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bhRgu

Bhrghu or Bhrgu Andiatis (Superior) Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary bhRgu m. pl. ( {bhrAj}) N. of a mythical race of beings (closely connected with fire , which they find [RV. x , 46 , 2] and bring to men [i , 58 , 6 ; 195 , 2] or enclose in wood [vi , 15 , 2] or put in the navel of the world [i , 143 , 4] ; or which is brought to them and first kindled by Matari-svan [i , 60 , 1 ; iii , 5 , 10] ; they are also said to fabricate chariots [iv , 16 , 20] and are mentioned together with the Angirasas , Atharvans , Ribhus , Maruts , Druhyus &c. Bhrigus are enumerated among gods N. of one of the chief Brahmanical families (to which the Aitasayanas are said to belong) regarded as the ancestor of the Bhrigus (he has the patr. Varuni and is the supposed author of RV. ix , 65 ; x , 19 ; he is enumerated among the 10 Maharshis created by the first Manu of a son of Kavi of one of the Praja-patis produced from Brahma skin of one of the 7 sages of the father of Cyavana and 6 other sons of the father of Dhatri and Vidhatri of the father of Sri (by Khyati) of the author of a Dharma-sastra (cf. {bhRgu-smRti}) of an astronomer (cf. {bhRgu-saMhitA}) of a medical authority of the Rishi Jamad-agni or his son of Sukra or the planet Venus (called either Bhrigu or the son of Bhrigu ; his day is Friday) of Krishna or of Rudra of a son of Artha-pati and uncle of the poet Bana of the top of the mountain Bhrigu-tunga a declivity , slope , precipice Hcat. (cf. {bhRgu-patana})
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