A mind-born son of Brahma. Progenitor of the Bhargavas. Famous descendants are the sages Jamadagni and Parashurama, the sixth Avatar of Vishnu. Therefore Parashurama is also called Bhargava Rama.

Bhrigu was married with Puloma. Their son is Chyavana.

Bhrigu once wanted to find out who, Brahma, Vishnu or Shiva, is the most honorable. He went to visit them. Brahma and Shiva paid no attention to him, Vishnu was sleeping. Bhrigu kicked Vishnu in the upper body. He woke up and asked him if he was hurt. Bhrigu thus made Vishnu the victor. At the point where Bhrigu Vishnu stepped, the Shrivatsa curl of hair appeared.

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