ARUNDHATI (URJJA) VASHISHTHA

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ARUNDHATI (URJJA) VASHISHTHA

Also Known As: "Arundhati"
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Daughter of Kardama Prajapati and Devahuti Manu
Wife of Saptarishi VASISHTA Muni
Mother of Shakti Muni vasishta; Pundrika; Citraketu Vasistha; Mitra Vasistha; Ulbana Vasistha and 4 others
Sister of <private> Kardama; <private> Kardama; Khyati Kardama; Shraddha Kardama; Anusuya Kardama and 8 others

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About ARUNDHATI (URJJA) VASHISHTHA

Arundhati (Sanskrit: अरुन्धती, IAST: Arundhatī) is the wife of the sage Vashishta, one of the seven sages (Saptarshi) who are identified with the Ursa Major. She is identified with the morning star and also with the starAlcor which forms a double star with Mizar (identified as Vashista) in Ursa Major. Arundhati, though the wife of one of the seven seers, is accorded the same status as the seven seers and is worshipped with them as such.[1]In the Vedic and Puranic literature, she is regarded as the epitome of chastity, conjugal bliss and wifely devotion.[1][2] In post-Puranic epic poems in Sanskrit and Hindi, she has been described as “chaste and revered” and with a character that is “unblemished, inspiring and worthy of imitation”.[3][4] In the Hindu culture, there are several beliefs, practices and traditions centred around Arundhati including a ritual in the marriage ceremony after the Saptapadi, a fast, a belief about imminent death, and a maxim.