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PAANCHAAL PRINCES - Princes of Drupad's family
-- Mahaabhaarat several times mentions some names as Paanchaal's princes, they could be anybody's sons - Shikhande's, Dhrishtdyumn's or anybody else. Their names are - Chandradev and Dandadhar - killed by Karn on 17th day (Karn, 49); Janmejaya (Karn, 49); Vyaaghraketu, Susharmaa, Chitra, Ugrayudh, Jaya, Shukla, Rochaman, Singhsen (Karn, 56); 
--About their origin: [Agni Puraan, 28] says - Vitath's (Bharadwaaj) son Suhotra had the son named Brihat, Brihat had 3 sons - Ajameedh, Dwimeedh, and Purumeedh. Ajameedh's wife Keshinee gave birth to Jahnu, Jahnu's son was Ajakaashwa, and Ajakaashwa's son was Balaakaashwa. Balaakaashwa's son was Kushik, Kushik's son was Gaadhi. Gaadhi had one daughter Satyavatee and one son Vishwaamitra. Vishwaamitra had Devaraat and Katimukh etc sons. Ajameedh had other sons also - Shunahshep and Ashtak. His Neelimaa named wife gave birth to a son named Shaanti. Shaanti's son was Purujaati, Purujaati's son was Baahyaashwa, and Baahyaashwa had 5 sons - Mukul, Srinjaya, Brihadishu, Yaveenar, and Krimil. They were known as Paanchaal.

--Descendents of King Paandu, King of Hastinaapur, especially his five sons - Yudhihthir, Bheem, Arjun, Nakul and Sahadev.

PAANDU - King, Son of Vichitraveerya and Ambaalikaa, Grandson of Shantanu
Married to - Kuntee (Daughter of Kuntibhoj, Sister of Vasudev - Krishn's father)
                    Maadree - Princess of Madra Desh (Sister of Shalya)
Children - 5 sons - Yudhishthir, Bheem, Arjun, Nakul and Sahadev
--When he, with his both queens, was in forest on a short vacation, accidentally he killed a Rishi. At that time he was with his wife. Rishi gave him Shaap that as you will be in love with your wife you will also die, as I am dying. It meant that he could not have children.
--But Kuntee said that she had a Mantra which she could use to invoke any Devtaa. So she invoked Dharm, Pavan, and Indra and had three sons from them - Yudhishthir, Bheem and Arjun. She taught that Mantra to Maadree also so she invoked Ashwinee Kumaar and had a twins - Nakul and Sahadev.
--Once he got attracted to Maadree so he died then and there. Maadree became Satee with him.
--MBH Serial says that the Rishi who was killed by Paandu and who gave him Shaap was Kindam Rishi. While [Agni Puraan, 6] says that he died near Shatshring Muni's Aashram. Both of these names do not appear in MBH by KMG.

PAARVATEE - Devee, Daughter of Himvaan and Mainaa
Married to - Shiv
Children - Ganesh, Kaartikeya (Sometimes he is said to be the son of Agni)
--She is called Paarvatee, because she was born to Parvat Raaj. Her other names are Umaa (because her father named her by this name and this name is mentioned in Ken Upanishad too); Annpoornaa (who nourishes all), Aparnaa (Kaali Daas and Tulasee Daas Jee gave this name to her because she did not eat even Parn - leaves, while doing Tap to get Shiv as her husband); Bhavaanee, Durgaa, Gauree, Kaalee or Mahaakaalee (because she is the wife of Mahaakaal or Shiv), Satee, Shail Putree, Shail Kumaaree or Shail Baalaa (because she was the daughter of a Shail - mountain), Girijaa (being the daughter of Giri or mountain), Haimaavate (being the daughter of Himvaan), Aadyaa (being Primordial Shakti).
--She was the incarnation of Satee and did severe Tapasyaa to get Shiv as her husband.
--[Aangiras, p 105] says Kaalee is the name of Paarvatee, she is called Mahaakaalee or in short Kaalee, because she is the consort of Mahaakaal. Shiv is called Mahaakaal because he is responsible for dissolution. Unfortunately Kaalee also means "black woman", so ignorant people created a ferocious figure of Kaalee and performed sinful acts in the name of worshipping her.

PAAVAK - 1 of 3 Fires from Agni Dev and Swaahaa (Daksh and Prasooti's daughter)
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--Agni Dev and Swaahaa had three fires - Paavak, Pavamaan, and Shuchi; and one son - Swaarochish Manu.

PANCHJAN - Raakshas
--He was a conch-shape Raakshas.
--This story comes in Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/p15 - When Krishn and Balaraam had finished their education at Saandeepan Muni's Aashram, they wanted to give Guru Dakshinaa, although Saandeepan Muni did not want to take anything from them because he considered himself lucky and proud that Krishn like student was his disciple, but Krishn insisted that His education could not be considered complete unless He had paid Guru Dakshinaa. At this he said - "I don't need anything, you may ask your Guru Maataa." Krishn knew that they were very sad because their son got lost long time ago. So they went to Prabhaas Kshetra seashore to find him. He invoked sea and asked him about the son, but sea said, "I have not taken him, maybe Shankhaasur, who lives in me, has taken him." Then Krishn went into the sea, found Shankhaasur and killed him. Still He didn't find Guru's son. He took that Paanchjanya conch in which he lived and tried to give it to his Guru, but Saandeepan Muni refused to take it saying "This is yours, you keep it."

PANCHJANEE - Daughter of Vishwaroop, Granddaughter of Twashtaa
Married to - Jadbharat (Son of 
Children - 5 sons - Sumati, Raashtrabharat, Sudarshan, Aavaran, and Dhoomraketu.

Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--He fought from Paandav's side. He thought himself the most superior to Bheeshm, Drone, Kripaa, Ashwatthaamaa, Arjun, Vaasudev etc. He was killed by Ashwatthaamaa on the 17th day of war. [Karn, 20]

PARAASHAR - Rishi, Son of Shakti and Adrashyanti, Grandson of Vashishth
Married to - 
Children - 1 son - Ved Vyaas (from Satyavatee - daughter of Daash Raaj)
--Once Paraashar was crossing Gangaa in Satyavatee's boat, that he gave a son to her. He was born on an island. Maharshi Paraashar is the grandson of Brahmarshi Vashishth, and the son of Shakti. He produced a son from Daash Raaj's daughter Satyavatee before her marriage to king Shaantanu - Ved Vyaas Jee. Thus in a way, Paandav and Kaurav were in the lineage of Vashishth Jee also (Vashishth --> Shakti --> Paraashar --> Vyaas Jee --> Dhritraashtra and Paandu --> Kaurav and Paandav).
--He told Vishnu Puraan to Maitreya Muni.
--[Aangiras, p 213] says - (c 2400-2320). Name of a Vaidik sage who has written som hymns for Rig Ved. He was the grandson of sage Vasishth. There was a second man by the same name, lived much later, c 200 BC, who wrote "Paraashar Smriti", a book on the laws of conduct.

PARASHURAAM - Avataar. Son of Jamadagni and Renukaa; Grandson of Richeek Muni and Satyavatee
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--He had several brothers - Vasumaan etc, but he was the youngest among all. He was born to exterminate all Kshatriya of Prithvi. He exterminated Kshatriya from Prithvi 21 times and filled five tanks from their blood. The place he built these five tanks was called "Samantpanchak" and later Kurukshetra where MBH war was fought.
--Once he cut the throats of his mother and brothers at the order of his father Jamadagni, because he knew the powers of his father. Later he got them revived by his father.
--He confronted Raam and Lakshman when Raam broke Shiv's bow at Seetaa's Swayamvar. Both Maanas and  Raamaayan give its description. Maanas gives it as soon as Raam broke the bow; and Raamaayan gives it when the marriage procession was going back to Ayodhyaa. He met them on their way.
--About all the three incidents, Aangiras (p 212) says, "There are many absurd statements and stories created by the interpolators of Puraan and epics about Parashuraam among which these three incidents stand out." and he cites the above three stories. Then he writes, "In reality, Parashuraam, the son of Jamadagni, lived 29 generations before Shree Raam and therefore could not confront Shree Raam. Parashuraam is not mentioned in the story of Raam in the older Puraan. Even in Vaalmeeki Raamaayan it is found only because of later interpolation."
[But how can it be true, because Parashuraam's name is mentioned in MBH several times. Krishn, according to Aangiras, was during 1150-1064 BC; and if Krishn was in MBH times then MBH was during 1150-1064 BC, and Parashuraam taught Bheeshm, Drone and Karn, donated Prithvi to Kashyap and went away on Mahendra Parvat. Since MBH happened in the end of Dwaapar Yug, and Raam was in Tretaa Yug, and Parashuraam was 29 generations before Raam; all this shows that he lived at least in both Yug - Tretaa and Dwaapar Yug. People believe that he is still living on Mahendra Parvat.]
--Among his disciples were (1) Bheeshm who later fought with him and defeated him; (2) Karn to whom he gave Shaap because he got his education from him by telling him lie that he was a Braahman; (3) Drone - he went to him just to ask for something, because at that time he was very poor and he was lloking for some assistance and Parashuraam Jee was donating everything, but by the time Drone came to him he had already donated everything, he had donated even Prithvi to Kashyap Jee, so he taught Drone warfare techniques and gave some weapons.

PAREEKSHIT - King, Son of Abhimanyu and Uttaraa, Grandson of Arjun and Subhadraa
Married to - Iraavatee (Daughter of Uttar - Viraat's son and Uttaraa's brother)
Children - 4 sons - Janamejaya, Shrutsen, Bheemsen, and Ugrasen
--Pareekshit was killed in womb by Ashwatthaamaa's Brahm Astra, but Krishn gave him life. He was named as Vishnuraat because he was saved by Vishnu Himself. 
--He was the first king of Kali Yug. He thought that he wouldn't allow Kali Yug to live in his kingdom, but cunningly Kali got the permission and asked the dwelling place for himself. Pareekshit gave him four places - Where people play dice games, bars, where man meets a woman, and violence. So four types of A-Dharm exist in these places - untruth, pride, attachment, and cruelty. He asked other places also to live so Pareekshit gave him "gold" also. As soon as Pareeksit said "gold", he sat in the gold crown of Pareekshit. Only he inspired Pareekshit to put dead snake in the neck of Shameek Muni which resulted in the Shaap from Shringee Rishi - that Takshak Naag will bite him on the seventh day from the day he put the snake in his father's neck.
--[Aangiras, p 213] says - (1) (c 1300 BC). Name of an ancestor of famous Pareekshit, who founded the Kuru Dynasty and clan. (2) (c 1050 BC) The grandson of Arjun and son of Abhimanyu, who was the father of Janamejaya. He is said to be born still because he was killed in the womb by a Divine weapon that Ashwatthaamaa used for this purpose. Shree Krishn brought him back to life at birth. Pareekshit succeeded Yudhishthir on the throne of Hastinaapur when the latter retired. Pareekshit is said to have died from the bite of a snake (Naag) under a curse. Perhaps he was killed by a king of the human Naag tribe.

PARJANYA - Prajaapati
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Hiranyaromaa
--Brahmaa appointed Hiranyaromaa as the Lord of North direction

PARVAT - Rishi


PAULOM - Daitya, Sons of Pulomaa (Daughter of Vaishwaanar - Son of Kashyap and Danu)
--[Bhaagvat Puraan, 6/3] says that Kashyap Jee married his granddaughters (Danu's son Vaishwaanar's two of the four daughters) Kaalakaa and Pulomaa. Both had 60,000 sons in number - Kaalakeya and Paulom. They were called Nivaatkavach also. Indra had to take help from Arjun as thy had the Var that they could only be killed by a human being. They were killed by Arjun at the request of Indra, when he was in Swarg Lok to take Divine weapons from him.
--[Vishnu Puraan, 1/13] says Nivatkavach was one Daitya and he was very powerful.

PAUNDRAK - King of Karoosh Desh (Kaashee)
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--[Padm Puraan, 5/46] says that he did the Jap of Shiv's 5-letter Mantra for 12 years in Kaashee. At that time he worshipped him by his eyes. Pleased with him Shiv Jee asked him to ask for any Var. He asked him the same form as of Vaasudev. He gave him that - 4 arms with Shankh, Chakra, lotus flower and Gadaa; large eyes, crown, earrings, yellow cloth and Kaustubh Mani etc. So he started deluding people that he was Vaasudev.
--As considered himself as Krishn, he challenged Krishn, "Either you take off all your marks of Vishnu, or fight with me." Krishn accepted his challenge and told him to take them off in front of him. First He took off His Chakra and said - See, I have taken off Chakra, save yourself." Krishn thus killed him.
--When Krishn attacked him he was living in Kaashee with his friend, so both came to fight with Krishn. Krishn killed them both and threw Kaashee's king's head in his city.  When his son Sudakshin came to know about he created a Krityaa to kill Krishn but Krishn's Chakra sent him back, so he killed his creator Braahman and Sudakshin too.

--He had the might of 10,000 elephants. He was killed by Arjun.

PAVAMAAN - 1 of 3 Fires from Agni Dev and Swaahaa (Daksh and Prasooti's daughter)
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--Agni Dev and Swaahaa had three fires - Paavak, Pavamaan, and Shuchi; and one son - Swaarochish Manu.

PAVAN DEV - Devtaa
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Hanumaan, from Anjanee for Kesaree
                1 son - Bheemsen from Kuntee for Paandu
                1 son - Mankakaa from Sukanyaa
--According to MBH, Stories, 6/38 Marut Gan were the grandchildren of Pavan Dev. Pavan Dev had a son named Mankankaa on Sukanyaa. Once seeing a beautiful woman Mankankaa's semen fell into the river. He picked it up and kept in pitcher where it got divided in seven parts. From those seven Rishi were born these 49 Marut Gan.

PIPPAL - Son of Mitra and Revatee
--He was three brothers - Arisht, Utsang and Pippal. [Bhaagvat Puraan, 6/7]

PITAR - Sons of Aj
Married to - Swadhaa
Children - 2 daughters - Mainaa and Vaidhaarinee
--[Agni Puraan, 8] says that Aj had Agnishvaatt, Barhishad, Anagni and Saagni named Pitar. And they had these 2 daughters from Swadhaa.

POORNIMAA - Rishi, Son of Mareechi and Kalaa (One of the nine Daughters of Kardam and Devahooti)
--He was the brother of Maharshi Kashyap

POORU - Prince, Son of Yayaati and Sharmishthaa
Married to - Paushti, Kaushalyaa
Children - 3 sons - Praveer, Eeshwar and Raudraashwa (from Paushti)
                1 son - Janamejaya (from Kaushalyaa)
--Puru was the youngest son of Yayaati. His other brothers were - Yadu, Turvasu, Druhyu, and Anu,
--When Yayaati took Sharmishthaa (his mother) to his bed and Devayaanee got angry, she went to her father. Shukra said to Yayaati - "I told you not to take any other woman to your bed, then why did you do it?" Yayaati gave justification for that but Shukra did not consider it proper and gave Shaap to him - "Go and become very ugly looking old." Yayaati said - "It will affect your daughter also." Then Shukra relaxed it saying that he could exchange it with somebody if the other person is ready to take it. Yayaati asked his all the sons one by one to give him his young age and take his old age in exchange, but everybody refused.
--But Puru could not do so. He said - "Those sons are lucky who can help their father in any way." And he took his father's old age and gave his youth to him. Yayaati enjoyed his son's youth for many years. Later he returned his youth to him, took back his old age and went to forest.
--[MBH, Aadi 94] [MBH, G-1/1] He had the wife named Paushti and three sons from her - Praveer, Eeshwar and Raudraashwa.
--He was the ancestor of King Bharat and of the Kaurav and Paandav. He has contributed two Vaidik hymns too.

--She lived with Priyavrat's son Aagneedhra and had nine sons from him. [Bhaagvat Puraan, 5/2]

POOTANAA - Raakshas woman, Incarnation of Ratnmaalaa (Daughter of Daanav King Bali)
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--She was the sister of two Raakshas - Aghaasur and Bakaasur. All the three were killed by Krishn.
--She was the Dhaaya (who feeds to infant in the absence of mother) of Kans. On Kans' order she went to kill Krishn by breast-feeding Him, but herself was killed by Him.
--It is said that she was the incarnation of Ratnmaalaa (Bali's daughter). When she saw Vaaman Bhagavaan she had a desire that she should also have such a child and breast-feed him. But when she saw His Viraat Roop, she wished she would kill Him if He were her son. Bhagavaan heard both of her wishes and fulfilled them in this life. She breastfed Him with love and tried to kill Him too. She got the status of Bhagavaan's mother after her death.

Married to - Oorjswatee
Children - 3 sons - Sah, Aayu, and Purojav

PRAAPTI - Princess, Daughter of Jaraasandh
Married to - Kans
Children - nnn
--They were two sisters - Asti and Praapti. Both were married to Kans. When Krishn killed Kans they became widow.

PRABHAA - Daughter of Swarbhaanu, Granddaughter of Kashyap and Danu (Daughter of Daksh)
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn

PRABHAAS - The 8th Vasu, Son of Vasu (Daughter of Daksh)
Married to - Varastree (Daughter of Angiraa, Sister of Brihaspati)
Children - 1 son - Vishwakarmaa

PRACHETAA GAN - 10 in number
--[Bhaagvat Puraan, 4/6] says that they were the children of Praacheenbarhi and Shatadruti (Samudra's daughter). Praacheenbarhi was the descendent of Raajaa Prithu, his real name was Barhishad. But because he did Yagya at many places that a lot of land was covered with Kush grass that is why he was called as Praacheenbarhi.
--[Agni Puraan, 7] says that their father's name was Praacheenbarhish, and their mother was Samudra'a daughter Savarnaa.
--Vishnu Puraan, 1/15 says that Prachetaa Gan were the sons of Praacheenbarhi and Shatadruti (the daughter of Samudra).

PRADHAA     see     DAKSH

PRADYUMN - Avataar of Kaam Dev, Son of Krishn and Rukminee
Married to - Rukmvatee (Daughter of Rukmee - Rukminee's brother)
Children - Aniruddh (Married to Ushaa - daughter of Daitya Raaj Baanaasur)
--He was born to Krishn and Rukminee in accordance to Var given to Rati by Shiv. Rati herself also took birth on Earth as Maayaavatee. Shambaraasur knew that Pradyumn was his future enemy, so he took him from Rukminee's delivery room when he was 10 days old and threw him in the sea, but luckily a fish swallowed him and a fisherman caught that fish. He presented that fish to Shambaraasur. His maid-servant Maayaavatee, who was the incarnation of Rati, gave it to cook for preparing food. The cook found a boy in it and gave it to Maayaa. She knew that he was her husband. She loved him and brought him up lovingly. She taught him Maayaa also, and when the boy became adult, he killed Shambaraasur. Maayaavatee went to Krishn with Pradyumn.

PRAHETI - Born from Brahmaa
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--He had a brother also Heti.

PRAHLAAD - Daitya, Son of Hiranyakashyap and Kayaadhu, Grandson of Kashyap and Diti
Married to - Dhriti
Children - 4 sons - Aayushmaan, Shibi, Baashkal, Virochan
--Hiranykashyap had 4 sons - Hlaad, Anuhlaad, Prahlaad, and Sanhlaad. But MBH, G-0/14 says that he had 5 sons and the 5th son's name is given as Shibi. It also says that Prahlaad had three sons - Virochan, Kumbh and Nikumbh. Vishnu Puraan, 1/12Agni Puraan, 7  and Bhaagvat Puraan, 6/7 give the name of only 1 son - Virochan; while Vishnu Puraan, 1/13 says that Shibi and Baashkal were the sons of Sanhlaad, not of Prahlaad.
--Prahlaad's father Hiranyakashyap wanted to kill him anyhow because he was a great devotee of Vishnu, but his Bhakti saved him from him and made Hari appear in the form of Narasinh Bhagavaan to kill his father.
--When all attempts failed to kill him, Hiranyakashyap asked his sister Holikaa to kill him as she had a boon that fire would not burn her as long as she wore her Divine necklace So a big pyre was created and she sat on it carrying Prahlaad in her lap. The fire was set but Prahlaad came out unhurt and Holikaa got burnt to ashes in that fire. Finally Hari came to kill Prahlaad's father.
--Some say that she had a boon of not burning in fire if she was alone in that, but in the happiness and pride when she was asked to burn Prahlaad, she forgot this and she sat carrying him in her lap. Since she was not alone at that time she got burnt and Prahlaad came out safe and sound.
--His grandson, Virochan's son Bali, became a very great donor. He donated Tri-Lok to Vishnu.


-- He was killed by Balaraam while they were playing a game. He took Balaraam on his back by skyway, but Balaraam hit him with his fist and killed him.

PRAMATI - Son of Chyavan and Sukanyaa (Daughter of Sharyaati)
Married to - Ghritaachee Apsaraa
Children - 1 Son - Ruru
--Pramati married Ghritaachee Apsaraa and had son from her named Ruru.



PRASENJIT - Brother of Satraajit
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--Prasenjit was Satraajit's brother. He was born in Vrishni Vansh. Vrishni -> Sumitra and Yudhaajit. Yudhaajit had two sons - Shini and Anamitra. Anamitra's son was Nimn, and Nimn had two sons Satraajit and Prasenjit.
--Satraajit was a great devotee of Soorya, so pleased with his Bhakti he appeared before him and asked him to ask for any Var. Satraajit asked for his Mani. He gave it to him. Later Satraajit on some occasion gave it to his brother Prasenjit. He could not take care of it so he was killed by a lion and the lion ran away with it. Jaambvaan was out on hunt, so he killed that lion and took the Mani and gave it to his child to play with. Satraajit blamed Krishn for stealing that Mani as He was asking that Mani from him before. To clear this blame Krishn searched this Mani and brought it to him. Out of embarrassment he gave that Mani and his daughter Satyabhaamaa to Krishn. Krishn did marry his daughter but left Mani with him only.

PRASOOTI - Daughter of Swaayambhuv Manu and Shataroopaa
Married to - Daksh Prajaapati (Son of Brahmaa Jee)
Children - 60 daughters
--Prasooti had two brothers - Priyavrat and Uttaanpaad; and two sisters - Aakooti (married to Ruchi Prajaapati), and Devahooti (married to Kardam Prajaapati)
--For more elaborated description read Daksh (Son of Brahmaa Jee)

PRATARDAN - Prince, Son of Divodaas and Maadhavee (Daughter of Yayaati)
Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--Maadhavee was given to Gaalav Muni by her father Yayaati, as he could not give him the horses he wanted.

PRATIVINDHYA - Prince, Son of Yudhishthir (1st of 5 Paandav) and Draupadee
Married to - Bachelor
Children - None
--Draupadee's all sons were killed by Ashwatthaamaa in sleep on 18th day of Mahaabhaarat war.

PRATYOOSH - 1 of 8 Vasu, Son of Vasu (Daughter of Daksh) and Dharm
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 son - Deval Rishi

Married to - Pulastya (1 of Brahmaa's 10 brainchildren)
Children - 1 son - Dattoli
--[Agni Puraan, 8] says that Pulastya and Preeti had a son named Dattoli.
[Then what happened to Muni Vishravaa and Agastya?]

Married to - Drupad
Children - 2 sons - Dhrishtdyumn, Shikhandee, 
               1 daughter - Draupadee


PRITHU - King, Son of Vane
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 Daughter - Priyamvadaa (Married to Suvrat, Son of Rishi Mrigshring)
--Prithu's father Vane was very cruel, so Rishi killed him through Shaap. Then Braahman churned his body to save the country from agitation. First Mlechchh people appeared from his body, whose complexion was pitch black. Then a man appeared from his right arm carrying a bow, arrow and a Gadaa. He was known as Prithu. Braahman appointed him the king. Since then this land was called as Prithvi.
--[Aangiras, p 229] says that he has contributed one hymn to Rig Ved.

PRIYAVRAT - King, Son of Swaayambhuv Manu and Shataroopaa
Married to - Barhishmatee (Daughter of Vishwakarmaa),  [Bhaagvat Puraan, 5/1]
                    Another wife
Children - 10 sons - Aagneedhra, Agnibaahu, Vapushmaan, Dyutimaan, Medhaa, Medhaatithi, Bhavya, Savan,
                       Putra, and Jyotishmaan (from Barhishmatee) [Vishnu Puraan 2/1]
                 1 daughter - Oorjswatee (from Barhishmatee, Married to Shukraachaarya)
                 2 daughters - Samraat, Kukshi, and [Vishnu Puraan 2/1]
                 3 sons - Uttam, Taamas and Raivat (from his second wife) [Vishnu Puraan 2/1]
--Manu had two sons - Uttaanpaad and Priyavrat.
--Among Priyavrat's 10 sons, Medhaa, Agnibaahu and Putra were Yogee, so he divided his kingdom into seven Dweep (islands) for his seven sons.
-- According to [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. 
--Priyavrat's second wife gave birth to three sons - Uttam, Taamas and Raivat. They all became the Manu of their own named Manvantar. [Bhaagvat Puraan, 5/1] and [Bhaagvat Puraan, 8/1]

PULAH - Maharshi (1 of 10 Maanas Putra of Brahmaa)
Married to - Gati (1 of 9 daughters of Kardam Rishi and Devahooti)
Children - nnn
--[Agni Puraan, 8] says that Pulah and his wife Kshamaa had Sahishnu and Sarvpaadik (at some places the name is found as Karmpaadik).

PULASTYA - Maharshi (1 of 10 Maanas Putra of Brahmaa)
Married to - Havirbhoo (1 of the 9 Daughters of Kardam Rishi and Devahooti)
Children - 2 sons - Maharshi Vishravaa and Maharshi Agastya
--Vishravaa had two wives, one of them gave birth to Kuber (Vaishravan), and the second wife Kaikasee gave birth to 3 sons (Raavan, Kumbhkarn and Vibheeshan) and 1 daughter (Shoorpanakhaa).
--According to [Aangiras, p 226] Pulastya was first married to Ilaavilaa, the sister of the King Vaishaalee; and then migrated to Southern India where he married another 4 women. Three of these 4 women were were daughters of Raakshas chiefs. Kaikasee was one of them. She gave birth to 4 children - 3 sons (Raavan, Kumbhkarn and Vibheeshan) and 1 daughter (Shoorpanakhaa). Raavan ascended the throne of Lankaa succeeding his maternal grandfather. Thus Raavan and his brothers and sisters were the children of a Braahman father and a Raakshas woman. Raakshas were not demons but was a human tribe of Southern India. Pulastya also married a Yaksh woman who had a son named Kuber. Kuber was so pious that his status was raised to Divinity even though he was a step brother of Raavan.
[I think Aangiras is confused here, as he gives here  the lineage of Vishravaa, rather than Pulastya Jee. Many stories at several places prove that Raavan was the grandson of Pulastya Jee, not the son. He was the son of Maharshi Vishravaa.]
--[Agni Puraan, 8] says that Pulastya Rishi and his wife Preeti had a son named Dattoli.
--[Vishnu Puraan, 2/8Naarad Puraan, 1/22Agni Puraan, 32] all say that Pulastya had a son named Nidaagh, who was the disciple of Ribhu (Brahmaa's son). But nowhere is mentioned his mother's name. Besides, in Vishravaa or Raavan's reference his name is never mentioned; while in Nidaagh's reference Vishravaa's name is never mentioned. Is this because of Kalp difference?

PULOMAA - Daughter of Daksh
Married to - Bhrigu
Children - 1 son - Chyavan
--[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 Paulomaa.]
--[MBH, Aadi, 5], [G-0-Prolog/5] tells a similar story to Padm Puraan about Chyavan's birth.

PULOMAA - Son of Kashyap and Danu (Daughter of Daksh); Father of Shachee (Indraanee - Wife of Indra)
Married to - nnn
Children - 1 daughter - Shachee (Married to Indra)
--Once Indra deceived Hiranyakashyap's son Anuhlaad, so Anuhlaad abducted Shachee with the consent of her father Pulomaa. At this Indra got furious and killed Pulomaa. That is how Indra got the name of Pulomaajit.

PULOMAA - Daitya girl, Daughter of Vaishwaanar
Married to - Kashyap (Son of Mareechi)
Children - Paulom
--Paulom and Kaalkeya (sons of Kashyap and Kaalakaa - daughter of Vaishwaanar) were 60,000 in number and were killed by Arjun at the request of Indra, when he was in Swarg Lok to take Divine weapons, because they could not be killed by Devtaa..


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Children - nnn
--She was an Apsaraa who used to serve Rishi. Once she got a Shaap from them to be born in Vaanar family. So she was born as Anjalee in a Vaanar family and was married to Kesaree. Then she had a son Hanumaan through Pavan Dev.

Married to - nnn
Children - nnn
--He constructed the Laakh palace (Laakshaa Grih) for Paandav, on the instruction of Duryodhan and Shakuni, to burn Paandav. But on Vidur's advice, unfortunately, Paandav themselves set fire in it and he died in that palace along with a woman and her five sons.


PURURAVAA - King, Son of King Sudyumn as Ilaa and Budh
Married to - Urvashee
Children - 8 sons - (1) Aayu, (2) Dridhaayu, (3) Vashyaayu, (4) Dhanaayu, (5) Vrittimaan, (6) Vasu,
                 (7) Divijaat, and (8) Subaahu. [Padm Puraan, 1/10]
                 [Agni Puraan, 26] also says that Urvashee had 8 sons from Pururavaa and gives their names like
                 this - (1) Aayu, (2) Dridhaayu, (3) Ashwaayu, (4) Dhanaayu, (5) Dhritimaan, (6) Vasu,
                 (7) Divijaat, and (8) Shataayu.
--Pururavaa was born to Sudyumn when he was passing his life as a female as a result of Shaap of Shiv Jee. Sudyumn entered the forbidden forest - Shar Van, where Shiv was enjoying with Paarvatee. It was Shiv's vow that if any male will enter that forest will become female. So as he entered the forest he and his army became female. Then Paarvatee Jee made this Shaap relaxed for him that he would live one month as male and one month as female. So at one time when he was in female form, as Ilaa, Budh saw her and got attracted to her and started living with her. Ilaa had one son Pururavaa from him. Thus Pururavaa was the first king of Chandra Vansh. He was the younger brother of Shashbindu.
--[MBH, Aadi, 75]
says that Ilaa was the only daughter of Vaivaswat Manu and she was both the mother and father of Pururavaa. He was very proud of his powers, so he robbed Braahman of their wealth, that is why he soon perished by their anger. He was the first man to bring three types of Agni from the regions of Gandharv for sacrifice. He brought Urvashee Apsaraa too from Swarg. He got six sons from her - Aayu, Dheemat, Amaavasu, Dridhaayu, Vanaayu and Satyaayu.
--[Aangiras, p 226] A Rig Ved hymn (10-95) is devoted to a dialog between Pururavaa and Urvashee. The hymn portrays Urvashee as deserting the King who beseeches her not to do so. The dialog expresses that Urvashee tells, "She is hard to catch as the wind". The famous drama "Vikramorvasheeya" by Kaali Daas is based on this dialog. Urvashee perhaps ;led to her conversion in later literature into an Apsaraa.
--A story goes about Pururavaa in Padm Puraan, 5/31. Bhrigu Jee told this story to a Vidyaadhar regarding becoming so handsome that even Urvashee got attracted to him. After keeping fast on Ekaadashee and then using oil on Dwaadashee gave ugly body to Ilaa's son Pururavaa. Then he went to Himaalaya, took bath in Gangaa River and sat on an Aasan. He started meditating on Bhagavaan. Seeing His body, he held his Praan Vaayu back and did Tapasyaa without eating anything for one month. Bhagavaan got pleased from him in a very little time and appeared before him. That day was Maagh Shukla Dwaadashee. He sprinkled water from His conch on him and bestowed him with beauty. He became so handsome that even Urvashee got attracted to him and she wished to obtain him as her husband.
--[Agni Puraan, 26] says that Urvashee lived with him for 59 years. In earlier times, there was only one Agni. Only Pururavaa divided it in three forms - Gaarhapatya, Aahavaneeya, and Dakshinaagni.

PUSHKAL - Prince, Son of Bharat and Maandavee
Married to - Kaantimatee [Padm Puraan, 4/2; Padm Puraan, 4/15]
Children - nnn
--He went with his uncle Shatrughn to guard him with the Ashwamedh horse of Raam.


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