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Who is Angiras?

Angiras is a rishi who, along with sage Atharvan, is credited to have formulated most of the fourth Veda called Atharvaveda. He is also mentioned in the other three Vedas. Sometimes he is reckoned as one of the Seven Great Sages, or saptarishis of the first Manvantara, with others being, Marichi, Atri, Pulaha, Kratu, Pulastya, and Vashishtha Bharadwaja maharshis was his descendant.

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Google previewThe Sacred Books of the East (1897)

those parts of the Veda which are recognised by the Atharvan ritual and the orthodox Brahmanical writings, as janta, ' holy,' and paush/ika, ' conferring prosperity ; ' the term angiras refers to the hostile sorcery practices of the Veda, ...

Google previewJournal of the American Oriental Society (1896)

by American Oriental Society

those parts of the Veda which are recognized by the Atharvan ritual and the orthodox Brahmanical writings as canta ' holy,' and pausfika ' conferring prosperity'; the term angiras refers to the hostile sorcery practices of the Veda, the ydtu ...

Google previewPhysical Religion (1891)

The Gifford Lectures - Delivered Before the University of Glasgow in 1890 by Friedrich Max Müller

Angiras is a name of Agni, but it also became a name of a family or clan, the Angiras. Its original meaning seems to have been bright or shining, and popular etymology naturally, and it seems rightly, connected it with angara, cinders.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

Also known as: Angiras, Angiris, Prajapatis, Saptarshi (collective title). The Rishis were born from Brahma's mind. These sages, poets and priests preserved and handed down the knowledge imparted from the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hinduism (2012)

by Denise Cush, Catherine Robinson, Michael York

Ananta See: Sesa Anasuya Angiras Ankalaisvari Annaprasana Annapurna Anquetil-Duperron, Abraham-Hyacinthe (173 lil 805) Antahkarana Antal Antyesti Apasmara Apsarasas Aranyakas Arati See: Arti Archery See: Dhanurveda ...

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