Re-incarnation of Daksha in the form of Pracetas – Origin of the different races of men, the progeny of Kasyapa described ||6||
1Hari said: -Uttanapada begat a son on Suruci by name Uttama and another on Suniti by name Dhruva who attained to the most exalted station.
2Having adored Janarddana, the god of gods, by the favour of the ascetic. Dhruva’s son Slishti was greatly strong and highly powerful.
3And his son was the greatly intelligent Pracinavarhi. His son was Divanjaya whose son was Ripu.
4His son was known as the beautiful Manu Cakshusha. His son was Ruru whose son was the beautiful Anga.
5Anga’s son was Vena who was an atheist and an irreligious person. Vena, the perpetrator of iniquities, was killed by the Rishis with Kusa.
6-7They then churned his thigh for a son and thereat sprang a son, Grishatly dwarfish and black. They then said, “sit down, sit down” and he was called Nishada dwelling on the mount Vindhya. Then the twice-born once suddenly churned his right thigh.
8-9From there sprang a son assuming the mental form of Vishnu, by name Prithu. By that son Vena repaired to the celestial region. They king mulched the earth, for giving life to his subjects. Prithu’s son was Antarddhana whose son again was Havirdhana.
10His son Pracinavarhi became the Lord Paramount of the world.
11He espoused the daughter of the ocean of saltwater and begat on her ten Pracinavarhis who were called Pracetas and were masters of the science of archery.
12They all practiced the same religious austerities and remained immersed in the bed of the deep for ten thousand years.
13They attained to the dignity of the Patriarchs; and their wife was Marisha, of her was born Daksha by the imprecation of Bhava.
14As before Daksha against created four classes of beings from his mind. Obstructed by Hara they did not multiply.
15The Patriarch then desired to carry on the work of creation by sexual intercourse. He then paused Asikni, the daughter of the Patriarch Varuna.
16He begat on the daughter of Varuna a thousand sons. The end of the earth being described by Narada they went there to learn it and did not return.
17On their being lost Daksha created another thousand, named Saklasva, who also followed the foot steps of their brothers, O Hara.
18Worked up with anger Daksha cursed Narada saying “You will obtain a birth” and he was again born as the son of the ascetic Kasyapa.
19On his sacrifice being destroyed Daksha imprecated the terrific Mahesvara, saying: “Having worshipped thee with necessary articles the twice-born will leave them aside.
20Even in another birth, your hostilities will not terminate, O Sankara”.
21-22Daksha begat on Asikni sixty beautiful daughters. He gave away two of them unto Angiras. He conferred two on Krishasva, ten on Dharma, thirteen on Kasyapa and twenty-seven on lndu. He conferred Suprabha and Bhamin on Vahuputra.
23-25And O Mahadeva,he gave unto Arishtanemi, his four daughters viz. Manorama, Bhanumati, Visala and Vahuda. He conferred on Krishasva, Supraja and Jaya. Arundhati, Vasu, Yami, Lamba, Bhanu, Marutvati Sankalpa, Muhurta, Sadhva, Visva, these ten are known as the wives of Dharma. I will now describe the names of the wives of Kasyapa.
26They were Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kala, Anayu, Samhika, Muni, Kadru, Sadhya, Ira, Krodha, Vinata, Surabhi and Khaga.
27Visva gave birth to Visvadevas and Sadhya to Sadhyas; Murutvati to Marudyant and Vasu to Vasus.
28From Bhanu were born the Bhanus and from Muhurtta the Muhurttas. Ghosha was born of Lambba and Nagavithi (milk way) was born of Yami (night).
29All the objects of the world were born of Arundhati and Salikalpa (pious determination) was the son of Sankalpa.
30Apa, Dhrura, Soma, Dhava, Anila; Anala, Pratyusha and Prabhasa are the names of the Vasus.
31Apa’s son were Vaitundya, Srama (weariness), Sranta (fatigue) and Dhani. And the son of Dhruva was one great Kala (Time) the cherisher of the world.
32The son of Soma was Varcas (light) by whom was generated Varcasvi (radiance).
33Dhava begat on his wife Manohara Ruhina, Hutahavya, Sisira, Prana and Ramana. Anila’s wife was Siva. Her son was Pulomya and Avijnatagati (unknowable motion).
34-35These were the two sons of Anila. The son of Agni Kumara was born in a clump of Sara reeds whose son were Sakha, Visakha, Naigameya and Prishtata. The son of Kirtikasvas known as Kartikeya.
36Pratyusha’s son was the ascetic Devala. Visvakarma, the celebrated architect of the celestials, was the son of Prabhasa.
37His sons were Ajaikapada, Ahirvadhna, Tvatri and Rudra, all very energetic. And the own begotten son of Tvashtri was the great ascetic Visvarupa.
38-39There are eleven Rudras, the lords of the three worlds. They are Hara, Vahurupa, Tryambaka, Aparajita, Vanshakapi, Sambhu, Kapardi, Raivata Mrgavyadha, Sarva, and Kapali, O great ascetic.
40-41Soma’s wives were twenty-seven in number known as stars. Kasyapa begat on Aditi twelve suns. Vishnu, Sakra, Aryama, Dhata, Tvashta, Pusha, Vivasvan, Savita, Mitra, Varuna, Arhsuman and Bhaga, these were the twelve Adityas.
42Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyakshya were born of Diti. A daughter, by name Simhika, was also born who was married to Vipracitti.
43-44Hiranyakasipu had four very powerful sons Anuhada, Hlada, the powerful Prahlada and Sanghlada of them Prahlada was devoted to Vishnu.
45-46aThe sons of Sanghlada were Sivi Ayushman and Askala. Prahlada’s son was Virocana who begat Bali, who again had a hundred sons of whom Vana was the oldest, O bull-emblemed deity.
46b-47All the sons of Hiranyaksha were also gifted with great prowess, Utkara, Sakoni, Bhutasantapana; Mahanabha, Mahavahu and Kalanabha.
48-50aDanu’s sons were Dvimurdha, Sankara, Ayomukha, Sankusua, Kapila, Saritavara, Mahavahu, the highly powerful Taraka, Svarbhanu, Vrishaparva, the great Asura Puloma and the mightly Vipracitti.
50b-51aSvarbhanu had a daughter by name Suprabha Sarmishtha was the daughter of Vrishaparvan who had two other celebrated daughters, namely Upadanavi and Hayasira.
51b-52aVaisvanara had two daughters named Pulama and Kalaka who were both married to Marica.
52b-53aThey gave birth to sixty thousand sons, the leading Danavas. Poulamas and Kala Kanjas are known as the sons of Marica.
53b-55Vipracitti begat on Sirithika Vyarhsa, Salya the strony, Nabha the powerful, Vatapi, Namuci, Ilvala, Khasrima, Anjaka, Naraka and Karanaons. In the family of the Daitya Prahlada the Nivatakavacas were born.
56-58Six daughters, gifted with great energy, were born to Tamra, named Suki, Syeni, Bhasi, Sugrivi, Suci and Gridhrika. Suki to parrots, owls and crows; Syeni to hawks, Bhasi to kites; Gridhrika to vultures; Suci to water-fowl; Sugrivi to horses, camels and asses. These are known as the offspring of Tamra.
59Vinata gave birth to two sons celebrated as Garuda and Aruna. The offspring of Surasa were a thousand powerful serpents.
60-61Kadru had also a thousand sons many hooded serpents of unmitigated prowess. The most celebrated amongst them were Sesha, Vasuld, Takshaka, Saitka, Sveta, Mahapadma, Kumvala, Aswatara, Elapatra, Naga, Karkota Dhananjaya and many other deadly and poisonous serpents.
62-64Krodha gave birth to highly powerful Pisacas. Surabhi gave birth to kine and buffaloes. Ira gave birth to trees, creepers, grass, etc. Khaga gave birth to Yakshas and Rakshasa and Muni to Apsaras. Arishta gave birth to highly powerful Gandharvas.
65-66Then were born the deities Maruts, forty-nine in number, viz., Ekajyoti, Dutjyoti, Trijyoti, Catutjyoti, Ekasukra, Dvisukra, the highly powerful Trisukra, Idrik, Anyadrik, Sadrik, Pratisadrik.
67Mita, Samita, the highly powerful Sumita, Ritajit, Satyajit, Susena, Senajit.
68Atimitra, Amitra, Duramitra, Ajila, Rita, Ritadharma, Viharta, Varina, Dhruva, Vidharana, Grhameka-gana, Idrikaha,. Sadriksha, Etadriksha, Mita, Sana, Etana, Prasadriksha, Sutra.
69-73The great ascetic Nadirugra, Dhvannibhasa, Vimukta, Vikshipa, Dyuti, Vasu, Valadrishya, Labha, Kama, Jayi, Virat, Udveshana and Guna, they all ride the wind. these all are the forms of Hari. All the kings, Danavas and the celestials adore Hari with mystic formulas along with the sun and other members of the family.