Description of secondary creation: the progeny of Kasyapa ||19||
1-3Agni said: O Sage! I describe the creation (made) by Kasyapa through Aditi and others. Those devas who were (known) as Tusita in the Caksusa manvantara, again became (the sons) of Kasyapa through Aditi in the Vaivasvata manvantara as the twelve Adityas (with the names) Vishnu, Sakra, Tvaspr, Dhati, Aryaman, Pusan, Vivasvat, Savitr, Mitra, Varuna, Bhaga, and Amiu. The progeny of the wives of Aristanemi were sixteen.
4The four lightnings were the daughters of the learned Bahuputra. Those born of Angiras were excellent. (The progeny) of Krisava were the celestial weapons .
5Just as the sun rises and sets, similarly these (do) in every yuga. From Kasyapa, Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyaksa (were born) through Diti.
6Simhika was also their daughter, who was married by Vipracitti. Rahu and others born to her were known as Saimhikeyas.
7-8The four sons of Hiranyakasipu (were) very effulgent. (They were) Anuhrada, Hrada, Prahrada a stauneh devotee of Vishnu; and Samhrada was the fourth (son). Hrada (was) the son of Hrada. Ayusmat, Sibi, and Baskala (were) the sons of Hrada.
9Virocana (was) the son of Prahrada. Bali was born to Virocana. Bali had hundred sons. Bana was the foremost among them, O great sage!
10Having propitiated the consort of Uma (Siva) in the past kalpa, a boon was obtained by Bana from the lord that he would always wander by the side (of the lord).
11The sons of Hiranyaksa were five . Sambara, Sakuni, Dvimurddhan, Sankurarya were (the prominent among) the hundred sons of Danu.
12Suprabha was the daughter of Svarbhanu (a son of Danu). Saci was known as the daughter of Puloman (a son of Danu). Upadanavi, Hayasira, and Sarmistha (were) the daughters of Vrisaparvan (a son of Danu).
13Puloma and Kalaka were the two daughters of Vaisvanara. They both married Kasyapa and they had crores of sons.
14-16In the family of Prahrada (were born) four crores (of sons) (known as) the nivitakavaca (protected by armour). Tamra had six daughters—Kaki, Syeni, Bhasi, Gridhrika, Suci and Sugriva. The crows and (other birds) were born from them. The horses and camels (were born in the line) of Tamra. Aruna and Garuda (were born) from Vinata. Thousands of serpents (were) born of Surasa. Thousands of serpents (such as) Sesa, Vasuki, Takshaka and others were born of Kadru.
17Animals having tusks, other earthly beings and the aquatic birds were born to Krodha. The cows, buffaloes and other animals (were born) from Surabhi. The grass and other things were the production of Ira.
18The Yaksas (semi-divine beings) and the demons (were born) of Khasa. The nymphs came into being from Muni. The Gandharvas (a class of semi-divine beings) (were born) to Arista. Thus the stationary as well as the movable are born of Kasyapa.
19-21Innumerable are the offspring of these. The Danavas (the progeny of Danu) (the demons) were conquered by the celestials. Diti, who had lost her offspring, propitiated Kasyapa, desirous of (getting) a son capable of destroying Indra. (She) achieved (her object) from Kasyapa. Indra, seeking to find a fault (found out that she) had slept without washing her feet and destroyed (cut off) the embryo. They became celestials (known as) Maruts, fifty-one (in number) radiant with lustre and the allies of Sakra (Indra)?
22All these (are) forms of Hari. Having installed Ppthu as the ruler, Hari duly set apart kingdoms for others.
23The moon (was made the king) of the twice born and the plants, Varuna (as) the king of waters, Vaisravana (Kubera) (as) the king of kings, Vishnu (as) the lord of Suns.
24Pavaka (fire) as the king of Vasus; Vasava (Indra) (as) the lord of Maruts and then Daksa (as the king) of Prajapatis (patriarchs), Prahlada (as) the ruler of demons.
25Yama (was made) the king of manes, Hara (Siva) (as) the lord of goblins, Himavat (as the ruler) of mountains, the ocean (as) the lord of rivers.
26Citraratha (was made the ruler) of Gandharvas, and then Vasuki (as the ruler) of Nagas, Taksaka (as) the king of serpents, and then Garuda, among the birds.
27The Airavata (was made the ruler) among the lords of elephants, bull of the kine and the tiger, of the animals, (and) Plaksha (the Indian fig-tree) (as) the lord of trees.
28And Uccaihshravas (was made the ruler) among the horses? Sudhanvan (son of Vairaja Prajapati) became the regent of the east, Sankhapad (the son of Kardama Prajapati) (the regent) of the south, Ketumat (son of Rajas) as the protector of the waters (on the west), Hiranyaromaka (son df Parjanya. Prajapati) on the Saumya (the north).