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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 actualy enumerate these rishis by name, though later texts do so. They are regarded in the Vedas as the patriarchs of the Vedic religion. The constellation of Ursa Major 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 and Southeast Asia. ... Sanskrit ( संस्कृतम्) is a 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. ... A Hindu is an adherent of Hinduism, the predominant religious, philosophical and cultural systems of Bharat (India) and Nepal. ... 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. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ...



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