Bharadwaja rishi also spelled Bhardwaj was one of the greatest Hindu sages (Maharshis) descendant of rishi Angirasa, whose accomplishments are detailed in the Puranas. He is one of the Saptarshis (Seven Great Sages Rishi) in the present Manvantara; with others being Atri, Vashishtha, Vishvamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni, Kashyapa.
Bharadwaja Barhaspatya is the progenitor of the Bharadwaja family and the family is attributed as the composers of Mandala 6 of the Rig Veda. Mandala 6 is known as the Bharadwaja Family Book as all its 75 hymns are composed by a member of this family over several centuries. He is believed to be a contemporary of King Bharata. Bharadwaja and his descendants were respected and powerful priests/rishis of several clans/dynasties of the Puru tribe, such as the Bharatas and the Panchalas. Bhardwaj is the upper most caste among all brahmins.
Bhardwaj Maharishi was a sage of the Vedic times. He was the son of Brihaspati. He attained extraordinary scholarship. He had the great power of meditation. He is also the author of Ayurveda. His Ashram still exists at the holy Prayag (Allahabad).
According to Hindu mythology this place was the ashram of Rishi Bharadwaj in Treta Period and was a famous education centre of that time. Lord Shri Ram visited the ashram, while proceeding for exile to Chitrakoot. Mahadev, Bhardwaj Rishi, Kali Devi, Bharadwajeshwar (Shiva) & Santoshi Mata temple, in all 11 small & big temples are located inside the premises. A beautiful Bharadwaj park is also located nearby.
At This is the area where ancient sage Bharadwaj used to live. Now, at this location, there is a temple and small garden. .