Sampāti

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sampati, SampAti, Sampaati


Sampāti

Sampāti and Jaṭāyu, the two great eagles mentioned in the Rāmāyana, were brothers and were the sons of Aruṇa, the charioteer of Surya (the Sun-god).

Once both of them started flying towards the sun. As they flew nearer the

sun, the heat became so intense that it became unbearable. Sampāti, to protect his younger brother Jatāyu, spread his wings over him thereby getting them burnt.

When the sage Candra heard his story, he told him that he would get back his wings when, in future, he would reveal the place where Sītā was kept, to the monkey army of Rāma. This he did and got back his wings.

See also JATĀYU.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

Sampāti and Jaṭāyu, the two great eagles mentioned in the Rāmāyana, were brothers and were the sons of Aruṇa, the charioteer of Surya (the Sun-god).

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Once both of them started flying towards the sun. As they flew nearer the sun, the heat became so intense that it became unbearable. Sampāti, to protect his younger brother Jatāyu, spread his wings over him thereby getting them burnt. When the sage Candra heard his story, he told him that he would get back his wings when, in future, he would reveal the place where Sītā was kept, to the monkey army of Rāma. This he did and got back his wings. See also JATĀYU.