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Canto 9

Arunodaya-kîrt./Jiv Jâgo



Chapter 17: The Dynasties of the Sons of Purûravâ

(1-3) The son of Vyâsa said: 'From one son of Purûravâ named Âyu [see 9.15: 1], there were the powerful sons Nahusha, Kshatravriddha, Rajî, Râbha and Anenâ. Oh royal ruler, hear now about the dynasty of Kshatravriddha. From Kshatravriddha's son Suhotra there were three sons: Kâs'ya, Kus'a and Gritsamada. From Gritsamada there was S'unaka and from him S'aunaka appeared, a muni who excelled in the sacred [Rig Veda] verses. (4) Kâs'i the son of Kâs'ya begot Râshthra who on his turn  fathered Dîrghatama. From Dîrghatama there was Dhanvantari who was an incarnation of Vâsudeva, the Enjoyer of Sacrifices. He was the founder of Ayurvedic medicine. When one remembers him all disease can be overcome [see also 8.8]. (5) From his son Ketumân a son took birth named Bhîmaratha and from him there was Divodâsa whose son Dyumân was also known as Pratardana. (6) He was also known by the names S'atrujit, Vatsa, Ritadhvaja and Kuvalayâs'va. From him there were Alarka and other sons. (7) Oh King, no one but Alarka ruled the earth for sixty-six thousand years like a young man. (8) From Alarka's loins Santati was born, from him Sunîtha was born, his son was Niketana and Niketana's son was Dharmaketu who fathered Satyaketu. (9) Dhrishthaketu thereafter begot Sukumâra who ruled the entire planet. Vîtihotra was his son and Bharga who was born from him fathered a son named Bhârgabhûmi oh ruler of man.

(10) I have thus described all descendants born in the dynasty of Kâs'i who belong to the line of Kshatravriddha. From [Kshatravriddha's brother] Râbha a son was born called Rabhasa. From him Gambhîra appeared and Akriya was his son. (11) The descendant who took birth from him was called Brahmavit. Now hear about the descendants of Anenâ. There was a son called S'uddha from whom S'uci was born who had a son called Citrakrit who was also known as Dharmasârathi. (12) From him S'ântaraja was born who performed all kinds of Vedic rituals. He was a self-realized soul [and the line ended with him]. From Rajî there were five-hundred sons who were most powerful. (13) Rajî who on the request of the godly ones killed the demons, returned the heavenly kingdom back to Indra, the king of heaven. But Indra, afraid of the enmity of Prahlâda and others, gave it back [to the demons] and clasped Rajî's feet in surrender. (14) When their father passed away the great Indra requested Rajî's sons to return the heavenly kingdom. They did not do that and gave him a share of the offerings. (15) The spiritual master [Brihaspati] offered oblations in the fire so that Indra could kill all of Rajî's sons who had fallen from the path of righteousness. None of them remained alive. (16) From Kus'a, Kshatravriddha's grandson, Prati was born. His son called Sañjaya had a son named Jaya who fathered the son Krita from whose loins next king Haryabala was born. (17) From Sahadeva, who was his son, Hîna was born. His son Jayasena fathered Sankriti. Sankriti also had a son named Jaya who was a dutiful kshatriya and a mighty warrior. These were all the kings in the [Âyu] dynasty of Kshatravriddha, now hear from me about the descendants of Nahusha.' 

 

 

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The son of Vyâsa said: 'From one son of Purûravâ named Âyu [see 9.15: 1], there were the powerful sons Nahusha, Kshatravriddha, Rajî, Râbha and Anenâ. Oh royal ruler, hear now about the dynasty of Kshatravriddha. From Kshatravriddha's son Suhotra there were three sons: Kâs'ya, Kus'a and Gritsamada. From Gritsamada there was S'unaka and from him S'aunaka appeared, a muni who excelled in the sacred [Rig Veda] verses.
The son of Vyâsa said: 'Of one son of Purûravâ, Âyu, there were the powerful sons Nahusha, Kshatravriddha, Rajî, Râbha and Anenâ. O royal ruler hear now about the dynasty of Kshatravriddha. Of Kshatravriddha's son Suhotra there were three sons: Kâs'ya, Kus'a and Gritsamada. From Gritsamada there was S'unaka and from him came S'aunaka, a muni most excellent in the sacred [Rig Veda] verses. (Vedabase)

 

Text 4

Kâs'i the son of Kâs'ya begot Râshthra who on his turn fathered Dîrghatama. From Dîrghatama there was Dhanvantari who was an incarnation of Vâsudeva, the Enjoyer of Sacrifices. He was the founder of Ayurvedic medicine. When one remembers him all disease can be overcome [see also 8.8].

Kâs'i the son of Kâs'ya had Râshtra who fathered Dîrghatama. From Dîrghatama there was Dhanvantari who as an incarnation of Vâsudeva, the Enjoyer of Sacrifices, was the founder of âyur-vedic medicine; remembering Him all disease can be overcome [see also 8.8]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 5

From his son Ketumân a son took birth named Bhîmaratha and from him there was Divodâsa whose son Dyumân was also known as Pratardana.

From His son Ketumân took birth a son named Bhîmaratha and from him was there Divodâsa whose son Dyumân was also known as Pratardana. (Vedabase)

   

Text 6

He was also known by the names S'atrujit, Vatsa, Ritadhvaja and Kuvalayâs'va. From him there were Alarka and other sons.

He indeed well-known also carried the names S'atrujit, Vatsa, Ritradhvaja and Kuvalayâs'va. From him there were Alarka and other sons. (Vedabase)

 

Text 7

Oh King, no one but Alarka ruled the earth for sixty-six thousand years like a young man.

No one before, o King, had enjoyed the surface of the earth as much as Alarka like a young man did for a sixty-six thousand years. (Vedabase)


Text 8

From Alarka's loins Santati was born, from him Sunîtha was born, his son was Niketana and Niketana's son was Dharmaketu who fathered Satyaketu.

From Alarka there was Santati, from him came Sunîtha, his son was Niketana and Niketana's son was Dharmaketu from whom Satyaketu was born. (Vedabase)

 

Text 9

Dhrishthaketu thereafter begot Sukumâra who ruled the entire planet. Vîtihotra was his son and Bharga who was born from him fathered a son named Bhârgabhûmi oh ruler of man.

After Dhrishthaketu was there from him Sukumâra who ruled the entire planet. Vîtihotra was his son and Bharga born from him brought forth a son named Bhârgabhûmi, o ruler of man.' (Vedabase)

 

Text 10

I have thus described all descendants born in the dynasty of Kâs'i who belong to the line of Kshatravriddha. From [Kshatravriddha's brother] Râbha a son was born called Rabhasa. From him Gambhîra appeared and Akriya was his son.

Thus have I described all descendants born in the dynasty of Kâs'i. In the line of Kshatravriddha was from Râbha Rabhasa, a son, born. From him came Gambhîra and Akriya was his son. (Vedabase)

 

Text 11

The descendant who took birth from him was called Brahmavit. Now hear about the descendants of Anenâ. There was a son called S'uddha from whom S'uci was born who had a son called Citrakrit who was also known as Dharmasârathi.

The descendant that took birth from him was called Brahmâvit. Now hear about the descendants of Anenâ. There was a son S'uddha from whom S'uci was born who had Citrakrit for his son who was also known as Dharmasârathi. (Vedabase)

 

Text 12

From him S'ântaraja was born who performed all kinds of Vedic rituals. He was a self-realized soul [and the line ended with him]. From Rajî there were five-hundred sons who were most powerful.

From him was S'ântaraja born who performed all kinds of vedic rituals; he was a selfrealized soul [and so the line ended with him]. Of Rajî there were five-hundred sons who were most powerful. (Vedabase)

 

Text 13

Rajî who on the request of the godly ones killed the demons, returned the heavenly kingdom back to Indra, the king of heaven. But Indra, afraid of the enmity of Prahlâda and others, gave it back [to the demons] and clasped Rajî's feet in surrender.

On the request of the godly killing the demons returned he the heavenly kingdom back to Indra, the king of heaven. But Indra, afraid of the enmity of Prahlâda and others, gave it back and clasped Rajî's feet surrending himself to him. (Vedabase)

 

Text 14

When their father passed away the great Indra requested Rajî's sons to return the heavenly kingdom. They did not do that and gave him a share of the offerings.

When their father passed away did his sons requested to return the heavenly kingdom to the great Indra not do so; they [instead] gave him his share of the sacrifices. (Vedabase)

 

Text 15

The spiritual master [Brihaspati] offered oblations in the fire so that Indra could kill all of Rajî's sons who had fallen from the path of righteousness. None of them remained alive.

By the guru [Brihaspati] were oblations offered in the fire so that Indra could kill all of Rajî's sons fallen from the path. None of them remained alive. (Vedabase)

  

Text 16

From Kus'a, Kshatravriddha's grandson, Prati was born. His son called Sañjaya had a son named Jaya who fathered the son Krita from whose loins next king Haryabala was born.

From Kus'a, Kshatravriddha's grandson, was Prati born. A son of him named Sañjaya had a son Jaya who had as son Krita of whom next king Haryabala was born. (Vedabase)

 

Text 17

From Sahadeva, who was his son, Hîna was born. His son Jayasena fathered Sankriti. Sankriti also had a son named Jaya who was a dutiful kshatriya and a mighty warrior. These were all the kings in the [Âyu] dynasty of Kshatravriddha, now hear from me about the descendants of Nahusha.'

From Sahadeva, his son, there was Hîna of whom Jayasena as his son had SanKriti. SanKriti had also one named Jaya, a dutiful kshatriya and mighty warrior. These were are all the kings in the dynasty of Kshatravriddha, now hear from me about the descendants of Nahusha. (Vedabase)

 

 

 

 

 

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