Tarakasura was a wicked demon. He had been
given boons by Lord Brahma. With the strength of these boons, he had vanquished the gods
and snatched away their kingdom. As Shanmukha, son of Parvati and Ishwara, killed him in
war, the gods got back their kingdom and were happy.
Happiness came to the world due to Ishwara's marriage. The sages who brought about the
marriage were Bharadwaja, Gautama, Jamadagni, Kashyapa, Atri, Vashishta andVishwamitra.
These were well known as the Seven Sages.
Several 'Yugas' make one Manvantara'. In every Manvantara the positions of the Seven
Sages change. Fourteen such Manvantaras. According to ancient legends, Bharadwaja will get
a place among the Galaxy of the Seven Sages in the Vaivaswata Manvantara. We are now in
the Vaivaswata Manvantara. In this Manvantara, Bharadwaja is one of the great sages who
saved the Vedas.