1. Sage Durvasa was the son of Atri and Anasuya.(=free from envy
and jealousy) Because he was born of Shiva’s anger, he had an
irascible nature. He was known for his short temper.
According to chapter 44 of the Brahmanda Purana,
Brahma and Shiva once got into a heated quarrel. So violent was
Shiva’s rage, as a result of this quarrel that the Devas fled from
His presence in fear. His concert Parvati complained that Shiva
was now impossible to live with.Realizing the disharmony His
anger had caused, He decided to deposit His anger into Anasuya,
the wife of sage Atri. From this portion of Shiva, deposited into
Anasuya, a child was born who was named Durvasa (one who
is difficult to live with).
2.Kripacharya-Kripa became an Acharya, teacher of royal children
giving him the name Kripacharya.His twin sister Kripi married Drona.
Kripacharya was among the Maharathi’s, who fought on the Kaurava’s
side against the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra war in the Hindu epic of
3.Ravana, even though a demon was a learned scholar as well. He was
the author of Ravana Sanhita which contains miraculous methods of
attaining good health and fortune.
4.Hanuman is the son of Anjana and Kesari. He is the symbol of strength
5.Shurasena was the father of Krishna, Balarama and Subhadra.
6.Shiva and Vishnu were born to sage Atri and Anasuya as Durvaasa
7.Vidur in Mahabharat was the son of Vyasa and the maid Parishrami
(maid to both queens Ambika and Ambalika).Vidur was treated as
half-brother of Pandu and Dhritharashtra. Vidura was known for
his intellect and served as minister in Pandu’s and Dhritharashtra’s