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ChronologyofvedicRishiparampara 1Kasyapagothra Samaveda Poorvarchika 1.Kasyapa 2Asitha 3Devala 4Mareechi 5Rebhasoonu 6Nidhruvi 7Avathsaara Samaveda Uthararchika 1.

Kasyapa 2Asitha 3Devala 4Mareechi 5.Rebhan 6Rebhasoonu 7Nidhruvi 8Avathsaara& Valsapree 9.Parvatha,Narada, Sikhandiand Apsara Yajurveda 1.Kasyapa 2.Devala 3.Avathsaara 4.Vathsaara Valsapree Atharvaveda 1Kasyapa 2.Mareechikasyapa 3Rebhan Rgveda 1.Kasyapa 2Asitha 3Devala 4Marichiputhra Kasyapa 5Bhoothamsakasyapa 6Rebhan 7Rebhasoonu 8Nidhruvi 9Avathsara 10Valsapree Bhaalandana 11Vivyahaakasyapan 12Twosikhandins Parvatha,Naradaare Kanwar.SoareApsara calledKaanwaas.

Marichi,andMaareechanaretermswhichdeservesspecialmention. InRamayana,itissaid ,MaareechawasdoingpenanceatthewestcoastofIndia,nearaforestonseashore,anditwasfrom there,RavanabroughthimtolureSitaasagoldendeer.Marichiisalsothefamousspiceofwestern coastofIndia.Adiparvasays(65.10;66.4)thatheisthesonofBrahmaandfatherofKasyapa.Therefore MaareechaofRamayanatimesisapersonbelongingtotheKasyapa/MarichiraceofBrahmins .Harivansaparvam186.22saysMarichiisasonborntoKasyapainhiswifeDanu.Therefore,Marichiand KasyapawerenamesadoptedbybothsonandfatherinKasyaparaceofRishis. AsithaandDevalasometimescalledasasinglepersonAsithadevala,isengagedIaphilosophical discoursewithRishiJaigigashya(Salyaparvam50.1;santhiparvam229.4;275.1).Accordingto Dronaparvam62.11,AsithawasakingandwasdefeatedbyMaandhaathaa(fatherofMuchukunda) .DuringMahabharathatimesalsotherelivedapersoncalledAsithanwhowantedtomarrySathyavathi, beforeshewasmarriedtoEmperorSanthanu(Santhiparvam29.89) Valsa(Vatsa)kingdomisveryfamousandtheroyalfamilyofValsaarefromtheancientraceofAnu, fatherofHehaya,Thalajamgha(Santhi.30.7)andiscalledSaryaathivansa.KosalakingsarecalledValsa (Adiparva186.22).Vathsara,Avathsara,Valsapree,ValsapreeBhalandanaarebelongingtothisgroupof Hehaya,Yadava,Saryathigenetictree.InthefamilytreeofBhagavatham,ofYaduvansa,onecansee BaapandanaandValsapree.

VivahanisVaayuwhichproduceSound(Naada)accordingtoSanthiparva(336.27)TheMukhyapraana whichisessentialforutteringvedichymns.SikhandinsorChithrasikhandinsarethesaptharshi,children ofKasyapaandApsaraarealsodaughtersofKasyapainPraatha. 2Maithravaruni(AgastyaandVasishta) Sama Poorvarchika 1.Vasishta 2Gouriveethi ,sonofSakthi 3.Sakthi 4vasishtaputhra Indrapramithi 5Parasarason ofsakthi 6varshagana 7 vasishtamrideek a 8 manyurvasishta 9bhrigurvaaruni 10dridachyutha agasthya 11varuni sathyadruthi 12bhuvana aaptha(sapthars hi) 13vasukrith vimada Sama Uthararchika 1.Vasishta 2Gouriveethi,son ofSakthi 3.Parasarasonof sakthi 4.varshagana 5Upamanyurvasisht a 6.bhrigurvaaruni Jamadagnibargava 7.Viswakarmo Bouvani Pavithrovasishto bouva Bhuvanaapthan, saadhanan, Bhouvanan(sapthars hi) Yajus 1.Vasishta 2Gouriveethi 3.Parasara 4Agasthya 5Lopamudra 6varunan 7vaaruni 8Kumarahaareet ha 9.Viswakarma sonofBhuvana (saptharshi) 10vasuyu Atharvam 1.Vasishta 2Sakthi 3.Briguraatharva na Briguamgirasa 4Chaathanan 5Vasuyu Rgveda 1.Vasishta 2Mrileekovasishta 3Manyu 4Briguvaruni&Jamada gni 5dridachyutha agasthya 6Idmavaha dridachyutha 7varunisathyadruthi 8Agasthya 9Lopamudra 10Motherof Agastyaswife 11Kumaraagneya vasishta 12krishna,dyumnika andPriyamedhaa 13 Viswakarmabhouvana (Bharadwaja,kasyapa, Gouthama,Athri, Viswamithra,Jamadag ni, Vasishtaasand Pavithravaasishta) 14pavithra 15vasukrovaasishta Vasukarnovasukra Vasukraaindraa 16vimada

14Pratha 15dwitha aaptha 16thritha aaptha

8.Thrithaaaptha

11Thritha 12Chithra

indraprajapathyo 17prathovasishta Sapratho bharadwajagharma sourya 18Thrithaaapthya 19Malsya saammathomaanyo vaamaithravarunir Bahavovaamathyaa jaalanadhaa Chithramahaavasishta

3Bhrighu/Jamadagnivansa Sama poorvarchika 1.Jamadagni 2Usanas 3KaviBhargava 4Bhargga 5Somaahuthi bahrgava 6Venanbhargava 7Prayoga bhargava& Soubharikaanwa 8Pragaatha 9.Kalipragaatha 10 Pragathakaanwa 11 Saama Uthararchika 1Jamadagni Briguvaaruni 2Usanakavi 3Kavi bhargava;Kavi 4 Prayogabhargava 5Bhrigu 6Bargapragaatha 7kalipragatha 8 Yajus 1Jamadagni 2Usanas 3Somahoothi 4Bhrighu 5pragaatha Atharva 1Jamadagni 2Bhargava 3Vena 4Bhrighu/ Bhruguamgira 5pRagatha devajaamaya 6sukran 7Brihaschukran 8Bhargavo Rgveda 1Jamadagni 2UsanaskaavyaKavi 3KaviBhargava 4Idobhargava 5Somahuthi 6Vena 7Krithnurbhargava 8Briguvaruni& jamadagni 9Bhargapragatha 10Kalipragatha 11pragathakanwa

Haryathapragaatha Haryathapragatha 9Pragatha Gourakaanwa

vadarbhi

12Haryathapragatha 13Viswamithra& Jamadagni 14Yaamaayana, briguvaruni,Chyavana, Bhargava 15Syumarasmi 16Jamadagni&Rama (son) 17agni,varuna,soma 18AngaOurva

4ViswamithraGothram Samapoorvarchika 1Viswamithra Gaathi, Ubheepaada Udala& Sruthakaksha 2Gaathu 3Madhuchandas 4Viswamithra andJamadagni 5Sunasepha 6Prajapathi Viswamithra& Vaachi 7Viswamithra, Methaathithi& 100Vaikhaanasa 8.Renuvaiswamithr a Renuvaamadeva 9Medhathithi, Medhyaathithi& Viswamithra Samauthrarchika 1ViswamithraGaathi 2Madhuchandas 3Jethaa maduchandasa 4Sunasepha Aajigarthi 5Renuvaiswamithra 6Medhathithi, MedhyaathithiKaanw a Yajus 1Viswamithra 2Madhuchanda s 3Suthajethya Madhuchandas 4Athri Sunasepha 5Kusika 6Vaikhaanasar Atharva 1Viswamithra 2Madhuchanda s &Gosootkth Aswasukthi 3Sunasepha 4Viswamithra, Gouthama, Virupamgirasa Ashtakan 5Kousika 6pooranan Rgveda 1Viswamithra Gaathi 2Gaathurathreya 3Madhuchandas 4Viswamithra andJamadagni 5Sunasepha Aajigarthi Krithrimo Viswamitra Devaratha 6Kusika,soubha, Prajapathi Viswamitra, Vaachyo 7VamroVaikhanasa 8.Renuvaiswamithr a 9Renu 10Ashtaka 11Aghamarsana Madhuchandas 12Viswamitra Kusika

13Poorano Vaiswamithra 14Ghaathee kousika 5Kaanwa,Aathreya,AtharvamgirasaGothraRishis SamaPoorvarchika Sama Uthararchika 1pragatha 1Soubharikanwa 2pragatha 2Indramatharo gourakanwa Devajamaya 3Thrisoka 3Kanwa 4Methathithikanwa 4Thrisoka 5Methathithirangirasa, Priyamedakanwa Viswamithra, Priyamedha Methathithi& 100VAIKHANASA 5Praskanwa 6Praskanwa 6Kuseedi 7Gosuktha Aswasukthi Kanwayanar 8Valsakanwa 9Kuseedikanwa 10gosukthi 7Devathithi Aswasukthi Sukaksha 8methathithi, 11devathithikanwa Medhyathithi 12methathithi, 9sumedha, Medhyathithi 13sumedha, Priyamedakanwa Priyamedha 14Priyamedaamgirasa 15Kanwoneepaathithi 10neepaathithi 16kanwodhoura 17brahmathithi 11Kuruswathi 12Srushtigu 18sapthagu 13Aayukaanwa Yajur 1pragatha 2Kanwa 3Thrisoka 4Praskanwa 5kusree& kusuruvindu 6Valsa 7methathithi, 8Priyamedha Atharva 1pragatha Devajamaya 2Kanwa 3Thrisoka 4Praskanwa 5Gosuktha Aswasukthi 6Devathithi 7methathithi 8Medhyathithi 9sumedha Viswamana 10aayu Rgveda 1Indramatharo Devajamaya 2gourakanwa 3pragatha 4Thrisoka 5Praskanwa 6Kuseedi 7Gosuktha Aswasukthi Kanwayanar 8Valsakanwa 9methathithi 10Priyamedha 11Neepaathithi& 1000vasurochish Amgirasa 12Kuruswathi 13Srushtigu 14brahmathithi 15sapthagu 16pushtigu 17aayu, punarvalsa, sadvamsa, sasakarna,

19parvatha,Narada 20Irimbidi

14suparna 15parvatha,Narada 16Irimbidi

9Bharadwaja Sirimbada

11Irimbidi Sirimbidibuddha vaamadeva

naabhaagakanwa, archananan, medha, mathariswakanwa, krisakanwa, prishadakanwa, medhya, suparnakanwa 18parvatha, Narada 19irimbidi Sirimbido Bharadwaja 19pragatha Gourakanwa, Medhyathithi, methathithi, Aasamgaplaayogi, WifeofAsamga thesaswatha Angiras

6Athreyagothram Samampoorvarchika 1Athri 2Gayaathreya 3vasuyava 4pururathreya 5pouraathreya 6swavaswa 7Asiguswavaswi 8Athrirbhouma 9goupavana 10budhagavishtira 11vasusrutha 12sathyasrutha 13avasyu Samam uthararchika 1Athri 27Asiguswavaswi 3goupavana 4budhagavishtira 5vasusrutha 6avasyu 7satyasrava 8suthambara Yajur 1Gayasphana, Gayaplaatha 2swavaswa 3vasusrutha 4suthambara Atharva Rgveda 1Athri 2gayaathreya, Gayaplatha 3vasuyava 4puru 5poura 6swavaswa 7goupavana 8budhagavishtira 9vasusrutha 10sathyasrutha 11avasyu 12satyasrava 13suthambara

14Evayaamaruth 15mukthavaahaadwitha 16gaathu

9uruchakri 10yajatha 11vasu&athreya 12sikathanivavri 13bandu,subandu Sruthabandu, Viprabandu, Gopayana& loupayana 14 akrishtamaasha Sikathanivavri&

5.Ishu 6prathikshatra 7swasthathreya 8bandu, subandu Sruthabandu, Viprabandu,

14uruchakri 15yajatha 16dharuna 17Evayaamaruth 18vavri 19Isha 20Gaaya 21dwithomuktavaha 22prayaswanta 23sasa 24viswasaama 25thryaruna, thraivrishna, thrasadasyu, pourukulsya, aswamedha, bhaaratha&athri 26viswavaara 27bhabru 28 gaathu29sadaaprina 29prathikshaya 30prathikshatra 31prathiratha 32prathibhanu 33prathiprabha 34swasthi 35sruthivid 36archanaanaa 37raathahavya 38baahuvyakta 39saptavadri 40saptavadri& Gopavana 41bandu, subandu Sruthabandu, Viprabandu, 42 akrishtamaasha Sikathanivavri&

Ojasprisniputra

Ojasprisniputra &athri+Dritsamada

Note:AnimportantobservationisthattherearenoRishisinAtharvalineagefromthisAthreyaGothra showingthattheywerenotadeptsinthe4thveda(Atharva)butOjas,sonofPrisni(fatherofall ViswakarmaSilpis)isinthelineageofAthri,Anasuya,Soma,Budha(thusYadava,Haihaya). 6Atharvaamgirasa Sama poorvarchika 1.Virupa 2Samyu Barhaspatya 3Sruthakaksha 4Sukaksha 5Methathiti Angirasa& Priyamedakanwa 6Dadyang Atharvana 7Gosukti, Aswasukti& Sukaksha 8Angirasa Puruhanma 9nrimeda 10purumedha 11sumedha 12medhyathithi 13devathithi Samauthararchika 1.Virupa 2Samyu Barhaspatya 3Sruthakaksha 4Sukaksha 5Methathiti 6Priyameda 7Puruhanma 8sumedha 9medhyathithi Yajur 1.Virupa 2Samyu Barhaspatya 3Methathiti 4Dadyang Atharvana 5nrimeda Purushameda Atharva 1Samyu 2Sruthakaksha 3Sukaksha 4Methathiti 5Priyameda 7Puruhanma 8nrimeda 9sumedha 10medhyathithi 11devathithi Rgveda 1.Virupa AshtadashtoVairupa Nabhaprabedano vairupa sathaprabedano vairupa sadreervairupa+ Gharmaathaapasa 2SamyuBarhaspatya 3Sruthakaksha 4Sukaksha 5Methathiti 6Priyamedangiras 7Puruhanma 8nrimeda Purumedha 9sumedha 10brihaspathi

14brihaspathi& Nakula 15savya 16Krishna 17Goura 18Brihanmati 19Uchathyadevas a 20Aayaasya 21pavithra 22kritayasa 23Uru 24Baradwaja Barhaspatya 25Kulsa 26trinapani 27Renuvamadeva 28Suveda, Sailushi 29Ambohomrig Vyamyadevya 30thrithaaapta 31brihadukta

10Brihanmati 11Uchathya deergathama 12pavithra 13kritayasa 14Uru 15Baradwaja Barhaspatya+ Samnobaradwaja 16Kulsa 17pavakbarhaspaty a ,Prayogabargava, Agni, Grihapathiavishta 1000children 18Amaheeyu 19thrithaaapta

6outathyo Deergathama 7Baradwaja Barhaspatya 8Kulsa 9thritha aapta 10brihadukta

12savya 13Krishna 14Aayaasya 15Baradwaja

11savya 12Krishna 13Goura 14Brihanmati 15Achathyan 16pavithravaasista 17kritayasa, Ururijiswan, Gourivithisakti Urdwasadma kritayasa 18Baradwaja Barhaspatya+ Samnobaradwaja, Sirimbidobaradwaja Saprathobaradwaja 19Kulsa 20pavakbarhaspatya ,Prayogabargava, Agni, Grihapathiavishta 1000children 21Amaheeyu 22trinapanikam Prisnisuthram IsofSamyu Brahaspatya 23Renu 24kulmalabarhisha Sailushiram homaswaa Vaamadevya 25aapstyasthritha, Aangirasakulsa,& Bahudukto vamadevwi

32koulsaurmitra Soumitraangirasa 33trisirathwasta 34paruschepa 35 ananathaparschep i 36rinanjaya 37prabhuvasu 38prathardano Daivodasi 39Mriga 40Gouthama 41Nodas

20trisirathwasta 21paruschepa Daivodasi 22 ananathaparschepi 23rinanjaya 24prathardano Daivodasi 25Hiranyastupa 26Nodas Gouthama

Vamadevwi 11trisira thwasta 12Mrigaara 13 Hiranyastupa 14Amgirasa 15Gouthama 16Nodas Gouthama

16trisirathwasta 17paruschepa 18Angirasa 19Gouthama 20Atharva 21Briguamgira 22nodaa 23briguatharvana 24vamadeva

26trisirathwasta 27paruschepa 28rinanjaya 29prabhuvasu 30prathardan Kasiraja,sibiusinar, Vasumanrohitaswa 31Hiranyastupa, Archan hairanyastupa 32NodasGouthama 33 goutamaraahugana 34rahuganaputra 35kaksheevan asikputra 36 ousijadeergathama kakshivan 37sabara kaksheevatha 38vamadeva,

42vamadeva 43paayu 44vasubaradwaja

27vamadeva 28vithahavya 29 paayubharadwaja 30Aswins 31Aswathaaraasiva 33viswarupa 34viswavara 35vasubaradwaja

17vamadeva 18brihadiva 19viswakarm a 20 viswakarma, Sonof bhuvana 21agni 22 vithahavya 23sounaka 24daksha 25medha 26 medhakama, Srikama

25grilsamada 26 kurmagarulmamad a 27indrabrihaspati 28brihaspati 29dadhikraa 30brihadiva Atharva 31vithahavya 32sounaka 33pratyamgira

Kakshivan, Bhavayavya, Romasabrahmavadin i Angirasouna, Hothrobargava 39 Grilsamadasounaka 40kurmogarsamado 41barhaspatya 42 viswakarma, Sonofbhuvana 43vithahavya 44paayubaradwaja, Saswatiangirasa (wifeofplayogi Asanga) 45vasubaradwaja

45rijiswan baradwaja 46Rijiswan& Ambareesha

36Arunavitahavya 37rijiswan 38saasobaradwaja 39Rijiswan& Ambareesha

27rijiswan 28saaso

34ayasya 35bhishak

46ayasya, Ghoshakakshivathi, Suhasthya, Ghosheyabrihaspthi, Loukya, Adithi, Dakshayani, Murdwanangirasa, Vamadevi 47Arunavitahavya 48bhishakatharvana, Panayosurasarama Daivasooni, Sakaputho narmedha 49sukirthi kakshivatha 50upastutho Varshtihavya 51rathri& Bharadwaji

OtherVedicRishisofImportanceandtheirassociates: Samapurvarchika 1.Athmaa 2Narayana Samauthararchika Yajur Atharva Rgveda 1Narayana

1Narayana 1Narayana 2Utharanarayana

3Sudithi purumeeda 4vamadeva Sakaputhana 5sathavaikhanasa 6Uthkeela 7Upasthutha Ashtihavya 8Godhaa 9Vaathaayana Ulaa 10Balakhilwar 11Venaputhra Prithu 12sapthagu 13arishtanemi tharkshya 14thiraschi 15sindhudweepa Ambarisha 16sarparajni 17 vaivaswathmanu 18bindu, Purudaksha 19Ubhipadaudalan 20kali 21samvarthan 22nahuvo maanava 23yayathi naahusha 24manusamvarana 25prajapathivaak 26agnichakshusa 27 chakshurmaanava 28parvatha

1sathavaikhanasa 2Ulovathaayana 3thiraschi 4sarparajni 5agnichakshusha Prajapathi 6parvatha

3Ajamida, Purumida 4Uthkeela 5sindhudweepa

2Sudithi purumeeda 3vena 4sindhudweepa

2Sudithi purumeela 3Vamadeva Narmeda 4sathavaikhanasa 5Uthkeelakaathya 6Upasthutha Ashtihavya 7Godhaa, Maandhaathaa& Yuvanaswa 8Vaathaayana Ulaa 9Anilo Vaathaayana 10Balakhilwar 11vena,pushtigu, Srushtigu, Pushtigu& Kaanwar 12arishtanemi tharksya 13thiraschi dyuthaand hovamaruthaa 14sindhudweepa Ambarisha 15sarparajni kadru 16samvarthan 17yayathi naahusha 18prajapathivaak 19chakshusourya 20(seenas

Narada, Manuraapsava 29vibratsourya 30thrayyaruni Thrasadasyu 31agni,dhishna& aiswarya

Narada, Manuraapsava 7vibratsourya 8thrayyaruni Thrasadasyu 9agni,dhishna& Aiswarya 10mandhaathaa, Yuvanaswa Uthararthasya Gobhum 11kethuagneya

Kaanwar.Alsoas Sikhandikasyapa) 21vibratsourya 22thrayyaruni Thrasadasyu 23mandhaathaa, Yuvanaswa Godhaa 24kethuagneya

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