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Madhuchhandhas Vaiśvāmitra
ChildrenAghamarsana, Jeta
Composed (1-10) Hymns in Mandala 1, Hymn 1 in Mandala 9 of Rigveda[1]
Composed (1-10) Hymns in Mandala 1, Hymn 1 in Mandala 9 of Rigveda[1]

Madhuchhandha (also known as Madhushchandhas Vaishvamitra) is a legendary sage mentioned in the Indian epics and mythology. A number of hymns in Rigveda are composed by him. He is the son of legendary sage Brahmarshi Vishvamitra.[2][3]

Madhuchanda had a mastery over Vedic literature and was also a great singer.[4]

Madhuchanda and the Rigveda[edit]

Madhuchhanda was the maker of the hymn to god Agni, with which the Rigveda begins. He composed 1-10 hymns in the Mandala 1 of Rigveda.[5]


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  2. ^ Wendy Doniger (1988). Textual Sources for the Study of Hinduism. Manchester University Press. p. 24. ISBN 9780719018671.
  3. ^ J.P. Mittal (2006). History Of Ancient India (a New Version) : From 7300 Bb To 4250 Bc,. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. p. 281. ISBN 9788126906154.
  4. ^ Gaṅgeśvarānanda. Vedas, a Way of Life from Yadnya (sacrifice) to Yoga (union). Matoshri Rampyaribai Sarda Satkarya Nidhi. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  5. ^ Roshen Dalal. The Vedas: An Introduction to Hinduism’s Sacred Texts. Penguin UK. ISBN 9788184757637. Retrieved 15 April 2014.