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GAUTAMA-MAHARISHI
Also known as RISHI-GAUTAMA

Great Seer who saw mantras

One of the seven super SAPTARISHIS, he was a sage whose writings appears in the RIG-VEDA. His major accomplishment was inventing mantras, a feat surely worthy of the Vedic Nobel Prize.

He has several other claims to fame, including being cuckolded by INDRA, who had an illicit dalliance with his wife Ahalya while he was in the bath. (As his bathtub was the River Ganges, this was probably less risky than it sounds.)

When GAUTAMA-MAHARISHI arrived home, they were still at it, so he cursed them both. Ahalya was turned to stone and INDRA became covered in vaginas. Oh the embarrassment. How the other Gods laughed. Never underestimate a sage.

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Article last updated on 24 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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ABOUT GAUTAMA-MAHARISHI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : GAUTAMA-MAHARISHI
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : RISHI-GAUTAMA
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