by N. Gangadharan | 1954 | 360,691 words | ISBN-10: 8120803590 | ISBN-13: 9788120803596
This page describes The creation of Svayambhuva Manu which is chapter 107 of the English translation of the Agni Purana, one of the eighteen major puranas dealing with all topics concerning ancient Indian culture, tradition and sciences. Containing roughly 15,000 Sanskrit metrical verses, subjects contained in the Agni-Purana include cosmology, philosophy, architecture, iconography, economics, diplomacy, pilgrimage guides, ancient geography, gemology, ayurveda, etc.
1-3. I shall describe the different worlds, the earth and the continents. King Priyavrata had ten sons Agnīdhra, Agnibāhu, Vapuṣmān, Dyutimān, Medhā, Medhātithi, Bhavya, Savana, Jyotiṣmān, and Satya. The father gave them seven continents as follows: He gave Jambūdvīpa to Agnīdhra and Plakṣa to Medhātithi.
8. The king having established the sons of Priyavrata (in the regions) of Meru, went to the forest. After having performed penance, he reached god Hari.
9. O Foremost among beings I the eight countries Kimpuruṣa and others by nature abound in happiness and felicity and have natural perfection.
10. There is no fear of old age or death, (adherence or non-observance of) moral obligations relating to yuga periods, or lower or middle class of beings in (the country) of Hima.
14-15. Parameṣṭhī was born from him and Pratīhāra was born then. Pratihartā. (was born) from Pratīhāra and then Bhuva, Udgītha and Prastāra from Pratihartā. Vibhu was the son of Prastāra. Then (was born) Pṛthu and Nakta. Gaya was the son of Nakta.
18. Satyajit (was born) to Raja. O Sage! one hundred sons were born to him. They were the lights of the universe. The (country of) Bhārata was well-developed by them. The creation of the Svāyambhuva (Manu) was remembered (so far) relating to Kṛta and Tretā (yugas).