Puraan | 2-Padm Puraan | 1-Srishti Khand
2Padm Puraan, 1-Srishti Khand, p 39-43
See also 5-Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/14
Pulastya Jee said - "Yadu had five sons - Sahastrajit, Kroshtu, Neel, Anjik and Raghu. Among them Sahastrajit was the eldest. I have already told you about his lineage, now I tell you about Kroshtu's lineage. Krishn was born in his lineage only.
Kroshtu's son was Vrijineevaan
Once Rukmkavach did an Ashwamedh Yagya and donated the whole Prithvi to Braahman in Dakshinaa. He had five sons - Rukmeshu, Prithurukm, Jyaamagh, Parigh and Hari. Parigh and Hari got the kingdom of Videh Desh, Rukmeshu became the king and Prithurukm lived as his dependent. Rukmeshu and Prithurukm threw their brother Jyaamagh out of their house. Jyaamagh went on Rikshvaan mountain and started living on wild fruits. Jyaamagh's wife Shaibyaa was a Satee woman.
Jyaamagh had a son named Vidarbh.
Kaishik had a son named Chidi who had Chaidya named kings.
Vidarbh's son Krath's son was Kunti,
Navarath's son was Dridharath,
Bhajmaan's wife Srinjaya Kumaaree's son was Bhaaj whose children were called Bhaajak. Bhaaj had two wives. Both wives had many sons - Vinaya, Karun, and Vrishni.
Devaavriddh's son was Babhru. Both were very qualitative. Knowers of Puraan say that 76,000
Bhoj's Lineage-Kukur's Lineage
Kukur's son was Dhrishnu,
Devak had four sons - Devavaan, Upadev, Sudev, and Devarakshak; and seven daughters -
Ugrasen had nine sons, among them Kans was the eldest. Others were - Nyagrodh, Sunaamaa, Kank, Shanku, Subhoo, Raashtrapaal, Baddhmushti and Sumushtik. Ugrasen had five daughters also, all of them were very beautiful - Kansaa, Kansvatee, Surabhi, Raashtrapaalee and Kankaa.
Bhoj's Lineage - Bhajmaan's Lineage
Bhoj's another son Bhajmaan's son was Vidoorath
Raajaadhidev also had two sons - Shonaashwa and Shwetvaahan
In Saatwat's youngest son Vrishni's lineage, there was a king named Anamitra.
He was also the youngest son of his father.
Vidoorath (Bhajamaan's son) son (from Aikshwaakee) was Meedhush - popularly known as Shoorsen.
Shrutdevee was married to Vriddh and gave birth to Kaaroosh.
Shoorsen was the friend of Kuntibhoj so he gave his daughter Prithaa to him. In that house she became known as Kuntee. She was married to Paandu. She had three sons - Yudhishthir, Bheem and Arjun. Paandu had another wife Maadree who was the mother of two sons - Nakul and Sahadev.
Vasudev's another wife Rohinee (daughter from Puru Vansh) had five sons -
Birth of Krishn
In earlier times who was the Lord of people, the same appeared as Krishn. In their earlier life Vasudev and Devakee did Tapasyaa that is how they got Krishn in this life. Krishn appeared in Chaturbhuj form. Seeing His Divine form Vasudev said - "Hide your this form because I am very frightened from Kans." At this Bhagavaan hid His Divine form and at the order of Krishn he took Him to Nand's house and said - "Take care of this child. He is Bhagavaan Himself. He will not kill anybody until there will be enough sins on Prithvi. He will work as Saarathee to Arjun in Mahaabhaarat war and in the end He will take all Yadu Vanshee to Dev Lok."
Bheeshm asked - "Who were these Vasudev and Devakee who gave birth to Bhagavaan; and Nand and Yashodaa who brought Him up." Pulastya Jee said - "Vasudev is Kashyap and Devakee is Aditi. Kashyap is Brahmaa's Ansh and Aditi is Ansh of Prithvi. Nand is Drone * named Vasu and Yashoda is his wife Dharaa. Nobody was doing Yagya etc, nobody was following Dharm, so Krishn appeared in Vrishni Vansh to kill sinful Asur.
Rukminee, Satyabhaamaa, Satyaa (or Naagnjitee - Nagnjit's daughter), Sumitraa, Shaibyaa, Gaandhaar princess Lakshmanaa, Subheemaa, Madra princess Kaushalyaa, Virajaa etc 16,000 ** women are Krishn's wives. Rukminee had 10 sons - Pradyumn, Ranshoor, Chaarudeshn, Suchaaru, Chaarubhadra, Sadashwa, Hriswa, Chaarugupt, Charubhadra, Chaaruk, and Chaaruhaas; and one daughter Chaarumatee
Principal Yaadav Vanshee were 36 million (3 Crore 60 Lakh) in number. The Asur who were killed in Dev-Asur war were born on Prithvi and were troubling all. That is why Krishn had to come on Prithvi. There were 101 families of Yaadav in which all Devtaa were born. Krishn was the Lord of all Yaadav. They were happily living under the guidance of Krishn."
* 2-Padm, 1/7 does not mention Drone's name as Vasu while mentioning the names of 8 Vasu as the 8 sons of Daksh's daughter Vasu's sons.
** This is well known that Krishn had 16,008 queens. Eight were His own queens, while 16,000 princess were brought from Bhaumaasur's palace. When Krishn had killed him, He found those princes in his prison. Upon freeing them they expressed their desire to marry Krishn, so brought them to Dwaarakaa and and married to them a the same time.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/09/13