सोमवार, 3 जनवरी 2011
Great Rishis of India
The Hindu sage (Rishi) who drank the ocean empty.
The Hindu sage who brought the river Ganga from heaven to earth.
3- Bharadwaj --
A sage of Dwaparayuga period; father of teacher Drona.
4- Bharata --
Sage who wrote the treatise on Indian Dance known as Natyashastra.
5- Brahaspati --
Name of a wise Hindu sage who accumulated tremendous knowledge.
6- Dadheechi --
Hindu sage who sacrificed his backbone so good may triumph over evil.
7- Dattatreya --
A sage who had elements of all three Vedic Gods (Trimuttis).
8- Durvasa --
An ill tempered sage from Indian mythologies who cursed Shakuntala.
9- Gowtama --
Sage of Ramayana period who cursed his wife Ahalya into becoming a stone for her infidelity.
10- Jamadagni --
A sage from Indian mythologies who is the father of Parashurama.
11- Kamban --
South Indian Poet-sage of 11th century A.D. who wrote the masterpiece Ramayana in Tamil.
12- Madhvacharaya (1239-1319) --
Hindu sage who advocated Dvaitism, which emphasized the immutable difference between the individual soul and the supreme soul.
13- Manu --
The sage who set up the laws for man-woman relationship in the society.
14- Narad --
Hindu sage and traveler; devotee of Lord Vishnu.
15- Parasar --
a sage who begot Vyasa though Satyavati before she married Shantanu.
16- Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950) --
A great sage of India, who made great inroads into peace and spiritual knowledge.
17- Vaishampayana --
A sage, and a pupil of Vyasa who recited the story of Mahabharat at a sacrifice held by Janamejaya.
18- Valmiki --
Hindu sage who is believed to have composed the epic Ramayana.
19- Vatsyayana --
The Hindu poet who wrote the famed treatise Kamasutra of Vatsyayana.
20- Vishwamitra --
A great Hindu sage and scholar who is referred to as the Brahmarshi; tested truthfulness of Harischandra.
21- Vyasa --
Ancient Indian sage and writer of the epic Mahabharata; son of Parasar and Satyavati.
22- Yajnavalkya --
A great Hindu scholar and sage (Brahmarshi), said to have written the Shukla Yajurveda.