Hindu - One of the 7 Rishis. Son of Bhraspati. Father of Drona. He lived the span of three normal lives and became an immortal. He is said to have composed most of the hymns of the Vedas. When Vishnu interrupted him at prayer he threw water over the god leaving a permanent mark (vatsa) on his breast. Sometimes known as Bharadvaja, Bharadwaja or Bharadwaja.

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