The young Bharadwaja's sacred thread ceremony was performed by the
Marudgana- gods, who also became his bit gurus and taught him. Bharadwaja took keen
interest in learning the Vedas. As he progressed in learning, he became eager to learn
more. Even when he became of marriageable age, his attention was focused on education. He
decided to remain a bachelor- till he completed the study of the Vedas.
Bharadwaja's education continued for long. However much he learnt, he was still not
satisfied. The Marudgana gods taught him all they knew. Bharadwaja learnt it all. He
wished to learn more. Seeing no other way, the Marut-gods said: "Bharadwaja, we have
taught you all we know about the Vedas. If you want to learn still more, you should
perform penance and satisfy Indra."
Bharadwaja was still a bachelor. The duty of a bachelor is to live as ordered by the
teacher, wishing for nothing except to acquire knowledge with concentration. Bharadwaja
desired nothing but education. He decided to perform penance to learn more about Vedas. He
stayed in a peaceful place and prayed to Indra.