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Encyclopedia > Gritsamada

Grtsamada is a rishi, credited with most of Mandala 2 of the Rigveda (36 out of 43, hymns 27-29 being attributed to his son Kurma and 4-7 to Somahuti). Grtsamada was a son of Shunahotra of the family of Angiras, but by Indra's will he was transferred to the Bhrigu family. In Hinduism, a Rishi () is a sage and/or seer who heard (cf. ... The second Mandala of the Rig Veda has 43 hymns, mainly to Agni and Indra chiefly attributed to the Rishi . ... The Rigveda (Sanskrit: , a tatpurusha compound of praise, verse and knowledge) is a collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns counted among the four Hindu religious texts known as the Vedas. ... In Hinduism, the Angiris (or Angiras) are a group of angels responsible for watching over humans performing sacrifices. ... Bhrigu, a sage in indian mythology, was said to have stepped on Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu to test who of the three gods was the greatest. ...


In the plural, the name refers to the clan of Grtsamada, so used in RV 2.4, 19, 39, 41.


 
 

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