Saptarshi Mandal

Table of Contents

What is saptarshi Mandal?

The Saptarishi (from Sanskrit: सप्तर्षि saptarsi, a Sanskrit dvigu meaning “seven sages”) are the seven rishis who are extolled at many places in the Vedas and Hindu literature. … They are regarded in the Vedas as the patriarchs of the Vedic religion. S. 4.0. 9 votes.

The Saptarishi (from Sanskrit: सप्तर्षि (saptarṣī), a Sanskrit dvigu meaning “seven sages”) are the seven rishis in ancient India, who are extolled at many places in the Vedas and other Hindu literature. The Vedic Samhitas never enumerate these rishis by name, though later Vedic texts such as the Brahmanas and Upanisads do so. They are regarded in the Vedas as the patriarchs of the Vedic religion.

The earliest list of the Seven Rishis is given by Jaiminiya Brahmana 2.218-221: Agastya, Atri, Bhardwaja, Gautam, Jamadagni, Vashistha and Vishvamitra followed by Brihadaranyaka Upanisad 2.2.6 with a slightly different list: Gautama and Bharadvaja, Shandilya and Jamadagni, Vashistha and Kashyapa and Atri, Bhrigu. The late Gopatha Brahmana 1.2.8 has Vashistha, Vishvamitra, Jamadagni, Gautama, Bharadvaja, Gungu, Agastya, Bhrigu and Kashyapa.

In post-Vedic texts, different lists appear; some of these rishis were recognized as the ‘mind-born sons’ (Sanskrit: मनस पुत्र, manasputra) of Brahma, the representation of the Supreme Being as Creator. Other representations are Mahesh or Shiva as the Destroyer and Vishnu as the Preserver. Since these seven rishis were also among the primary seven rishis, who were considered to be the ancestors of the Gotras of Brahmins, the birth of these rishis was mythicized.

In ancient Indian astronomy, the constellation of the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) is called saptarishi, with the seven stars representing seven rishis, namely “Vashistha”, “Marichi”, “Pulastya”, “Pulaha”, “Atri”, “Angiras” and “Kratu”. There is another star slightly visible within it, known as “Arundhati”. Arundhati is the wife of Vashistha. Vashishtha and Arundhati together form the Mizar double.[1]

As per legend, the seven Rishis in the next Manvantara will be Diptimat, Galava, Parashurama, Kripa, Drauni or Ashwatthama, Vyasa and Rishyasringa.

indian saptarshi

Present Saptarishi Edit

Saptarishis are the hierarchy working under the guidance of the highest creative intelligence, Paramatma. The present batch of the Saptarishis are Kashyapa, Atri, Vasistha, Vishvamitra, Gautama Maharishi, Jamadagni and Bharadvaja. They bring down to the earth the required knowledge and energies to strengthen the processes of transition (pralaya). They are naturally the most evolved ‘light beings’ in the creation and the guardians of the divine laws.

In post-Vedic religion, Manvantara is the astronomical time within a Kalpa (aeon), a “day (day only) of Brahma”, like the present Śveta Vārāha Kalpa, where again 14 Manvantaras add up to create one Kalpa.

Each Manvantara is ruled by a specific Manu. Apart from the omnipotent supreme almighty-Vishnu & next in line to brahma’s place-Vayu; other deities such as ChaturmukhBrahma(present Brahma whose age is currently around 51 years) and Shiva, Shakti, Indra, ‘s cycle would have completed and they would have been united with the Omnipotent supreme entity – Brahman(Vishnu). Later on, Vayu ascends the throne of Brahma and the process of creation thus begins again after the mahapralaya(great destruction of the universe), Rishis and their sons are born anew in each new Manvantara according to the Vishnu Purana.

saptarshi preent manvantara

The names of the current Saptarshis are:

 Kashyapa, Atri, Vasistha, Vishvamitra, Gautama Maharishi, Jamadagni and Bharadvaja.

  1. The Shatapatha Brahmana and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad(2.2.4) acknowledge the names of seven rishis(or Saptarshis) as:

Atri

Bharadvaja

Gautama Maharishi

Jamadagni

Kashyapa

Vasistha

Vishwamitra

  1. Krishna Yajurveda in the Sandhya-Vandana Mantras has it as:

Angiras

Atri

Bhrigu

Gautama Maharishi

Kashyapa

Kutsa

Vasistha

  1. Mahabharata gives the Seven Rishis’ names:

Marichi

Atri

Pulaha

Pulastya

Kratu

Vasistha

Kashyapa

etc.

  1. Brihat Samhita gives the Seven Rishis’ names as:

Marichi

Vasistha

Angiras

Atri

Pulastya

Pulaha

Kratu

saptarshi images

Sapatrishi in Jainis  Edit

In Jainism it is stated that, “Once at Mathura situated in Uttar Pradesh Seven Riddhidhari Digamber saints having ‘Aakaashgamini Vidhya’ came during the rainy season for chaturmaas whose names were 1.) Surmanyu, 2.) Shrimanyu, 3.) Shrinichay, 4.) Sarvasundar, 5.) Jayvaan, 6.) Vinaylaala and 7.) Jaymitra. They all were sons of King Shri Nandan of Prabhapurnagar and queen Dharini. Shri Nandan king took diksha becoming shishya of Omniscient Pritinkar Muniraaj and attained salvation. Because of great tapcharan of these seven digamber munis the ‘Mahamaari’ disease stopped its evil effect and they all gained the name as ‘Saptrishi’. Many idols of these seven munis were made after that event by King Shatrughna in all four directions of the city.”

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Pinterest

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Sonu Joshi

    jankari hindi mai hoti to aasan rahata

  2. Yogesh vaishnav

    Nice information

  3. Mayank Jain

    sir ye hakikat mai hai kya ya aise he kahani banai hui hai

    1. Srushti Utekar

      Adbhut gyan🙏

  4. MANORANJAN KANTA

    NICE IFORMATION

  5. Ashwini Yogesh Pingle

    Thanks sir

  6. Rishabh pandey

    This is very helpful
    And it is correct also
    But please try to give this information into undestandable pattern.

  7. SANJAY S DARDA

    CHAN

    1. Saptarshi ke bare me itna sara granthon me barnan hai, pahle jankari nahin tha, abhi jana, ty sir, you are brilliant, 🙏

  8. SANJAY. S. DARDA

    chan

  9. Narendra Pachare

    Saptarishi shabda ka sanskrit vishleshan tatha unke nam, kashyapa, atri, vasistha, vishvamitra, gautama, maharishi, jamadagni, bharadvaja
    Yeh pata chala sir

    1. Sanchita sadanand chaitanya

      Deep information

  10. Sitaram Keshri

    The Saptarishi are seven rishis who are extolled at many places in the Vedas and Hindu literature.
    The earliest list of the seven Rishi are Agastya ,Atri ,Bhardwaja ,Gautam ,Jamadagni ,Vashistha and Vishvamitra.

  11. GANESH BHOPE GURUJI

    Mera bharadyoj gotra
    Jankar puri prpta ho gayi

  12. Pranali_B

    Sir thoda smjmai dikht hui bt nice information

  13. prakash yadav

    too good

  14. Sapta rishi ke baare me details me knowledge mila, Bivinya jagha par bibhinya naam paya gaya hai saptarshi ka, kuch naam sabhi mein hai

  15. kirti kumar joshi

    nice information

  16. aditya

    Very nice info

  17. Shweta chundawat

    Very useful information about saptarishi.

Leave a Reply

Dr. Aneel Kummar Barjatiyaa

Dr. Aneel Kummar Barjatiyaa

" India's Highest 5* Rating Vaastu Consultant Dr. Aneel Kummar Barjatiyaa (Gold Medalist) is one of the most renowned and Best Vastu Consultants in India. "

Testimonials

Our Services

vastu for homes

Vastu For Homes

Vastu for business

Vastu For Business

Vastu for careers

Vastu For Career

Vastu for hotels

Vastu For Hotels

Vastu for Business

Vastu For Shops

vastu for factories

Vastu For Factories