Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 9 Chapter 23:1-22

Book 9: Chapter 23

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 9: Chapter 23: Verses 1-22
An account of the posterity of Anu, Druhyu Turvasu and Yadu

Sri Suka resumed : Sabhanara, Caksu and Paroksa were the three sons of Anu. From (the loins of) Sabhanara appeared Kalanara and his son was Srnjaya. From him followed Janamejaya, whose son was Mahasila and his son was Mahamana. Usinara and Titiksu were the sons of Mahamana. Sibi, Vana, Sarni and Daksa---were the four sons of Uainara. (Similarly) Vrsadarbha, Suvira, Madra and Kaikeya were the only four sons of Sibi. And Titiksu's son was Rusadratha, of whom was born Hama; and then came Sutapa, whose son was Bali. Through the wife of Bali (who evidently remained issueless) appeared from (the loins of) the sage Dirghatama (six) sons-all rulers of the earth-bearing the names of Anga, Vanga, Kalinga, Suhma, Pundra and Andhra, the first three being the foremost of them. They founded after their own names six principalities, (all) lying in the east. Of Anga (the eldest of them) was born Khanapana, from whom followed Diviratha; and from Diviratha followed his son Dharmaratha, of whom was born Citraratha, who had no issue and was (better) known as Romapada. To him, his friend, the (celebrated) King Dasaratha (the father of Lord Sri Rama) gave in adoption his own daughter Santa: the sage Rsyasrnga married her. On Indra (the god of rain) withholding showers, courtezans drew (to the Anga territory) the sage Rsyasrnga (born of a deer) by their dance and music, (both) vocal and instrumental, as well as by their coquetry, (loving) embrace and presents (of various kinds), Conducting a sacrifice in honour of Indra, the sage also secured progeny for the issueless king (Romapada). And through a similar sacrifice conducted by him the issueless Emperor Dasaratha (too) got (four celebrated) sons. Of Romapada was born Caturanga and his son was Prthulaksa. Prthulaksa's sons were Brhadratha, Brhatkarma and Brhadbhanu. From (the loins of) the eldest (Brhadratha) appeared Brhanmana, the son born of whom was called Jayadratha. His son by (his wife) Sambhuti was Vijaya, of whom was born Dhrti. From Dhrti followed Dhrtavrata, whose son was Satkarma and from (the loins of) the latter appeared Adhiratha. While sporting on the bank of the (holy) Ganga, the latter, who was issueless, (caught hold of and) adopted as his son the baby (Karna) born of Kunti (while she was still unmarried) and (therefore) abandoned by her (for fear of obloquy), enclosed in a box. Vrsasena was the son of the aforesaid Karna, who (eventually) became a king. Again, Babhru was the son of Druhyu and Babhru's son was Setu. Of him was born Arabdha, whose son was Gandhara and Gandhara's son was Dharma. From him followed Dhrta and Dhrta's son was Durmana. From (the loins of) the latter appeared Praceta. The hundred sons of Praceta became the rulers of Mlecchas (barbarians) and settled in the northern quarter. Again Vahni was the son of Turvasu and Vahni's son was Bharga, from whom followed Bhanuman. His son was Tribhanu and Tribhanu's son, again, was the generous-minded Karandhama. His son was Maruta, who, being issueless, adopted as his son Dusyanta (a scion of Puru). Longing for the (imperial) throne, however, the said Dusyanta reverted to his own line. (Now,) O jewel of men, I (proceed to) give an account of the posterity of Yadu, the eldest son of Yayati, which is productive of extraordinary religious merit and capable of wiping out all the sins of men. A man is completely rid of all sins by listening to an account of Yadu's line, in which the almighty Lord, the supreme Spirit, took His descent in the semblance of a man. Sahasrajit, Krosta, Nala and Ripu were the four celebrated sons of Yadu. Of these (four), the son of the eldest was Satajit; and Mahahaya, Venuhaya and Haihaya were the sons of Satajit. Haihaya's son again was Dharma and from him followed Netra, the father of Kunti. From (the loins of) Kunti sprang up Sohanji. Then followed Mahisman, whose son was Bhadrasena.



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