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BAAHLEEK - 2nd of 3 Sons of Prateep
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Somdatt
[MBH, G-5-Pewar/20] says that Prateep had three sons - Devaapi, Baahleek and Shaantanu. Although Devaapi was the eldest son of Prateep and was very virtuous, but he had a skin disease. Since Devaapi had no other shortcoming, Prateep planned to coronate him as king but Braahman forbade him to do so. Prateep got extremely sad about his son but could not do anything. Thus Devaapi was excluded from inheritance also. Devtaa do not approve a king who is physically defective. Sad Devaapi went to forest. Baahleek also abandoned the kingdom and lived with his maternal uncle. Abandoning his father and brother he got the kingdom of his maternal grandfather. With Baahleek's permission Shaantanu became the king after the death of Prateep.
--Devaapi is still doing Tapasyaa in Badrik Aashram. When this Kali Yug will end then  he will restart Chandra Vansh in Sat Yug.


BAALI - Vaanar King of Kishkindhaa, Son of Riksh Raaj
Married to - Taaraa
Children - 1 son - Angad
--He had one younger brother Sugreev. Baali was killed by Raam
--He killed Dundubhi (son of Maya Daanav, and brother of Mandodaree) in Matang Muni's Aashram, that is why he gave Baali Shaap that he or his monkeys could not enter his Aashram. And that is how Sugreev lived there with his four ministers when Baali took over the kingdom from him and exiled him.
--He killed Maayaavee (son of Maya Daanav, and brother of Mandodaree) in a cave. He told Sugreev that if he did not come back within 15 days he should consider him as dead. Sugreev waited there for one month, then he saw blood flowing out of the cave. He thought Baali was killed, so he ran back to his kingdom. The kingdom could not be without king so Baali's ministers appointed Sugreev as their king. Later Baali came back and blamed that because he wanted his kingdom that is why he came from there and appointed himself as the king. Sugreev tried his best to explain him that it was not so, but he did not agree. Because of that incident, he became an enemy of his brother Sugreev. He took his wife Roomaa and sent him in exile. Sugreev went to Matang Muni's Aashram with his four trusted ministers - Hanumaan, Jaambvaan etc.
--Once, when Raavan was on his victory tour and he came to have a fight with Baali, Baali kept him under his armpit for 6 months, then let him go with a promise of friendship.

Married to - None
Children - None
They are 60,000 in number. Bhaagvat Puraan, 12/5 says that they go with Soorya (Sun) praying him in front of him facing towards him.
--It is said that their size is equal to a thumb.
--Scientifically, Disc shaped Earth of 100 crore Yojan (12.8 billion kms.) is a planetary system up to Neptune. There are 60,000 Baalkhilya of 135+ kms size at average distance of 60 AU called Nakshatra Kaksh in Soorya Siddhaant, chapter 12. Only the planets within 1000 Sun diameters from the Sun can have identifiable effect on the Earth - this is called Sahastraaksh (Sahastra means thousand and Aksh means eyes, sun) in Purush Sookt. Bhaagvat Puraan calls it Chakra of Solar Rath, as the grand cycle of planets within this zone is defined as Yug of 4,320,000 years.



BAANAASUR - Daitya, Son of Bali, Grandson of Virochan, Great grandson of Prahlaad
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 daughter - Ushaa (Married to Aniruddh - son of Pradyumn and Rukmvatee, grandson of Krishn and Rukminee)
--He was the king of Shonitpur. He had 1,000 arms. Pleased with his Tapasyaa Shankar Jee used to guard his capital. He had the status of "Mahaakaal" and the equal status as of Shankar. He became his Chief Gan. Shankar used to live in his city to guard it.
--At the time when Ushaa had Aniruddh in her palace and wanted to marry him, he had a fierce fight with Krishn. Then Krishn cut his all 1,000 arms leaving only two arms.

BAASHKAL - Daitya, Son of Anuhlaad and Soormyaa, Grandson of Hiranyakashyap and Kayaadhu
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn

BAASHKAL - Daitya, Son of Prahlaad, Grandson of Hiranyakashyap and Kayaadhu [Bhaagvat Puraan, 7/2]
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--Perhaps it is another name for Raajaa Bali.

BABHRUVAAHAN - Son of Arjun and Chitraangadaa (Princess of Manipur)
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--He was the king of Manipur. In the last when Yudhishthir did Ashwamedh Yagya, and Arjun accompanied him, he went to Manipur also. Babhruvaahan refused to accept the sovereignty of Yudhishthir, so both fought, and Arjun was defeated. After the victory, Babhruvaahan surrendered to his father and accompanied him to Hastinaapur. Its whole story is given in [MBH G-7/21].

BAKAASUR - Raakshas (Brother of Pootanaa and Aghaasur)
--he was killed by Krishn.

BAKAASUR - Raakshas
--He had a brother named Kirmeeraa who came to take revenge from Bheem of the killing of his brother Bakaasur and friend Hidimb, while they started their exile period. Bheem killed him too.
--Bakaasur was killed by Bheem (the 2nd of the 5 Paandav) when Paandav were roaming in forest in hiding from Duryodhan at the advice of Vidur after Baaranaavat incident. He was troubling Ekchakraa Nagaree people so Bheem killed him. He took that city 13 years before.
--His friend Alamboosha came to take revenge from Bheem while Mahaabhaarat war started. He fought from Duryodhan's side but was killed by Ghatotkach in the night fight on 14th day of war.




BALARAAM - Avataar of Shesh Naag (Son of Vasudev and Rohinee)
Married to - Revatee (Daughter of Kakudmee - son of King Raivat)
Children - 2 sons - Nishath and Ulmuk [Vishnu Puraan, 5/9]
--Called as Sankarshan, Raam, Baladaaoo, Balaraam, Baladev, Balabhadra, Haladhar, Halaayudh  also. Sankarshan means one who attracts, or one who is pulled out. Haladhar means who keeps Hal or plough. Halaayudh means whose Aaudh (weapon) is Hal.
--He was the elder brother of Shree Krishn. According to Bhaagvat Puraan, he came into the womb of Devakee and then Bhagavaan's Maayaa transferred him to Rohinee's womb. The earlier Puraan do not support this, [Padm Puraan, 5/43] supports this. He taught Gadaa (mace) to both Bheem and Duryodhan. He killed two Raakshas  - Dhenukaasur, and Pralambaasur, in his childhood; then Mushtik wrestler and Kans' brother Sunaamaa in Mathuraa; and Balval and Soot Jee when he was on his Teerth Yaatraa at the time of MBH war.
--Since he did not want to take side of anybody, he went on Teerth Yaatraa at the time MBH war and came back on the last day of the war. He witnessed the fight between Bheem and Duryodhan and condemned Bheem

BALEE - Son of Kritvarmaa
Married of - Chaarumatee  [Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u9]
Children - nnn

BALI - Daitya, Son of Virochan and Devee, Grandson of Prahlaad
Married to - Aashanaa
                    [Bhaagvat Puraan, 8/7] says that his wife's name was Vindhyaavalee.
Children - 100 sons - Baanaasur and 99 others
                2 daughters - Vajrajwaalaa (Married to Kumbhkarn)
                                     Ratnmaalaa - born as Pootanaa and was killed by Krishn
--He was known for his charity, but he was a tyrant also. Once he defeated Indra, won Trilok ruled them. Bhagavaan did not like that a tyrant should rule the Trilok, so Vishnu took birth as Vaaman Avataar (a dwarf) in Kashyap and Aditi's house and asked only three feet land for his worship. He donated whatever he was asked for in spite of the warning of his Guru Shukraachaarya. The dwarf Vishnu increased His body so much that He measured Prithvi in one step, Swarg in another and his body covered all directions. When nothing remained to measure His third step, He asked him "Where should I put my third foot?" Bali could not speak for a moment, he remained standing his both hands folded. Then he laid face down and asked Him to measure His third foot on his body. Since Bali laid face down, Bhagavaan gave him the kingdom of Paataal and appointed him Indra for the next Manvantar. Thus he donated the whole Trilok to Vishnu and pleased Him.
--A Classical Dictionary of India: illustrative of the mythology... by John Garrett says that Shakuni was his daughter and Pootanaa was her sister.

BALVAL - Daitya, Son of Ilval
--He was killed by Balaraam Jee when he was on his Teerth Yaatraa (pilgrimage) at the time of Mahaabhaarat war and he had killed Soot Jee.

BARHISHMATEE - Daughter of Vishwakarmaa
Married to - Priyavrat (Manu's son)
Children - 10 sons - Aagneedhra, Agnibaahu, Vapushmaan, Dyutimaan, Medhaa, Medhaatithi, Bhavya, Savan, Putra, and
                 1 daughter - Oorjswatee (Married to Shukraachaarya)
                 2 daughters - Samraat, Kukshi, and 
--Manu had two sons - Uttaanpaad and Priyavrat, she was married to Priyavrat.
--Among these 10 sons, Medhaa, Agnibaahu and Putra were Yogee, so he distributed his kingdom into seven Dweep (islands) for his seven sons.
-- According to Bhaagvat, (Bhaagvat Puraan, 5/1) Barhishmatee gave birth to 10 sons - Aagneedhra, Idhmjivha, Yagyabaahu, Mahaaveer, Hiranyaretaa, Ghritprishth, Savan, Medhaatithi, Veetihotra and Kavi. Among them his three sons - Kavi, Mahaaveer and Savan were Brahmchaaree. and one daughter Oorjswatee who was married to Shukraachaarya.

--One of the terrific manifestations of Shiv, shown as Bhairav whose Vaahan is a fierce dog. There are others also, such as Kaal Bhairav, Nakuleshwar Bhairav. Batuk Bhairav is called "Siddhi-da" or conferring felicity or success.

BHAARGAV    see     AURV

--Bhaargav are all those Rishi who are born in Bhrigu's Vansh (lineage), such as, Jamagagni, Chyavan, Parashuraam etc.
--[Aangiras, p 264] It was very common for the Bhaargav to marry the daughters of Kshatriya kings. The Bhaargav clan produced more than 20 Rishi to whom the Rig Ved are ascribed. They are Anaanat, Arun, Chyavan, Devaapi, Gritsamad, Ita, Jamadagni, Kavi, Kritnu, Koorm, Nem, Paruchhep, Prayog, Prithu, Raam, Somaahuti, Sumitra, Syoomarashmi, Ushan, Ven. Yaask, the author of Nirukt and Shaunak, the author of Rig Ved Praatishaakhya and Anukramani were both Bhaargav. Similarly Vaishampaayan who is believed to have narrated the story of MBH to King Janamejaya was a Bhaargav. Others were Vaalmeeki (the author of Raamaayan), Paanini (the grammarian), Chaanakya (the author of Arthshaastra, Vaatsyaayan (the author of Kaam Shaastra) and Baan (the greatest prose writer of classical Sanskrit. Even Aadi Shankaraachaarya was also a Bhaargav.

BHADRAA - Daughter of Soorya and Chhaayaa (Soorya's wife's shadow woman)
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--She is Shanaishchar's real sister who troubled people very much. Her story is given in Bhavishya Puraan, 4/37.

BHADRAA - Princess of Kaikaya Desh, (Daughter of Shrutkeerti - Krishn's Another Buaa)
Married to - Krishn, Avataar (as one of His 8 principal wives)
Children - 10 sons - (1) Sangraamjit, (2) Brihatsen, (3) Shoor, (4) Praharan, (5) Arijit, (6) Jaya, (7) Subhadra,
                     (8) Vaam, (9) Aayu, (10) Atyak.  [Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u9]
--Krishn's 8 wives were Rukminee (Daughter of Bheeshmak), Satyabhaamaa (Daughter of Satraajit), Satyaa (Daughter of Nagnjit), Jaambvatee (Daughter of Jaambvaan),  Bhadraa (Princess of Kaikaya Desh - Daughter of Krishn's another Buaa Shrutkeerti), Lakshmanaa, Mitravindaa, and  Kaalindee.

BHAGADATT - Son of Bhaumaasur

BHAGADATT - King of Praagjyotish, Grandson of Shailaalaya
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Vajradatt
--Bhagadatt was the friend of Indra.
--He had an elephant, named Supratikaa, who had an armor on his body that is why that elephant was invincible. Only Arjun or Krishn knew how to break it. He had infallible Vaishnav Astra also because of which he was invincible. In fury he used that at Arjun, but Krishn took it on His chest and saved Arjun.  He was killed by Arjun in Mahaabhaarat war on 12th day when Susharmaa etc took Arjun away from the battle field in pursuit of capturing Yudhishthir.
--Vajradatt fought with Arjun when Yudhishthir performed his Ashwamedh Yagya after the war but was not killed by him. (MBH, G-7/21)

BHAGEERATH - King of Soorya Vansh, Son of Dileep
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Shrut
--Sagar's son was Asmanjas, Asmanjas' son was Anshumaan, Anshumaan's son was Dileep and Dileep's son was Bhageerath. He brought Gangaa on Earth to give Mukti to his 60,000 great grand uncles (Asmanjas' 60,000 stepbrothers - King Sagar's sons).

Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--Manifestation of Shiv. Brother of Vaitaal.
--Vaitaal was the monkey-faced son of Shiv, born of Gauree after she had entered into the body of Raanee Taraavatee, wife of Raajaa Chandrashekhar. Two sons were born from her - one Bhairav and another Vaitaal. (see his history as given by Aurv Muni to Raajaa Sagar in Kalki Puraan, Ch xlv)

BHARADWAAJ - Son of Brihaspati and Mamataa (Utathya's wife)
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Manyu
--King Bharat had three wives and had nine sons from them, but Bharat said - "They are not like me"; lest Bharat leaves them, their mothers killed them. Then Bharat did Marutsom Yagya with the desire of a son. At its completion Marud Gan gave him Bharadwaaj named child as his son who was born from Brihaspati's semen established in the womb of Utathya's wife Mamataa and was delivered by Deerghtamaa Muni by hitting his foot on her stomach.
--About naming this boy - "After the son was delivered, Brihaspati said to Mamataa - "This son is born 'Dwaaj' (from both of us), therefore you bring him up (Bharan Karo)"; then Mamataa said - "Hey Brihaspati, This son is born 'Dwaaj", you bring him up". Thus arguing both parents went away, that is why he was named as Bharadwaaj." Because the birth of sons got failed and Marud Gan gave Bharadwaaj to Bharat that is why he was called Vitath also.
--[Agni Puraan, 28] says that he had 5 sons - (1) Suhotra, (2) Suhota (3) Gaya, (4) Garbh and (5) Kapil. Besides them he had 2 sons more - Mahaatmaa and Suketu. Later he had 2 sons more - Kaushik and Gritspati. Thus he had 9 sons. Among them Gritspati had 2 sons - Kaash and Deerghtamaa.

Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Vashishth
                1 daughter - Idvidaa (Born from Trinbindu and Alambooshaa Apsaraa's daughter),
                      (Married to Muni Vishravaa)
--He was the disciple of Vaalmeeki Jee.
--He entertained Bharat and his army when he was going to Raam to bring Him back from forest to Ayodhyaa.
--He and his family composed the 6th Mandal of Rig Ved Sanhitaa. Drona of MBH was a late descendent of Bharadwaaj.

BHARAT - Avataar of Paanchjanya Shankh (Son of Dasharath and Kaikeyee)
Married to - Maandavee (Daughter of Kushdhwaj, the brother of Janak of Mithilaa)
Children - 2 sons - Taksh and Pushkal
--[Padm Puraan, 5/40] says he was Avataar of Paanchjanya Shankh and half brother of Raam. Bharat's mother Kaikeyee was the instrument to send Raam to forest, kingdom to Bharat. Bharat refused the throne, but he ruled as Raam's regent who returned after the exile of 14 years.
--Bharat inhabited two cities for his sons - Takshshilaa and Pushkalaavat for his two sons.
--[Padm Puraan, 4/15] says that Pushkal's wife's name was Kaantimatee.
--[Agni Puraan, p 4] says that after killing Shailoosh named Gandharv and his 30 million descendents, Bharat divided the area around Sindhu River in two Pradesh - Gaandhaar and Madra Desh and gave them to his two sons - Taksh and Pushkar (his son's name is given as Pushakar not Pushkal).

BHARAT - King, Son of Dushyant and Shakuntalaa
Married to - 3 wives - Sunandaa (daughter of Sarvsen, the King of Kaashee)
Children - 9 sons - all were killed by their mothers.
                1 son - Bhumanyu (from Sunandaa)
--He was named Bharat because his father accepted him only after hearing Aakaashvaanee (the supported). His another name was Vitath. He had 9 sons but he found none of them according to his liking so his wives killed them all. Then by the grace of Vashishth he got a son name Bhumanyu from Sunandaa. [MBH, G-1/1] says that Bharat got Bhumanyu by doing a Yagya under the guidance of Bharadwaaj Muni.
--[Aangiras, p 259] says he was there around 2580-2500 BC. The Kaurav and Paandav were his descendents. The name of this country, Bhaarat Varsh, was derived from his name only.



BHAUMAASUR - Daitya King of Praag Jyotishpur, Son of Prithvi, [Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u8]
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Bhagdatt
--Bhaumaasur had taken the Chhatra (royal umbrella) of Varun, earrings of mother Aditi, and Mani Parvat place of Devtaa located on Meru Parvat. So Raajaa Indra came to Dwaarakaa and told everything about Bhaumaasur (Narakaasur). Krishn rode on His Garud with His beloved wife Satyabhaamaa and went to Bhaumaasur's capital Praag Jyotishpur. It was difficult to enter that city. First it was surrounded by mountains, then by weapons, then there was a moat filled with water and after that there was fire around. After that there was gas, and after that there were 10,000 knots network giarded by Mur Daitya. Krishn broke mountains with His Gadaa, broke the weapons with His arrows, destroyed fire, water and gas boundaries through His Chakra and cut all knots. There were some large machines which he broke with the sound of His Shankh and broke the boundary wall of the city with His Gadaa.
--He had imprisoned 16,000 princess. So when Krishn killed him, He married those princesses together and brought them to Dwaarakaa. [Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u8]

BHAYA - Son of Amrit and Nikriti
Married to - Maayaa
Children - 1 son - Mrityu
--This is according to [Agni Puraan, 8].

BHAYAA - Kaal's sister (Kaal was born from Brahmaa's back)
Married to - Heti (Heti and Praheti were born from Brahmaa)
Children - Vidyutkesh

BHEEMSEN - Prince, 2nd of 5 Paandav, Son of Pavan Dev and Kuntee
Married to - 3 wives - Hidimbaa (sister of Hidimb), Draupadee (Daughter of Drupad), 
                            Balandharaa (Daughter of King of Kaashee)
Children - 3 sons - 1 son - Ghatotkach from Hidimbaa; 
                             1 son - Shrutsen from Draupadee;
                            1 son - Sarvaang from Balandharaa, [Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/13 says Sarvgat from Kaalee)
--His another name was Vrikodar. Vrik is Agni and Udar means stomach - it means he had Vrik named Agni in his stomach. [Padm Puraan, 5/6] says, he tells Vyaas Jee that he couldn't keep any fast even by eating once a day, because he had Vrik named Agni in his stomach, and it subsided only after eating a lot. He could keep only one fast in one year.
--His conch's name was Paudrak (Arundinca). His Saarathee's name Vishok. 
--His son Ghatotkach was very brave and mighty. He forced Karn to use his Power, given by Indra in exchange of his Kavach and Kundal, to kill him, and thus saved his uncle Arjun.
--He had a grandson also - Ghatotkach's son - named Anjanparv who also fought in Mahaabhaarat war.
--He killed many important and mighty people in Mahaabhaarat. 
--First he killed Hidimb Raakshas (while they were roaming around after they had escaped from Baaranaavat incident) and married Hidimbaa - Hidimb's sister, and had a son from her Ghatotkach.
--Then he killed Bakaasur Raakshas (while they were roaming around after they escaped from Baaranaavat incident and were in Ekchakraa Nagaree);.
--He killed mighty Jaraasandh - the king of Magadh (at the time of Raajsooya Yagya of Yudhishthir); he had the strength of 10,000 elephants.
--He killed Kirmeeraa Raakshas (brother of Bakaasur and a friend of Hidimb when they started their exile period). He killed Jataasur Raakshas too.
--He killed Keechak, the brother-in-law of the King Viraat, when Paandav were spending their Agyaatvaas year in Viraat's kingdom.
--He killed all 100 sons of Dhritraashtra, including Duryodhan.
--He killed 6 sons of Subal i.e. Shakuni's brothers - Shatchandra, Gavaaksh, Sarabh, Vibhu, Subhag, and Bhaanudatt (on 14th day of the MBH war).
--Dhritraashtra was so angry with him that if he had embraced him he would have killed him by his embrace only, so knowing his intentions, Krishn presented an iron statue of Bheem to Dhritraashtra when he wanted to embrace Bheem after the war. Dhritraashtra indeed crushed that iron statue.
--In [MBH, Aashramvaas, 25] [MBH, G-7/28] there is a reference of Jaraasandh's daughter as a wife of Bheem. Her name is given as Jaraasandhaa.

BHEESHM - Incarnation of Eighth Vasu (Son of Shaantanu and Gangaa)
Married to - Brahmchaaree
Children - None
--His real name was Devavrat. He took a great vow to remain lifelong Brahmchaaree, since then he was called Bheeshm. He took another vow to remain lifelong Brahmchaaree so that his descendents cannot claim the kingdom. His father Shantanu gave him Var of Ichchhaa Mrityu also.
--(MBH, Aadi, 98) says that Gangaa named him Gangaadatt.
--He was Commander-in-chief of Kaurav army for 10 days and then he was killed by Shikhandee (Ambaa's incarnation) who was born to kill him, on the 10th day.

BHEESHMAK - King of Vidarbh Desh
Married to - nnn
Children - 5 sons - Rukmee, Rukmrath, Rukmbaahu, Rukmesh and Rukmmaalee (Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u3)
                1 daughter - Rukminee (Married to Krishn)
--The capital of Vidarbh Desh was Kundinpur. Rukminee was kidnapped from here by Krishn.
--[Aangiras, p 267] writes a new story about him that "Bheeshmak was the last name of the father of Rukminee whose short name was Raadhaa and who was the incarnation of Lakshmee. His first name was Vrishbhaanu. Vrishbhaanu Bheeshmak ascended the throne of Vidarbh when his elder brother had taken up Sanyaas. Bheeshma had lived in Vrindaa Van for some time, before moving back to Vidarbh Desh."
This is the new thing I read in this book, I don't know how far it is true. Can anybody tell?

BHOORI - Prince, Son of Somdatt (Son of Baalheek)
--He had two brothers more - Bhoorishravaa and Shal.
--Prateep -> Baahleek -> Somdatt -> Bhoorishravaa, Bhoori, Shal
--Bhoorishravaa was the eldest and Shal was the youngest son of Somdatt.
--Prateep -> Shantanu -> Vichitraveerya -> Dhritraashtra -> Duryodhan. 
--Thus Bhoori was an uncle of Duryodhan. He fought for Duryodhan in Mahaabhaarat war.
--He was killed by Saatyaki on 14th day of Mahaabhaarat war in the night war. His brother Bhoorishravaa and then his father were already killed by Saatyaki on the same day in the day time.

BHOORISHRAVAA - Prince, Son of Somdatt (Son of Baahleek)
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--Prateep -> Baahleek -> Somdatt -> Bhoorishravaa, Bhoori, Shal
--Bhoorishravaa was the eldest and Shal was the youngest son of Somdatt.
--Prateep -> Shantanu -> Vichitraveerya -> Dhritraashtra -> Duryodhan. Thus Bhoorishravaa was an uncle of Duryodhan. He fought for Duryodhan in Mahaabhaarat war.
--He was killed by Saatyaki on the account of some domestic quarrel with Saatyaki's grandfather on 14th day of Mahaabhaarat war.
--Later his father Somdatt was also killed by Saatyaki, then his brother Bhoori was also killed by Saatyaki in the night war on the same day.

BHRIGU - Maharshi, 1 of the 10 Maanas Putra of Brahmaa
Married to - Khyaati (Daughter of Daksh), Pulomaa (daughter of Daksh)
Children - 2 sons - Dhaataa and Vidhaataa (from Khyaati)
                1 daughter - Lakshmee (from Khyaati, and married to Naaraayan) [Bhavishya Puraan, 4/10Padm Puraan, 1/4]
                1 son - Chyavan Rishi (from Pulomaa)
--Angiras and Atharvan are the other names of Bhrigu whose descendants composed the greatest number of Rig Ved hymns. Angiras word is originated from "Agni". He was called so because he introduced Fire worship to convey man's message to God. His descendents are called Bhaargav or Aangiras. [Padm Puraan] gives a story about him that he put his left foot on the breast of Vishnu to awaken Him from sloth. He was the contemporary of King Vaivaswat Manu, Maharshi Atri, Maharshi Kahshyap, which places him around 3000 BC. He himself did not contribute any hymn to Rig Ved.
--He had another son named Kavi. Kavi had a son named Shukraachaarya who became Daitya Guru, as Brihaspati is Guru of Devtaa. Being the son of Kavi, he is known as Kavya.
--[Bhaagvat Puraan, 6/7] Bhrigu Jee took birth second time from Varun's wife Charshanee. Before this he was Brahmaa's son. Since Vaalmeeki Jee was also Varun's son, it means that both Bhrigu and Vaalmeeki Jee were brothers.
--[Padm Puraan, 4/3] says that Chyavan Rishi was Bhrigu's son and gives the description of his birth thus - Once Bhrigu Jee went to bring Samidhaa in the evening. At the same time Daman named Daitya came and started destroying his Yagya, and asked about Bhrigu and his wife. When he asked Agni Dev this several times Agni Dev got frightened and pointed towards Bhrigu's wife. She was pregnant that time. Daitya misbehaved with her, so the child came out the womb and said to him - "Wait here, and burn immediately." The Daitya got burned immediately. When Bhrigu Jee came to Aashram and knew about this, he gave Shaap to Agni Dev, "You eat everything, holy or unholy." Agni Dev got very sad hearing this, he asked for his forgiveness, then Bhrigu Jee said - "All right, even after everything you will remain holy." Since the child fell from the womb (Chyut), he named him Chyavan.
[At other place this Raakshas' name is given as Puolomaa.]
--[MBH, Aadi, 5], [MBH, G-0/5] tells a similar story to Padm Puraan about Chyavan's birth.
--[Valmiki Ramayan, 1/25] says that Vishnu killed Bhrigu's wife because she wished the world to be without Indra.

BHRIGU - Son of Varun and Chaarshanee [Bhaagvat Puraan, 6/7]
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--This was his second birth. First he was born from Brahmaa Jee.

BIMBISAAR - King of Magadh, Son of Chandragupt Maurya
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Ajaatshatru
--He was the king of Magadh in the times of Gautam Buddha (around 563 BC). He became his disciple and gave Venu Van to him to live there.
--His son and heir Ajaatshatru imprisoned him and later when he went to free him, Bimbsaar thought he was coming to kill him, because he was coming with a sword so that he could free him, so he committed suicide. But (Bhavishya Puraan, 3/5) says that Bimbsaar's son was Ashok.

BRAHMAA - One of the 3 Principal Devtaa
Married to - Saraswatee as his consort
Children - Sanakaadi Muni, 10 Rishi, and many others
--He is one of the three principal Devtaa - Brahmaa, Vishnu and Shiv. Brahmaa creates this world, Vishnu sustains it and Shiv destroys it.
--As part of the creation, first he produced four Sanakaadi Muni - Sanak, Sanandan, Sanat Kumaar and Sanaatan. But since they were born through Tap, they refused to create further and went for Tap. Then he produced 10 Rishi - Angiraa, Atri, Bhrigu, Daksh, Kratu, Mareechi, Pulah, Pulastya, Naarad, and Vashishth.
--[Padm Puraan, 5/37] says that "Brahmaa Jee created 9 Prajaapati - Bhrigu, Mareechi, Atri, Daksh, Kardam, Pulastya, Pulah, Angiraa, and Kratu."

BRIHADKSHATRA - Prince, 1st of 5 Kaikaya Brothers
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--He was the eldest of 5 Kaikaya Brothers. He fought from Paandav's side and was killed by Drone on 14th day of Mahaabhaarat war. (Drone, 124)

BRIHADRATH - Son of Uparichar Vasu (Ajameedh -> Riksh -> Sanvaran -> Kuru -> -> Kritee -> Uparichar Vasu)
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Kushaagra (from one wife)
                1 son Jaraasandh (from another wife)
--Jaraasandh is the same who was born in two pieces and was joined by Jaraa Raakshasee.

BRIHASPATI - Guru of Devtaa, Son of Angiraa and Suroopaa (According to MBH, G-0/14MBH, G-7/4, Bhavishya Puraan, p 15)
Married to - Taaraa
Children - 1 son - Kach
--[MBH, G-4-Van/41] says that his wife's name was Shubhaa, and she had 7 daughters - (1) Bhaanumatee, (2) Raag, (3) Sineevaalee, (4) Aarchismatee, (5) Havishmatee, (6) Maahishmatee, (7) Mahaamatee, (8) Kuhoo.
--[MBH, G-0-Prolog/14] Angiraa has three sons - Brihaspati, Utathya, and Samvart. And it seems that he had one daughter also named Varastree who married Prabhaas Vasu and had Vishwakamaa as her son.
--According to [MBH, Shaanti, 29], Brihaspati has a brother also named Samvart.
--On the request of Devtaa he sent his son Kach to learn Sanjeevanee Vidyaa (to make alive the dead) from Shukraachaarya Jee. He went there and learned it but lost it because of Shukra's daughter Devayaanee's Shaap. He could not use it himself, but he could teach to others.
--He had illicit relations with his brother Utathya's wife Mamataa at the time she was pregnant with Deerghtamaa. The child in her womb asked him not to make effort to put another child with him, but Brihaspati didn't listen to him and cursed the child in womb to be in perpetual darkness. That is why Deerghtamaa was born blind.
--[Aangiras, p 248-249] Name of a Vaidik deity, who is also called Braahmanaspati. Brihaspati, in the Ved, is Brahm, and Purohit as well as Angiras. He is the Lord of prayers as his name indicates. He is called Poorvbhaj, means entitled to the first prayer. He is called wisest of the wise. He is also called Ganapati. Brihaspati Ganapati gradually lost the name Brihaspati and began to be called as Ganapati. The elephant-headed appearance of Ganapati and stories related to Ganapati do not have their origin in the Ved. There are two Mantra, one in Rig Ved and the other in Yajur Ved where Brihaspati is invoked  with only his name as Ganapati. These two Mantra are still very commonly chanted as prayers. In the Yajur Ved Sanhitaa verse, the term "Gan" is used for the worshipper and "Pati" means "the Lord"; hence "Ganapati" means "our Lord".

Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Bharadwaaj
--[Aangiras, p 249] He lived around 2000 BC.

BUDDHA, GAUTAM - 9th or 23rd Avataar, Son of king Shuddhodan and Mahaamaayaa
Married to - Yashodharaa
Children - 1 son - Raahul
--He was known as Shaakya Muni also.
--Vishnu Puraan, Bhaagvat Puraan etc say that he was the incarnation of Vishnu. He was born under a Shaal tree, in Lumbinee Forest, on Vasant Poornimaa,  in 7th century 623 BC in Kapilvastu. He died in 544/543 BC. He propagated Bauddh Dharm.
--He was the son of a Shak king Shuddhodan who was the king of Kapilvastu, at that time in India but presently in Nepal State. At his birth he was named as Siddhaarth. Because of being born in Shak clan he was called as Shaakya Muni too. He was married to a beautiful girl Yashodharaa and had a son named Raahul.
--But [Bhavishya Puraan, 3/5] says that he was a Devtaa and was the son of Kaashyap named Braahman. Everybody knows that his son's name was Raahul, but Bhavishya Puraan says that his son's name was Shaakya Muni. According to Bhavishya Puraan Buddh Jee ruled for 10 years and his son Shaakya Muni ruled for 20 years. Buddh Jee was the last king of Shak, or Shaakya clan.
--After him started Lichchhivi Vansh rule.
--Read Buddh's biography.

BUDH - Devtaa, Son of Chandramaa and Taaraa (Brihaspati's wife)
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Pururavaa (from Il - the son of Vaivaswat Manu who was in the form of a woman as Ilaa
         because of Shiv's Shaap)
--[Agni Puraan, 26] gives the story of his birth like this - Som did Raajsooya Yagya and donated three Lok kingdom as Dakshinaa. After he had taken the final bath, nine Devee came to see Som's beauty and got attracted to him. They started serving him. Lakshmee left Naaraayan, Dyuti left Agni Dev, Pushti left her husband Dhaataa, Prabhaa left Prabhaakar, Kuhoo left Havishyamaan, Keerti left her husband Jayant, Vasu left Kashyap Jee and Dhriti left her husband Nandi, and came to Som. Chandramaa accepted all as his wife with love. In spite of behaving like this with other's wives, their husbands could not curse him or harm him by any weapon, rather Som became the Lord of seven Lok by the effect of his Tap.
This injustice made his mind polluted, he insulted Angiraa's son Brihaspati and abducted his wife. Because of this a great war took place between Devtaa and Asur. This war is famous as "Taarakaamaya War". In the end, Brahmaa Jee Gave Taaraa to Brihaspati halting Shukraachaarya (fighting from Chandramaa's side). Seeing Taaraa pregnant, Brihaspati said to her - "Get this pregnancy aborted." By his order she threw out her pregnancy. A very beautiful boy appeared from it. He said - "I am Chandramaa's son. Thus Budh was born from Chandramaa.


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