INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

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VASHISHTHA

Indian Creator God

Also known as VASISTHA, VASISHTHA, VASHISHTA

A Lord of Creation with a sacred cow

He is one of the PRAJAPATIS created by BRAHMA to help with building the Universe. He is also another of the Seven Seers (the SAPTARISHIS) with an advanced understanding of the entire cosmos. Luckily he is keen to share his wisdom with humankind.

He also owns the sacred cow NANDINI, who was given to him by INDRA. This is very beneficial for him — she has magic powers and can grant any wish. The only problem is that people are always turning up asking to borrow her.

One particularly persistent pest was VISHVAMITRA, who just wouldn’t take no for an answer. Luckily VASHISHTHA has infinite patience and fortitude. If you possess a magic cow, those are the first things you should wish for.

VASHISHTHA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : VASHISHTHA
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Associated with : Mizar (Zeta Ursae Majoris, ζ UMa)
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : VASISTHA, VASISHTHA, VASHISHTA
Popularity index : 94
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Article last updated on 28 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "VASHISHTHA: God of Creation from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 23 August 2014.

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