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From Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/1 Read also Budh
Sudyumn is very important to include and mention here, as he is the cause of starting Chandra Vansh,
Birth of Ilaa
Sudyumn as Ilaa Again
Why were all converted into women? That is also a story. One day many great Rishi went there for Shankar Jee's Darshan. At that time Ambikaa Devee was also there and she was not wearing any clothes. Sudden arrival of Rishi made her embarrassed. Quickly she got up from Shankar Jee's lap and put on her clothes. Rishi also saw that Shankar Jee was enjoying with Paarvatee Jee so they also went back. At that time Shankar Jee said to Ambikaa Jee to please her - "Whosoever, except me, will enter this place will become a woman." Since that day men did not go to that place and if anyhow happened to be there became women. Converted to women all people including Sudyumn started wandering around that forest. Thus Manu's son again became a woman even after Vashishth's prayers.
When Sudyumn did not return for some time, Manu got worried about him and asked Vashishth Jee to find out about him. On the other side Sudyumn also remembered Vashishth Jee. Vashishth Jee got very sad seeing the condition of Sudyumn, so he prayed Bhagavaan Shankar to convert him into a man. To respect Vashishth's request, as well as to keep his own words Shankar Jee said - "Vashishth Jee, Your person will remain man for one month and woman for another month. With this arrangement, he will rule the Prithvi." So Sudyumn started ruling Prithvi with this arrangement. When he was a man he was known as Sudyumn and when he was a woman, he was known as Ilaa. But his people did not respect him properly in this way. He had three sons - Utkal, Gaya, and Vimal. They all ruled Dakshinaapath. After long time when Sudyumn got old then he handed over his kingdom to Pururavaa and went to forest.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/27/03
Updated on 05/03/13