Descriptions of kings who came after Janamejaya ||141||
1Hari said: -The son of Satanika was Asamedhadatta, whose son was Adhisomaka, whose son was Krishna, whose son was Aniruddha, whose son was Usana, whose son was Citraratha.
2The son of Citrarath was Sucidratha, whose son was Vrishnimana, whose son was Susena, whose son was Sunitha, whose son was Aricakshu, whose son was Mukhavana, whose son was Medhavi, who was the father of Jaya.
3The son of Nripanjaya, Pariplava, whose son was Sunaya, whose son was Medhavi, who was the father of Nripanaya, The son of this Nripanaya was Hari, whose son was Tigma, whose son was Brhadratha, whose son was Sataruka who was the father of Sudanaka.
4The son of Sudanaka was Udana, whose son was Ahninara, whose son was Dantapani, whose son was Mimittaka; whose son was Kshemaka who was the father of Sura.
5-6Now hear me narrate the genealogy of princes, who would grace in future the life of Brhadbala of the race of Ikshvaku. The son of Brhadbala would be Urukshaya, whose son wuld be Vatsavyuha, whose son would be Vrhadasva, whose son would be Bhanuratha, whose son would be Prativya, whose son would be Pratilaka, whose son would be Manudeva, whose son would be Sunakshatra, whose son would be Kinnara, whose son would be Antariksaka.
7Antarishaka would beget Suparna, who would beget Kritajit whp would beget the pious Brhadbhraja, who would beget Kritanjaya, who would beget Dhananjaya, who would beget Sanjaya, who would beget Sakya.
8Sakya would beget Suddhodana, who would beget Bahula, who would beget Senajit; who would beget Kshudraka, who would beget Samitra, who would beget Kudava, who would beget Sumitra.
9Now hear me narrate the genealogy of the princes of Magadha. The son of Jarasandha was Sumapi, whose son was Srutasrava whose son was Ayutayu, whose son was Niramitra, whose son was Svakshetra, whose son was Karmaka.
10-11The son of Karmaka was Srutanjaya, whose son was Senajit, whose son was Bhuri, whose son was Suci, whose son was Kshemya, whose son was Suvrata, whose son was Dharma, whose son was Smasruma, whose son was Dridhasenaka, whose son was Surnati, whose son was Suvala, whose son was Nita, whose son was Satyajit, whose son was Visvajit, whose son was Isunjaya. All these princes were of the race of Vrhadratha.
12After this, impious Sudra kings, who would stick at nothing to gain their ends, would be the rulers of the world, and oppression, buplicity and falsehood would be the only recognised principles of state craft. The eternal Narayana, who suffers no change nor decay is the creator, protector and disintegrator of the cosmic Universe.
13-14This Pralaya or dissolution of the cosmos admits of being gouped under three different heads; such as, the Naimittika (accidental or contingent, and conditional); Prakritika (physical and cosmic); and lastly, Atyantika (final, and without any chance of the re-integration and recombination of its molecules). The different categories of cosmic evolution will merge in one another in the inverse order of their enumeration, viz., the solids will dissolve into the liquids; the liquids will be absorbed in the gaseous or the heat, the heat will die away in the ether, the ether will be merged in the etherine, the etherine, in the category of Ahamkara (Egoism); the Ahamkara in the principle of intellection, (Buddhitattva); the Intellection in the Self or Jiva, and the Jiva in the nonmanifest Brahma.
15Vishnu, the Soul of the Universe, is the only deathless Reality in the Universe, which makes itself patent in the shape of Nara Narayana (the Divine Man). The universe is transient and illusory.
16Many kings there had been in the world and many more will come and pass away as fitful shadows. There fore walk ye not in the piths of the unrighteous. Abjure sin and work out the purity of thought, for in such thoughts consists the salvation of a man and such thoughts lead to the blissful Hari.