1. Who Was Vishwamitra
Prajapati’s son Kush, Kush’s son Kushnabh and Kushnabh’s son were King Gaadhi. Vishwamitra was the son of the same Gaadhi. Chhayvan’s descendant Ritchik married the daughter of Kushik’s son Gaadhi from whom Jamadagni was born. He had sons Parashurama.
The description of Maharishi Viswamitra is found in the 30th, 33rd, and 53rd Suktas in the third division of the Rigveda. From there, it is known that these Kushik gotraspunn Kaushik. It is said that these Kaushik people knew the mystery of the entire world. Though Viswamitra himself was a Kashyapa Vanshi, therefore Kaushik or Kushik were also Kashyapa Vanshis. Kushik was the grandfather of Viswamitra. It is said that Kaushik Rishi was a resident of Kurukshetra.
Vishwamitra In Hindi
Vishvaamitr vaidik Kaal ke vikhyaat rishi the. Unake hee Kaal mein rishi vashishth the jisane unakee Adee chalati rahati thi, adee arthaat pratidvandvita. Vishvaamitr ke Jeevan ke prasangon mei Menaka aur trishanku ka prasang bhee bada hee mahatvapoorn hai. Prajapati ke putr kush, kush ke putr kushanaabh aur kushanaabh ke putr Raaja Gaadhi the. Vishvaamitrajee unhin Gandhi ke putr the.
Rishi hone ke purv Vishvaamitr Raja the. Aur rshi vashishth se kaamadhenu gaay ko hadapane ke lie unhonne yuddh kiya tha, lekin ve haar gae. Is haar ne hii unhen ghor tapasya ke lie prerit kiya. Vishvaamitr ne apani tapasya ke bal par trishanku ko sasharir svarg bhej diya tha. Is tarah rshi vishvaamitr ke asankhy kisse hain. Vishvaamitr kee tapasya aur menaka dvaara unaki tapasya bhang karane ki katha jagat prasiddh hai.
Mana jaata hai ki haridwar mei aaj jahaan shaantikunj hai. Usi sthaan par vishvaamitr ne ghor tapasya karake. Indr se rusht hokar ek alag hii svargalok ki rachana kar di thi. Vishvaamitr ne is desh ko rcha banaane ki vidya di aur gaayatri mantr ki rachana ki. Jo bhaarat ke hrday mein aur jihna par hajaaron saalon se aaj tak anavarat nivaas kar raha hai. Ram aur Lakshman ne guru maharshi vishvaamitr ka aashram baksar (bihaar) mei sthit tha. Is sthaan ko ganga-sarayoo sangam ke nikat bataaya gaya hai. Vishvaamitr ke aashram ko siddhaashram bhee kaha jaata tha.
2. Vishwamitra And Rishi Vasistha
Rishi Vasistha during Vishwamitra’s era kept his heels moving, i.e., the rivalry. Viswamitra was the king before he was a sage. And fought with sage Vasistha to grab Kamadhenu’s cow, but he lost. Later he increased his power to do penance and then confronted Vashistha on every front.
In the battle of Dashragya, on the one hand, there was Rishi Vashistha. The advisor from Sudas, and on the other side, the advisor of Samvara was Rishi Vishwamitra. It is said that Viswamitra was initially a priest of Sudas, but later Sudas removed Viswamitra and appointed Vasistha. In the spirit of revenge, Viswamitra formed a Kabali Sangha of ten kings and then the battle of Dasarajya. In this battle, Vishwamitra’s army had to face defeat at the hands of the combined forces of Indra and Vashishta. It is noteworthy that both were competing for King Dasharatha to become Rajguru.
3. Vishwamitra Wife (Menaka Story)
When the tremendous ascetic sage Vishvamitra started penance to create a new heaven. Devraj Indra, frightened by his penance, sent Menaka to dissolve his penance. Menaka dissolved Vishwamitra’s penance in penance with his form and beauty. Viswamitra left everything and drowned in Maneka’s love. He cohabitated with Menaka. The tenacity of sage Viswamitra was broken now, but still, Menaka did not return to Indraloka. Because on doing this, the sage could start penance again. In this way, Viswamitra wedded Menaka and Vishwamitra got a beautiful girl from Menaka named Shakuntala. When Menaka left Viswamitra and went to heaven, Shakuntala was brought up and educated by sage Kanva. Later Shakuntala had a love marriage with Emperor Dushyant, from whom he received a son. This son was King Bharata. King Dushyant of Purvansha and Bharata, son of Shakuntala, are counted among the 16 best kings mentioned in the ‘Mahabharata.’
4. When Menaka dissolved Vishwamitra’s Penance(jab Menaka Ne Vishvaamitr ki Tapasya Bhang Kr di)
Apsara is an unrivaled, exquisite, resplendent, stunning, and supernatural divine woman living in heaven. It is mentioned in the Vedas and Puranas that there were many types of women like Devi, Pari, Apsara, Yakshini, Indrani, and Vampini. Among them, Apsaras are considered the most beautiful and endowed with magical powers. Menaka was the most beautiful nymph in heaven. When the tremendous ascetic sage Viswamitra started penance to create a new heaven. Devraj Indra, frightened by his penance, sent Maneka to dissolve his penance.
Menaka dissolved Vishwamitra’s penance in penance with his form and beauty. Vishwamitra left everything and drowned in Menaka’s love. He cohabitated with Menaka. The tenacity of sage Viswamitra was broken now, but still, Menaka did not return to Indraloka. Because on doing this, the sage could start penance again. In this way, Viswamitra married Menaka and Viswamitra received a beautiful girl from Menaka named Shakuntala.
5. Why did Menaka leave Shakuntala and Vishwamitra?
After living together for a few years, Menaka was concerned with love in her heart, Inderlok’s concern. She knew that in her absence, Apsara Urvashi, Rambha, etc., would be enjoying in Indraloka. Maneka’s time spent on earth was complete, and the goal she had given her was also fulfilled. That is why Menaka left her husband and daughter and went to Indralok again. When Shakuntala was young, then one-day, Menaka left her, and Vishwamitra also went to Indralok.
After Menaka left, Shakuntala was brought up and educated by the sage Kanva, so he was her father. This daughter later had a love marriage with Emperor Dushyant, from whom she received a son. This son was King Bharata. King Dushyant of Purvansha and Bharata, son of Shakuntala, are counted among the 16 best kings mentioned in the ‘Mahabharata.’
6. Apsara Meditation (Apsara Saadhana)
Apsara is believed to like the smell of rose, jasmine, Rajnigandha, Harsingar, and Ratrani. They look gorgeous and about 16-17 years of age. During the Apsara practice, the seeker has to restrain his lust; otherwise, the cultivation may be destroyed. When the cultivation is completed with resolve and mantra, the nymph appears, then the instrument presents him with a rose and a perfume. He is then given sweets made from milk, paan, etc., and then pledged to stay with him for life. These enchanted Apsaras can make your life beautiful.
7. How Many Apsaras Are There?
According to the scriptures, 11 Apsaras were the leading servants in the heaven of Devaraja Indra. These are the 11 Apsaras – Kritasthali, Punjikasthala, Maneka, Rambha, Pramlocha, Anumlocha, Ghritachchi, Varcha, Urvashi, Pritishti, and Tilottama. The chief apsara of all these apsaras was Rambha.
The number of apsaras ranges from 108 to 1008 in different beliefs. To name a few and- Ambika, Almavusha, Anavadya, Anuchana, Aruna, Asita. Budbuda, Chandrajyotsna, Devi, Ghritachi, Gunmukhya, Gunuvara. Harsha, Indralakshmi, Kamya, Karnika, Keshini, Kshema, Latha, Lakshmana. Manorama, Marichi, Mishrastha Mrigakshi, Nabhidarshana. Purvichitti, Pushpadeha, Rakshita, Ritushala, Sahjanya, Samichi, Saurabhedi, Shardwati, Shuchika, Somi, Suvahu, Sugandha, Supriya, Surja, Sursa, Surata, Umalocha, etc.
8. Vishwamitra and Trishanku
After Maneka’s departure, Viswamitra again engaged in austerities and proved himself. King Trishanku of the Ikshvaku dynasty once desired to go to heaven. And went to his Guru Rishi Vashistha, but when Vashishtha refused, he started calling him good and evil. Vashistha’s sons were angry and cursed Trishanku to become Chandal. Then Hungku went to Viswamitra. Viswamitra said that I help the person who comes to my shelter. Then Viswamitra started preparing the yagna to send him to heaven.
Viswamitra took all the gods’ names at the end of the yajna and called upon them to take their yagna portion, but no god came to participate. Enraged at this, Vishwamitra took Arghya’s hand and said, I send you to heaven by the power of my penance. Saying so, Viswamitra sprinkled water, and the king ascended into the sky with the hung body and reached heaven. Indra growled that the fool came! Your master has cursed you, so you are not fit to live in paradise. As soon as Indra said this, hung heads fell on the earth and prayed to Viswamitra for his protection. Viswamitra ordered them to stay there, and they hang themselves headlong in the balance.
Viswamitra Created Heaven
Then Viswamitra created heaven with his penance’s power at the same place. And made new stars and saptarshi mandals in the south direction. After this, he thought of creating a new Indra so that all the gods, including Indra, got scared and started pleading with Viswamitra. He said that we had returned Hungku only because he could not live in heaven due to the Guru curse. On hearing Indra, Vishwamitra noted that it is fair and this heaven circle will always be there, and Hung will still rule in this Nakshatra Mandal immortal. This mandal will not have any sense. Satisfied with this, the gods of God went back to their respective places.
9. Vishwamitra’s Tophasthali
Although his taposthali is a different place, it is believed that in Haridwar. Where Shantikunj is present today, Viswamitra created distant heaven and aroused by Indra by doing intense penance. In the Ramayana period, the ashram of Maharishi Viswamitra, the Guru of Rama and Lakshmana, was located in Buxar (Bihar). This place is mentioned near the Ganges-Saryu Sangam. Vishwamitra’s ashram was also called ‘Siddhashram.’
10. Creation of the Gayatri Mantra
According to belief, Vishwamitra gave the knowledge to make this country a Richa and composed the Gayatri Mantra, living continuously in India’s heart and Jeehana for thousands of years.
He did not die. The seven rishis or saptarshis never die until the end of manvantara. But rishi Jamadagni was killed. And also Vasista rishi. But Vasista reborn as a twin with Agastya by Mitra and Varuna to Some celestial nymph. If my memory goes right, the spirit is Urvashi. But little confusion in me whether they were born from Urvashi or ejected sperm kept in the pot by Mitra and Varuna. They live in inaccessible areas in this kali yuga.
Question/Answer about Vishwamitra
1. Who is Trishanku?
Answer: Trishanku (Suryavanshi Satyavrat) was a very kind and loving king of his subjects, who did many religious works and made every effort to please his deity during his reign.
At the right stage of his age, Trishanku handed over the throne to his son Harishchandra and tried to reach heaven with the human body himself. To fulfill his efforts, he reached his Guru Vasishta and asked him to perform a yajna. After which he crossed the threshold of heaven with a mortal body.
2. Vishwamitra Father?
Answer: Prajapati’s son Kush, Kush’s son Kushnabh and Kushnabh’s son was King Gaadhi. Vishwamitra was the son of the same Gaadhi. Chhayvan’s descendant Ritchik married the daughter of Kushik’s son Gaadhi from whom Jamadagni was born. He had sons Parashurama.
3. According to the Ramayan, who had once created new heaven for king Trishanku?
Answer: Devraj Indra pushed him back from heaven towards the earth. Rishi Vishwamitra created heaven for him by hanging down the middle of the sage Viswamitra, and he is still hanging with his heaven between the real heaven and earth.
4. Who created new heaven for Trishanku?
Answer: Rishi Vishwamitra created heaven for him by hanging down the middle of the sage Viswamitra, and he is still hanging with his heaven between the real heaven and earth.
5. Vishwamitra wife?
Answer: Vishwamitra’s wife was Menaka. Menaka dissolved Vishwamitra’s penance in penance with his form and beauty. Viswamitra left everything and drowned in Menaka’s love. He cohabitated with Menaka. The tenacity of sage Viswamitra was broken now, but still, Menaka did not return to Indraloka. Because on doing this, the sage could start penance again. In this way, Vishwamitra married Menaka and Viswamitra received a beautiful girl from Menaka named Shakuntala.