Biographies | Rishi
Rishi Jamadagni was in the lineage of Maharshi Bhrigu - Bhrigu > Richeek > Jamagdagni. His wife's name was Renukaa who was the daughter of Renu Rishi (or maybe she was the daughter of King Prasenjit?). He is one of the Sapt Rishi of this present Manvantar. They had five sons - Rumanvaan, Sushen, Vasu, Vishwaavasu and Parashuraam. Parashuraam was the youngest. He was a great Rishi and had many Siddhi. He could even bring people alive. He worked as the Purohit in Shunahshep's Yagya.
Jamadagni Asks His Sons to Kill Their Mother
In the last he asked his youngest son Parashuraam to behead his mother as well as his brothers. He did so promptly. At this Jamadagni got very pleased with him and asked him to ask for any Var. Parashuraam, without even second thought, asked to bring all alive and incorporate them in the family without knowing that he killed them. Jamadagni did so and gave him other Var also. They all got up as if they woke up from a sleep.
Jamadagni and Sahastrabaahu
Then he did a Yagya in which he assigned east to Hotaa, south to Brahmaa, west to Adhwaryu and north to Udgaataa [who does Saam Gaan]. Then he took bath in the end of the Yagya and sat on the bank of Brahm Nadee Saraswatee. Jamadagni got the status of a Sapt Rishi - the seventh one. In the next Manvantar Parashuraam Jee will be one of the Sapt Rishi and will extend the knowledge of Ved. He is still living on Mahendra Parvat but now he does not punish anybody. That is how Bhagavaan took Avataar in Bhrigu Vansh and killed many kings. and emptied Prithvi from Kshatriya 21 times. He filled five ponds from their blood in Samant-panchak area in Kurukshetra.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/27/03
Updated on 03/22/13