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Questions tagged [agastya]

Agastya is one of the ancient saptarishis and a revered Vedic sage. He is also believed to be the author of Agastya Samhita. Agastya is also the Indian astronomical name of the star of Canopus, is said to be the 'cleanser of waters', since its rising coincides with the calming of the waters of the Indian Ocean. He was son of Pulastya, son of Brahma.

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Is Agathyar (Agastya) from Ramayana same as the one who lived in Tamil Nadu 5000 years back?

We all know Agathyar (Agastya) had a part to play in Ramayana. But was it the same Agathyar who lived in Tamil Nadu 5000 years back as 1st Siddhar? His famous writing is Agathyar 12000 songs & his ...
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Was Rishi Agastya the uncle of Ravana?

According to the Shrimad Bhagvatam Rishi Agastya was the son of Pulastya and a brother of Vishrava: The sage Añgirã and Sraddhã had four daughters and two sons, Utathya and Brihaspati. The sage ...
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Story of Agastya Rishi correcting balance of the earth

It is mentioned in Tirumantiram Verse No. 337 that Lord Shiva corrected the balance of the earth through Agastya. This is the excerpt. Hail our Lord Supreme! This earthly orb from its epicentre ...
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What are the main differences between Valmiki Ramayana and Agastya Ramayana?

Ramayana, the story of Rama is known to be existing in 300 different versions. Of all the versions of the stories, Valmiki Ramayana is the most accepted. Apart from Valmiki Ramayana; Adhyatma Ramayana,...
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Agastya's Palm Leaf Astrology

Many Palm leaf Astrology centers exist in south India. It is said that Agastya has written astrological predictions in palm leaf. If that is so only one set of palm leaf should exist. But so many are ...
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What is the story of Vasishta and Agastya's brother Matsya?

Most people only know about the fact the famous sage Vasishta, guru of Rama, was one of the mind-born sons of Brahma. But as I discuss in this question, Vasishta is no longer the son of Brahma. ...
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Who travelled southwards first? Agastya or Parashurama

In Hindu Puranas, there are two mentions of southward spread of vedic civilization, one was by Agastya Muni and the other by Parashurama after he decimated 21 generations of Kshatriyas. Is it known ...
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How many Yugas are actually there - 4 or 18 as mentioned by Sage Agastya?

Yuga(m) is one of the basic units of time. Most Indian scriptures mention 4 yugas namely krita yuga, treta yuga, dvapara yuga and kali yuga. Each yuga has its own time scale and is regulated by years. ...
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Who is Agastya's brother in the Ramayana?

In the Aranya Kanda of the Ramayana, Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita are on the way to the ashram of the famous sage Agastya when they first stop by at the ashram of another sage: While viewing beautiful ...
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Did Vasishta's brother sage Agastya have a previous birth?

Most people only know about the fact the famous sage Vasishta, guru of Rama, was one of the mind-born sons of Brahma. What's not as well-known, however, is the fact that Vasishta is no longer the son ...