Agastya Muni is one of the most revered names in Indian Mythology. I would like to know more about this Vedic sage...his expeditions, preachings, legends and so on.............
Posted On : 5/28/2009 2:09:45 AM
Roop Chatterjee Reward Points : 21400 Member Since : Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Hi roopanjana....Agastya was a Vedic sage or rishi. Agastya and his clan are also credited to have authored many mantras of the Rig Veda, the earliest and most revered Hindu scripture, in the sense of first having the mantras revealed in his mind by the Supreme Brahman. Agastya is also the author of Agastya Samhita.
A story about this muni is that once when the great sage accompanied by his beloved royal wife were wandering through forests, she fainted due to the humidity and hot conditions prevailing in the south. She was royal, hence not exposed to hard conditions. By seeing this the great sage became angry and prepared to punish the Sun God with his bow and arrows. Upon seeing this the sun god feared and appeared before Agastya and presented him with umbrella and chappals. another legend is there. It goes like this - at a Saivite temple named Kutralam, formerly a Vishnu temple, in Tamil Nadu, Agastya, in one legend, was refused entry. He then appeared as a Vaishnavite devotee and is said to have miraculously converted the image to a Shiva linga. A symbolic meaning of this conversion is to show that Vishnu and Shiva are different aspects of the one and same God.
Posted On : 5/28/2009 10:40:38 PM
Prerna Gupta Reward Points : 17400 Member Since : Wednesday, June 25, 2008
According to Akilattirattu Ammanai, the religious book of Ayyavazhi, Agastya was created from the mind of lord Siva in order to offer boons to Kaliyan. As per the order of Siva, Agastya offered many boons including all worldly knowledge to him. So as per Ayyavazhi, in Kali Yukam all the knowledge, including the basic formula and forms of modern scientific technologies came from Agastya.
Hi all....................Another story has it that two demon brothers, Ilvala and Vathapi, used to kill people who were passing by the forest in a special manner. Vathapi was good at changing to other life forms and the other, Ilvala knew the supernatural slogan Sanjivani mantra which, when invoked can bring back a dead person to life. They hatched a plan against Agastya that Vathapi would turn into a goat and be killed and fed to Agastya. After Agastya had eaten the meat, Ilvala would invoke the Sanjivani mantra to bring back his brother Vathapi to life, who in turn would rend Agastya s stomach and come out thereby killing him. By the plan, one changed into a goat and the other disguised himself as a Brahmachari who invited Agastya to a meal. Agastya knew beforehand about the plan due to his immense Vedic powers, but he resolved to teach both a lesson. After the meal, Agastya simply rubbed his stomach saying Vathapi JeerNo bhava literally may Vathapi be digested, while the other demon tried to bring his brother to life in vain. Agastya plainly informed the demon that his brother has been digested and could no longer be brought back to life.
Posted On : 5/28/2009 10:42:43 PM
Maniam PS Reward Points : 256300 Member Since : Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Agastya or Agasthiyar was a Vedic sage or rishi. Agastya is also the author of Agastya Samhita. In some reckonings, Agastya is the greatest of the Seven Sages or Saptarshis. Agastya the Rishi, was born of both Gods, Mitra and Varuna, from Urvashi. Another reference is in the Mahabharata in Sauptikaparva as the teacher of Guru Drona, who gave Drona, the greatest of weapons, Brahmastra used by both Arjuna and Ashwatthama at the end of the war . He is considered as the first and foremost Siddha. He is considered the guru of many other Siddhas. He is also called Kurumuni, meaning short kuru saint muni . He made contributions to the field of Medicine and Astrology - especially Nadi astrology. He is said to have lived for over 5000 years, and that one of his medicinal preparations, Boopathi Kuligai, is so powerful that it can even bring the dead back to life. Two of his students and disciples were Therayar and Tholkappiar.
Posted On : 5/28/2009 11:14:22 PM
Dipen Guha Reward Points : 47700 Member Since : Friday, December 25, 2009
The sage Agastya is believed to have emerged from the sacrificial fire ignited by Mitrabaruna. He swallowed the demon Batapi and digested him. On the requests of the gods, he dried up the ocean in a single sip, and the gods killed the demons called Kalakeyas who had hidden in the ocean. By dint of his curse, the king Nahush was converted into snake. Agastya is known to be the Guru of the Vidhyas, mythically acclaimed to have obstructed the journey of the Sun. The Vindhyas was the first to tender pranam or respectful salutions to Agastya who asked the holy mountains to wait for him until he returned. It was on the first day of the month Bhadra he left for good leaving the mountain range ever static. It is believed that Agastya took the route to the South. Some scholars opine, he was the first to propound Aryan civilisation in the South.
Maharishi Agastya was one of the most reknowned muni of ancient India.The ADITYA HRIDAY STOTRA THE MOST POPULAR AND POWERFUL MANTRA OF BHAGAWAN SURYA is written by him.It is said that at the time of RAMA-RAVAN YUDH Rama was getting tired and could not able to kill RAVAN.Seeing this from heaven maharishi Agastya came down and asked Sri Rama to cite the most sacred ADITYA HRIDAY STOTRA THRICE and by doing that Sri Rama was able to kill Ravan.Lopamudra was his wife.
Posted On : 1/31/2011 4:51:41 AM
shankha ghosh Reward Points : Member Since : Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Agastya Muni is one of the great Manishi in Indian Mythology. I would like to know about Agastya Muni from start his life and the end of his life. Please reply from anyone.
Posted On : 2/8/2011 7:19:14 AM
Sumit Baser Reward Points : Member Since : Monday, June 04, 2012
Dear All Please give me the address of agastya muni ji center in Tamil Nadu.
Muni Agastya was a naadigyan expert. He utilised his gyan to drank the entire ocean to make the asur visible to the devtas to kill them. Naadigyan is the most ancient gyan which enables the person to understand universe and all other activities happening in the universe. Raavan was also a naadigyan Expert. Even Guru Vashishtth was also a Naadigyan Expert
Posted On : 8/7/2012 8:47:58 AM
Sanjoy Das Reward Points : Member Since : Sunday, June 02, 2013
Hi I am Sanjoy Das . I am doing Ph.D on Agastya sage in Gauhati University. I want some information about Agastya .
Posted On : 6/2/2013 11:13:00 PM
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