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Gautam Rishi Jayanti

Gautam Rishi Jayanti is believed to be the birth anniversary of Saint Gautama. It is observed on the first day of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Gautam Rishi Jayanti 2024 date is April 9.

Gautama Rishi is one of the saptarishis or seven sages as per Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata.

One of the most popular incidents mentioned in the Puranas associated with Gautama Rishi is of Indra, the king of Devas, trying to rob the chastity of Gautama Rishi’s wife Anasuya and the subsequent curse that the saint gave to Indra.

The Rishi is credited with Gautama Dharma Sutra, a law book.