Is Agastya a Saptarshi?
According to the texts Jaiminiya Brahmana 2.218–221, and Gopatha Brahmana 1.2.8, Agastya is one among the Saptarshis.
Dandakaranya is named after King Danda, descendent of Ikshwaku. He violated Ara the daughter of Sukra Maharshi. Ara wanted to take revenge. Shukra Maharshi told her to observe tapas. As a result of her tapas, Indra destroyed his kingdom by raining fire. The place later became a forest.
पञ्चवक्त्राय विद्महे जटाधराय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात् panchavaktraaya vidmahe jat'aadharaaya dheemahi tanno rudrah' prachodayaat....
पञ्चवक्त्राय विद्महे जटाधराय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात्
panchavaktraaya vidmahe jat'aadharaaya dheemahi tanno rudrah' prachodayaat
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