Vāmadeva

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Vāmadeva Vāmadeva is a sage well-known in the Upaniṣads. The Aitareya Upanisad (2.1.5) says he had realised the ātman even while in the womb of his mother. The Brhadāranyaka Upanisad (1.4.10) declares that the sage Vāmadeva realised Brahman and hence his identity with Manu and Sṅrya. The Rāma-purva-tāpanī Upanisad (6.16) describes that Rāma was worshipped by great sages like Vasiṣṭha and Vāmadeva. / According to the Sivapurāna (Kailāsakhanda 11.12) he learnt about Praṇava from Kumārasvāmi (Saṇmukha or Subrahmaṇya) and taught it to other sages. Ātreya was his disciple. Vāmadeva is also one of the five aspects of Śiva (See PAÑCĀNANA.)