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Saptaŗişhi or Saptarşi (सप्तर्षि, pronounced as "səptərŞhi") in Sanskrit means the Seven Sages or rishis who are extolled at many places in the Vedas and other Hindu literature. The Vedas never actually enumerate these rishis by name, though later texts do so. They are regarded in the Vedas as the patriarchs of the Vedic religion. The Big Dipper is also named as Saptarshi. Image File history File links Created by me. ... The Brahmic family is a family of abugidas used in South Asia, Tibet and Southeast Asia. ... Sanskrit ( संस्कृतम् ; pronunciation: ) is an Indo-European classical language of India and a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. ... In Hinduism, a Rishi () is a sage and/or seer who heard (cf. ... The Vedas are part of the Hindu Shruti; these religious scriptures form part of the core of the Brahminical and Vedic traditions within Hinduism and are the inspirational, metaphysical and mythological foundation for later Vedanta, Yoga, Tantra and even Bhakti forms of Hinduism. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Originally a patriarch was a man who exercised autocratic authority as a pater familias over an extended family. ... The religion of the Vedic civilization is the predecessor of classical Hinduism, usually included in the term. ... Big Dipper map The seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear, form a well-known asterism that has been recognized as a distinct grouping in many cultures from time immemorial. ...


Names of the Saptarishis (complete)

There are many contradictory lists of the names of the Saptarishis. These usually include Atri, Kashyapa and Vasishta, but the other four are varying. One such list is used in the Sandya Vandanam: Atri, Brighu, Kutsya, Vasishtha, Gautam, Kashyapa and Angirasa. Other lists include Vishwamitra and Jamadagni. In Hinduism, Atri is a legendary bard and scholar, and a son of Brahma. ... This article is about the Hindu god Kasyapa. ... Vasishta, in Hindu mythology was chief of the seven venerated sages (or Saptharishi) and the Rajaguru of the Suryavamsha or Solar Dynasty. ... Sandhyavandanam is a karma or rite performed thrice a day by Hindus. ... The Bhrigus, also known as Bhargavas, are a clan of sages descending form the ancient fire-priest Bhrigu. ... Maharishi GAUTAM, one of the seven sages “Sapt Rishi” was creator of “Nyaya Shsatra”. “Nyaya Shastra” is oldest known book on judicial system. ... In Hinduism, Angirasa is one of the seven sages, the SaptaRishis. ... Brahmarishi Viswamitra is one of the seven venerated sages of Hindu mythology. ... In Hinduism, Jamadagni is the father of Parashurama, one of the avatars of Vishnu. ...


In Hindu astronomy the seven stars of the Saptarshi Mandal or Big Dipper or Ursa Major are named as Big Dipper map The seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear, form a well-known asterism that has been recognized as a distinct grouping in many cultures from time immemorial. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ...

Indian
Name
Bayer
Desig
Western
Name
  Kratu   α UMa   Dubhe
  Pulaha   β UMa   Merak
  Pulastya   γ UMa   Phecda
  Atri   δ UMa   Megrez
  Angira   ε UMa   Alioth
  Vasishtha   ζ UMa   Mizar
  Marichi   η UMa   Alkaid

Vasishtha is accompanied by his wife the faint companion star Arundhati (Alcor/80 Ursa Majoris). Alpha Ursae Majoris (α UMa / α Ursae Majoris) is the second-brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Major (despite its Bayer designation of alpha). It also has the traditional name Dubhe. ... Merak is the proper name for the star β Ursae Majoris in the constellation of Ursa Major. ... Gamma Ursae Majoris (γ UMa / γ Ursae Majoris) is a star in the constellation Ursa Major. ... Megrez is the star Delta Ursae Maioris. ... Ursa Major Epsilon Ursae Majoris (ε UMa / ε Ursae Majoris) is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Major (despite its Bayer designation being merely epsilon), and at magnitude 1. ... Mizar (ζ UMa) is a star in the constellation Ursa Major, lying just at the corner of the Big Dippers handle. ... Eta Ursae Majoris (η UMa / η Ursae Majoris) is a star in the constellation Ursa Major. ... Alcor can refer to: Alcor Life Extension Foundation 80 Ursae Majoris a star in Ursa Major This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


SaptaRishis given in major Hindu texts

1. The Satapatha Brahmana of Sukla Yajurveda says they are: Gautama, Bharadwaja, Viswamitra, Jamadagni, Vasishtha, Kasyapa, and Atri.


2. Krishna Yajurveda in the Sandhya-Vandana Mantras has it as: Atri, Bhrigu, Kutsa, Vasishtha, Gautama, Kasyapa, and Angirasa.


3. Mahabharata gives the Seven Rishis’ names: Kutsa, Vasishtha, Atri, Agastya, etc.


4. V. S. Apte’s Sanskrit-English dictionary says: Marichi, Atri, Angirasa, Pulaha, Kratu, Pulastya, and Vasishtha.


5. The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (2.2.4) enumerates them as: Gotama, Bharadwaja, Viswamitra, Jamadagni, Vasishtha, Kasyapa, and Atri.


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