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Agastya

In Hinduism, Agastya is a legendary sage or rishi. He is reputed to have traveled to south India to teach the people there of the Vedic religion. On the way the Vindhya mountains[?] in central India, which had been growing uncontrollably to enormous height, bowed low out of respect to Agastya, accounting for their low height in the modern day.

He plays a part in many stories in the Hindu tradition, including a small role in the story of Rama.



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