Vedic Baby Name Kashyap
Baby name: Kashyap
Meaning: A sage and friend of the Pancha Pandavas
Rashi: Mithun (Gemini)
The name Kashyap is a Hindu sage of the Vedic period and most respected. He was one of the famous sages and revered as one Saptarishi in Rigveda. Boys with the name relate to the ancient Rishi in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. It is a common ancient name in Hindu mythology, referring to many personalities in the Hindu and Buddhist religious texts.
Kashyap is one of the famous seven Rishis, authoring numerous verses and hymns of the ancient Rigveda. The name also mentioned in Patanjali’s Panini, and commonly appears in the Hindu Puranas and epics.
A Revered Name in Hinduism
The name is respected in Hinduism including numerous texts and legends written in the medieval period are deferentially accredited to the famous sage in several Hindu traditions. A few of the treatises named after Kashyap are Kashyapa Jnanakandah Kashyapa Samhita, Kashyapa Sangita, and many more.
There are many stories of Kashyap in the Hindu epics and Puranas. In the Mahabharata, for example, as well as in the Vishnu Purana, Kashyap married the 13 daughters of Daksha, a mythological character. However, in the Ramayana, he was married to the eight daughters of Daksha. These stories are inconsistent. In some of the Hindu texts, Kashyap is referred to as the son of Marichi and a successor of the Surya dynasty.
Other texts mention Kashyap as the descendant of Hiranya Kashyap. Many of these stories are allegorical. Kashyap is believed to be the father of all Hindu gods, demons, men, and the whole universe in some Hindu texts. He is also mentioned as the tortoise avatar of Lord Vishnu. Kashyap is the brother-in-law of Dharma as well as Adharma in the Hindu fables.