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Rajarishi (from Sanskrit "Rajan" a "King" + "Rishi" a "Saint" ) in Hinduism and Hindu mythology, is a Royal Saint.


A rajarshi is a king who turned into a royal sage. A rajarshi will not have to leave the kingship to become rishi as in the example of Vishwamitra (who later advanced to becoming a Brahmarishi) but still while ruling the kingdom has reached a state of rishi and has attained self-realization. They still perform the kshatriya responsibility, and remain similar to most rishis, maharishis and brahmarishis descendents in their level of spiritual knowledge. [1]


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