About RISHYSHRINGA MAHARISHI VIBHANDAKA
Seduction of Rishyashringa
Rishyashringa, son of Vibhandaka sage was brought up in wilderness and knew no human beings except his father. The childless king Dasharatha was advised by sage Vasishtha to invite Rishyashringa, known for his spiritual powers to the city of Ayodhya, to perform a special sacrifice for obtaining sons under his supervision. Accordingly teams of dancing girls were sent to the hermitage who tactfully brought the innocent youth to Ayodhya. He helped the king to conduct the much-needed sacrifice.
WHEN THE DEMIGODS FROM THE HEAVENLY PLANETS FAILED TO SHOWER RAIN, RISHYASHRINGA WAS APPOINTED THE PRIEST FOR PERFORMING A SACRIFICE, AFTER BEING BROUGHT FROM THE FOREST BY THE ALLUREMENTS OF PROSTITUTES, WHO DANCED ,STAGED THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES ACCOMPANIED BY MUSIC AND EMBRACED AND WORSHIPED HIM. AFTER RISHYASHRINGA CAME, THE RAIN FELL. THEREAFTER RISHYASHRINGA PERFORMED A SON GIVING SACRIFICE ON BEHALF OF MAHARAJA DASARATHA, WHO HAD NO ISSUE, AND THEN MASHARAJA DASARATHA HAD SONS. FROM ROMMAPADA, BY THE MERCY OF RISHYASHRINGA,CATURANGA WAS BORN..