: Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« said: The last king mentioned in our previous enumeration of the future rulers of the MÄgadha dynasty was PuraÃ±jaya, who will take birth as the descendant of Bá¹hadratha. PuraÃ±jayaâs minister Åunaka will assassinate the king and install his own son, Pradyota, on the throne. The son of Pradyota will be PÄlaka, his son will be ViÅÄkhayÅ«pa, and his son will be RÄjaka.
: The son of RÄjaka will be Nandivardhana, and thus in the Pradyotana dynasty there will be five kings, who will enjoy the earth for 138 years.
: Nandivardhana will have a son named ÅiÅunÄga, and his son will be known as KÄkavará¹a. The son of KÄkavará¹a will be Ká¹£emadharmÄ, and the son of Ká¹£emadharmÄ will be Ká¹£etrajÃ±a.
: The son of Ká¹£etrajÃ±a will be VidhisÄra, and his son will be AjÄtaÅatru. AjÄtaÅatru will have a son named Darbhaka, and his son will be Ajaya.
: Ajaya will father a second Nandivardhana, whose son will be MahÄnandi. O best of the Kurus, these ten kings of the ÅiÅunÄga dynasty will rule the earth for a total of 360 years during the Age of Kali. My dear ParÄ«ká¹£it, King MahÄnandi will father a very powerful son in the womb of a ÅÅ«dra woman. He will be known as Nanda and will be the master of millions of soldiers and fabulous wealth. He will wreak havoc among the ká¹£atriyas, and from that time onward virtually all kings will be irreligious ÅÅ«dras.
: That lord of MahÄpadma, King Nanda, will rule over the entire earth just like a second ParaÅurÄma, and no one will challenge his authority.
: He will have eight sons, headed by SumÄlya, who will control the earth as powerful kings for one hundred years.
: A certain brÄhmaá¹a [CÄá¹akya] will betray the trust of King Nanda and his eight sons and will destroy their dynasty. In their absence the Mauryas will rule the world as the Age of Kali continues.
: This brÄhmaá¹a will enthrone Candragupta, whose son will be named VÄrisÄra. The son of VÄrisÄra will be AÅokavardhana.
: AÅokavardhana will be followed by SuyaÅÄ, whose son will be Saá¹
gata. His son will be ÅÄliÅÅ«ka, ÅÄliÅÅ«kaâs son will be SomaÅarmÄ, and SomaÅarmÄâs son will be ÅatadhanvÄ. His son will be known as Bá¹hadratha.
: O best of the Kurus, these ten Maurya kings will rule the earth for 137 years of the Kali-yuga.
: My dear King ParÄ«ká¹£it, Agnimitra will follow as king, and then Sujyeá¹£á¹ha. Sujyeá¹£á¹ha will be followed by Vasumitra, Bhadraka, and the son of Bhadraka, Pulinda. Then the son of Pulinda, named Ghoá¹£a, will rule, followed by Vajramitra, BhÄgavata and DevabhÅ«ti. In this way, O most eminent of the Kuru heroes, ten Åuá¹
ga kings will rule over the earth for more than one hundred years. Then the earth will come under the subjugation of the kings of the KÄá¹va dynasty, who will manifest very few good qualities.
: Vasudeva, an intelligent minister coming from the KÄá¹va family, will kill the last of the Åuá¹
ga kings, a lusty debauchee named DevabhÅ«ti, and assume rulership himself.
: The son of Vasudeva will be BhÅ«mitra, and his son will be NÄrÄyaá¹a. These kings of the KÄá¹va dynasty will rule the earth for 345 more years of the Kali-yuga.
: The last of the KÄá¹vas, SuÅarmÄ, will be murdered by his own servant, BalÄ«, a low-class ÅÅ«dra of the Andhra race. This most degraded MahÄrÄja BalÄ« will have control over the earth for some time.
: The brother of BalÄ«, named Ká¹á¹£á¹a, will become the next ruler of the earth. His son will be ÅÄntakará¹a, and his son will be Paurá¹amÄsa. The son of Paurá¹amÄsa will be Lambodara, who will father MahÄrÄja Cibilaka. From Cibilaka will come MeghasvÄti, whose son will be Aá¹amÄna. The son of Aá¹amÄna will be Aniá¹£á¹akarmÄ. His son will be HÄleya, and his son will be Talaka. The son of Talaka will be PurÄ«á¹£abhÄ«ru, and following him Sunandana will become king. Sunandana will be followed by Cakora and the eight Bahus, among whom ÅivasvÄti will be a great subduer of enemies. The son of ÅivasvÄti will be GomatÄ«. His son will be PurÄ«mÄn, whose son will be MedaÅirÄ. His son will be Åivaskanda, and his son will be YajÃ±aÅrÄ«. The son of YajÃ±aÅrÄ« will be Vijaya, who will have two sons, CandravijÃ±a and Lomadhi. These thirty kings will enjoy sovereignty over the earth for a total of 456 years, O favorite son of the Kurus.
: Then will follow seven kings of the ÄbhÄ«ra race from the city of Avabhá¹ti, and then ten GardabhÄ«s. After them, sixteen kings of the Kaá¹
kas will rule and will be known for their excessive greed.
: Eight Yavanas will then take power, followed by fourteen Turuá¹£kas, ten Guruá¹á¸as and eleven kings of the Maula dynasty.
: These ÄbhÄ«ras, GardabhÄ«s and Kaá¹
kas will enjoy the earth for 1,099 years, and the Maulas will rule for 300 years. When all of them have died off there will appear in the city of KilakilÄ a dynasty of kings consisting of BhÅ«tananda, Vaá¹
giri, ÅiÅunandi, ÅiÅunandiâs brother YaÅonandi, and PravÄ«raka. These kings of KilakilÄ will hold sway for a total of 106 years.
: The KilakilÄs will be followed by their thirteen sons, the BÄhlikas, and after them King Puá¹£pamitra, his son Durmitra, seven Andhras, seven KauÅalas and also kings of the VidÅ«ra and Niá¹£adha provinces will separately rule in different parts of the world.
: There will then appear a king of the MÄgadhas named ViÅvasphÅ«rji, who will be like another PuraÃ±jaya. He will turn all the civilized classes into low-class, uncivilized men in the same category as the Pulindas, Yadus and Madrakas.
: Foolish King ViÅvasphÅ«rji will maintain all the citizens in ungodliness and will use his power to completely disrupt the ká¹£atriya order. From his capital of PadmavatÄ« he will rule that part of the earth extending from the source of the Gaá¹
gÄ to PrayÄga.
: At that time the brÄhmaá¹as of such provinces as ÅaurÄá¹£á¹ra, AvantÄ«, ÄbhÄ«ra, ÅÅ«ra, Arbuda and MÄlava will forget all their regulative principles, and the members of the royal order in these places will become no better than ÅÅ«dras.
: The land along the Sindhu River, as well as the districts of CandrabhÄgÄ, KauntÄ« and KÄÅmÄ«ra, will be ruled by ÅÅ«dras, fallen brÄhmaá¹as and meat-eaters. Having given up the path of Vedic civilization, they will have lost all spiritual strength.
: There will be many such uncivilized kings ruling at the same time, O King ParÄ«ká¹£it, and they will all be uncharitable, possessed of fierce tempers, and great devotees of irreligion and falsity.
: These barbarians in the guise of kings will devour the citizenry, murdering innocent women, children, cows and brÄhmaá¹as and coveting the wives and property of other men. They will be erratic in their moods, have little strength of character and be very short-lived. Indeed, not purified by any Vedic rituals and lacking in the practice of regulative principles, they will be completely covered by the modes of passion and ignorance.
: The citizens governed by these low-class kings will imitate the character, behavior and speech of their rulers. Harassed by their leaders and by each other, they will all suffer ruination.