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    About Kashyap

    Kashyapa – The Sage of Mankind

    Kashyap is regarded as one of the Saptarishis. He is also considered as one of the ten sons of BrahmaBrahmaBrahma
    According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)...
    . He holds a very special place in Hinduism as he is believed to be the father of Devas, Asuras, Nagas and all of mankind. He is believed to have compiled a masterpiece in the field of Ayurveda known as KashyapKashyapKashyap
    Kashyap is regarded as one of the Saptarishis. He is also considered...
    Samhita, which provides many in-depth analysis and information in the areas of pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics.

    Legends

    There are many Vedic references that state that Kashyap He is an ancient sage who was one of the Saptarishis. He is one the patriarchs of the Vedic religion and was a mind-born son of Lord Brahma. He was married to thirteen daughters of King Dakshahad many wives. Most of them were daughters of King Daksha. Some of his wives were – Aditi, who gave birth to Devas; Diti, who brought up the Asuras; Arista, who gave birth to Gandharvas; Kadru, She is the wife of the sage Kashyap and a daughter of king Daksha. She was the mother of thousand serpents and was a rival of her sister, Vinita mother of Nagas or serpents, Vinita, She is the wife of the sage Kashyap and a daughter of king Daksha. She is the mother of birds who bore two sons, named Garuda and Aruna. She was also the rival and the slave of her sister, Kadru who was the mother of ArunaArunaAruna
    In Hindu mythology and scriptures, Aruá or Aru? sometimes also called Anoora, is a personification of the reddish glow of the rising Sun, which is believed to have spiritual powers...
    , the charioteer of the sun god, and GarudaGarudaGaruda
    Garuda is a mythological bird-like creature who was large and considered the king of the birds. He was known for his speed...
    ; DanuDanuDanu
    Danu means ‘’the flowing one’. According to Rig Veda (earliest Indian sacred text on Hinduism)...
    the mother of the Danavas, who are also believed to be like Asuras; Kalaka who brought up Kalkanja; Khasa, the mother of the Yakshas; Krodhavasa the mother of the Pishachas; Muni the mother of Maumeya; Puloma the mother of Pauloma; Somathi the mother of Sumathi.

    Other than the daughters of DakshaDakshaDaksha
    Brahma, the creator of the universe, created Daksha from his right thumb...
    , he also married Syeni who had a son named JatayuJatayuJatayu
    Jatayu is a Hindu demigod and is regarded as one of the most...
    ; and Unmathi, who gave birth to SampatiSampatiSampati
    Sampathi and Jatayu, when young, used to compete as to who could fly higher. On one such instance Jatayu flew so high that he was about to get seared by the sun's flames...
    . Two of the most important characters of Ramayana named Bali and Sugreeva are also said to be the sons of Kashyapa. He also had a wife named Surabhi, who gave birth to the Rudras, and another wife named Rohini, who gave birth to the cattle. Due to the aforementioned references, he is believed to be the father of the whole world.

    Significance

    As Kashyap is considered the father of all mankind, he is revered by people all over the world. The Indian Valley of Kashmir is named after him. It is also believed that he is one of the stars in the Saptarishi constellation also known as the Great Bear constellation. Kashyap symbolizes wisdom, sagacity, honesty and creativity one must cultivate in life.
     



     
     

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