Agastya was a revered Vedic sage of Hinduism. In the Indian tradition, he is a noted recluse and an influential scholar in diverse languages of the Indian subcontinent. He and his wife Lopamudra are the celebrated authors of hymns 1.165 to 1.191 in the Sanskrit text Rigveda and other Vedic literature.In Valmiki Ramayan, it is stated that Asuras hid inside the ocean so that the Devas couldn’t harm them. The Devas requested Rishi Agastya for help, and he drank the entire ocean using his austerity and mystic powers. The Devas killed the Asuras, and asked the sage to return the ocean’s water. The water was returned by river Ganga post penance of Bhagirath.
In some scriptures, it is stated that during Lord Shiva’s marriage, everyone in the universe went to witness the event in the Himalayas, in the North. Bhūmi Devi or the Earth Goddess was not able to bear this misbalance and prayed to Lord Shiva for help, who then told Agastya to go to the south end. Rishi Agastya went to the south and the earth’s balance was restored. On one side there was the entire universe and on the other side was Agastya, whose austerity power and aura balanced the earth.

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