Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 30 Aug 2011 13:15 and updated at 30 Aug 2011 13:15


vrm.1.51 "Moving sequentially about the provinces, cities, rivers likewise mountains, king Vishvamitra arrived at the threshold of a hermitage which is with numerous flowered trees and climbers, overspread with very many herds of animals, adored by the Siddhas and Caaranas, frequented and embellished with Devas, Danavas, Gandharvas, and Kinnaras, spread out with equable deer, adored by flights of Birds, compacted with the assemblages of Brahmarshis, and also with the assemblages of Devarshis who are fully accomplished in their ascesis, where the personal resplendence of each of the great souled sage is similar to each of the Ritual fire available in each of the Ritual Fire Altar before which he is sitting, and which hermitage is bustling with the activity of great souled sages who are comparable to Brahma, among whom some subsist on water alone, and some on air alone, likewise some more on dry leaves, while some on fruits, tubers, and with such of those sages and also with particular sages like Vaalakhilya s, also with others like Vaikhanasa s, who are all self controlled, who have overcame their peccabilites, who have overpowered their senses that hermitage is occupied, and while everyone of the inmates is engaged in meditations and oblations into Ritual fire, and with such sages and their activity whole of the perimeter of that hermitage is brightened and rendered splendent, and king Vishvamitra arrived at such a magnificent hermitage of Sage Vashishta.
vrm.3.6 The sages called Vaikhanasa s, who are born out of the nails of Prajapati, the first ruler of mankind, also Vaalakhilya s, those born from His hair, and those from the water of His feet wash, and those that thrive on drinking rays of sun and moon alone, and those that pound with stones and others who thrive on leaves alone, are those sages.
vrm.3.35 It is also refulgent with the self denying Siddha s, Carana s, and with Ajas, namely Vaikhanasa s, Maasha s, Vaalakhilya s, Mariicipa s.
vrm.3.35 b, a Adhering to that tree branch there are eminent sages like, Vaikhanasa s, Maasha s, Vaalakhilya s, Mariicipa s, Aja s, and even sages like Dhuumra s that thrive on fumes and smokes are there, and there they are collectively practising asceticism upside down while clasping branches with their legs.
vrm.4.40 "There the great sages with nomenclature of Vaikhanasa s and Vaalakhilya s will come into view with an ambience of luminosity, for those ascetics will be with the resplendence of the Sun.

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