Saptarshis, Saptarṣis: 1 definition
Saptarshis means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Saptarṣis can be transliterated into English as Saptarsis or Saptarshis, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Saptarṣis (सप्तर्षिस्).—(The seven hermits). A group of hermits. There are seven hermits in this group. The Saptarṣis in each Manvantara (age of Manu) are different. As there are fourteen Manvantaras before a great deluge, by that time ninetyeight Saptarṣis will be born and dead. The father of the Saptarṣis in each Manu’s age will be different. The Saptarṣis of the present Manu’s age, Marīci, Aṅgiras, Atri, Pulastya, Vasiṣṭha, Pulaha and Kratu are the mental sons of Brahmā. (For further details see under the word Manvantara).
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Appendix 3 - Purāṇic measurements of time < [Appendices]
Chapter 7 - Different Tīrthas on Aruṇācala < [Section 3a - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Pūrvārdha)]
Chapter 58 - Greatness of Ajāpāleśvarī (Ajāpāla-īśvarī) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 74 - Royal Dynasties < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 1 - Description of the dissolution of the Universe (a) < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]
Chapter 1 - Birth of seven sages (saptarṣi): Race of Bhṛgu and Aṅgiras < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)