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Friday, June 7, 2013


Om Namasivaya nama:

Today we discussed Pulasthya gothram in details. Pulasthya was born to Lord Brahma as part of his mind born children, also known as Saptha Rishi.

His clan is not popular unlike his other Saptharishi brothers. Howevever some important information is available such as:

Pulasthya rishi got married to daughter of Kardhama Prajapathi & Devahoothi, her name is Havirbhoo. Some other version also mentioned that he got married to daughter of Daksha Prajapathi and her name is Prithi.

Children are: 1) Visravas, father of Ravana, Kumbakarna and Vibheeshana
                    2) Agasthya (Another version of story tell us that Agasthya was also born to Urvashi and     Mithra & Varuna.
                    3) Daharagni (who died while infancy) but reborn as Agri Deva Sambootha to Mitra Varuna as Kumba Sambava Agasthya.

Pulasthya got settled in Himalaya foothils. Parasara Maharshi was blessed by Pulasthya for listening to elders especially Sage Vasishta being his grand father. Parasara was engaged in killing all types of Rakshas to take revenge on Demons on account of killing his father Sage Sakthi. Sage Sakthi cursed king Kalmasha Pada to become a demon since he hammered Sage Sakti. When Kalmasha became demon first he killed Sage Sakti and all children of Sage Vasishta.

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