By Swami Harshananda
Sutikṣṇa literally means ‘one who was exceedingly sharp’.
Sutīkṣna was one of the many sages that Rāma met during his sojourn through the Daṇḍaka forest. He had earned the passage to heaven. He was even invited by Indra, the ruler of heaven. He refused to go since he was eagerly waiting to meet Rāma and feel blessed. He is said to have been a disciple of the great sage Agastya. He had saved the soul of an evil person Durpaṇya by sprinkling the sacred water he had with him.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore