In scriptures[ edit ] Bhrigu finds mention in Shiva Purana and Vayu Purana , where he is shown present during the great yajna of Daksha Prajapati his father-in-law. Trimurti[ edit ] Many great sages gathered at the bank of river Sarasvati to participate in Maha Yagya. Bhrigu was arrogant and was filled with ahamkara due to his extreme austerities. All the great saints and sages could not decide that out of the Trinity Lord Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva who is pre-eminent and to whom should they offer Pradhanta Master of that Yagya. With the consent of all the great saints presents there, it was decided that Bhrigu will test and decide who was pre-eminent. Upon being entrusted with the task Maharishi Bhrigu decided to test each of the Trimurti.
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History of Bhrigu Samhita Hoshiarpur The Bhrigu Samhita is an astrological Jyotish classic attributed to Maharishi Bhrigu Ji during the vedic period, Treta Yuga, although evidence available suggest it was compiled over a period of time by various shishyas students in the time age of Maharishi Bhrigu ji. Perhaps the Bhrigu Shastra set to have penned downed by Shukrachary dictated by Rishi Bhrigu who was master of Brahmvidya. Lord Bhrigu ji was born on fire. His body was charred yet the illumination of knowledge made him shine like fire.
Since Shri Bhrigu ji was very learnered. His ego was difficult to appease. The trinity symbolizes God. Once Bhrigu ji in order to judge who among the three gods is the greatest of all. It is said that among the three only Lord Vishnu was able to impress Bhrigu ji. The story goes like this Bhrigu ji in anger had kicked Lord Vishnu on the chest in his false ego to being the greatest Brahmin. On realising his mistake he immediately apologised to Lord Vishnu, who forgave him.
It is well known that destiny places role in the formation or birth of remarkable thing. This rude action of Bhrigu ji infuriated Lakshmi ji who cursed Bhrigu ji that all the coming generations of Brahmin will bear the wrath. Maharishi Bhrigu ji apologised to Lakshmi ji and suggested him to write Bhrigu Samhita.
This Granth would enable to Brahmins to earn their livelihood through the reading done.