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In Hinduism, Bharadwaja was one of the great sages(rishi) who lived in ancient India. Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the Hindu religion; for other meanings of the word, see Hindu (disambiguation). ... In Hinduism, the Rishis are sages and/or seers who heard the hymns of the Devas; and then wrote them down as Vedic scriptures. ...

Regarding his early life it is said that the Marudwaja gods found him abandoned as a baby. Looking at the plight of the baby and the radiance which shone from his face, they adopted the him. Young Bharadwaja was characterized by an insatiable desire to learn. He spent all his time on understanding the Vedas. The Marudwaja gods taught him all they knew about the Vedas but Bharadwaja wanted to learn more. So he was asked to meditate upon Indra. This article is about the Hindu Shruti. ... This article is about the Hindu Shruti. ... This article contains information that has not been verified. ...

It is said that Bharadwaja performed rigourous penance for years, his body became weak and after sometime he found it impossible to even sit. The Marut gods were filled with pity for Bharadwaja. One day as Bharadwaja fell down meditating, Indra appeared. Bharadwaja was filled with joy. Indra the king of gods asked Bharadwaja on what he would do if he was given a longer life. To this Bharadwaja replied that he would still meditate and learn more about the Vedas. This article contains information that has not been verified. ... This article contains information that has not been verified. ...

Indra told Bharadwaja that this was his third life and he had already worn out himself in the previous two lifes understanding the Vedas. Indra then materialized three mountains, and took three handfuls of soil from the mountains and showed it to Bharadwaja. He said, the three Vedas are like the three mountains, what you have learnt is equivalent of these three handfuls, but that does not mean it is small, you have already gained more knowlegde than the gods. Indra told Bharadwaja that Vedic knowledge is endless, and just as gaining knowledge is important, spreading it among the people is also very important. This article is about the Hindu Shruti. ...

From that day onwards, Bharadwaja decided that spreading the Vedic knowledge among people, freeing the society from poverty, disease and war as his life's objectives. He travelled far and wide and took many virtuous kings as his disciples. Prominent among them being Abhayavarti and Divodasa. He helped the virtuous kings in times of peril, using his supreme knowledge and the help of the gods.

With the help of Bharadwaja, a long period of peace was achieved, where people prospered both in the physical sense and the spiritual sense. Bharadwaja was also the adopted son of the king Bharata. Though he could have taken over the vast kingdom of Bharata (the son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala), the great sage Bharadwaja had no interest in worldly affairs. With his advice, Bharata carried out a yagna through which he got a son and so the line which had great warriors before and after that was continued. Bharata is the name of three different persons in Hindu mythology. ... Bharata is the name of three different persons in Hindu mythology. ... Dushyanta (or Dushyant) was an ancient king in Indian history/mythology. ... The Recognition of Sakuntala is a play in Sanskrit written by Kalidasa. ... Yagna is an ancient vedic ritual, where sacrifices are made to a particular divinity, using fire (Agni) as a medium. ...

Bharadwaja married Susheela and had a son called Garga, who was well versed in the Vedas and the Upanishads. It is said that when Bharadwaja's time in this world came to an end, The celestial gods shovered flowers on the couple and Indra came on his divine chariot, offered his respect to this great personality and took them to heaven. The Upanishads (उपनिषद्, Upanişad) are part of the Hindu Shruti scriptures which primarily discuss meditation and philosophy and are seen as religious instructions by most schools of Hinduism. ...

Bharadwaja is one of the seven rishis of this manvantara. A number of yugas make a manvantara, and each manvantara has a set of seven rishis who help in preserving and propogating knowledge in that manvantara. For the present manvantara called the vaivasvata manvantara, Bharadwaja is one of the seven rishis. The other six being Atri, Jamadagni, Vishwamitra, Vasishta, Gauthama and Kashyapa. Manvantara (Sanskrit). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... In Hinduism, Atri is a legendary bard and scholar, and a son of Brahma. ... In Hinduism, Jamadagni is the father of Parashurama, one of the avatars of Vishnu. ... Brahmarishi Viswamitra is one of the seven venerated sages of Hindu mythology. ... Vasishta, in Hindu mythology was chief of the seven venerated sages (or Saptharishi) and the Rajaguru of the Suryavamsha or Solar Dynasty. ... This article is about the Hindu god Kasyapa. ...

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Samyutta Nikaya (8844 words)
On one occasion when Bharadvaja is giving a feast to his brahmin teachers, his wife while in the course of waiting upon these brahmins slips accidentally and, as she tries to regain her balance, blurts out three times in excitement the formula of adoration to the Buddha: 'Nammo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa'.
Kasi Bharadvaja is so delighted and impressed with the Buddha's words that he requests to be regarded as a disciple of the Buddha from that day till the end of his life.
Only when the Venerable Pindola Bharadvaja tells him that the bhikkhus practise restraint of the six faculties keeping a close watch on the doors of the six senses that the king agrees that purity of the holy life is possible under such circumstances.
SN VII.11: Kasi Bharadvaja Sutta (772 words)
I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was living among the Magadhans at Dakkhinagiri in the brahman village of Ekanala.
Then Kasi Bharadvaja — in awe, his hair standing on end — went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, throwing himself down with his head at the Blessed One's feet, said to him, "Magnificent, Master Gotama!
Then the brahman Kasi Bharadvaja obtained the going forth in the Blessed One's presence, he obtained admission.
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