"The saptarishis are the “seven sages” who are sent by Brahma—the Creator in the Hindu trinity—in every age or manvantara in order to uncover the wisdom of the Vedas from the etheric spheres....The work of the rishis is to decode and make available to the ordinary, five-sensory mortal the great knowledge of creation, which they could hear through their inner ears.
List of Terms
Hinduism > Achara, Ashramas, Brahman, Brahmarishi, Dharma, GodHead, Gunas, Illusory Self, Moksha, Neo-Hinduism, Paramatman, Purushaarthas, Rishis, Samadhi, Sanskrit Literature, Saptarishis, Satya Yuga, Srutis, The Imperishable, Varnas, Vichara
Rishis > Brahmarishi, Saptarishis
"In Hindu astronomy, the stars of the Big Dipper are named after the saptarishis. Metaphorically, they stand for the seven senses or the seven vital airs of the body. Their association with the stars gives more support to the theory that they might have been extraterrestrial beings. That is perhaps why we know very little of their lives, parents, or lineage. We know them only through their colossal revelations called the Vedas."