• Agni – 1

    Agni is the Sanskrit word for ‘fire’. Agni is one of the foremost among the Vedic deities. In regard of the number of Vedic hymns (sūkta; sukta) attributed to the deities, Agni comes only second to Indra (almost two hundred hymns have been dedicated to Agni). Since Agni’s deeds and actions are mainly observable on […]

  • Arshtisena – 1

    A ṛṣi (rishi; sage). In Vanaparva of Mahābhārata, it is said that the Pāṇḍava, while travelling across several sites of pilgrimage, reached Gandhamādana Parvata. There they found the hermitage of Maharṣi Ārṣṭisena. When they reached there, Āṛṣṭiṣena welcomed all of them. Pāṇḍava(s) lived for some time in the hermitage of Āṛṣṭiṣena. The Sage Ārṣṭiṣena lived […]