'The day,' he replied, 'is drawing fast to a close: I must perform the Sandhya worship, or a duty will be neglected.' You, virtuous lady, shall be of marvellous birth, and you shall be endowed with grace and loveliness, delighting the, hearts of men.' They, who were named Savaláswas, were desirous of engendering posterity, but were dissuaded by Nárada in a similar manner. "Titan and his enormous brood" were "heaven's first born. 118:10 Nárada's interference, and the fruitless generation of the first progeny of Daksha, is an old legend. Free delivery on qualified orders. She shall be your bride, and the multiplier of the race of Dhruva. The deities called Vasus, because, preceded by fire, they abound in splendour and might 15, are severally named Ápa, Dhruva, Soma, Dhava (fire), Anila (wind), Anala (fire), Pratyúsha (day-break), and Prabhása (light). She was the widow of a prince, and left childless at her husband's death: she therefore zealously worshipped Vishńu, who, being gratified by her adoration, appeared to her, and desired her to demand a boon; on which she revealed to him the wishes of her heart. The French translation of the passage in the Hari Vanśa can scarcely be admitted as correct: assuredly is not 'le Devarchi Dakcha, epoux d'’Asikní, fille de Virána, fut l’aïeul de cet illustri mouni ainsi régénéré.' The offspring of the Krittikás was named Kártikeya. There were twelve celebrated deities in a former Manwantara, called Tushitas 20, who, upon the approach of the present period, or in the reign of the last Manu, Chákshusha, assembled, and said to one another, "Come, let us quickly enter into the womb of Adití, that we may be born in the next Manwantara, for thereby we shall again enjoy the rank of gods:" and accordingly they were born the sons of Kaśyapa, the son of Maríchi, by Adití, the daughter of Daksha; thence named the twelve Ádityas; whose appellations were respectively, Vishńu, Śakra, Áryaman, Dhútí, Twásht́ri, Púshan, Vivaswat, Savitri, Mitra, Varuńa, Anśa, and Bhaga 21. The strong wind tore up the trees by their roots, and left them sear and dry, and the fierce fire consumed them, and the forests were cleared away. The deadly poison administered by his father's officers he partook of unhesitatingly, and without its working any visible change; for he looked upon the world with mind undisturbed, and, full of benignity, regarded all things with equal affection, and as identical with himself. By her the great father of mankind begot five thousand mighty sons, through whom he expected the world should be peopled. The Bhágavata calls the wives of Anginas, Swadhá and Satí, and makes them the mothers of the Pitris and the Atharvan Veda severally. brothers have travelled, and when we have ascertained the extent of the universe, we will multiply our race." Ghosha was the son of Lambá (an arc of the heavens); Nágavíthí (the milky way), the daughter of Yámí (night). The Bhánus (or suns) of Bhánu; and the deities presiding over moments, of Muhúrttá. MAITREYA.--Narrate to me, venerable Brahman, at length, the birth of the gods, Titans, Gandharbas, serpents, and goblins. He is Para, or chief Paránam, of those objects which are beyond the senses: and he is Párapára, or the boundary of boundaries; that is, he is the comprehensive in-vesture of, and exterior to, those limits by which soul is confined; he is free from all incumbrance or impediment. Topics Hindi Book Vishnu Puran Collection opensource Language English. Daksha, too, gives his daughter, not to Kaśyapa, but to Paramesht́hí, or Brahmá. 112:1 Or, 'immersed in the six Úrmis'; explained hunger, thirst, sorrow, stupefaction, decay, and death. Nor does that series of descendants apparently occur in the Mahábhárata, although the existence of two Dakshas is especially remarked there (Moksha Dh.). The passage may be interpreted in different ways, according to the ingenuity with which the riddle is read. 120:16 The Váyu supplies their names, Kshamávartta (patient) and Manaswin (wise). The ministrant priests of the monarch were baffled in all their rites for the destruction of one so steadily attached to Govinda: and the thousand delusions of the fraudulent Samvara, counteracted by the discus of Krishńa, were practised without success. Now several difficulties occur here. why should I be wroth with thee? Consequently Daksha gave his daughter to Paramesht́hí, and by her was Nárada born." In the first place he willed into existence the deities, the Rishis, the quiristers of heaven, the Titans, and the snake-gods. In the next place, who is this daughter? Maitreya inquires of his teacher, Paráśara, the origin and nature of the universe. The Muni, on hearing this, was seized with astonishment, and asked her how long he had enjoyed her society: to which the nymph replied, that they had lived together nine hundred and seven years, six months, and three days. In the Ádi Parva, which seems to be the freest from subsequent improvements, the Daksha noticed is the son of the Prachetasas. The words of our text occur in the Hari Vanśa, with an unimportant variation: 'Birth and obstruction are constant in all beings, but Rishis and those men who are wise are not perplexed by this;' that is, not, as rendered above, by the alternation of life and death; but, according to the commentator on the Hari Vanśa, by a very different matter, the prohibition of unlawful marriages. Seven paces together is sufficient for the friendship of the virtuous, but thou and I have dwelt together. Read online and download book in app to read offline on iPhone, iPad, android and web. It is perhaps the original legend, for Daksha seems to be an irregular adjunct to the Prajápatis, or mind-born sons of Brahmá (see p. 49. n. 2); and the allegorical nature of his posterity in that character (p. 54) intimates a more recent origin. They said to one another, "What the Muni has observed is perfectly just. Accordingly they scattered themselves through the regions, and, like rivers flowing into the sea, they returned not again. Soma pacifies them, and gives them Márishá to wife: her story: the daughter of the nymph Pramlochá. The daughters of Daksha who were married to Kaśyapa were Aditi, Diti, Danu, Arisht́á, Surasá, Surabhi, Vinatá, Támrá, Krodhavaśá, Id́á, Khasá, Kadru, and Muni 19; whose progeny I will describe to you. His wives are, Kadru, Vinatá, Patangi, and Yáminí, mothers of snakes, birds, grasshoppers, and locusts. The Padma P., second series, substitutes Kálá, Anáyush, Sinhiká, Piśáchá, Vách for Arisht́a, Surasá, Surabhi, Támrá, and Muni; and omits Id́á and Khasá. 121:17 The passage is, ### Whose sons they are does not appear; the object being, according to the comment, to specify only the eleven divisions or modifications of the youngest Rudra, Twasht́a.' Pramlochá. The trees will give her to you, Prachetasas: let your indignation be appeased. Published by: N. Krishhaswamy. 123:23 None of the authorities are more specific on the subject of Arisht́anemis' progeny. The pious sage, having thus reviled himself, turned to the nymph, who was sitting nigh, and said to her, 'Go, deceitful girl, whither thou wilt: thou hast performed the office assigned thee by the monarch of the gods, of disturbing my penance by thy fascinations. It is one of the eighteen greater Puranas, a branch of sacred Vedic literature which was first committed to writing during the first millennium of the common era. 122:20 In the sixth reign, or that of Chákshusha Manu, according to the text; but in book III. The manuscripts of Vishnu Purana have survived into the modern era in many versions. The Padma P., Matsya P., and Hari Vanśa contain two different account of Daksha's descendants: the first agrees with our text; the second, which is supposed to occur in the Padma Kalpa, is somewhat varied, particularly as to the wives of Dharma, who are said to be five. The nymph smiled mirthfully as she rejoined, 'Why do you talk, grave sir, of this day drawing to a close: your day is a day of many years, a day that must be a marvel to all: explain what this means.' were engendered by sexual intercourse: before the time of Daksha they were variously propagated, by the will, by sight, by touch, and by the influence of religious austerities practised by devout sages and holy saints. Get the digital subscription of Vishnu Puran e-book in English by Diamond Books - book. Are you an author? For this purpose he espoused Asikní, the daughter of the patriarch Vírańa 8, a damsel addicted to devout practices, the eminent supportress of the world. The Bhágavata has Saramá, Kasht́ha, and Timi, the parents severally of canine animals, beasts with uncloven hoofs, and fishes, in place of Vinatá, Khasá, and Kadru; disposing of the first and last differently. This is the truth.' 123:22 The Nakshatra Yoginis, or chief stars of the lunar mansions, or asterisms in the moon's path. answered, 'You say rightly,' venerable Brahman, 'that I came hither at morning dawn, but several hundred years have passed since the time of my arrival. Hindi Book Vishnu Puran Addeddate 2015-06-15 08:48:56 Identifier HindiBookVishnuPuran_201506 Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t3rv42j12 Ocr ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Ppi 300 Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader 1.6.3. By inaudibly reciting which the riddle is read has been sent hither Daityas in. Start by marking âThe Vishnu Purana of Marutwatí ; the latter however, given by fire! 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