Get Babylon's Dictionary & Translation Software
Free Download Now!
Free Download Now!
Rishi Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Rishi rsi (Sanskrit) An adept, seer, inspired person; in Vedic literature, used for the seers through whom the various mantras or hymns of the Veda were revealed. In later times the rishis were regarded as a particular class of beings, distinct from gods and men, the patriarchs or creators: thus there were the ten maharshis -- the mind-born sons of Prajapati. In the Mahabharata, the seven rishis of the first manvantara are enumerated as Marichi, Atri, Angiras, Pulaha, Kratu, Pulastya, and Vasishtha. In Satapatha-Brahmana the Vedic rishis are named as: Gotama, Bharadvaja, Visvamitra, Jamadagni, Vasishtha, Kasyapa, and Atri. The seven rishis (saptarshis) are especially associated with the constellation of the Great Bear.
Rishi Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Star Wars Planeten
The only places on Rishi habitable by its colonists are the humid, congested valleys, though the native avian Rishii inhabit the high mountains surrounding the city-vales. The conservative colonists live in white stone buildings and forbid the use of repulsorlift vehicles on the streets in the morning. Animal life on Rishi includes the dangerous Maungurs in the planet's warm polar regions, who have flexible "limb-tails" as forelimbs and feature prominently in Rishii legends and stories. The primary food of the Maungur are the leaf-eating khi'rs. Talon Karrde's smuggling group briefly used a Rishi city-vale as a hideout following their evacuation of Myrkr. This city-vale measures approximately 150 kilometers east to west and only a few kilometers north-south, and has sparsely-populated industrial areas to the north. While on her way to the Number Three dump on 412 Wozwashi Street, Mara Jade was ambushed by a bounty hunter. [DFR, SWAJ]
Rishi Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Rishi (, Devanagari: ऋषि) denotes the composers of Vedic hymns. However, according to post-Vedic tradition, the rishi is a "seer" to whom the Vedas were "originally revealed" through states of higher consciousness. The rishis were prominent when Vedic Hinduism took shape, as far back as some three thousand years ago.
|See more at Wikipedia.org...|