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Chapter CXXXVIII - Genealogy of royal princes (solar race)

Said the God Hari:—Now I shall describe the geneology of the princes of the blood royal, as well the exploits done by each of them. The God Brahmā sprang from the navel of the eternal Vishnu. Daksha, the father of all created beings sprang from the thumb of Brahmā. Daksha begat Aditi, and Aditi was the father of the Sun-God. The Sun God created Manu, and Manu was the father of Ikshāku, Sharyāti, Mriga, Dhrishta, Prishadhra, Narishyanta, Nābhaga, Dishta, and Shashaka. Manu, the son of the Sun God, had a daughter named Ilā, who was subsequently known as Sudyumna. Mercury, the son of the Moon God, had a sexual congress with Ilā and begat on her person the three sons named Rājāh, Rudra and Puraravā. In the character of Sudyumna Ilā had three sons named Utkala, Viuata and Gayā. Prishadhra, a son of Manu, killed a cow, and so he was degraded to the status of a Śudra. After that, the race of the Kshatriyās that sprung from Karusha, is called Kārusha. Dishta, a son of Manu, had a son named Nabhāga, who became a Vaishya. Nabhāga had a son named Bhanandana, and the son of Bhanandana wasVatsapriti. Subsequently the said Bhanandana begat two other sons named Pānshu and Khanitra, and Khanitra had a son named Kshupa. Vinsha was the son of Kshupa and Vivinsha was the son of Vinsha. Vivinsha had another son named Khaninetra, and Khaninetra had a son named Vibhuti. Vibhuti begat Karandhama, and Karandhama begat Abikshita. Abikshita had a son named Marutta, and Marutta was the father of Navishyanta. Tamas begat Rājvardhana, Rājvardhana begat Sudhriti, and Sudhriti begat Nara. Nara had a son named Kavela who was the father of Dhundhumāna. Dhundumāna begat Vegavan, who was the father of Budha.

Afteawards Budha begat a son named Trinavindu and a daughter named Ailavilā. The said Trinavindu begat on Alamvushā a son named Vishāla. Vishāla had a son named Hemchandra who in his turn begat Chandra. Chandra begat Dhumrāshva who begat Srinjaya; and Srinjaya had a son named Sahadeva who was the father of Krishāshva. The name of the son of Krishāshva was Somadatta who begat Janamejaya. Janamejaya was the father of Sumantri. All these princes ruled in the city of Vishālā.

Sharyayāti had a daughter who was married to the holy Chyavana. Sharyayāti had a son named Ananta, and Ananta was the father of Devaka. Afterwards Revata had a son who was called Baivataka and a daughter named Revati. The son begat by Dhrista, the son of Manu, was called Dhārstaka who though born a Kshatriya, took to the life of a Vaishya. Amvarisha was the son of Nabhāga, a son of Manu. Amvarisha begat Virupa, Virupa begat Prishadashva, Prishadashva begat Rathinara, who was firmly devoted to Vāsudeva.

Of the three sons of Ikshākshu, the first was named Vikukshi, the second was called Nimi; and the third Dandaka. Vikukshi ate the hare kept for sacrificial purposes and hence he was called the hare-eater (Śaśada). This Śaśada had a son named Puranjaya who begat Kākutstha. Kākutstha had a son named Anenā, and the son of Anenā was named Prithu. Prithu had a son named Vishvarāta who was the father of Ardra. Ardra begat Yuvanāśva who begat Śrāvanta. Śrāvanta had a son named Vrihadāśva, who was the father of Kuvalayāśva, who had a son called Dridāśva, and who was better known by the epithet of Dhundumāra. This Dridāśva had three sons, viz., Chandrāśva, Kapilāśva and Haryāśvā. Haryāśva begat Nikumbha. Nikumbha begat Hitāshva who was the father of Pujāśva. Pujāśva had a a son named Yuvnāśva. The son of Yuvanāśva was called Māndhātā who had a son named Vindu Mahya. Vindu Mahya had three sons named Muchukunda, Amvarisha and Purukutsa. The aforesaid Vindu Mahya had fifty daughters who became the wives of the holy sage Sauvari. Amvarisha begat Yuvanāśva who begat Harita. The son begotten on Narmadā by Purukutsa was called Trasadasyu. Anaranya was the son of Trasadasyu, and the son of Anaranya was called Haryayaśva. Vasumanah was the son of Haryayaśva and Tridhanvā was the son of Vasumanah. Tridhanvā had a son named Trayāruna who was the father of Satyarata. This Satyarata became famous by the name of Triśhanku. The son of Triśhanku was named Harish Chandra, who was the father of Rohitāśva. Harita was the son of Rohitāśva and Chanchu was the son of Harita. Chanchu begat Vijaya, and Vijaya begat Ruruk, and Ruruk begat Vrika. Vāhu was the son of Vrika and he became a king. Sagara was the son of Vāhu who had sixty thousand sons by his wife Sumati, and a son named Asamanjasa by his wife Keshini. Anshumana was the son of Asamanjasa, and Dilipa was the son of Anshumana. Bhagiratha was the son of Dilipa, and he brought down the Ganges on earth. Śruta was the son of Bhagiratha, and the son of Śruta was named Nābhāga. Nābhāga had a son named Amvarisha who was the father of Sindhudvipa. Ajutāyu was the son of Sindhudvipa, and the son of Ajutāyu was Rituparna. Sarvakāma was the son of Rituparna, and Sudasa was the the son of Sarvakāma. The son of Sudasa became famous by the name of Mitrasaha. Sudasa begat a son on his wife Damayanti who was called Kalmāshapāda. Kalmāshapāda begat Aśvaka, and Aśvaka begat Mulaka, and Mulaka begat Daśārha who was the father of Ailavila. The son of Ailavila was named Vishvasaha, who was the father of Khattānga. Khattānga had a son named Dirghavāhu who was the father of Aja. The son of Aja was Dasharatha who had four sons, viz., Rāma, Bharata, Lakshmana and Śatrughna. All of them became famous in history for prowess and glorious achievements. Kuśa and Lava were the sons of Rāma. Bharat’s sons were named Tārksha and Puśkala. Chitrāngada and Chandraketu were the sons of Lakshmana, while the sons of Shatrughna were named Suvāhu and Surasena. Kuśa had a son named Atithi who was the father of Nishāda. Nala was the son of Nishāda, and Nabhasa was the son of Nala. Pundarika was the son of Nabhasa, and Kshemdhanvā was the son of Pundarika. Devānika was the son of Kshemadhanvā, and Ahinaka was the son of Devānika. Ahinaka begat Ruru, and Ruru begat Pāripatra, and Pāripatra begat Dala, and Dala begat Chhala. Vuktha was the son of Chhala and Vajranabha was the son of Vuktha. The son of Vajranābha was Gana who was the father of Ushitāśva who was the father of Viśvashaha. Hiranyanābha was the son of Viśvasaha, and Pushpaka was the son of Hiranyanābha. The son of Pushpaka was Dhruvasandhi who was to father of Sudarśana. Sudarśana begat Agnivarna who was the father of Padmavarna. Padmavarna begat Śighra, and Śighra begat Maru, and Maru begat Praśruta who was the father of Udāvasu. Nandivardhana was the son of Udāvasu. Suketu was the son of Nandivardhana. Suketu had a son named Devarāta who was the father of Vrihaduktha. Vrihaduktha had a son named Mahāvirya who was the father of Sudhriti. The son of Sudhriti was Dhristaketu who was the father of Haryayaśva. The son of Haryayaśva was Maru who was the father of Pratindhaka. Pratindhaka begat Kritiratha, and Kritiratha begat Devamidha who was the father of Vivudha. The son of Vivudha was Mahādhriti who was the father of Kritirāta. The son of Kritiiāta was Manoromā who was the father of Svarnaromā, whose son was Hrasvaromā, whose son was Siradhvaja who had a daughter named Sitā. Kushadhvaja was the brother of Śiradhvaja who had a son named Bhānuman. Śatadyumna was the son of Bhānuman and Śuchi was the son of Śatadyumna. Śuchi begat Urja. Urja begat Sanadhvāja whose son was Kuli. The son of Kuli was Ananjana who was the father of Kulajit. The son of Kulajit was Adhinemi who was the father of Śrutāyu. The son of Śrutāyu was Supārśva who was the father of Kshemāri. Kshemāri begat Anenā who was the father of Rāmaratha. Rāmaratha begat Satyaratha; and Satyaratha, Upaguru, Upaguru begat Upagupta whose son was Svagata. Svagata had a son named Svanara, who begat Suvarcha, who begat Supārśva, who begat Suśruta. The son of Suśruta was Jaya who was the father of Vijaya. Vijava begat Rita, and Rita begat Sunaya, and Sunaya begat Vitahavya, who was the father of Dhriti. The son of Dhriti was Vahulāśva who was the father of Kriti. Two different races sprang from Janaka who were all addicted to Yoga.

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