These are seven extra-special RISHIS — divinely-inspired writers of spiritual truths.
Members of this exclusive group include DAKSHA and GAUTAMA-MAHARISHI, but membership varies depending on which set of trillion billion gazillion eons you are living in. Unfortunately, we have lost count.
However we can give you a sample cast list. In order of sageness we have ATRI, ANGIRAS, BRIGHU, KRATU, PULAHA, PULASTYA and VASHISHTHA.
The SAPTARISHIS take pride of place in the night sky as the Big Dipper in Ursa Major, which in Hinduism is known simply as Saptarishi — ‘The Seven Sages’.
SAPTARISHIS FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SAPTARISHIS
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SAPTA-RISHIS
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Wisdom
God of : Wisdom
Associated with : Ursa Major (Big Dipper)
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 1364