Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 9 Chapter 2:16-36

Book 9: Chapter 2

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 9: Chapter 2: Verses 16-36
The posterity of Karusa and other four sons of Vaivaswata Manu

From Karusa, (another) son of Vaivaswata Manu, the families of the Ksatriyas known as the Karusas took their descent. Devoted to the Brahmanas and (themselves great) lovers of righteousness, they became rulers of the northern regions. From Dhrsta sprang up the Ksatriya clan called the Dharstas, who attained Brahmanhood on (this very) earth (during their lifetime). Nrga's son was Sumati and Sumati's son was Bhutajyoti and from (the loins of) Bhutajyoti Vasu was born. From (the loins of) Vasu sprang up Pratika and Pratika's son was Oghavan, who was the father of (a son of the same name,) Oghavan. A daughter (too); Oghavati by name, was born of Oghavan. (A certain) Sudarsana married her. Citrasena sprang up from (the loins of) Narisyanta and Daksa was the son of Citrasena. The son of Daksa was (one) Midhvan, of whom Kurca was born; and Indrasena was the son of Kurca. (Again,) Vitihotra was born of Indrasena, whose son was Satyasrava. Urusrava was the son of Satyasrava and Devadatta was born of Urusrava. From (the loins of) Devadatta sprang up a son Agnivesya (by name), who was no other than the glorious Agni (the god of fire). It was he who came to be known (afterwards) as the great seer Kanina or Jatukarnya. From Agnivesya originated the race of the Brahmanas called the Agnivesyayanas (scions of Agnivesya), 0 protector of men! The posterity of Narisyanta has (thus) been told; now hear (an account) of the line of Dista. Dista's son Nabhaga, who is other than the one going to be mentioned hereafter, was degraded to the position of a Vaisya on the ground of his pursuits (such as agriculture etc.). His son was Bhalandana, of whom Vatsapriti was, born. Vatsapriti's son was Pramsu; the learned remember his son as Pramati. Of Pramati Khanitra was born; from (the loins of) Khanitra sprang up Caksusa and from Caksusa, Vivimsati. Vivimsati's son was Rambha, whose son was the virtuous Khaninetra. (And) Karandhama, 0 great king, was the son of the last-named, 0 protector of human beings. His son was Aviksit, whose son, Marutta, became an emperor-the same Marutta whom the great Yogi Samvarta, son of the sage Angina, helped to perform a sacrifice. No sacrificial performance of anyone else was so grand as that of Marutta. Every utensil etc., was actually of gold and whatever else there was in his sacrifice was commendable. (In that sacrifice) Indra (the ruler of the gods) felt inebriated by (draughts of) the Soma juice and the Brahmanas were sated with gifts of money. The (forty-nine) Maruts (wind-gods) performed the duty of serving up food (to the invitees), while (the class of gods known as) the Viswedevas (actually) took part in the deliberations of the assemblies. Dama was the son of Marutta and Rajyavardhana, of the former. Sudhrti was born as the son of Rajyavardhana and the son of Sudhrti was Nara, (also) called Saudhrteya (son of Sudhrti). His son was Kevala, of whom Bandhuman was born; and from (the loins of) the latter sprang up Vegavan. His son was Bandhu, of whom (the famous) King Trnabindu was born. A heavenly damsel, Alambusa, the foremost of celestial nymphs, chose for her husband Trnabindu, who was a repository of qualities worth acquiring. From their union were born a number of sons as well as a girl. Idavida (by name). (31) Through her the sage Visrava begot a son in the person of the god Kubera (the lord and bestower of riches) after receiving the highest knowledge (of the Self or of Brahma) from his father, the sage Pulastya (a mind-born son of Brahma and a master of Yoga). Visala, Sunyabandhu and Dhumraketu were the sons of Trnabindu, (Of these,) Visala, who became a king and continued the ancestral line, built the (famous) city of Vaisali. Hemacandra was the son of Visala and Dhumraksa, the son of Hemacandra. (And) of Dhumraksa's son, Samyama, was born Krsaswa alongwith (his younger brother) Devaja. From (the loins of) Krsaswa sprang up Somadatta, who, having propitiated the supreme Person the Lord (Bestower of the fruit) of sacrifices, through (a number of) horse-sacrifices and depending on the Lord (the Master of all Yogas), attained the highest goal (viz., the divine state). Sumati was the son of Somadatta and Sumati's son was Janamejaya. These were the kings born in the line of Visala, who preserved the glory of Trnabindu.

Thus ends the second discourse, in Book Nine of the great

and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa Samhita.



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