Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 6 Chapter 6:37-45

Book 6: Chapter 6

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 6: Chapter 6: Verses 37-45
The posterity of Daksa through his sixty daughters

Vipracitti begot through (his wife) Simhika a hundred and one sons, the eldest of whom was Rahu, who (along with his hundred brothers) attained (through divine grace) to the position of a Graha (the deity presiding over a planet), the other hundred being (called) the Ketus. Now from this point onward hear (from me) in order of sequence (an account) of the race that proceeded from Aditi, in which the almighty Lord Narayana Himself appeared by manifesting a part of His own Being (in the form of the divine Dwarf). Vivaswan, Aryama, Pusa, Twasta, Savita, Bhaga, Dhata, Vidhata, Varuna, Mitra, Sakra (Indra) and Vamana (who took colossal strides after assuming a cosmic form)-these are the (twelve) sons of Aditi (who preside over the sun one after another month by month). The highly blessed Samjna, a wife of Vivaswan, brought forth Sraddhadeva, who rose to be the Manu (during the present Manvantara), and a son and daughter, born as twins, (viz.,) the god Yama (the god of punishment) and Yami (the deity presiding over the holy river Yamuna).

Then appearing as (assuming the form of) a mare on earth, the same (celestial) lady gave birth to the twin born Aswinikumaras (the celestial physicians). (His other wife) Chaya (who was no other than a shadow of Samjna) got through her husband (a couple of sons, named) Sanaiscara (the deity presiding over the planet Saturn) and Savarni (another prospective) Manu, as well as a daughter, Tapati (by name), who indeed chose king Samwarana for her husband. Aryama's wife was Matrka and their sons were called the Carsanis (because they were full of wisdom). It was after them (as endowed with a special aptitude for self-examination ) that the human species was evolved by Brahma (the creator). Pusa (the third son of Aditi), who had his teeth broken of yore because he had shown his teeth and laughed at Rudra seeing him angry at Daksa (vide IV. v. 21) and consequently lived on flour (vide IV. vii. 4), remained without issue. A girl, Racana by name, who was a younger sister of the Daityas (the sons of Diti, whose account will follow in Discourse xviii below). became the wife of Twasta. Of the aforesaid couple, were born (two sons,) Sannivesa and the powerful Viswarupa. The hosts of gods (unanimously) chose Viswarupa for their preceptor-even though he was a nephew (sister's son) of their (sworn) enemies (the Daityas)-inasmuch as they had been deserted by their (own) teacher, the sage Brhaspati (son of Angira), who was insulted by them.

Thus ends the sixth discourse, in Book Six of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


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