Brahma and father of Chandra, Dattatreya, and Durvasa as I discuss here; Vasishta, who was originally the son of Brahma but later became the son of Mitra and Varuna, as I discuss here; Vishwamitra, the irritable king-turned-sage who took Rama to the forest and gave him weapons; Gautama, husband of Ahalya whom Rama saved, and originator of the Godavari river as I discuss here; Jamadagni, father of Vishnu's incarnation Parashurama; and Bharadwaja, son of Brihaspati and adopted son of the great king Bharata whom India is named after, as I discuss here.

So unlike in the Swayambuuva Manvantara, most of the Sapta Rishis in the current Vaivasvata Manavantara are not mind-born sons of Brahma.

  • Great...through this answer i got the who will the future manuavatar of future seven sage ..thanks
    – Bhavin
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 7:25
  • @BhavinPatel You're welcome. You may also be interested in my question here, where I discuss past Manvanfaras: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/6536/36 Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 8:22
  • Hi Keshav could you please link me to some passages from the Sri Ramayana where Rama meets some of these rishis such as Agastya, Gautama and Bharadvaja. I just read about it and want to know more about it. Thanks
    – Sai
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 17:55
  • @KeshavSrinivasan - If Vamana is born in this manvantara then when will krishna will be born and he is the supreme personality of godhead?. And a manvantara consits of 71 chaturyugas so there must be 710 avataras of vishnu counting 10 in each kalpa? veda.wikidot.com/srishti-and-pralaya
    – Yogi
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 19:02
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    @Yogi In every Manvantara, a new group of devas ruled by a new Indra take over, so Vishnu incarnates himself as one of them. That's what I mean by main incarnation. In this Manvantara, Vishnu incarnated as Vamana, the youngest of the Adityas (the sons of Kashyapa and Aditi), because the Adityas are the part of the group of gods for the Vaivasvata Manvantara. That is why Vedic offerings to Vishnu are made with reference to Vamana. Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 6:31

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