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Taken from Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/4; Vaalmeeki Raamaayan, 1/17
See also Vishwaamitra and Trishanku
How King Satyavrat Became Trishanku
Now he started wandering as a Chaandaal. Wandering he came to south and met Vishwaamitra Jee who was doing Tap to become Brahmarshi as a result of losing to Vashishth Jee. Satyavrat expressed his desire to Vishwaamitra Jee also, saying that Vashishth Jee and his sons have refused to comply with his request. Vishwaamitra Jee considered this a good opportunity to defeat Vashishth Jee so he agreed to send Satyavrat to Swarg with his mortal body and assured him for this.
He started preparation for a great Yagya.He asked his sons to collect all the materials for the Yagya. They collected the materials for the Yagya and sent invitations to all Rishi to attend that Yagya. One Rishi, named Mahodaya and Vashishth's sons refused to come to that Yagya because a Kshatriya was doing a Yagya for a Chaandaal Yajamaan. Hearing this Vishwaamitra Jee got very angry and he cursed all Rishi who refused to come to his Yagya to die. Hearing this Shaap whoever Rishi were thinking not to come there, changed their mind and came to attend his Yagya.
Satyavrat Goes to Swarg
Vishwaamitra Jee was very furious at Indra, so he intended to create another Indra, he said - "If I fail to create another Indra then my Swarg will be without Indra." Seeing this all Devtaa got worried. They came to Vishwaamitra Jee and said to him - "Hey Rishi, This King is afflicted with Guru's curse, he cannot live in Swarg." Vishwaamitra Jee said - "I have vowed to send him to Swarg, that is why he will live in Swarg. And whatever Nakshatra I have created should also exist till this Universe will exist. Kindly help me to keep my vow." Devtaa agreed, and Satyavrat lived in Swarg.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/27/03
Updated on 05/17/13