INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

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GAUTAMA-MAHARISHI

Indian Saint

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.

GAUTAMA-MAHARISHI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : GAUTAMA-MAHARISHI
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : RISHI-GAUTAMA
Popularity index : 84

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Article last updated on 24 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "GAUTAMA-MAHARISHI: Saint from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 24 Jan. 2013. Web. 1 August 2014.

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