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Story Of Angiras Rishi - Achieving Status Of Agni - Hindu Fire God

Angiras Rishi is one of the mind born sons (manasa putra) of Brahma. The most important story associated with Angiras Rishi is that of him obtaining the status of Agni through austerities.

Legend has it that through tapas, Sage Angiras became more brilliant than Agni. The whole universe was submerged in the brilliance of Angiras. People started worshipping Angiras instead of Agni.

Agni could not tolerate this disrespect and disappeared from the world. Although Angiras had brilliance he could not control the fire. Only Agni had the capacity to keep fire under control.

Human beings faced numerous problems with the disappearance of Agni. Angrias soon realized the folly of trying to become Agni.

Angiras then went to the place where Agni was hiding and asked him for forgiveness. Agni forgave Angiras and also made him his first son.

Thus Angiras became the son of Agni.