: Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« said: From PurÅ«ravÄ came a son named Äyu, whose very powerful sons were Nahuá¹£a, Ká¹£atravá¹ddha, RajÄ«, RÄbha and AnenÄ. O MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it, now hear about the dynasty of Ká¹£atravá¹ddha. Ká¹£atravá¹ddhaâs son was Suhotra, who had three sons, named KÄÅya, KuÅa and Gá¹tsamada. From Gá¹tsamada came Åunaka, and from him came Åaunaka, the great saint, the best of those conversant with the á¹g Veda.
: The son of KÄÅya was KÄÅi, and his son was RÄá¹£á¹ra, the father of DÄ«rghatama. DÄ«rghatama had a son named Dhanvantari, who was the inaugurator of the medical science and an incarnation of Lord VÄsudeva, the enjoyer of the results of sacrifices. One who remembers the name of Dhanvantari can be released from all disease.
: The son of Dhanvantari was KetumÄn, and his son was BhÄ«maratha. The son of BhÄ«maratha was DivodÄsa, and the son of DivodÄsa was DyumÄn, also known as Pratardana.
: DyumÄn was also known as Åatrujit, Vatsa, á¹tadhvaja and KuvalayÄÅva. From him were born Alarka and other sons.
: Alarka, the son of DyumÄn, reigned over the earth for sixty-six thousand years, my dear King ParÄ«ká¹£it. No one other than him has reigned over the earth for so long as a young man.
: From Alarka came a son named Santati, and his son was SunÄ«tha. The son of SunÄ«tha was Niketana, the son of Niketana was Dharmaketu, and the son of Dharmaketu was Satyaketu.
: O King ParÄ«ká¹£it, from Satyaketu came a son named Dhá¹á¹£á¹aketu, and from Dhá¹á¹£á¹aketu came SukumÄra, the emperor of the entire world. From SukumÄra came a son named VÄ«tihotra; from VÄ«tihotra, Bharga; and from Bharga, BhÄrgabhÅ«mi.
: O MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it, all of these kings were descendants of KÄÅi, and they could also be called descendants of Ká¹£atravá¹ddha. The son of RÄbha was Rabhasa, from Rabhasa came GambhÄ«ra, and from GambhÄ«ra came a son named Akriya.
: The son of Akriya was known as Brahmavit, O King. Now hear about the descendants of AnenÄ. From AnenÄ came a son named Åuddha, and his son was Åuci. The son of Åuci was DharmasÄrathi, also called Citraká¹t.
: From Citraká¹t was born a son named ÅÄntaraja, a self-realized soul who performed all kinds of Vedic ritualistic ceremonies and therefore did not beget any progeny. The sons of RajÄ« were five hundred, all very powerful.
: On the request of the demigods, RajÄ« killed the demons and thus returned the kingdom of heaven to Lord Indra. But Indra, fearing such demons as PrahlÄda, returned the kingdom of heaven to RajÄ« and surrendered himself at RajÄ«âs lotus feet.
: Upon RajÄ«âs death, Indra begged RajÄ«âs sons for the return of the heavenly planet. They did not return it, however, although they agreed to return Indraâs shares in ritualistic ceremonies.
: Thereafter, Bá¹haspati, the spiritual master of the demigods, offered oblations in the fire so that the sons of RajÄ« would fall from moral principles. When they fell, Lord Indra killed them easily because of their degradation. Not a single one of them remained alive.
: From KuÅa, the grandson of Ká¹£atravá¹ddha, was born a son named Prati. The son of Prati was SaÃ±jaya, and the son of SaÃ±jaya was Jaya. From Jaya, Ká¹ta was born, and from Ká¹ta, King Haryabala.
: From Haryabala came a son named Sahadeva, and from Sahadeva came HÄ«na. The son of HÄ«na was Jayasena, and the son of Jayasena was Saá¹
ká¹ti. The son of Saá¹
ká¹ti was the powerful and expert fighter named Jaya. These kings were the members of the Ká¹£atravá¹ddha dynasty. Now let me describe to you the dynasty of Nahuá¹£a.