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Sage Vishwamitra is one of the most venerated rishis or sages of ancient times in India.

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How did the life of Vishwamitra end on this Earth?

As of now, I haven't been able to find a proper reference on how the life of Maharishi Vishwamitra, who was Sri Rama's Guru, ended on this Earth. Do any authentic scriptures mention about his life's ...
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Why and how did Vishwamitra obtain a Brahmin body?

What made Vishwamitra burn his old body through penance and obtain a new body. What was the point?
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Where does Vishwamitra's parallel creation of constellations of stars and galaxies exist?

From my answer to a previous question, it was pointed out that Vishwamitra himself attempted to create a parallel world in addition to Brahma's, in which to transport Trisanku in his mortal body. ...
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Who is the Lord of Obstacles - Vighnaraj?

The Markandeya Purana mentions the following story about Harishchandra's tryst with Brahmarishi Vishwamitra in the forest: In Treta Yug, there was a king named Harishchandra. Once he was hunting in ...
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What was the reason behind the clash between Vashishtha and Vishwamitra?

I am not sure but I heard that there was some clash between Vashishtha and Vishwamitra before the Ramayana. We can say like the cold war. But in Ramayana, both were worked with Ayodhya happily. If ...
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Is Vishwamitra also a creator of a new Universe like Brahma?

I have heard that Vishwamitra began creating different things. He created Sun, Moon, Stars, oceans, Rivers etc. As the result of his creations, every natural thing became double in number. one that ...
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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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Which scripture has the following verse about Sri Vishwamitra?

Can someone tell me from where this verse is taken? The verse comes in the title song of a TV serial on Maharshi Sri Vishwamitra. It starts at 0.25 https://youtu.be/wfxrSyrajyQ?t=24s ...
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Vishwamitra & Indra were enemies so why does the Brahmarishi sing verses in praise of Indra?

The entire story of Vishwamitra's ascension to Brahmarishi status is dotted with his conflicts with Devas especially Indra. Indra sent Menaka to disturb the rishi's penance and the Satyavrat episode ...
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Is there a relation between Gadhi, the Kaushik incarnation of Indra and Ahalya?

Indra, in the Subramanaya invocation is referred to as both Kaushik, one who calls him Gautama as well as the lover of Ahalya (Shatpatha Brahman relevant chapter). While the part about Gautam and ...
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Was Sage Vishvamitra self -realized when he fell for Menaka's beauty?

EXPALANTION : Sage Vishvamitra is one of the great sages and was seduced by Menaka who was sent by Lord Indra to break his penance. He was the only Sage (AFAIK) who was seduced by lust or women. Self-...
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What scriptures describe Vishwamitra and Vasishtha carrying the Earth?

This excerpt from the newly released Amar Chitra Katha comic book "Saptarshi" tells a story I hadn't heard before. In this account, the sage Vishwamitra visits the ashram of the sage Vasishta, who is ...
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Who freed Rambha from Vishwamitra's curse?

It is well-known that the sage Gautama cursed his wife Ahalya to turn into a rock. What is less well-known, however, is that the sage Vishwamitra cursed the Apsara Rambha in a similar fashion. ...
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What is the Balatibala Mahamantra which was taught to Rama by Sage Vishwamitra?

In Ramayana we see that Sri Vishwamitra imparted a special mantra called "balA-atibalA" to Sri Rama and Lakshmana which is considered to be immensely helpful in both spiritual and materialistic ...
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Niṣedha padārthas (items prohibited from eating)

Can some one explain me about Niṣedha padārthas i.e., items prohibited from eating? I have heard about few vegetables which were grown by Vishwamitra out of anger, therefore, they're not to be ...
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What is the story of Indra relearning the Vedas from Vishwamitra?

This chapter of the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda describes the Subrahmanya hymn, which despite its name has no connection to Shiva's son. It's a hymn recited in the beginning of Yagnas in ...
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Is Rishi Vishvamitra the one who cognised the Gayatri mantra?

This wiki article says this without providing any reference: Brahmarshi Vishvamitra is one of the most venerated rishis or sages of ancient times in India. He is also credited as the author of ...
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Sandhyavandanam before the age of Vishwamitra?

How was sandhyavandanam performed before the age of Vishwamitra? Since the two most important parts of sandhyavandanam - arghyam and Gayatri japam - involve the Gayatri (savitri) mantra, I was ...
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Why was Dasaratha so emotionally attached only to Rama?

As described in Srimad Ramayana, and is known to all, Maharaja Dasaratha, the father of Sri Rama, was emotionally attached to his son - so much that he wasn't able to bear separation from his son for ...
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Why and how Vishwamitra plotted to kill sage Vashistha's son?

I recently read an incident in Vishnu Purana which says that once sage Vishwamitra plotted and got sage Vashista's son killed by some asur. Due to this sage Parashar, who is grandson of sage Vashistha ...
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Is Raja Ravi Varma's painting Birth of Shakuntala true to the story?

The Wikipedia article for Vishwamitra has a picture of the sage rejecting both Menaka and her daughter, Shakuntala. The picture seems to be a painting by Raja Ravi Varma. Is the painting true to the ...
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Sannyasis, their habits and dharma - any message to be taken from it?

Why do some Swamis, Gurus, Sannyasis etc. have long, untrimmed beards and hair, and yet some of their disciples tend to have a more semi-professional look. Is it just a personal preference or is there ...
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Why did Vishwamitra approach only Lord Rama to kill Mareecha and Subaahu?

As I am going through Balakand of Valmiki Ramayana, I came across the following. Sage Vishwamitra asks King Dasharatha to send Rama to protect the Vedic ritual that is being conducted by him, ...