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Shuk Dev Jee said - "Hey Pareekshit, On many requests of Brahmaa Jee Daksh Prajaapati then produced 60 daughters from Asiknee. They all loved their father very much. Daksh married his 10 daughters to Dharm, 13 daughters to Rishi Kashyap Jee, 27 daughters to Chandramaa, two daughters to Bhoot, two daughters to Angiraa Prajaapati, two daughters to Krishaashwa and remaining four daughters to Taarkshya named Kashyap. Now you listen to their names and their children, because these are the ones whose children are in three Lok.
Dharm had 10 wives - Bhaanu, Lambaa, Kakubh, Jaami, Vishwaa, Saadhyaa, Marutwatee, Vasu, Muhoortaa and Sankalpaa. Bhaanu's Son was Devarishabh and his son was Indrasen. Lambaa's son was Vidyott and his son was Meghgan. Kakubh's son was Sankat and his son was Keekat and Keekat had the sons Devtaa. Jaami's son was Saadhyagan and his son was Arthsiddh. Marutwatee had two sons - Marutwaan and Jayant. Jayant is the Ansh of Bhagavaan Vaasudev Jee and is known as Upendra too. Muhoortaa had proud Devtaa of Muhoort as her sons. These Devtaa give results to people according to their actions in their own Muhoort. Sankalpaa's son was Sankalp and his son was Kaam. Vasu had eight sons - all called Vasu. Their names are Drone, Praan, Dhruv, Ark, Agni, Dosh, Vasu, and Vibhaavasu. Drone's wife's name is Abhimat. They had proud Devtaa - Harsh, Shok, Bhaya etc. Praan's wife Oorjswatee gave birth to three sons - Saha, Aayu, and Purojav. Dhruv's wife Dharanee produced many proud Devtaa of Nagar. Ark's wife was Vaasanaa. They had Tarsh (Trishnaa = thirst) etc sons. Agni (Vasu) and his wife Dhaaraa had Dravinak etc many sons including Krittikaa-Putra Skand (Kaartikeya). Skand had Vishaakh etc sons. Dosh's wife Sharvaree had the son named Shishumaar. He is Kalaa Avataar of Bhagavaan Himself. Vasu's wife Aangirasee gave birth to a great architect Vishwakarmaa. had Chaakshush Manu from Kritee. Manu had the sons Vishwedev and Saadhya Gan. Vibhaavasu had three sons - Vyusht, Rochish, Aatap from his wife Ushaa. Aatap had the son named Panchyaam (Divas, or day) and because of him all beings are busy in their daily chores.
Bhoot and his wife Daksh-Putree Saroopaa had millions of Rudra Gan. Among them 11 are main - Raivat, Aj, Bhav, Bheem, Vaam, Ugra, Vrishaakapi, Ajaikpaad, Ahirbudhnya, Bahuroop and Mahaan. Bhoot's second wife Bhootaa produced terrible Bhoot and Vinaayak etc. They all were the Paarshad of 11th Rudra Mahaan.
Angiraa Prajaapati's first wife Swadhaa produced Pitra Gan and second wife Satee accepted Atharvaangiras Ved as her son.
Krishaashwa and his wife Archi had Dhoomrakesh and with his second wife Dhishanaa, he had four sons - Vedshiraa, Deval, Vayun, and Manu.
Taarkshya named Kashyap had four wives - Vinataa, Kadru, Patangee and Yaaminee. Patangee produced birds, and Yaaminee produced Shalabh (Patangaa). Vinataa had Garud (Bhagvaan Vishnu's ride) and Arun who is the Saarathee of Soorya. Kadru produced many snakes.
Chandramaa had Krittikaa etc 27 Nakshatra as his wives. Daksh gave Shaap to Chandramaa because of his special love for Rohinee, so he had tuberculosis and he did not have any child. Later he pleased Daksh Jee and then got the Var of his increasing Kalaa in Shukl Paksh, but he could not have a child from his 27 wives.
Kashyap's wives are the mothers of the whole world. He had 13 wives - (1) Aditi, (2) Diti, (3) Danu, (4) Kaashthaa, (5) Arishtaa, (6) Surasaa, (7) Ilaa, (8) Muni, (9) Krodhvashaa, (10) Taamraa, (11) Surabhi, (11) Saramaa and (13) Timi. Timi's sons are water creatures and Saramaa'a sons are lions etc violent animals. Surabhi's sons are buffalo and cow etc 2-feet animals. Taamraa's sons are preying birds. Muni produced Apsaraa; and Krodhvashaa produced snakes, scorpions etc poisonous worms. Ilaa produced trees, creepers etc on Prithvi and Surasaa produced Yaatudhaan (Raakshas). Arishtaa produced Gandharv and Kaashthaa produced horse etc 1-foot animals. Danu had 61 sons. Some of her main sons are - Dwimoordhaa, Shambar, Arisht, Hayagreev, Vibhaavasu, Ayomukh, Shankushiraa, Swarbhaanu, Kapil, Arun, Pulomaa, Vrishparvaa, Ekchakra, Anutaapan, Dhoomrakesh, Viroopaaksh, Viprachitti, Durjaya. Swarbhaanu's daughter Suprabhaa was married to Namuchi and Vrishparvaa's Sharmishthaa was married to Yayaati - Nahush's son. Danu's son Vaishwaanar had four beautiful daughters - Upadaanavee, Hayashiraa, Pulomaa and Kaalakaa. Upadaanavee was married to Hiranyaaksh and Hayashiraa was married to Kratu.
As per the order of Brahmaa Jee Prajaapati Bhagavaan Kashyap married to Vaishwaanar's two remaining daughters - Pulomaa and Kaalakeya. They produced Paulom and Kaalakeya named 60,000 powerful Daanav respectively. Their another name was Nivaatakavach. They used to disturb Yagya etc of Rishi. Therefore, Hey Pareekshit, your grandfather Arjun alone killed them to please Indra. This happened when he was in Swarg [to take Divine weapons for coming war]. Viprachitti's wife Sinhikaa produced 101 sons. Among them the eldest son was Raahu who was later given the status of a planet by Brahmaa Jee. Remaining 100 sons' name was Ketu.
Now you listen to Aditi's lineage. Naaraayan took Avataar in this Vansh as Vaaman. Her sons were Vivaswaan, Aryamaa, Pooshaa, Twashtaa, Savitaa, Bhag, Dhaataa, Vidhaataa, Varun, Mitra, Indra, and Trivikram (Vaaman). Vivaswaan's wife Sangyaa produced Shraaddhdev (Vaivaswat Manu) and Yam and Yamee. The same Sangyaa took the form of a mare and produced Ashwinee Kumaar from Soorya. Vivaswaan's second wife Chhaayaa gave birth to two other sons - Shanaishchar (Shani) and Saavarni Manu and one daughter Tapatee. Tapatee was married to Sanvaran. Aryamaa's wife was Maatrikaa. She produced Charshanee. He knew about duties and non-duties very well so Brahmaa Jee produced many human beings on that basis (Braahman etc Varn). Pooshaa did not have any child. In the olden days when Shiv Jee got angry on Daksh, Pooshaa laughed at it showing his teeth, so Veerbhadra broke his teeth. Since then Pooshaa eats only ground grains.
Daitya's younger sister Rachanaa was married to Twashtaa. She gave birth to two sons Sannivesh and Vishwaroop. Thus although Vishwaroop was the nephew (sister's son) of Daitya, even then when Dev Guru Brihaspati Jee left Devtaa after getting insulted from Indra, Indra appointed only Vishwaroop as their Purohit.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/9/02
Updated on 01/06/13