Brahmavadini Maitreyi is regarded as one of the most learned saints of ancient India. The title Brahmavadini means the knower of Brahman, the ultimate divine reality. She was a contributor to the Vedas and Upanishads. It is important to note that there were more than 30 rishikas (female saints) who contributed to the Rigveda alone. Brahmavadini Maitreyi is credited with teaching King Janak the Advait philosophy. She is mentioned in the second chapter of the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣhad. She is credited with contributing in a major way to the Rigveda.