Swayambhuva Manu: 1 definition

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Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Swayambhuva Manu is the first of the fourteen Manus, who each preside over a time that is slightly larger than 71 Chatur-Yugas. He was created by Lord Brahma, along with a woman named Sataroopa, who became his wife. They had five children: two sons named Priyavritha and Uttanapada, and three daughters named Aahuti, Devahuti, and Prasuti.

Lord Brahma appointed him to rule over the earth, which was at that time at the bottom of the great ocean. Heeding to the prayers of the Devas, Lord Vishnu undertook the Varaha avatar and brought the earth back, making it float on the great-ocean.

His daughter Aahuti was given in marriage to a Prajapati called Ruchi. They had twins: a daughter named Dakshina, who was portion of Laxmi power, and a son who was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The second daughter Devahuti was married to a sage named Kardhama, and the Lord was incarnated as Kapila, their son. The third daughter Prasuti married Daksha, and they had thirteen daughters.

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