Creation of the Prajapatis. The progeny of Daksha described ||5||
1-4Hari said: -Having created me world and all orders of beings the Lord created his mind begotten sons for multiplying his creation; namely Dharma, Rudra, Manu, Sanaka, Sanatana, Bhrigu, Sanatkumara, Rud, Suddha, Marici, Atri, Angira, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Narada and the Patris Varhishadas.
5-6The Lotus-sprung deity, from his right thumb, created Daksha endued with four forms and his wife from his left thigh. Daksha begat on her beautiful daughters. He gave them away unto the sons of Brahmij and conferred Sati on Rudra.
7-8Nmnberless, highly powerful sons were born unto Rudra. He conferred the auspicious Khyati, matchless in beauty, on Brigu, Brigu begat on her Dhata md Vidhata. He also begat Sri who was Narayana’s wife.
9Hari begat on her himself Bala and Ukshmadi. Ayati and Niyati were the two daughters of the high-souled Manu.
10They were the wives of Dhata and Vidhata. They gave birth to two sons, Prana and Mrikandu. Markandeya was the son Mrikandu.
11Marici’s wife Sambhuti gave birth to Pournamasa. Viraja and Sarvaga were the two sons of that high-souled one.
12Angiras begat on Smrti sons and daughters namely Sinivali, Kuhu, Raka and Anumati.
13Atri begat on Anasuya sinless sons, Soma, Durvasa and the yogin Dattatreya.
14-16Karman, Arthavira and Sahisnu were begat on his wife Sumati the sixty thousand Rishis of controlled passions by name Valakhilyas. They were all of the height of a thumb and effulgent like the burning sun.
17-18Vasistha begat on Urjja seven sons, viz; Rajo, Gatra, Urdhavahu, Sarana, Anagha, Sutapa, Sukra. These are the seven Rishis.
19-21Daksha conferred Suha on the fire-god who had assumed a body. O Hara, from him Suaha obtained three highly effulgent sons viz. Pavaka, Pavamana and Suci, all eaters of water. Swadha gave birth to Mena and Vaitarani. They were both Brahmavadinis . Mena was married to Himacala (mount Himalaya).
22O Hara! the Lord appointed Manu Svayambhu (self-create) formerly sprung from Brahma’s self and resembling himself to rule creatures.
23Svayambhuva Manu accepted as his wife Satarupas who had destroyed all her sins by ascetic penances.
24-25aAnd to that person Satarupa born Priyavrata and Uttanapada; and daughters named Prasuti, Akuti and Devahuti; of them Manu conferred Akuti or Ruci, Prasuti on Daksha and Devahuti on Kardama.
25b-26aTo Ruci were born Yajna and Dakshina . Again, Yajna begat on Dakshina twelve highly powerful sons by name Yamas.
26b-28aThe most excellent Daksa begat twenty four daughters. They were Sraddha . Lakshmi , Dhriti , Pushti , Pusti , Medha , Kriya , Buddhi , Lajja , Vapu , Santi, Riddhi , Kriti . These thirteen daughters of Daksha were wedded by Dharma for procreating sons.
28b-29aKhyati , Sati , Sambhuti Smrti , Priti , Kshama , Saunati , Anasuya , Urjja , Svaha and Svadha . (were the remaining ones).
29b-31aThe foremost of ascetics Bhrigu, Bhava, Marici, Angira, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Atri, Vasishta and the Pitrs duly married all these daughters beginning with Khyati.
31b-32aAnd then Sraddha brought forth Kama , Cala , Darpa , Niyama and Dhriti her sons, and Tushti Santosha . and Pushti Lobha .
32b-34aMedha brought forth Sruta and Kriya , Dandam , Laya and Vinaya and Buddhi , Bodha and Lajja, Vinaya Vapu and Vyavasaya as her sons. And Santi brought forth Kshema and Riddhi, Sukham and Kirti Yasas . These are the offspring of Dharma.
34b-36aKama’s wife was Rati whose son was Harsha; Daksha once undertook the celebration of a horse sacrifice at which pained with their wives except Rudra and Sati.
36b-37aBut Sati went there uninvited and was insulted by Dalksha. Having renounced her body, she was again begotten on Mena by Himavan.
37b-38Gouri became Sambhu’s wife whose sons were Vinayaka and Kumara. Rudra, the powerful master of Bhringi, was by nature wrathful. He destroyed Daksha’s sacrifice and imprecated a curse on him, saying, “You will be born as a man, in the family of Dhruva.