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Kashyapa

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Kashyapa (Sanskrit: कश्यप, IAST: Kaśyapa) is a revered Vedic sage of Hinduism.[1] He is one of the Saptarishis, the seven ancient sages of the Rigveda. Kashyapa is the most ancient and venerated rishis, along with the other Saptarishis, listed in the colophon verse in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.[2]

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Kashyapa
Member of Saptarishi
Statue of Kashyapa in Andhra Pradesh, India
Devanagariकश्यप
AffiliationMaharishis
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Parents
SpouseAditi, Diti, Kadru, Danu, Arishta, Surasa, Surabhi, Vinata, Tamra, Krodhavasha, Ira, Kadru, Vishwa and Muni
ChildrenAdityas, Rudras, Vasus, Daityas, Maruts,

Danavas, Krodhavasas, Nāgas, Manasa, Iravati, Gandharvas,

Vamana, Surya, Vayu, Indra, Varuna, Sheshanaga, Aruna, Garuda, Takshaka, Apsaras, etc
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Kashyapa is an ancient name, referring to many different personalities in the ancient Hindu and Buddhist texts.[3][4] The place Kashmir is named after him,[note 1] as well as numerous other Sanskrit texts and Indian scriptures.[7][8]