: Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« said: Thereafter, when his son Sudyumna had thus gone to the forest to accept the order of vÄnaprastha, Vaivasvata Manu [ÅrÄddhadeva], being desirous of getting more sons, performed severe austerities on the bank of the YamunÄ for one hundred years.
: Then, because of this desire for sons, the Manu known as ÅrÄddhadeva worshiped the Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, the Lord of the demigods. Thus he got ten sons exactly like himself. Among them all, Iká¹£vÄku was the eldest.
: Among these sons, Pá¹á¹£adhra, following the order of his spiritual master, was engaged as a protector of cows. He would stand all night with a sword to give the cows protection.
: Once at night, while it was raining, a tiger entered the land of the cowshed. Upon seeing the tiger, all the cows, who were lying down, got up in fear and scattered here and there on the land.
: When the very strong tiger seized the cow, the cow screamed in distress and fear, and Pá¹á¹£adhra, hearing the screaming, immediately followed the sound. He took up his sword, but because the stars were covered by clouds, he mistook the cow for the tiger and mistakenly cut off the cowsâ head with great force.
: Because the tigerâs ear had been cut by the edge of the sword, the tiger was very afraid, and it fled from that place, while bleeding on the street.
: In the morning, when Pá¹á¹£adhra, who was quite able to subdue his enemy, saw that he had killed the cow although at night he thought he had killed the tiger, he was very unhappy.
: Although Pá¹á¹£adhra had committed the sin unknowingly, his family priest, Vasiá¹£á¹ha, cursed him, saying, âIn your next life you shall not be able to become a ká¹£atriya. Instead, you shall take birth as a ÅÅ«dra because of killing the cow.â
: When the hero Pá¹á¹£adhra was thus cursed by his spiritual master, he accepted the curse with folded hands. Then, having controlled his senses, he took the vow of brahmacarya, which is approved by all great sages.
: Thereafter, Pá¹á¹£adhra gained relief from all responsibilities, became peaceful in mind, and established control over all his senses. Being unaffected by material conditions, being pleased with whatever was available by the grace of the Lord to maintain body and soul together, and being equal toward everyone, he gave full attention to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, VÄsudeva, who is the transcendental Supersoul, free from material contamination. Thus Pá¹á¹£adhra, fully satisfied in pure knowledge, always keeping his mind on the Supreme Personality of Godhead, achieved pure devotional service to the Lord and began traveling all over the world, without affection for material activities, as if he were deaf, dumb and blind.
: With this attitude, Pá¹á¹£adhra became a great saint, and when he entered the forest and saw a blazing forest fire, he took this opportunity to burn his body in the fire. Thus he achieved the transcendental, spiritual world.
: Being reluctant to accept material enjoyment, Manuâs youngest son, whose name was Kavi, gave up the kingdom before attaining full youth. Accompanied by his friends, he went to the forest, always thinking of the self-effulgent Supreme Personality of Godhead within the core of his heart. Thus he attained perfection.
: From KarÅ«á¹£a, another son of Manu, came the KÄrÅ«á¹£a dynasty, a family of ká¹£atriyas. The KÄrÅ«á¹£a ká¹£atriyas were the kings of the northern direction. They were celebrated protectors of brahminical culture and were all firmly religious.
: From the son of Manu named Dhá¹á¹£á¹a came a ká¹£atriya caste called DhÄrá¹£á¹a, whose members achieved the position of brÄhmaá¹as in this world. Then, from the son of Manu named Ná¹ga came Sumati. From Sumati came BhÅ«tajyoti, and from BhÅ«tajyoti came Vasu.
: The son of Vasu was PratÄ«ka, whose son was OghavÄn. OghavÄnâs son was also known as OghavÄn, and his daughter was OghavatÄ«. SudarÅana married that daughter.
: From Nariá¹£yanta came a son named Citrasena and from him a son named á¹ká¹£a. From á¹ká¹£a came MÄ«á¸hvÄn, from MÄ«á¸hvÄn came PÅ«rá¹a, and from PÅ«rá¹a came Indrasena.
: From Indrasena came VÄ«tihotra, from VÄ«tihotra came SatyaÅravÄ, from SatyaÅravÄ came the son named UruÅravÄ, and from UruÅravÄ came Devadatta.
: From Devadatta came a son known as AgniveÅya, who was the fire-god Agni himself. This son, who was a celebrated saint, was well known as KÄnÄ«na and JÄtÅ«kará¹ya.
: O King, from AgniveÅya came a brahminical dynasty known as ÄgniveÅyÄyana. Now that I have described the descendants of Nariá¹£yanta, let me describe the descendants of Diá¹£á¹a. Please hear from me.
: Diá¹£á¹a had a son by the name NÄbhÄga. This NÄbhÄga, who was different from the NÄbhÄga described later, became a vaiÅya by occupational duty. The son of NÄbhÄga was known as Bhalandana, the son of Bhalandana was VatsaprÄ«ti, and his son was PrÄá¹Åu. PrÄá¹Åuâs son was Pramati, Pramatiâs son was Khanitra, Khanitraâs son was CÄká¹£uá¹£a, and his son was Viviá¹Åati.
: The son of Viviá¹Åati was Rambha, whose son was the great and religious King KhanÄ«netra. O King, the son of KhanÄ«netra was King Karandhama.
: From Karandhama came a son named AvÄ«ká¹£it, and from AvÄ«ká¹£it a son named Marutta, who was the emperor. The great mystic Saá¹varta, the son of Aá¹
girÄ, engaged Marutta in performing a sacrifice [yajÃ±a].
: The sacrificial paraphernalia of King Marutta was extremely beautiful, for everything was made of gold. Indeed, no other sacrifice could compare to his.
: In that sacrifice, King Indra became intoxicated by drinking a large quantity of soma-rasa. The brÄhmaá¹as received ample contributions, and therefore they were satisfied. For that sacrifice, the various demigods who control the winds offered foodstuffs, and the ViÅvedevas were members of the assembly.
: Maruttaâs son was Dama, Damaâs son was RÄjyavardhana, RÄjyavardhanaâs son was Sudhá¹ti, and his son was Nara.
: The son of Nara was Kevala, and his son was DhundhumÄn, whose son was VegavÄn. VegavÄnâs son was Budha, and Budhaâs son was Tá¹á¹abindu, who became the king of this earth.
: The best of the ApsarÄs, the highly qualified girl named Alambuá¹£Ä, accepted the similarly qualified Tá¹á¹abindu as her husband. She gave birth to a few sons and a daughter known as IlavilÄ.
: After the great saint ViÅravÄ, the master of mystic yoga, received absolute knowledge from his father, he begot in the womb of IlavilÄ the greatly celebrated son known as Kuvera, the giver of money.
: Tá¹á¹abindu had three sons, named ViÅÄla, ÅÅ«nyabandhu and DhÅ«mraketu. Among these three, ViÅÄla created a dynasty and constructed a palace called VaiÅÄlÄ«.
: The son of ViÅÄla was known as Hemacandra, his son was DhÅ«mrÄká¹£a, and his son was Saá¹yama, whose sons were Devaja and Ká¹ÅÄÅva.
: The son of Ká¹ÅÄÅva was Somadatta, who performed aÅvamedha sacrifices and thus satisfied the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viá¹£á¹u. By worshiping the Supreme Lord, he achieved the most exalted post, a residence on the planet to which great mystic yogÄ«s are elevated. The son of Somadatta was Sumati, whose son was Janamejaya. All these kings appearing in the dynasty of ViÅÄla properly maintained the celebrated position of King Tá¹á¹abindu.