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Lineage of Nimi
Paraashar Jee said - "[Ikshwaaku had three sons - Vikukshi, Nimi and Dand. You have already heard about Vikukshi's or Kukutsth's lineage.] Now you listen to his another son Nimi's lineage. he started a Yagya which was supposed to finish in 1,000 years. He chose Vashishth Jee as his Hotaa for that Yagya. Vashishth Jee said - "Indra has already chosen me for a 500-year Yagya so you just wait. When I will come back then I will be your Hotaa." Raajaa did not reply anything, and Vashishth Jee thought that Raajaa has accepted his offer, so he went to do Indra's Yagya. Here Nimi started his Yagya with Gautam Rishi as his Hotaa.
When Indra's Yagya was over, Vashishth Jee came to Nimi with the intention to do his Yagya for which he promised. When he came he found Rishi Gautam performing his duties, so he gave Shaap to sleeping king - "Because he has ignored me and chose Gautam as his Hotaa, he will be without body." After Nimi woke up, he also said - "He has given me Shaap without talking to me, so his body will also be destroyed." and he left his body.
Because of Nimi's Shaap, Vashishth's body entered the semen of Mitraavarun. As they saw Urvashee Apsaraa, their semen fell and Vashishth Jee was reborn from that semen only. Nimi's body remained like that only because of preservation. When the Yagya was over, Devtaa came to take their share, Rishi asked them to give Var to their Yajamaan. By the inspiration of Devtaa Nimi said - "There is no other pain like the pain of separation of body and soul, so I do not want to born again. I wish to live in people's eyes." Devtaa said - "So be it", and since then people started blinking their eyes.
Then because of fear of agitation in public without king, Rishi churned the body of the king by Arani (Shamee Dand - by which sacred fire is ignited). It produced a son who was named Janak. Because his father was without body, he was called "Videh"; and because he was born from Churning (Manthan) he was called "Mithi".
Janak's son was Udaavasu
Seeradhwaj's son was Bhaanumaan
Kriti was the last king of Nimi Vansh (family).
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 06/09/11