Puraan | 2-Padm Puraan | 1-Srishti Khand
|7-Origin of Others|
2-Padm Puraan, 1-Srishti Khand, p 17-19
See also 5-Bhaagvat Puraan, 4/2
Origin of Devtaa, Asur, Naag etc
Bheeshm said - "Hey Muni, Now I wish to hear about the origin of Devtaa, Daanav, Gandharv, Naag etc." Pulastya Jee said - "Hey Kurunandan, It is said that in those days people could be created by intention, seeing and touching, but after Daksh, the creation started by "physical contact" method. Thus how did he create people, I tell you now that. First he started creating people by old methods (by touching, by intention, by sweat etc), he found that the increase in population was not satisfactory, then he produced 60 daughters from his wife Veerinee by "physical contact" method.
From them, he gave 10 daughters to Dharm, 13 daughters to Kashyap, 27 daughters to Chandramaa, 4 daughters to Arishtnemi, 2 daughters to Bhrigu's son, 2 daughters to Krishaashwa and 2 daughters to Maharshi Angiraa. Now you listen to the extension of their families.
Dharm's wives' names were - (1) Arundhatee, (2) Vasu, (3) Jaamee, (4) Lambaa, (5) Bhaanu, (6) Marutwatee, (7) Sankalpaa, (8) Muhoortaa, (9) Saadhyaa and (10) Vishwaa. Vishwaa had a son named Vishwedev. Saadhyaa gave birth to Saadhya named Devtaa. Vasu's eight sons are known as eight Vasu. Bhaanu gave birth to Bhaanu and Muhoortaa gave birth to Muhoort named Devtaa. Lambaa produced Ghosh, Jaamee produced a daughter named Naagveethee; and Arundhatee produced all creatures living on Prithvi. Sankalpaa agave birth to Sankalp.
Vasu gave birth to 8 Vasu - (1) Aap, (2) Dhruv, (3) Som, (4) Dhar, (5) Anil, (6) Anal, (7) Pratyoosh, and (8) Prabhaas. Aap has four sons - Shaant, Vaitand, Saamb, and Munibabhru. Dhruv's son was Kaal and Som's son was Varchaa. Dhar had two sons - Dravin and Havyavaah. Anil's sons were Praan, Raman, and Shishir. Anal had several sons who were like Agni. Agni's son Kumaar was born in reeds, he had three sons - Shaakh, Upashaakh and Naigmeya. Because of being the child of Krittikaa he is called Kaartikeya also. Pratyoosh's son was Deval Muni, and Prabhaas had a son named Vishwakarmaa Prajaapati who was skilled in architecture. He builds palaces, houses, gardens, statues, jewelry, ponds, and wells etc. He is the architect of Devtaa.
There are 11 Rudra - (1) Ajaikpaad, (2) Ahirbudhnya, (3) Viroopaaksh, (4) Raivat, (5) Har, (6) Bahuroop, (7) Tryambak, (8) Saavitra, (9) Jayant, (10) Pinaakee and (11) Aparaajit. They are the Lords of Gan. They produced 840 million (84 Crore) sons who are know as Rudra Gan. They all have trident and are known as immortal. Who protect all in all directions they all are their sons and grandsons only born from Surabhi.
Now I tell you about Kashyap and his children. Kashyap's 13 wives were - (1) Aditi, (2) Diti, (3) Danu, (4) Arishtaa, (5) Surasaa, (6) Surabhi, (7) Vinataa, (8) Taamraa, (9) Krodhvashaa, (10) Iraa, (11) Kadru, (12) Khasaa and (13) Muni. Whoever 12 Tushit Devtaa were in Chaakshush Manvantar, the same became 12 Aaditya in Vaivaswat Manvantar. They were born from Aditi.
Krishaashwa Rishi had sons who are called Dev Praharan. These Dev are born and destroyed in each Manvantar and in each Kalp.
Diti had two sons - Hiranyaaksh and Hiranyakashyap. Hiranyakashyap had four sons - Prahlaad, Anuhlaad, Sanhlaad and Hlaad. Prahlaad had four sons - Aayushmaan, Shibi, Baashkali and Virochan. Virochan had the son named Bali, and Bali had 100 sons, among whom Baanaasur was the eldest. Baanaasur had 1,000 arms and was good at using all kinds of weapons. Shankar used to live in his capital. Bali was known as "Mahaakaal" and had obtained the status equal to Shankar. Hiranyaaksh also had four sons named Ulook, Shakuni, Bhootsantaapan and Mahaabheem. They had 270 million (27 Crore) sons and grandsons.
Danu got 100 sons from Kashyap. They all had Var and became mad after getting Var. Among them Viprachitti was the eldest and her other mightiest sons were Swarbhaanu and Vrishparvaa, Pulomaa, Maya, Vaishwaanar etc. Swarbhaanu had a daughter named Suprabhaa and Pulomaa also had a daughter named Shachee. Maya had three daughters - Upadaanavee, Mandodaree and Kuhoo. Vrishparvaa had two daughters - Sharmishthaa and Chandraa. Vaishwaanar also had two daughters - Pulomaa and Kaalakaa. Both these women had many children - 60,000 Daanav. Pulomaa's sons were called Paulom and Kaalakaa's sons were called Kaalakeya. They lived in Hiranyapur. Since they could not be killed by Devtaa after getting Var, so they were killed by Arjun.
Viprachitti produced a terrible son from Sinhikaa named Sainhikeya (Raahu). Sinhikaa had a total of 13 sons - (1) Kans, (2) Shankh, (3) Nal, (4) Vaataapi, (5) Ilval, (6) Namuchi, (7) Khasoom, (8) Anjan, (9) Narak, (10) Kaalnaabh, (11) Paramaanu, (12) Kalpveerya and (13) Danuvanshvivardhan. [But all these become 14 in number]
In the lineage of Sanhlaad, Nivaatkavach who could not be killed by anyone, were born. They were also killed by Arjun.
Taamraa gave birth to six daughters - (1) Shukee, (2) Shyenee, (3) Bhaasee, (4) Sugridhree, (5) Gridhrikaa, and (6) Shuchi. Shukee produced parrots and owls; Shyenee produced falcons; Bhaasee produced Kurar birds; Gridhree produced vultures; and Sugridhree produced pigeons; and Shuchi produced swans, cranes, Kaarand and Plav named birds.
Vinataa had two sons - Garud and Arun and a daughter named Saudaaminee (lightning) who can be seen shining in sky. Arun had two sons - Jataayu and Sampaati. Sampaati had two sons - Babhru and Sheghrag. Jataayu also had two sons named Karnikaar and Shatgaamee. These birds had numerous sons and grandsons.
Surasaa had 1,000 Sarp (snakes); and
Kadroo gave birth to 1,000 Naag. Among them 26 Naag are well known - (1) Shesh, (2) Vaasuki, (3) Karkotak, (4) Shankh, (5) Airaavat, (6) Kambal, (7) Dhananjaya, (8) Mahaaneel, (9) Padya, (10) Ashwatar, (11) Takshak, (12) Ailaapatra, (13) Mahaapadm, (14) Dhritraashtra, (15) Balaahak, (16) Shankhpaal, (17) Mahaashankh, (18) Pushpdant, (19) Subhaavan, (20) Shankhromaa, (21) Nahush, (22) Raman, (23) Paanini, (24) Kapil, (25) Durmukh, and (26) Patanjalimukh.
Krodhvashaa gave birth to Krodhvash named Raakshas group. From among them 1 million (10 Lakh) Raakshas were killed by Bheem.
Surabhi gave birth to Rudra Gan, cows, buffaloes, and beautiful women.
Muni gave birth to Muni people and Apsaraa.
Arishtaa gave birth to Kinnar and Gandharv.
Iraa gave birth to straws, trees, creepers and bushes.
Khasaa gave birth to millions of Raakshas and Yaksh.
This is all creation of Swaarochish Manvantar, 2nd Manvantar (the present Manvantar is the 7th one).
In the last Diti gave birth to 49 Marut Gan, all are the knower of Dharm and dear to Devtaa.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/09/13