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Who is the seer of the Isha Upanishad?

There are three levels of Rishis in Vajasaneyi Samhita. The Sarvanukrama Sukta of Vajasaneyi Samhita states the Rishi for whole Vajasaneyi Samhita is Rishi Vivasvan. He is the first level of Rishi. ...
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Why are there no Rishi in the current time?

The reason Rishis aren't born in the Kali Yuga is due to transgression of Brahmacharya, as described in this chapter of the Apastamba Dharma Sutras: The word 'austerity' (must be understood to apply) ...
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Do Saptarishi exist in today's time?

Saptarshis live for a period of Manvantara. So, they are alive now. They live on seven stars (Sapta Rishi Mandala) which revolve around Pole Star. Srimad Bhagavatam 8.13.5 gives names of seven sages ...
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On Identity of Sage Valmiki

According to Skanda Purana, Nagara Khanda, Volume 17, Chapter 124, Sage Valmiki is Brahmin by birth too. Formerly, there was a Brahmana named Lohajangha in Chamatkarpura. He hailed from the family of ...
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Who were the seven rishis called Chitrashikhandins?

Chitrashikhandins are seven great sages (Sapta Maharshi) viz. Marichi, Atri, Angiras, Pulastya, Pulah, Kratu, and Vashishtha. It is described in Mahabharata, Shanti Parva (12.322.27). मरीचि...
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Who was the sage who witnessed Mahabharata and Ramayana multiple times?

He is Kakbhushuda(काक​ भुशुण्ड). There is a story of Kakbhushunda in Yogvashishtha, Nirvan Prakaran Purvardh, Sarga 14-25. Quoted text is from Yogvashishtha English translation part-3. Vashishtha ...
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Names of female scholars from Vaidic and Upanishadic times, or "Brahmavadinis"

According to Brihad Devata, 2.82-84 Sanskrit Source and English Transliteration Source, there are several Brahmavadinis as follows: Ghosa Godha Visvavara Apalopanisan Nisat ; Brahmajaya Juhur nama, ...
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What are the Vedas technically? How can Upanishads be called Vedas when some parts are neither revelations nor hymns dedicated to any specific deity?

As I've mentioned in my this answer, Though Brahmana, Aranyaka & Upanishads are not hymns heard (or seen) by ancient Rishis in Tapasya, they are considered to be forming the part of Vedas. ...
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What do our scriptures mention about Maharshi Kanad & Paramanu (atoms)?

Maharshi Kanad ( महर्षी कणाद) was born in 600 BC in Prabhas Kshetra (प्रभास क्षेत्र) near Dwaraka (द्वारका) in Gujarat, India. He is also known as Kashyap Rushi (कश्यप ऋषी) Once Kashyap Rushi was ...
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What are the Vedas technically? How can Upanishads be called Vedas when some parts are neither revelations nor hymns dedicated to any specific deity?

The Manu Smriti defines Sruti (that has been heard) and Smriti (that has been remembered) as follows: Srutis tu Vedo Vijneyo DharmashAstram tu vai Smritihi... ........ By Sruti is meant ...
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If Shiva Linga is worshiped in all yugas then what curse did Rishi Bhrigu give to Lord Shiva?

Firstly, Can anyone really Curse Lord Shiva? Do the sages who come for fractions of time in the Universe have power to curse the Lord Shiva? No, it isn't possible. When in a story we see that ...
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Who are Rishi Asita and Devala?

Who are Rishi Asita and Devala Its said in Kurma Purana -Chapter 19 -that sage Kashyapa performed great penance for sons and as a result of his penance Sage Asita was born. एतानुत्पादय पुत्रानस्तु ...
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How did Shukracharya get Sanjeevani Vidya?

The story of Shukracharya receiving Sanjivani Vidya is found in Chapter 16 of the Kāśīkhaṇḍa of the Skanda Purāṇa. As per it, Shukracharya performed a very severe penance, by inhaling smoke of husked ...
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Was Rishi Vyasa the great grandson of Rishi Vashishtha?

There is a verse Attributed to Great Sage Vyasa which goes like this vyAsam vasishta-naptAram Sakteh pautram akalmasham parAsarAtmajam vande Suka-tAtam tapo-nidhim. Which means vyAsa is the Great-...
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What is the story of Badarayana Vyasa?

Badarayana and Veda Vyasa are one and the same.The reason why Vyasa came to be known by the Badarayana name is explained in the following passage: In the Brahmasutra, on which there are ...
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Has the Anukramani of the Shukla Yajur Veda ever been published in any form?

The Anukramani of Shukla Yajurveda Vajasaneyi Samhita is available in this book named Yajurveda Samhita. It gives "Prakaran" which means to which ritualistic purpose is it used, "Rishi" which means ...
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What are all the curses given by sage Durvasa?

I know of four stories in Hindu scripture involving Durvasa cursing or threatening to curse someone: This chapter of the Vishnu Purana describes how Durvasa gave Indra a garland, and Indra's elephant ...
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What scriptures say Indra has right/authority to test sages with Kama, Krodha, lobha, Moha, Madha and Matsarya?

The Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa itself mentions the objective of Indra's visit to Gautama's āśrama which was to simply take away the ascetic powers of Gautama. So, contrary to what the speaker in the video says, ...
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Who was the wife of Kaushik who stopped the Sun from rising to save her husband's life?

According to Skanda Purana, Volume 15, Chapter 171, her name was Sandili. According to this chapter, Sage Mandavya was ordered by a King to be impaled though he was not in fault. When Sage Mandavya ...
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Who is the Rishi who cut off his own hands for stealing?

The sage who cut off his own hands was Likhita and his elder brother is Shankha. The story of these two sages is said to Yudhishtira by Sage Vyasa to remind his duty of chastising. This story occurs ...
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Which scripture mentions Vasishth praying to Tantrik Goddess Tara?

Quoting from Arthur Avalon's book Shakti and Shakta's chapter 8, named Cinachara: Most important however in the alleged Buddhist connection is the story of Vashishtha to be found in the Tantras. ...
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What is the name of sandipani muni's wife?

According to the Sri Radha Krishna Ganodesha Dipika (A lamp to see the associates of Sri Sri Radha-Krsna) by Srila Rupa Goswami, the name of Sandipani Muni's wife is Sumukhi devi. The following lines ...
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Was Vasista a jivan mukta?

Yes, as per commentary on Brahma-Sutra 3.3.32: Rishi Apantaratama was born again as Vyasa. Sanatkumara was born as Skanda. So also other Rishis like Vasishtha and Narada were born again. Now these ...
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Why Maharishi Bhrigu was so powerful?

Maharishi Bhrigu was one of the Manas Putras of Brahma, whom he created right after the emergence of Rudra from his forehead. As mentioned in the Bhagvat Puran: Then from Lord Brahma's eyebrows ...
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Was Rishi Vyasa the great grandson of Rishi Vashishtha?

This is mentioned in several Puranas and also in Mahabharat. I give reference from Mahabharat here: The Adi Parva of Mahabharat mentions Shakti as son of Vasistha during the fight of Vishwamitra and ...
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Are there any mantra or mantras in Veda Samhitas that confirm that Vedas are apaurusheya?

I am answering for the time being only from Rig Veda. The answer may be updated in future with references from the other Vedas. First of all, a Rishi is a person to whom is revealed at least one Rik ...
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How to identify saint/sage?

By definition a Saintly person is dear to God so as Bhagwan says in Bhagwad Gita 12.20 ये तु धर्म्यामृतमिदं यथोक्तं पर्युपासते। श्रद्दधाना मत्परमा भक्तास्तेऽतीव मे प्रियाः।।12.20।। Those who follow ...
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Was Sage Vishvamitra self -realized when he fell for Menaka's beauty?

Was Vishvamitra Self - Realized while falling in Menaka's Beauty ? Can Self - Realized beings can also fall in Lust ?<br> We find the he answers of above questions given in Valmiki Ramayana ...
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What is the story of Narad's birth to a maid?

The exact verse you quoted in question is found in Shrimada Bhagavatam, Canto 1, Chapter 5 SB 1.5.23 — O Muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the ...
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