Rishi Durvasa is particularly known for his terrible temper due to which he would give dreadful curses upon the offender. Rishis are great sages. Durvasa is considered to be an incarnation of Shiva. To truly understand Rishi Durvasa, it is important to know about the power of the penance done by his parents.
The father of Rishi DurvasaRishi Durvasa
Rishi Durvasa is particularly known for his terrible temper... is Rishi AtriAtri
Atri is one of the sons of Brahma (God of creation) who is believed to have born from... who is one of the three BrahmaBrahma
According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)... Rishis along with Rishi Gautama, and Rishi Bharadwaja. These three Rishis are known as the givers of AUM due to which they are called the Brahma Rishis. All creative process is believed to have begun with A-U-M and is therefore threefold having A which is Brahma (Rishi Gautama); U which is VishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,.. (Rishi Atri) and M which is ShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ... (Rishi Bharadwaja).
The three deities of the Drekkana Varga are Narada, Agastya and Durvasa. All three were Rishis, holders of divine knowledge. NaradaNarada
Narada, also popularly known as Narada Muni, is a great Vedic sage and is one of the most significant and iconic characters of the Hindus. was the son of Brahma. He received the knowledge of Bhakti, It refers to devotion and the love one feels for God. People indulge in Bhakti to gain spirituality or salvation devotion to the Supreme. In mythology, he is portrayed as a mischief-monger creating problems and disturbing people in order to make them think on higher planes. He represents karma Karma are the good or bad deeds one performs in his life, according to which he/she receivesand the soul. He also deals with creation as we are only created if we have karma to reconcile.
Agastya Muni was a great thinker and is linked to the mind. He is connected to sattva, preservation and Vishnu. Durvasa is a more difficult Rishi. He made effort to control his senses and therefore he represents the desires and their abilities to lead us astray. Durvasa is linked to Shiva, tamas and destruction. Narada works on the karmic level, Agastya on the mental plane and Durvasa on the physical desires. As Drekkana represents free will or courage, these deities represent the influence of these Rishis on our actions and behaviour.
The shrine of Sri Durvasa Rishi on the Arunachala girivalam can be found on the outer path a few hundred metres before Sona theertham. Though it looks insignificant from the outside, this shrine seems to attract a number of devotees who come here mainly for two reasons: married couples who have been unable to get children come here and tie a yellow thread on the Neem tree It is scientifically known as Azadirachtaindica or Indian Lilac. It has numerous herbal uses and medicinal qualities. Hindus also worship these trees as neem leaf or its bark takes away the evil and diseasesbehind the shrine and then offer three oil lamps to the deity of the Rishi inside the shrine; householders who are trying to buy their own land come here on full moon nights and arrange four stones to form a niche and place a burning oil lamp inside. Apparently this practice is quite beneficial and often results in the wishes of the devotees getting fulfilled.
It is strange indeed that such a wish seeking cult should be developed around this Rishi in today’s times whereas he was known for quite opposite powers in ancient times !