Questions tagged [saptarshi]

For questions about Saptarshi i.e seven Rishis, Gautam, Bhardwaj, Atri, Vashishta, Agatsya, Jamdagni and Vishwamitra (Kashyapa and Brigu in some varients) mentioned many times in scriptures. Also about seven well known stars Vasistha, Marichi, Pulastya, Pulaha, Atri, Angiras and Kratu.

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How many Saptrishis have been mentioned in scriptures? Which Yuga did they belong too?

Were there only seven Saptrishis? Were there any females amongst Saptrishis? Are they ever mentioned as doing parikrama around Sun or Earth? Have there been multiple sets of Saptrishis during various ...
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Is the Big Dipper or Ursa Major constellation connected with the Saptarshis?

Is the Big Dipper or Ursa Major constellation connected with the Saptarshis? I remember a childhood story to that effect.
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Is this a list of saptarshis? [duplicate]

I understand there are many lists of Saptarshis. Do the seven below constitute one such list? Vasishtha, Vamadeva, Vishwamitra, Bharadwaja, Jamadagni, Gautama and Atri.
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Why were the Saptarishis prevented from having relations with their wives?

Shatpatha Brahmana 2.1.2 gives the details about setting up sacrificial fires under the Krittikas (Pleiades constellation) and mentions something interesting: He may set up the two fires under ...
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From which dimension of existence did Matsya take the Sapatarishis? And to where?

In scriptures, it is stated that Vishnu took Matsya avatar again during end of previous Manu, and there was a pralaya on Earth. If that's the case, from which place did Saptarishis in boat travel? ...
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What does it mean when it's said that an entire Vedic Sukta was revealed to the Saptarishis?

From Wiki: The earliest list of the Seven Rishis is given by Jaiminiya Brahmana 2.218-221: Agastya, Atri, Bhardwaja, Gautam, Jamadagni, Vasistha and Vishvamitra followed by Brihadaranyaka ...
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Was the Akshay Patra ever used before Mahabharat?

Chapter 9 of Book 12 of the Devi Bhagvat Puran mentions the following benediction by Devi Gayatri to Rishi Gautam: Thus praised and worshipped, the World-Mother appeared and gave to the Risi one ...
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Where is lord Shiva mentioned as guru (teacher) of saptarshis?

Where lord Shiva is mentioned as guru (teacher) of saptarshis, Sanatakumara and universal teacher? I was wondering this question but please mention smritis along with shrutis.
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Clarification about Saptarshis of Vaivasvat Manvantar

Answer of the question Do Saptarishi exist in today's time? says: Saptarshis live for a period of Manvantara. So, they are alive now. Srimad Bhagavatam 8.13.5 gives names of seven sages for ...
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Is there any mantra that addresses the Saptarishi?

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 ...
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What are the names of adityas and saptarshi?

Please tell the names of adityas and saptarishi for the present Manvantara i.e., Vaivasvata Manvantara.
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Do Saptarishi exist in today's time?

We heard about saptarishi in almost every purana. They are always present in every story. As per my knowledge Saptarishi is a kind of post/designation in which candidates change from time to time. In ...
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Who were the seven rishis called Chitrashikhandins?

In the Shanti Parva of Mahabharat SECTION CCCXXXVII the following verse is mentioned: King Uparichara, otherwise called Vasu, became a disciple of Vrihaspati and soon became the foremost of his ...