Lopamudra also known as Kaushitaki and Varaprada was a female philosopher according to ancient Vedic Indian literature. She was the wife of the sage Agastya who is believed to have lived in the Rigveda period (1500–1200 BC) as many hymns have been attributed as her contribution to this Veda.


She was not only the consort of Agastya but a Rishiki in her own right, as she was the well known rishiki who wrote the “Panchadasi” (Vedanta) mantra of the Sakta tradition of Hinduism.


There are three versions of Lopamudra’ legend; one is in the Rigveda Hymns; the second is in the epic Mahabharata (Vanaparva: Tirtha-yatra Parva), where there is an elaborate version with a mention that Agastya Rishi did penance at Gangadwara (Haridwar), with the help of his wife, Lopamudra (the princess of Vidarbha).According to legend, Lopamudra was created by sage Agastya with the most graceful parts of animals such as eyes of the deer etc.;and the third version is Giridhara Ramayana.