Description of the race of Puru ||140||
1Hari said: -The son of Puru was Janamejaya, whose son was Manusya, whose son was Ahayada whose son was Sambhu, who was the father of Bahugati.
2The son of Bahugati was Samjati, whose son was Vatsagati, who was the fattier of Raudrasva.
3Raudrasva had several sons, who were named Riteyu. Sthandyileyu, Kaksheyu, Kriteya, Jaleyu, and Santateyu.
4Of these the son of Riteyu was Ratinara, whose son was Pratiratha. The son of Pratiratha was Medhatithi whose son was Ainila.
5The son of Ainila was Dushyanta, who by his wife Sakuntala, had a son named Bharata. The son of Bharata was Vitatha.
6Vitatha son was Manyu, whose son was Nara, whose son was Samkriti, who was the father of Garga.
7The son of Garga was Amanyu, whose son was Mini. The mighty Nara, the son of Manyu had another son named Urukshaya.
8The son of Urukshaya was Trayaruni, whose son was Vyuhakshetra, whose son was Suhotra, who had three sons Hasti, Ajamihiha and Dvimida.
9The son of Hasti was Purumida, and the son of Ajamida was Kanva. Medhatithi sprange from this Kanva, who was the progenitor of the Kunvayana clan of Brahmanas.
10-11Ajamidha had another son named Vrihadishu, who was the father of Vrhatdhanu. The son of Vrhatdhanu was Vrihatkarma, whose son was Jayadratha, whose son was Visvajit, whose son was Senajit, whose son was Rucirasva, who was the father of Prithusena.
12Puru was the son of Prithusena, whose son Dvipa, whose son was Samara. Prithusena had another son named Sukriti.
13The son of Sukriti was Vibhraja, whose son was Asvaha. The said Asvaha had a son by his wife Kriti, named Brahmadatta, whose son was Visvaksena.
14Dvimida, the son of Suhotra had a son named Yavina. The son of Yavina was Dhritimana, whose son was Satyadhrti, whose son was Dridhamuni.
15-16The son of Dridhamuni was Suparsva, whose son was Sannati. The son of Sannati was Kratu, whose son was Ugrayudha, whose son was Kshema, whose son was Sudhira, whose son was Puranjaya, who was the father of Viduratha.
17-18Ajamidha had a wife named Nalini, who gave birth to Nila. The son of Nila was Santi, whose son was Susanti, whose son was Puru, whose son was Arka, whose son was Haryasva, who was the father of Mukula.
19This Mukula became the ruler of the country of Pancala. He had five sons named Yuvanira, Vrihadbhanu, Kampilla, Srinijaya and Saradvana. This Saradvana was firmly devoted to Vishnu.
20Saradvana begata son on Ahalya, who was called Divodasa, the second. Divodasa had a son named Satananda. Satyadhriti was the son of Satananda.
21Satyadhriti lost control over his senses at the sight of the nymph Urvasi, and a son named Kripa and a daughter named Kripi were born out of his emitted seed. Kripi was married to Dronacarya, and Asvatthama was the fruit of this union.
22The son of Divodasa was Mitrayu, whose son was Cyavana; whose son was Sudasa, who was the father of Saudasa.
23The son of Saudasa was Sahadeva, whose son was Somaka, who had two sons named Jantu and Prisata.
24The son of Prisata was Drupada; through whom Dhristadyumna came into being. The son of Dhristadyumna was Dhristaketu. The afore-said Ajamidha had a son named Riksha.
25The son of Riksha was Samvarana, who was the father of Kuru Sudhanu, Parikshit and Jahnu.
26The son of Sudhanu was Suhotra, whose son was Cyavana, who was the father of king Kritaka. The son of Kritaka was Uparicayavasu.
27-28The father of Brihadratha, Pratyagra, Satya and others. The son of Brihadratha was Kusagra, whose son was Rishabha, whose son was Pushpanabha, who was the father of king Satyahita. The son of Satyahita was Suddhanva, whose son was Jahnu.
29-30The said Brihadratha had another son named Jarasandha. The son of Jarasandha was Sahadeva, whose son was Somapi, who was the father of Bhimasena, Ugrasena, Srutasena and others. The abovesaid Jahnu had a son named Suratha.
31The son of Suratha was Viduratha, whose son was Sarvabhauma, whose son was Jayasena, who was the father of Avadhita.
32The son of Avadhita was Ayutayu, whose son was Akrodhana, whose son was Atithi, who was the father of Riksha.
33-34The son of Riksha was Bhimasena, whose son was Dilipa, whose son was Pratipa, who was the father of Devapi, Santanu, and Vahlika. Somadatta owes his paternity to King Vahlika. The son of Somadatta was Bhiiri, whose sons were Bhurisrava and Sala.
35Santanu begot on the person of Ganga, a son named Bhishma, who was noted for his piety. The said Santanu had two other sons named Citrangada and Vicitravirya.
36Vicitraviryya had two wives named Ambika and Ambalika. The holy Vyasa begot on Ambika, a son named Dhritarashtra; on Ambalika, a son named Pandu; and on the person of a slave girl, a son named Vidura.
37Dritharashtraa had by his wife Gandhari, a hundred sons named Duryodhana, etc., while Pandu had five sons named Yudhishthira, etc.
38By their common with Draupadi, Yudhishthira had a son named Prativindhya; Bhima, a son named Srutasoma; Arjuna, a son named Srutakirti. Nakula, a son named Satanika; and Sahadeva, a son named Srutakarma.
39-41Yudhishthira and his five brothers had a number of wives; such as Yaudhayi, Hidimba, Kausi, Subhadra, Vijaya and Renumati, who respectively became the mothers of Devaka, Ghatotkaca, Abhimanyu, Sarvaga, and Suhotra. Abhimanyu was the father of Parikshit, whose son was Janamejaya. Now hear nine enumerate the names of kings who came after Janamejaya.