Hindu Mythology

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VASISHTHA

Hindu Creator God

Also known as VASHISTHA, VASHISHTHA, VASISTHA, VASHISHTA

A Lord of Creation with a sacred cow

He is one of the Prajâpatis 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 Vasishtha has infinite patience and fortitude. If you possess a magic cow, those are the first things you should wish for.

Vasishtha Facts and Figures

Name: Vasishtha
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: VASHISTHA, VASHISHTHA, VASISTHA, VASHISHTA

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation
Associated with: Mizar (Zeta Ursae Majoris, ζ UMa)

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 464

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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