Saptarishis: The Great Sages of India

Saptarishi were seven rishis of ancient India, vividly mentioned in the Vedas and other Hindu literature like Brahmanas and Upanishads

Saptarishis have been recognized as the “mind-born sons” of Lord Brahma. They are considered to be the ancestors of the Gotras of Brahmins

They have been accorded a semi-immortal status and have worked closely with Lord Shiva to maintain the balance on Earth.

In ancient Indian astronomy, the part of the constellation of Ursa Major is called Saptarishi.

He was the father of Dronacharya (a key character in Mahabharata) and is also mentioned in the great Hindu epic Ramayana

Rishi Bharadwaja

He is the author of the Gayatri Mantra. He was not a Brahmana but  Kshatriya

Rishi Vishwamitra

Rishi Vashishta

He was the Guru of Lord Rama and his brothers and taught them in his  Gurukul on the banks of river Saryu in Ayodhya.

His main contribution was Gautam Dharmasutra which is regarded as the first scripture in social and religious law.

Rishi Gautama

Rishi Atri

He composed many sacred Vedic Mantras. The fifth Mandala of Rig Veda has been named the Atri Mandala under his honor.

 He is one of the seven sages of current Manvantara. He is the father of Parashurama – the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Rishi Jamadagni

Rishi Kashyap

He is said to be the author of several hymns and verses of Rig Veda. Kashmir has been named after him

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