Son of Varuna, married with Arundhati.

When once Mitra and Varuna met Urvashi the seed of Mitra fell into a vessel, that of Varuna fell to the ground. Sage Agastya became Mitra’s son, sage Vasishtha became Varuna’s son.

Arundhati stands in the sky as the star Alkor, Vaisishtha as the star Mizar. It is a good omen when bride and groom see these two hard-to-see stars on the day of their wedding.

In the Ramayana, Vasishtha is Dasharatha’s priestly counselor.