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The sage Shweta freed Rambha. I found the answer in this excerpt from the Setu Mahatmya of the Skanda Purana, in a chapter dealing with a Tirtha in Setu called Kapitirtha. Agastya's disciple sage Shweta is engaged in Tapasya when he is disturbed by the demoness Angaraka (who was actually the Apsara Ghritachi in a cursed form). So he takes the rock that ...


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First of all, the name of the sage was Vishwamitra. Once he was doing a very severe austerities so Lord Indra thought that the sage has an eye on his throne. So, it was lord Indra who send a damsel Menaka to break his penance. It is mentioned in Mahabharata, Adi Parva, SECTION LXXI. 'Viswamitra, of old, having been engaged in the austerest penances ...


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Viswamitra was the son of king Gadhi and hence was a Kshatriya. After his father he becomes the king. Once when he was wandering in the forest for hunting, and had become very weak, due to thirst and hunger, he reached at the hermitage of Sage Vasishtha. As described in Mahabharata Adi Parva SECTION CLXXVII, sage Vasishtha has welcomed him and his army ...


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The detail story of Rishi Vishwamitra creating another new creation and a second Svargaloka (Heaven) is also can be found in Book 7 - Chapter 14 - of Devi Bhagavata Purana. Chapter Name -"On the going to Heavens of Triśaṅku and the commencement of Hariścandra’s narrative". Background - Once during famine king Satyavrata ,on seeing poor condition of ...


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Yes, Vishwamitra did his own creation. This is described in the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana. The solar dynasty king Trishanku wanted to go to Swarga in his own body, so he asked the sage Vasishta to help him. Vasishta refused, so Trishanku did a variety of bad things to Vasishta in response. Vasishta was outraged and cursed Trishanku to become a Chandala. ...


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Vishvamitra as a Brahmarshi could easily deal with these demons, or call upon Parasurama or Vasishtha to deal with them. The reason for Vishvamitra himself not using his powers is given by himself in the 19th Sarga of Balakanda: "It would not behove me to release my anger, and curse them, while under such rituals and vows, O King." (Balakanda, Sarga 19, ...


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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 Bal-Kanda.Chapter [Sarga] 63. Where the whole story of Sage Vishwamitra is narrated in greate detail . Background -: on Vishvamitra's performing severe ascesis ...


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There is no such mention in the scriptures that Vishwamitra has ended his life. On the contrary, he is mentioned in several texts as one of the Saptarshis (seven sages) for this manvantara. In the present vaivasvata manvantara, the seven great sages are Atri, Vashishtha, Kashyapa, Goutama, Bharadvaja, Vishvamitra and Jamadagni. The gods now are the ...


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How could Vishwamitra able to create duplicate things? Due to the boon given by Lord Shiva, he got the power of creation. This is described in the chapter named Vishwamitra Commences New Creation in Nagar Khand of Skanda Purana: English Translation (Source): Vishwamitra decided to please Lord Shiva as he was convinced that Shiva was the only deity who ...


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Maharshi Vishwamitra was Kshatriya originally and his name was Vishwarath, After his father made him the king, Instead of thinking about People's good future. He insisted on increasing border of his kingdom. So He went out for attacking and acquiring other states. After all this attacks and winning while returning back to his land, he and his soldiers got ...


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This mantra is very powerful and it looks like gAyatri mantra. It has additionally some beejas and other words hence it is a very long mantra. It is capable of slowly making one evolve to higher spiritual level of super-consciousness and helps one to go beyond the pull of lower forces. We find its mention in Valmiki Ramayana when sage imparted this ...


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Lord Rama in Ramcharitmanas Uttar kanda answers this question giving an analogy to that as: एक पिता के बिपुल कुमारा । होहिं पृथक गुन सील अचारा ।। कोउ पंडित कोउ तापस ग्याता । कोउ धनवंत सूर कोउ दाता।। कोउ सर्वग्य धर्मरत कोइ। सब पर पितहि प्रीति सम होई।। कोउ पितु भगत बचन मन कर्मा । सपनेहुँ जान न दूसर धर्मा ।। सो सुत प्रिय पितु प्रान समाना । ...


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As I mentioned in my comment, Jamadagni was revived by Bhrigu and the reference story comes from the Brahmanda Purana Madhya Bhaga Upodghata Pada Chapter 30 (The relevant text can be found on page 512 : On hearing it, Bhrigu who was conversant with Mantras, immediately took some water. Repeating the mantra of Sañjivani Vidya sprinkled (Jamadagni’s) body and ...


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Probably Vashishta and other court-appointed acharyas. From Valmiki Ramayan गजस्कन्धेऽश्वपृष्ठे च रथचर्यासु सम्मतः धनुर्वेदे च निरतः पितृशुश्रूषणे रतः Rama is admittedly a champion of riding elephants and horses, also in tactical charioting, and he rejoices in the art of archery, and absorbed in the obedient service of his father. The keyword is '...


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I would like to add to Ram’s answer, a reference from Doha 204 of Balakanda of Sri Ramcharitamanas: भए कुमार जबहिं सब भ्राता। दीन्ह जनेऊ गुरु पितु माता॥ गुरगृहँ गए पढ़न रघुराई। अलप काल बिद्या सब आई॥२॥ जाकी सहज स्वास श्रुति चारी। सो हरि पढ़ यह कौतुक भारी॥ बिद्या बिनय निपुन गुन सीला। खेलहिं खेल सकल नृपलीला॥३॥ (बालकाण्ड दोहा २०४, चौपाई २,३) When all the ...


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Yes the Ramayana gives a bit more detail about the possible location of the creation of Vishwamitra. According to the Bala Kanda of the Valmiki Ramayan: "Like the other Creator that resplendent Vishvamitra, himself staying among sages, has replicated Southerly Ursa Major in southerly direction. And still remaining amidst of sages that highly reputed ...


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The Vighnaraja you mentioned is Ganesha or Ganapati himself . Actually Ganesha is also called by these two names 1) Vighnaraja and 2) Vighnaharta . This Vighnaraja is Ganesha himself and that is is mentioned in - Skanda Purana Book 2 -Vol. 11 - Kashi Kanda- Chapter 57 - "Manifestation of Dhundi Vinayaka and Fifty Six Vinayakas " This is Skanda ...


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The scene in the painting has no basis in Hindu scripture. Here is how this chapter of the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata describes the birth of Shakuntala: And sporting with each other, just as they pleased, for a long time as if it were only a single day, the Rishi begat on Menaka a daughter named Sakuntala. And Menaka (as her conception advanced) went ...


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For your first question, to attain the highest form of meditation, The one who practices meditation must be able to separate his inner atma or celestial body from the physical body through the head to higher points and self. For the disciples, it is difficult to concentrate and elevate with all the hair. So they have less hair on their heads. And for the ...


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Why didn't Vishwamitra kill those mighty demons himself? The simple answer is: He's now a brāhmaṇa, no longer a kṣatriya, so cannot wield weapons. Swami Chandrasekarendra Saraswati in the book Hindu Dharma: The Universal Way of Life § explains as below. The Brahmin must be conversant with the fourteen branches of the Vedic lore. He must be proficient ...


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Scriptual refrence is itself mentioned in Rig Veda. The Anukramani of Rig Veda gives the name of Sage to which mantra was revealed. Gayatri mantra is in 3.62.10 of Rig Veda and Anukramani mentions it's Rishi is Vishwamitra. As you can see in the image at left top corner Vishwamitra is mentioned as the Rishi. To know what does an Anukramani of Veda mean see ...


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Apart from Adi Parva of Mahabharata Sambhava Parva Chapters 71 & 72 - Shakuntala's History - Bala Kanda of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana narrates the History of Maharishi Kaushika who subsequently came to be known world over by his name Brahmarishi Vishwamitra in chapters 51 to 65. Brahmarishi Vishwamitra had approached Emperor Dasharatha to send his sons ...


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Vishwamitra & Indra were enemies? Yes, but when? Vishvamitra was a kshatriya king earlier. And later he did intense penance and acquired the titles of Rishi (Valmiki Ramayana 1.63.2). And as described in your question here only Indra sent Menka. All this is the conspiracy of the gods to deprive me of my great austerities', Vishvamitra thought. (...


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This article might help. It gives details about Rama's charming and amusing nature. He is loved by everyone in the kingdom because he is soft-spoken, brave and kind-hearted. That might be the reason King Dasaratha loved him so much.


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In every age the Gayatri mantra is heard by a sage named Vishwamitra.. In this section of Ramanujacharya's Sri Bhashya, his commentary on the Brahma Sutras, Ramanujacharya explains how sages with the same names hear the same mantras after undergoing Tapasya: As words such as Indra and Vasishtha, which denote gods and Rishis, denote (not individuals only, ...


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