- Four Kumaras
The Four Kumaras or Catursana are the four sons of
Brahmafrom the Puranictexts of Hinduism[ [http://vedabase.net/sb/3/15/12/en1 Bhag-P 3.15.12] "Lord Brahma said: My four sons Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana and Sanatkumara, who were born from my mind" ] named Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana and Sanatkumara.
Born from Brahma's mind, the four sons are described as great sages who undertook lifelong vows of celibacy (
brahmacarya) against the wishes of their father.
Bhagavata Puranalists the Kumaras among the twelve "Mahajanas" (great devotees or bhaktas) [ [http://srimadbhagavatam.com/6/3/20-21/en1 Bhag-P 6.3.20-21] ] who although being eternally liberated souls from birth, still became attracted to the devotional service of Vishnufrom their already enlightened state. Despite being very senior in age the Four Kumaras are said to wander the universe in the forms of small children [ [http://vedabase.net/sb/7/1/37/en1 Bhag-P 7.1.37] "Although these four great sages were older than Brahma's other sons like Marici, they appeared like small naked children only five or six years old" ] . They play a significant role in a number Hindu spiritual traditions, especially those associated with the worship of Krishnaand Vishnu.
* Narada Muni
* [http://vedabase.net/sb/4/22/en1 Prithu Maharaja's Meeting with the Four Kumaras] (vedabase.net)
* [http://www.dharmakshetra.com/sages/Kumaras.htm The Four Kumaras] (dharmakshetra.com)
* [http://logos_endless_summer.tripod.com/id186.html The Four Kumaras as Representitive of the Root Cube] (logos_endless_summer.tripod.com)
* [http://www.experiencefestival.com/four_kumaras Four Kumaras] (experiencefestival.com)
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