The Hindu legends have sung praises for the Lord and Creator of this universe, one of the most powerful Hinduism gods, from time immemorial. Lord Brahma holds the credit for sculpting the universe and all of its inhabitants.
A third of the Holy Trinity, Lord Brahma is associated with creation but not preservation or destruction.
The beginning of the creation of the universe had Lord Brahma form the four Kumaras, also known as the Chatursana, at the outset of the creative process. But they defied his order to have children, choosing instead to devote their lives to Vishnu and to being childless.
It is said that Lord Brahma was busy making Gandharva, Yaksha, Kinnara, Kimpurusha, Rakshasa, Nagas, Suparna, Vanaras, Vidyadhara, Valkyria, Pisacha, Devas, Asuras, and Humans after he had hatched the universe from the cosmic egg. Humans, it is thought, were formed in his likeness to serve as an image to the gods. That's how we got our four Kumara sages.
The ten sons, known as Prajapatis, the progenitors of humanity, emerge from his imagination. Manas Putras means "mind-sons" or "spirits" because they were born from his mind rather than his body.
Sons of Brahma
1. Marichi Rishi
Rishi Marichi, also known as Mareechi or Marishi, is often named one of the sons of Brahma. Referring to a ray of light, RIshi Marichi is considered to be one of the Saptarshi, also known as the Seven Great Sages in the First Manvantara.
The other members of this group are Atri Rishi, Angiras Rishi, Pulaha Rishi, Kratu Rishi, Pulastya Rishi, and Vasistha. According to the scriptures, Marichi Rishi is married to Kala. And their child is named as Kashyap.
2. Angirasa Rishi
Little is known about Angirasa Rishi. Along with the sage Atharvan, the rishi Angirasa is often given the credit of hearing or formulating a major portion of the Atharva veda, which is the fourth veda.
Apart from this honor, Rishi Angirasa is also mentioned in the previous three vedas, the Rig, Yajur, and Sama veda. Angirasa Veda is also believed to have married Surupa and fathered three sons, namely Utathya, Samvartana, and Brihaspati.
3. Atri Rishi
A renowned bard and scholar, Atri, also spelt Attri goes by either name in his mentions. Some members of the Brahmin, Prajapati, Kshatriya, and Vaishya clans take the name Atri as their family name, believing that Rishi Atri was their ancestor.
Rishi Atri is one of the Saptarishis, also known as the Seven Great Sages, in the seventh Manvantara, which is the current one. Rishi Atri was reborn from the fires of a sacrifice carried out by Lord Brahma after the sons of Brahma were killed by a curse placed on them by Shiva. Anasuya was his wife in both of these incarnations.
In his previous existence, she gave birth to three sons named Datta, Durvasas, and Soma. In Atri Rishi’s second incarnation, it is said that she gave birth to a son named Aryaman (Nobility) and a daughter named Amala (Purity). It is also believed that Brahma, Vishnu, and Rudra (Shiva) are reborn as Soma, Datta, and Durvasa, respectively.
4. Rishi Pulaha
It is said that Pulaha Rishi had emerged from the navel of Lord Brahma when he was born. After being destroyed by fire as a result of a curse placed on him by Lord Shiva, Pula Rishi is widely believed to have been reborn in the Vaivasvata Manvantara, but this time from the hair of Agni.
Before Rishi Pulaha's birth in the first Manvantara, one of Daksha's other daughters, Kshama (Apology), was already married to Rishi Pulaha. Rishi Pulaha had a daughter named Peevari and was blessed with three sons, named Kardama, Kanakapeetha, and Urvarivat.
5. Rishi Krathu
Rishi Kratu is portrayed in two distinct stages of his life. During the time known as the Swayanbhuva Manvantara. Krathu was a Prajapati and a son of Lord Brahma who was very dear to his father. In addition to that, Rishi Krathu was also the son-in-law of Prajapati Daksha.
The name Santhati was given to his wife by him. He is claimed to have had 60,000 offspring throughout his lifetime. They were identified as members of the Valakhilyas and given that title. As a result of the blessing bestowed upon him by Lord Shiva, Rishi Kratu was reborn in the Vaivaswata Manvantara.
During this incarnation of Manvantara, he did not have a family. It is stated that he came into the world from Lord Brahma's very own hands. Idhvaaha, the son of Agastya, was adopted by Rishi Kratu because he had neither a family nor any children of his own. The Bhargavas are said to include Kratu as one of their numbers.
6. Rishi Pulutsya
Pulutsya Rishi is famously hailed for his role as serving as a medium through which mankind received and understood the knowledge contained in the Puranas. Pulutsya Rishi is also considered to be the person who received the Vishnu Purana by Brahma, which he then passed on to Parashara, who then shared it with the rest of humanity. During the time of the first Manvantara, he was one of the Saptarishis.
It is said that he was the father of Visravas. Visravas was the father of Kubera and Ravana and was the progenitor of all the Rakshasas. Pulastya Rishi was married to Kardam ji's daughter Havirbhoo, who was one of his nine daughters.
Maharshi Agastya and Visravas were Pulastya Rishi's songs. They were his only children. One of Vishravaa's wives was named Kekasi, and she gave birth to Ravana, Kumbhakarna, and Vibhishana. Vishravaa's other wife was named Ilavida, and she gave birth to a son named Kuber.
7. Rishi Vashistha
Rishi Vasishtha is widely regarded as one of the wisest people who ever lived. After imparting a great deal of wisdom upon the people, he is believed to have departed this world. It is widely held that he is to be regarded as the primary author of Mandala 7 of the Rig Veda.
In both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Brahmarishi Vasishtha plays a significant role in the events that took place. His name is also said to be connected to one of the seven stars, which is a constellation that can be found in the northern sky.
The Seven Wise Men, also known as Saptarishi, is the inspiration behind the naming of these stellar bodies. According to the Bhagavata Purana, Rishi Vasishtha is said to be Lord Brahma's mind-born (Manasputra) son.
He devoted every ounce of his being to the advancement of humanity and the betterment of the world. On the banks of the Saraswati River, where Vasishtha had established his hermitage, he regularly instructed hundreds of his followers in the Vedas. During those times, people referred to him as the Kulapati because of this particular reason.
He wed Arundhati, who became famous for the virtues she possessed and the dedication she showed to her husband. Arundhati is the name of a minor star that can be found in the vicinity of Vasishtha in the Great Bear or Saptarshi Mandal.
In Hindu culture, the bride is shown the star before the wedding, and then she worships it after the ceremony. It is a sign that the groom accepts the bride's virtuous and devoted ideals. Rishi Vasishtha is famous across the entire world for all of the noble deeds he has done and the traits he possesses.
8. Rishi Prachethasa
It is said that Rishi Prachetasa is one of the most mysterious figures in all of Hindu mythology, which already makes him one of our favorite characters ever! According to the Puranas, Rishi Prachetasa was one of the 10 ancient sages known as Prajapatis.
But there is also a mention of 10 Prachetas, who were great-great-grandsons of Prithu and sons of Prachinabarthis. It is stated that they spent 10,000 years in a large ocean, very seriously meditating upon Vishnu, and obtaining from Him the benefit of being the parents of mankind.
During this time, they were very deeply immersed in meditation upon Vishnu. Rishi Prachesthasa is believed to have married Kanclu’s daughter, Manisha, and had a son named Daksha.
9. Rrishi Bhrigu
Rrishi Bhirgu is credited with being the first person to compose predictive astrology. He is also the creator of the astrological (Jyotish) classic known as the Bhrigu Samhita. The adjectival version of the name, Bhargava, is used to refer to the descendants of Bhrigu as well as the institution that he founded.
Along with Rishi Manu, Rishi Bhrigu had made significant contributions to the text known as "Manusmriti," which originated as a sermon delivered to a gathering of saints in the Indian state of Brahmavarta following the devastating floods that occurred in this region around 10,000 years ago.
Rishi Bringu is recorded to have married Khyati, Daksha's daughter. The couple had two sons named Dhata and Vidhata. It is also said that Lord Vishnu married one of his daughters, Sri or Bhargavi.
10. Narada Muni
Who doesn’t know the great Narada Muni? The Ramayana and the Bhagavata Purana, two of the most important Hindu books, both feature the Vedic teacher Narada. It is said that Narada, the ancient Indian sage, could travel to several dimensions and planets.
He is shown with a Veena and given the moniker Mahathi, suggesting that he is a skilled player of the ancient instrument. Some of the funniest stories in the Vedas are attributed to Narada, who is portrayed as both smart and naughty.
The epitome of mischief, his followers in the Vaishnav tradition see him as a holy man who practises bhakti-yoga by singing songs of devotion to Vishnu under the names Hari and Narayana.
There was no single individual or prophet who established Hinduism. It originates with the Supreme Being (Brahman). That's why they call it "the religion of the ages" (Sanatana Dharma). Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva were their original instructors.
Creator God Brahma shared the Vedas' hidden wisdom with angels, demons, and mortals at the dawn of time. He also shared with them the hidden understanding of the Self, but because of their limited perspectives, they interpreted it differently. And in this article, we have summed up the sons and daughters of the creator of the whole universe, indeed!