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Canto 9

Prabhupâda Pranâti

 


Chapter 2: The Dynasties of Six of the Sons of Manu

(1) S'rî S'uka said: 'After Sudyumna, thus had disappeared, Vaivasvata Manu, his father desiring a(nother) son, executed austerities at the Yamunâ for a hundred years. (2) After for the purpose of offspring having worshiped the Godhead, Lord Hari, Manu begot ten sons who were like him and of whom the eldest was named Ikshvâku [see also 8.13: 2-3]. (3) Prishadhra was among the sons of Manu by his guru ordered to herd cows. For that purpose he had taken the vow of vîrâsana ['to stand prepared with a sword'] to protect them at night [see also 4.6: 38]. (4) One night when it was raining, a tiger entered the land of the cowshed. Out of fear all the cows lying down, got up and spread all around the field. (5-6) When the strong animal seized one of the cows it began to cry out of distress and fear. Prishadhra hearing the screaming took his sword and hastily followed the sound but because the clouds covered the stars that night, he mistook the cow for the tiger and by mistake cut off its head. (7) The tiger also being hit by the sword had its ear cut off and most afraid fled leaving a blood trail. (8) Prishadhra thinking that he had killed the tiger, to his dismay discovered the next morning that he being a hero, with his sword had killed the cow. (9) The family preceptor [Vasishthha] cursed him for the unintended sinful deed saying: 'Having acted like a s'ûdra, you cannot belong to the kshatriyas. Because of that unholy deed it is your karma to become a s'ûdra.' (10) The hero thus being cursed by his guru accepted the words with folded hands and took the vow of celibacy as wanted by the sages. (11-13) Exclusively devoted to Vâsudeva, the Supreme Lord and Soul of all, the Transcendence and Purity in person, he was equal and kindhearted towards all living beings. Freed from attachments, peaceful within and self-controlled, he was, free from possessions, of a vision in which he could accept whatever that was available for his physical needs, the way it for the benefit of the soul was arranged by His grace. Always with his mind focussed on the Supreme Self within and thus fully absorbed being satisfied in spiritual realization, he traveled all over the earth appearing to others as if he were deaf, dumb and blind. (14) After thus being engaged he entered the forest and as a saint achieved the ultimate transcendental goal the moment he out there ran into a forest fire which he allowed to consume himself [see also B.G. 4: 9].

(15) Another son, Kavi [or Vasumân], the youngest one, had no attachments to material pleasures. After giving up his father's kingdom along with his friends, he, still a young man, entered the forest and reached the transcendental world by always keeping the effulgent Supreme Person in his heart.

(16) From the son of Manu Karûsha [or Tarûsha] there was a dynasty of kshatriyas called the Kârûshas who as kings of the northern realm were highly religious protectors of the brahminical culture.

(17) From Dhrishtha [or Shrishtha] a caste of kshatriyas originated who in the world having achieved the position of brahmins, were named the Dhârshthas. From Nriga there was the succession of first Sumati, Bhûtajyoti and thereafter Vasu. (18) From Vasu's son Pratîka there was one named Oghavân ['the uninterrupted tradition'] who fathered another son named Oghavân who had a daughter who also carried that name: Oghavatî. She married with Sudars'ana.

(19) From Narishyanta there was Citrasena, Riksha was his son and he begot Mîdhvân. Mîdhvân's son was Pûrna and Indrasena was Pûrna's son. (20) Because of Indrasena there was Vîtihotra, from him there was Satyas'ravâ, Urus'ravâ was his son and Devadatta was his son. (21) Devadatta's son became the most powerful Agnives'ya who was Agni in person. He was a mahârishi, a great saint, also known as Kânîna and Jâtûkarnya. (22) From Agnives'ya a dynasty of brahmins came forth known as the Âgnives'yâyanas. Oh King, I have thus described the descendants of Narishyanta, let me now tell you about Dishtha's dynasty.

(23-24) Dishtha's son was Nâbhâga [not to confuse with his uncles Nabhaga or the Nâbhâga who was also called Nriga]. He in contrast answered to the vocation of the vais'yas [a merchant, see 7.11: 23]. His son was Bhalandana and from him there was Vatsaprîti. His son was named Prâms'u and Pramati was his son. Khanitra is known as Pramati's successor. He in his turn was succeeded by Câkshusha and his son was Vivims'ati. (25) Vivims'ati's son was Rambha and his son Khanînetra was most religious. From him there was the scion Karandhama oh great King. (26) Avîkshit was his son and his son Marutta became emperor. The great mystic Samvarta, the son of Angirâ, engaged him in performing a yajña. (27) The like of Marutta's sacrifice has never been observed since, because all that he used was made of gold and everything that he had was of the greatest beauty. (28) Indra was delighted to drink the soma-rasa, the brahmins were generously compensated, the demigods [the Maruts] offered foodstuffs and all the gods of the universe were part of the assembly. (29) Dama was Marutta's son and from him there was a son with the power to expand the kingdom: Râjyavardhana. From his son Sudhriti a son was born named Nara. (30) Nara's son was called Kevala and he fathered Dhundhumân. Vegavân was there because of him and Vegavân's son Budha had Trinabindu for his son who was a great king. (31) Alambushâ accepted him as her husband. She was an adorable goddess, a girl from heaven and a reservoir of all good qualities who gave birth to a couple of sons and a daughter named Ilavilâ. (32) Vis'ravâ, was a saint and master of yoga. He received transcendental knowledge from his father and begot Kuvera in Ilavilâ: he who brings wealth. (33) Vis'âla, S'ûnyabandhu en Dhûmraketu were the sons of Trinabindu. Vis'âla built a city named Vais'âlî and founded  a dynasty.  (34) Hemacandra was his son who fathered one called Dhûmrâksha. From his son Samyama there were [two sons called] Kris'âs'va and Devaja. (35-36) From Kris'âs'va there was a son named Somadatta. By worshiping the best one of all, the Lord of all Praises, the Original Person [Vishnu] in an as'vamedha sacrifice, he achieved the supreme destination where all the masters of yoga have their refuge. A son of Somadatta named Sumati thereupon begot a son called Janamejaya. All these kings of Vais'âlî sustained the reputation of King Trinabindu.'

 

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Third revised edition, loaded November 8, 2012.

 

 

 

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Text 1

S'rî S'uka said: 'After Sudyumna, thus had disappeared, Vaivasvata Manu, his father desiring a(nother) son, executed austerities at the Yamunâ for a hundred years.
S'rî S'uka said: 'After Sudyumna, the son, thus had accepted his destination, executed Vaivasvata Manu, desirous of getting sons, austerities at the Yamunâ for a hundred years. (Vedabase)

 

Text 2

After for the purpose of offspring having worshiped the Godhead, Lord Hari, Manu begot ten sons who were like him and of whom the eldest was named Ikshvâku  [see also 8.13: 2-3].

After Manu had been of worship unto the Godhead, Lord Hari, for the purpose of offspring, got he ten sons alike him of whom the eldest was named Ikshvâku [see also 8.13: 2-3]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 3

Prishadhra was among the sons of Manu by his guru ordered to herd cows. For that purpose he had taken the vow of vîrâsana ['to stand prepared with a sword'] to protect them at night [see also 4.6: 38].

Among the sons of Manu was Prishadhra by his guru ordered to herd cows and for the purpose of their protection at night he had taken the vow of vîrâsana to guard them in the field [see also 4.6: 38]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 4

One night when it was raining, a tiger entered the land of the cowshed. Out of fear all the cows lying down, got up and spread all around the field.

One night while it was raining, entered a tiger the land of the cowshed and got all the cows lying down, up in fear, scattering all around in the field. (Vedabase)

 

Text 5-6

When the strong animal seized one of the cows it began to cry out of distress and fear. Prishadhra hearing the screaming took his sword and hastily followed the sound but because the clouds covered the stars that night, he mistook the cow for the tiger and by mistake cut off its head.

When the strong animal seized one of them began that cow to cry of distress and fear. Prishadhra upon hearing the creaming followed it hastily having taken up his sword, but under the by clouds covered stars cut he in the dark of night without realizing it the cow its head off mistaking her for the tiger. (Vedabase)

  

Text 7

The tiger also being hit by the sword had its ear cut off and most afraid fled leaving a blood trail.

The tiger also hit had his ear cut off and next fled most afraid leaving blood on its trail. (Vedabase)

 

Text 8

Prishadhra thinking that he had killed the tiger, to his dismay discovered the next morning that he being a hero, with his sword had killed the cow.

Prishadhra, the hero to conquer all though, thinking he had killed the tiger, to his dismay discovered the next morning that he had killed the cow. (Vedabase)

 

Text 9

The family preceptor [Vasishthha] cursed him for the unintended sinful deed saying: 'Having acted like a s'ûdra, you cannot belong to the kshatriyas. Because of that unholy deed it is your karma to become a s'ûdra.'

The family preceptor [Vasishthha] cursed him for for the - unintended - sinful deed with: 'Having acted like a s'ûdra, you cannot belong to the kshatriyas, and therefore shall it of that unholy deed be your karma to become one.' (Vedabase)

 

Text 10

The hero thus being cursed by his guru accepted the words with folded hands and took the vow of celibacy as wanted by the sages.

The hero thus being cursed by his guru accepted it with folded hands and took up the vow of celibacy as approved by the sages. (Vedabase)

 

Text 11-13

Exclusively devoted to Vâsudeva, the Supreme Lord and Soul of all, the Transcendence and Purity in person, he was equal and kindhearted towards all living beings. Freed from attachments, peaceful within and self-controlled, he was, free from possessions, of a vision in which he could accept whatever that was available for his physical needs, the way it for the benefit of the soul was arranged by His grace. Always with his mind focussed on the Supreme Self within and thus fully absorbed being satisfied in spiritual realization, he traveled all over the earth appearing to others as if he were deaf, dumb and blind.

Unto Vâsudeva the Supreme Lord and Soul of all, the Transcendent and Pure, was he unalloyed in the mode of bhakti equal and kindhearted to each living being. Freed from attachments, peaceful within and self-controlled, was he, not after possessions, of a vision in which he could accept whatever that was available for his bodily needs as being arranged by His grace for the benefit of the soul. Always with his mind to the Supreme Self within, fully absorbed satisfied in spiritual realization, traveled he all over the earth appearing as if he were deaf, dumb and blind. (Vedabase)

 

Text 14

After thus being engaged he entered the forest and as a saint achieved the ultimate transcendental goal the moment he out there ran into a forest fire which he allowed to consume himself [see also B.G. 4: 9].

After In that order of life having entered the forest achieved he as a saint the ultimate transcendental goal when seeing a forest fire out there he allowed the fire to consume him [see also B.G. 4.9]. (Vedabase)

  

Text 15

Another son, Kavi [or Vasumân], the youngest one, had no attachments to material pleasures. After giving up his father's kingdom along with his friends, he, still a young man, entered the forest and reached the transcendental world by always keeping the effulgent Supreme Person in his heart.

Another son, Kavi [or Vasumân], the youngest, had no attachments to material pleasures and after he gave up his fathers kingdom, entered he, still a young man, in the company of his friends the forest and reached he the transcendental world always keeping the effulgent Supreme Person in his heart. (Vedabase)

  

Text 16

From the son of Manu Karûsha [or Tarûsha] there was a dynasty of kshatriyas called the Kârûshas who as kings of the northern realm were highly religious protectors of the brahminical culture.

From he son of Manu Karûsha [or Tarûsha] was there a dynasty of kshatriyas called the Kârûshas who as kings of the northern realm were highly religious protectors of the brahminical. (Vedabase)
 
Text 17

From Dhrishtha [or Shrishtha] a caste of kshatriyas originated who in the world having achieved the position of brahmins, were named the Dhârshthas. From Nriga there was the succession of first Sumati, Bhûtajyoti and thereafter Vasu.

From Dhrishtha [or Shrishtha] came about a caste of kshatriyas who in the world, having achieved the position of brahmins, were named the Dhârshtha. Of Nriga there was the succession of first Sumati, Bhûtajyoti and thereafter Vasu. (Vedabase)

 

Text 18

From Vasu's son Pratîka there was one named Oghavân ['the uninterrupted tradition'] who fathered another son named Oghavân who had a daughter who also carried that name: Oghavatî. She married with Sudars'ana.

Of Vasu his son Pratîka was there one named Oghavân ['the uninterrupted tradition'] who was the father of another Oghavân who had a daughter also named Oghavatî. She married Sudars'ana. (Vedabase)

 

Text 19

From Narishyanta there was Citrasena, Riksha was his son and he begot Mîdhvân. Mîdhvân's son was Pûrna and Indrasena was Pûrna's son.

From Narishyanta there was Citrasena, Riksha was his son, and of him was there Mîdhvân. Mîdhvân's son was Pûrna and Indrasena was Pûrna's son. (Vedabase)

 

 Text 20

Because of Indrasena there was Vîtihotra, from him there was Satyas'ravâ, Urus'ravâ was his son and Devadatta was his son.

From Indrasena there was Vîtihotra, of him there was Satyas'ravâ, Urus'ravâ was his son and of him was Devadatta born. (Vedabase)

 

Text 21

Devadatta's son became the most powerful Agnives'ya who was Agni in person. He was a mahârishi, a great saint, also known as Kânîna and Jâtûkarnya.

Devadatta's son became the most powerful Agnives'ya who was Agni in person; he was a maharishi well known as Kânîna and Jâtûkarnya. (Vedabase)

 

Text 22

From Agnives'ya a dynasty of brahmins came forth known as the Âgnives'yâyanas. Oh King, I have thus described the descendants of Narishyanta, let me now tell you about Dishtha's dynasty.

From Agnives'ya came forth a dynasty of brahmins known as the Âgnives'yâyanas. O King, thus I described the descendants of Narishyanta, now hear next about the dynasty of Dishtha. (Vedabase)

 

Text 23-24

Dishtha's son was Nâbhâga [not to confuse with his uncles Nabhaga or the Nâbhâga who was also called Nriga]. He in contrast answered to the vocation of the vais'yas [a merchant, see 7.11: 23]. His son was Bhalandana and from him there was Vatsaprîti. His son was named Prâms'u and Pramati was his son. Khanitra is known as Pramati's successor. He in his turn was succeeded by Câkshusha and his son was Vivims'ati.

The son of Dishtha was Nâbhâga [unlike his uncles Nâbhaga or the Nâbhâga that was also called Nriga]. He, different, answered to the profession of the vais'yas [a merchant, see 7.11: 23]. His son was Bhalandana and of him there was Vatsaprîti. From him there was the son named Prâms'u and his son was Pramati. Know Khanitra as Pramati's successor. He was followed by Câkshusha and his son Vivims'ati . (Vedabase)

   

Text 25

Vivims'ati's son was Rambha and his son Khanînetra was most religious. From him there was the scion Karandhama oh great King.

Vivims'ati's son was Rambha and his son was a very religious one named Khanînetra. Of him there was the scion Karandhama, o great King, (Vedabase)

 

Text 26

Avîkshit was his son and his son Marutta became emperor. The great mystic Samvarta, the son of Angirâ, engaged him in performing a yajña.

The latter's son was Avîkchit whose son was Marutta who became emperor. The great mystic Samvarita, the son of Angirâ, engaged him in performing a yajña. (Vedabase)

 

Text 27

The like of Marutta's sacrifice has never been observed since, because all that he used was made of gold and everything that he had was of the greatest beauty.

The like of Marutta's sacrifice has never been seen since, as all he used was made of gold and everything he had was of the greatest beauty. (Vedabase)

 

Text 28

Indra was delighted to drink the soma-rasa, the brahmins were generously compensated, the demigods [the Maruts] offered foodstuffs and all the gods of the universe were part of the assembly.

Indra became intoxicated of drinking the soma-rasa, the twice-born were royally compensated, the shining ones [the Maruts] offered foodstuffs and all divinities of the universe were part of the assembly. (Vedabase)

 

Text 29

Dama was Marutta's son and from him there was a son with the power to expand the kingdom: Râjyavardhana. From his son Sudhriti a son was born named Nara.

Marutta's son was Dama and of him there was one with the power to expand the kingdom: Râjyavardhana. From his son Sudhriti was a son born named Nara. (Vedabase)

 

Text 30

Nara's son was called Kevala and he fathered Dhundhumân. Vegavân was there because of him and Vegavân's son Budha had Trinabindu for his son who was a great king.

His son was called Kevala and Dhundhumân was his. From him came Vegavân and from Vegavân there was Budha whose son was Trinabindu, a great king. (Vedabase)

 

Text 31

Alambushâ accepted him as her husband. She was an adorable goddess, a girl from heaven and a reservoir of all good qualities who gave birth to a couple of sons and a daughter named Ilavilâ.

Alambushâ accepted him as her husband, she was a goddess worthy of him, a girl of heaven and reservoir of all good qualities from whom a couple of sons and a daughter named Ilavilâ were born. (Vedabase)

 

Text 32

Vis'ravâ, was a saint and master of yoga. He received transcendental knowledge from his father and begot Kuvera in Ilavilâ: he who brings wealth.

In her begot Vis'ravâ, a saint and master of yoga who had received his knowledge from his father, Kuvera: the one who brings wealth. (Vedabase)

 

Text 33

Vis'âla, S'ûnyabandhu en Dhûmraketu were the sons of Trinabindu. Vis'âla built a city named Vais'âlî and founded  a dynasty.

From Trinabindu's sons Vis'âla, S'ûnyabandhu and Dhûmraketu rose from Vis'âla, the king, a dynasty and was a palace constructed named Vais'âlî. (Vedabase)

 

Text 34

Hemacandra was his son who fathered one called Dhûmrâksha. From his son Samyama there were [two sons called] Kris'âs'va and Devaja.

Hemacandra was his son and Dhûmrâksha was his and from his son Samyama there were two sons named Kris'âs'va and Devaja. (Vedabase)

 

Text 35-36

From Kris'âs'va there was a son named Somadatta. By worshiping the best one of all, the Lord of all Praises, the Original Person [Vishnu] in an as'vamedha sacrifice, he achieved the supreme destination where all the masters of yoga have their refuge. A son of Somadatta named Sumati thereupon begot a son called Janamejaya. All these kings of Vais'âlî sustained the reputation of King Trinabindu.'

From Kris'âs'va there was a son named Somadatta. He achieved by worshiping the Supreme Person in an as'vamedha sacrifice unto the best of all, the Lord of all Praise [Vishnu], the supreme destination where all great mystics reside. A son of Somadatta named Sumati then begot one called Janamejaya. All these kings of Vais'âlî continued the fame of king Trinabindu. (Vedabase)


 

 

 

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