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  1. Ribhus, Rhibhusnoun

    one of three artisans of the Hindu gods


  1. Ribhus

    Ribhus (Sanskrit: ऋभु, ṛbhu, also Arbhu, Rbhus, Ribhuksan) is an ancient Indian word whose meaning evolved over time. In early layers of the Vedic literature, it referred to a sun deity. It evolved to being a wind deity, thereafter referred to three male artisans whose abilities and austerities make them into divinities in later Vedic texts. Their individual names were Ribhu (or Rhibhu), Vaja and Vibhvan (also called Vibhu), but they were collectively called Rhibhus or Ribhus (ṛbhú-, pl. ṛbhava, also called Ribhuksan). Their name's meaning is "clever, skillful, inventive, prudent", cognate to Latin labor and Gothic arb-aiþs "labour, toil", and perhaps to English elf.Ribhus are depicted in some legends of the Vedic literature as three sons of the goddess of morning light named Saranyu and Hindu god Indra. In other legends, such as in the Atharvaveda, they are sons of Sudhanvan, which means good archer. In either legends, they are famous for their creative abilities, innovation and they design chariots, the magic cow of plenty, channels for rivers, and tools for Indra and other gods, which makes many envious. In later Hindu mythology, the Ribhus are born in human form who then bring their innovation to earth, remain humble and kind. This makes some gods angry and the Ribhus are refused entry back to heaven. Other gods intervene and make the inventive Ribhus immortal. They are revered in ancient Hindu texts as sages, as stars, or rays of the sun.


  1. ribhus

    In Hindu mythology, Ribhus refers to a group of three semi-divine beings who were gifted with craftsmanship abilities. They are also associated with the arts and often considered as symbolizing the sun. In the Rigveda, they are portrayed as mortals who gained immortality through the practice of religious rites and austerities.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ribhus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ribhus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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