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Kumaras – Mind Born Sons Of Brahma

Kumaras are great teachers who are frequently mentioned in Hindu scriptures. They are known as the mind born sons of Brahma. The kumaras are Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana and Sanat Kumara. They attained the highest spiritual knowledge and so they were eternally five year olds.

Kumaras are the greatest gyanis, yogis and bhaktas. They lead a life of renunciation. They can travel anywhere by merely wishing. They arrive on earth to give lessons in dharma to human beings. Immersed in Brahman they keep on chanting the names of Bhagwan Shri Hari Vishnu

Though looking life five year olds; You are the eldest of the eldest, the great grand ancestors of the great grand ancestors. Vaikunta, the highest Heaven, the spiritual realm, your abode. Recitation of the glories of the Lord is Your only food. (Sage Narada about Kumaras in the Padma Purana).

The five year old symbolically means that the sages are innocent and pure without any ego.

It is believed that they had once cursed Jaya and Vijaya the door keepers of Vaikunta who were then born as demons on earth; Vishnu then took different avatars to annihilate them and give them moksha.