Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Brihaspati - The Guru of the Devas


Also called Guru, he is the preceptor of the Devas. Brihaspati is the son of Angirasa and Suroopa according to the Shiva Purana. He has two brothers named Utathya and Samvartana. He has children by three women, two of them his wives. His first wife Shuba gave birth to Bhanumathi, Raaka, Archishmathi, Mahaamathi, Mahishmathi, Sinivalli and Havishmathi, his seven daughters. His second wife Tara gives birth to seven sons and a daughter. Through his brother Utathya's wife Mamata, he has two sons, Kacha and Bharadwaja.

He attained his position as the preceptor of the Devas, by performing penances on the banks of Prabhas Theertha. Lord Shiva granted him this position, as well as his position as one of the Navagrahas.

Last Modified At: Tue Oct 19 22:41:06 2004