Mahaabhaarat | Kathaa-G | 0-Prolog
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[1-67] Janamejaya said - "Now I want to hear about those celestials who were born among the human beings." Vaishampaayan Jee said - "First I tell you bout the celestials and Daanav being born among human beings.
--Viprachitti took birth as Jaraasandh.
--Gavishth Asur was born as King Drumsen
--The great Asur Kathan became Sooryaaksh on Prithvi
--The great Asur Kaalnemi was born as Kans, the son of Ugrasen.
--Drone, the son of Bharadwaaj, not born from any woman, was born from Brihaspati.
He was the prince of all bowmen, conversant with all weapons, of mighty
achievements, of great energy. He was also well-acquainted with the Ved and the
science of arms. And he was of wonderful deeds and the pride of his race.
--Dhritraashtra, born from Krishn Dwaipaayan blind because of the fault of his mother
and the wrath of Vyaas Jee.
--Bheemsen was the part of Vaayu Dev
--Arjun was the part of Indra Dev
--Nakul and Sahadev were the parts of Ashwinee Kumaar
--Abhimanyu, who was Arjun's son, was Chnadramaa's son
--Dhrishtdyumn was Agni Dev's son
--Shikhandee was Streepunsam Viddhi Raakshas
--Draupad, who was the King of Paanchaal, was Vishwe Dev
--Karn who had an armor, was the so of Soorya Dev
--Naaraayan Himself was born as Vaasudev
--Balaraam was Shesh Naag
--Pradyumn was Sanat Kumaar
Dhritraashtra's Sons and Others
Janamejaya said - "Tell me the names of Dhritraashtra's sons beginning with the eldest one." Vaishampaayan Jee said - "They were - (1) Duryodhan, and (2) Yuyutsu, and also (3) Duhshaasan; (4) Dusaha and (5) Duhshal, and then (6) Durmukh; (7) Vivinshati, (8) Vikarn, (9) Jalasandh, (10) Sulochan, (11) Vind and (12) Anuvind, (13) Durdharsh, (14) Subaahu, (15) Dush-pradarshan; (16) Durmarshan, (17) Dushkarn, (18) Karn; (19) Chitra and (20) Vipachitra, (21) Chitraaksha, (22) Chaaruchitra, and (23) Angad, (24) Durmad, (25) Dush-pradarsh, (26) Vivitsu, (27) Vikat, (28) Saam; (29) Urananaabh, (30) Padmanaabh, (31) Nand, (32) Upanandak; (33) Sanapati, (34) Sushen, (35) Kundodar, (36) Mahodar; (37) Chitrabaahu, (38) Chitravarmaa, (39) Suvarmaa, (40) Durvirochan; (41) Ayobaahu, (42) Mahaabaahu, (43) Chitrachap and (44) Sukundal, (45) Bheemveg, (46) Bheembal, (47) Balaakee, (48) Bheemvikram, (49) Ugraayudh, (50) Bheemaearaa, (51) Kanakaayu, (52) Dridhaayudh, (53) Dridhavarmaa, (54) Dridhakshatra, (55) Somkeerti, (56) Anaadar; (57) Jaraasandh, (58) Dridhasandh, (59) Satyasandh, (60) Sahastraveh; (61) Ugrashravaa, (62) Ugrasen, (63) Kshemamoorti; (64) Aparaajit, (65) Pandit, (66) Vishaalaaksh, (67) Durdhar, (68) Dridhahast, (69) Suhast, (70) Vaatveg, (71) Suvarch; (72) Aadityaketu, (73) Vahavaas, (74) Naagdatt, (75) Anuyain; (76) Nishaangee, (77) Kuvachee, (78) Dandee, (79) Dandadhar, (80) Dhanugraha; (81) Ugra, (82) Bheemarath, (83) Veer, (84) Veerabaahu, (85) Alolup; (86) Abhaya, (87) Raudrakarmaa, (88) Dridharath; (89) Anadrishya, (90) Kundved, (91) Viravee, (92) Deerghlochan; (93) Deerghbaahu; (94) Mahaabaahu; (95) Vyudhoru, (96) Kanakaangan; (97) Kundaj and (98) Chitrak.
Note - Here only 98 names are given, including Yuyutsu, while there should be 101 names if Yuyutsu's name is included. Besides These names do not match with the names of Dhritraashtra's sons mentioned in the war time when they were killed by Bheem. See the list of the people killed. Besides Ganguli's Sanskrit version (Book 1, Ch 61) doesn't give these names at the place where Ganguli has provided them in his English translation version - Book I, Section LXVII (Book 1, Section 67). In place of this the Sanskrit book gives the names Paandav and Vaasudev family's incarnations
Dhritraashtra also had a daughter named Dushalaa who was over and above these hundred sons. And Yuyutsu who was Dhritarashtra's son by a Vaishya wife, was also over and above the hundred. Thus, O king, I have recited the names of the hundred sons and also that of the daughter (of Dhritarashtra). You now known their names according to the order of their births. All of them were great warriors and well-versed in Ved. All of them were mighty in attack and defense. Dushalaa was married to Jayadrath, the King of Sindhu, at the advice of Shakuni.
Yudhishthir was a portion of Dharm Raaj. Bheemsen was was the portion of Vaayu Dev. Arjun was a portion of Indra and Nakul and Sahadev were the portions of Ashwinee Kumaar. Varch, who was the son of Som (Moon), was born as Abhimanyu. Before incarnating, Som said to the celestials, "I cannot part with my son, he is very dear to me, so his life should be short on Prithvi. It is celestials' duty to kill Asur, so it is pur duty too, so let him go there but not for too long time. Nar will be born as Indra's son, and will be known as Arjun, the son of Paandu, so let my son be his son and should stay only for 16 years. When he will be of 16 years, a war will take place, and a day will be there when Nar and Naaraayan will not be there to fight. A Chakra Vyooh will be designed by enemies, so let him defeat all his enemies at that time. He will kill one fourth army of enemy in half a day time. As the day will be over, my son should reappear before me." Hearing this all celestials said - "So be it" and worshipped him. This was the account of birth of your grandfather.
Dhrishtdyumn was a portion of Agni Dev. Shikhandee was first a female and was an incarnation of a Raakshas. The five sons of Draupadee were the Vishwaas Devtaa. The sons' names were - Prativindhya, Sutasom, Shrutkeerti, Shataaneek, and Shrutsen.
Shoorsen was the father of Vasudev. He had a daughter named Prithaa. He promised to the son of his paternal aunt (Buaa) Kuntibhoj, who had no child, to give his first-born child in the expectation to gain some favors. So as his first child, a girl Prithaa, was born to him, he gave her to him. There she used to receive Braahman and guests. One day she attended Rishi Durvaasaa. Durvaasaa got very pleased with her services, so he said to her - "I am very pleased with you. Take this Mantra, you can invoke any Devtaa by this Mantra and you might have children from him. After a while, just curiosity sake she invoked Soorya Dev and Soorya Dev gave her a son who came with a Kavach (armor, or protection cover) and earring on his body. Kuntee with the fear of being maiden, took him in secrecy from their relations and flowed him in water. The child was taken up by the husband of Raadhaa, and both adopted him as their own son and and named him Vasusen.
When he grew up, he became excellent in weapons and there was nothing he did not give to Braahman. To protect his own son, Indra assumed the guise of a Braahman and begged his Kavach and earrings. Surprised at his donation, Indra gave him a Power and said - "To whoever you will aim this power, he will be slain." His original name was Vasusen, but because of his deeds, taking off his armor, he came to be known as Karn. Thus he was brought up in Soot caste. Later he became the counselor and friend of Duryodhan. And whose name was Vaasudev was Naaraayan himself; and Baladev (Balaraam) was a portion of Shesh Naag. Pradyumn was Sanat Kumaar. Thus many celestials incarnated in the family of Vaasudev on Prithvi.
Apsaraa also incarnated on Prithvi. 16,000 portions of them came on Earth as Vaasudev's wives. A portion of Shree (Lakshmee) incarnated in the house of Bheeshmak as Rukminee. Draupadee was the portion of Shachee. Siddhi and Dhriti became the mothers of five - Kuntee and Maadree; and Mati became the daughter of Subal - Gaandhaaree.
Thus this is the account of incarnations.
Created by Sushma Gupta On 05/27/04
Modified on 03/16/12