: Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« said: O King, the son of DivodÄsa was MitrÄyu, and from MitrÄyu came four sons, named Cyavana, SudÄsa, Sahadeva and Somaka. Somaka was the father of Jantu.
: Somaka had one hundred sons, of whom the youngest was Pá¹á¹£ata. From Pá¹á¹£ata was born King Drupada, who was opulent in all supremacy.
: From MahÄrÄja Drupada, DraupadÄ« was born. MahÄrÄja Drupada also had many sons, headed by Dhá¹á¹£á¹adyumna. From Dhá¹á¹£á¹adyumna came a son named Dhá¹á¹£á¹aketu. All these personalities are known as descendants of BharmyÄÅva or as the dynasty of PÄÃ±cÄla.
: Another son of AjamÄ«á¸ha was known as á¹ká¹£a. From á¹ká¹£a came a son named Saá¹varaá¹a, and from Saá¹varaá¹a through the womb of his wife, TapatÄ«, the daughter of the sun-god, came Kuru, the King of Kuruká¹£etra. Kuru had four sons â ParÄ«ká¹£i, Sudhanu, Jahnu and Niá¹£adha. From Sudhanu, Suhotra was born, and from Suhotra, Cyavana. From Cyavana, Ká¹tÄ« was born.
: The son of Ká¹tÄ« was Uparicara Vasu, and among his sons, headed by Bá¹hadratha, were KuÅÄmba, Matsya, Pratyagra and Cedipa. All the sons of Uparicara Vasu became rulers of the Cedi state.
: From Bá¹hadratha, KuÅÄgra was born; from KuÅÄgra, á¹á¹£abha; and from á¹á¹£abha, Satyahita. The son of Satyahita was Puá¹£pavÄn, and the son of Puá¹£pavÄn was Jahu.
: Through the womb of another wife, Bá¹hadratha begot two halves of a son. When the mother saw those two halves she rejected them, but later a she-demon named JarÄ playfully joined them and said, âCome to life, come to life!â Thus the son named JarÄsandha was born.
: From JarÄsandha came a son named Sahadeva; from Sahadeva, SomÄpi; and from SomÄpi, ÅrutaÅravÄ. The son of Kuru called ParÄ«ká¹£i had no sons, but the son of Kuru called Jahnu had a son named Suratha.
: From Suratha came a son named VidÅ«ratha, from whom SÄrvabhauma was born. From SÄrvabhauma came Jayasena; from Jayasena, RÄdhika; and from RÄdhika, AyutÄyu.
: From AyutÄyu came a son named Akrodhana, and his son was DevÄtithi. The son of DevÄtithi was á¹ká¹£a, the son of á¹ká¹£a was DilÄ«pa, and the son of DilÄ«pa was PratÄ«pa.
: The sons of PratÄ«pa were DevÄpi, ÅÄntanu and BÄhlÄ«ka. DevÄpi left the kingdom of his father and went to the forest, and therefore ÅÄntanu became the king. ÅÄntanu, who in his previous birth was known as MahÄbhiá¹£a, had the ability to transform anyone from old age to youth simply by touching that person with his hands.
: Because the King was able to make everyone happy for sense gratification, primarily by the touch of his hand, his name was ÅÄntanu. Once, when there was no rainfall in the kingdom for twelve years and the King consulted his learned brahminical advisors, they said, âYou are faulty for enjoying the property of your elder brother. For the elevation of your kingdom and home, you should return the kingdom to him.â
: When the brÄhmaá¹as said this, MahÄrÄja ÅÄntanu went to the forest and requested his elder brother DevÄpi to take charge of the kingdom, for it is the duty of a king to maintain his subjects. Previously, however, ÅÄntanuâs minister AÅvavÄra had instigated some brÄhmaá¹as to induce DevÄpi to transgress the injunctions of the Vedas and thus make himself unfit for the post of ruler. The brÄhmaá¹as deviated DevÄpi from the path of the Vedic principles, and therefore when asked by ÅÄntanu he did not agree to accept the post of ruler. On the contrary, he blasphemed the Vedic principles and therefore became fallen. Under the circumstances, ÅÄntanu again became the king, and Indra, being pleased, showered rains. DevÄpi later took to the path of mystic yoga to control his mind and senses and went to the village named KalÄpagrÄma, where he is still living.
: After the dynasty of the moon-god comes to an end in this Age of Kali, DevÄpi, in the beginning of the next Satya-yuga, will reestablish the Soma dynasty in this world. From BÄhlÄ«ka [the brother of ÅÄntanu] came a son named Somadatta, who had three sons, named BhÅ«ri, BhÅ«riÅravÄ and Åala. From ÅÄntanu, through the womb of his wife named Gaá¹
gÄ, came BhÄ«á¹£ma, the exalted, self-realized devotee and learned scholar.
: BhÄ«á¹£madeva was the foremost of all warriors. When he defeated Lord ParaÅurÄma in a fight, Lord ParaÅurÄma was very satisfied with him. By the semen of ÅÄntanu in the womb of SatyavatÄ«, the daughter of a fisherman, CitrÄá¹
gada took birth.
gada, of whom VicitravÄ«rya was the younger brother, was killed by a Gandharva who was also named CitrÄá¹
gada. SatyavatÄ«, before her marriage to ÅÄntanu, gave birth to the master authority of the Vedas, VyÄsadeva, known as Ká¹á¹£á¹a DvaipÄyana, who was begotten by ParÄÅara Muni. From VyÄsadeva, I [Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ«] was born, and from him I studied this great work of literature, ÅrÄ«mad-BhÄgavatam. The incarnation of Godhead VedavyÄsa, rejecting his disciples, headed by Paila, instructed ÅrÄ«mad-BhÄgavatam to me because I was free from all material desires. After AmbikÄ and AmbÄlikÄ, the two daughters of KÄÅÄ«rÄja, were taken away by force, VicitravÄ«rya married them, but because he was too attached to these two wives, he had a heart attack and died of tuberculosis.
: BÄdarÄyaá¹a, ÅrÄ« VyÄsadeva, following the order of his mother, SatyavatÄ«, begot three sons, two by the womb of AmbikÄ and AmbÄlikÄ, the two wives of his brother VicitravÄ«rya, and the third by VicitravÄ«ryaâs maidservant. These sons were Dhá¹tarÄá¹£á¹ra, PÄá¹á¸u and Vidura.
: Dhá¹tarÄá¹£á¹raâs wife, GÄndhÄrÄ«, gave birth to one hundred sons and one daughter, O King. The oldest of the sons was Duryodhana, and the daughterâs name was Duá¸¥ÅalÄ.
: PÄá¹á¸u was restrained from sexual life because of having been cursed by a sage, and therefore his three sons Yudhiá¹£á¹hira, BhÄ«ma and Arjuna were begotten through the womb of his wife, KuntÄ«, by DharmarÄja, by the demigod controlling the wind, and by the demigod controlling the rain. PÄá¹á¸uâs second wife, MÄdrÄ«, gave birth to Nakula and Sahadeva, who were begotten by the two AÅvinÄ«-kumÄras. The five brothers, headed by Yudhiá¹£á¹hira, begot five sons through the womb of DraupadÄ«. These five sons were your uncles.
: From Yudhiá¹£á¹hira came a son named Prativindhya, from BhÄ«ma a son named Årutasena, from Arjuna a son named ÅrutakÄ«rti, and from Nakula a son named ÅatÄnÄ«ka.
: O King, the son of Sahadeva was ÅrutakarmÄ. Furthermore, Yudhiá¹£á¹hira and his brothers begot other sons in other wives. Yudhiá¹£á¹hira begot a son named Devaka through the womb of PauravÄ«, and BhÄ«masena begot a son named Ghaá¹otkaca through his wife Hiá¸imbÄ and a son named Sarvagata through his wife KÄlÄ«. Similarly, Sahadeva had a son named Suhotra through his wife named VijayÄ, who was the daughter of the king of the mountains.
: Nakula begot a son named Naramitra through his wife named Kareá¹umatÄ«. Similarly, Arjuna begot a son named IrÄvÄn through his wife known as UlupÄ«, the daughter of the NÄgas, and a son named BabhruvÄhana by the womb of the princess of Maá¹ipura. BabhruvÄhana became the adopted son of the king of Maá¹ipura.
: My dear King ParÄ«ká¹£it, your father, Abhimanyu, was born from the womb of SubhadrÄ as the son of Arjuna. He was the conqueror of all atirathas [those who could fight with one thousand charioteers]. From him, by the womb of UttarÄ, the daughter of VirÄá¸rÄja, you were born.
: After the Kuru dynasty was annihilated in the Battle of Kuruká¹£etra, you also were about to be destroyed by the brahmÄstra atomic weapon released by the son of Droá¹ÄcÄrya, but by the mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ká¹á¹£á¹a, you were saved from death.
: My dear King, your four sons â Janamejaya, Årutasena, BhÄ«masena and Ugrasena â are very powerful. Janamejaya is the eldest.
: Because of your death by the Taká¹£aka snake, your son Janamejaya will be very angry and will perform a sacrifice to kill all the snakes in the world.
: After conquering throughout the world and after accepting Tura, the son of Kalaá¹£a, as his priest, Janamejaya will perform aÅvamedha-yajÃ±as, for which he will be known as Turaga-medhaá¹£Äá¹.
: The son of Janamejaya known as ÅatÄnÄ«ka will learn from YÄjÃ±avalkya the three Vedas and the art of performing ritualistic ceremonies. He will also learn the military art from Ká¹pÄcÄrya and the transcendental science from the sage Åaunaka.
: The son of ÅatÄnÄ«ka will be SahasrÄnÄ«ka, and from him will come the son named AÅvamedhaja. From AÅvamedhaja will come AsÄ«maká¹á¹£á¹a, and his son will be Nemicakra.
: When the town of HastinÄpura [New Delhi] is inundated by the river, Nemicakra will live in the place known as KauÅÄmbÄ«. His son will be celebrated as Citraratha, and the son of Citraratha will be Åuciratha.
: From Åuciratha will come the son named Vá¹á¹£á¹imÄn, and his son, Suá¹£eá¹a, will be the emperor of the entire world. The son of Suá¹£eá¹a will be SunÄ«tha, his son will be Ná¹caká¹£u, and from Ná¹caká¹£u will come a son named SukhÄ«nala.
: The son of SukhÄ«nala will be Pariplava, and his son will be Sunaya. From Sunaya will come a son named MedhÄvÄ«; from MedhÄvÄ«, Ná¹paÃ±jaya; from Ná¹paÃ±jaya, DÅ«rva; and from DÅ«rva, Timi.
: From Timi will come Bá¹hadratha; from Bá¹hadratha, SudÄsa; and from SudÄsa, ÅatÄnÄ«ka. From ÅatÄnÄ«ka will come Durdamana, and from him will come a son named MahÄ«nara.
: The son of MahÄ«nara will be Daá¹á¸apÄá¹i, and his son will be Nimi, from whom King Ká¹£emaka will be born. I have now described to you the moon-godâs dynasty, which is the source of brÄhmaá¹as and ká¹£atriyas and is worshiped by demigods and great saints. In this Kali-yuga, Ká¹£emaka will be the last monarch. Now I shall describe to you the future of the MÄgadha dynasty. Please listen.
: Sahadeva, the son of JarÄsandha, will have a son named MÄrjÄri. From MÄrjÄri will come ÅrutaÅravÄ; from ÅrutaÅravÄ, YutÄyu; and from YutÄyu, Niramitra. The son of Niramitra will be Sunaká¹£atra, from Sunaká¹£atra will come Bá¹hatsena, and from Bá¹hatsena, Karmajit. The son of Karmajit will be SutaÃ±jaya, the son of SutaÃ±jaya will be Vipra, and his son will be Åuci. The son of Åuci will be Ká¹£ema, the son of Ká¹£ema will be Suvrata, and the son of Suvrata will be DharmasÅ«tra. From DharmasÅ«tra will come Sama; from Sama, Dyumatsena; from Dyumatsena, Sumati; and from Sumati, Subala.
: From Subala will come SunÄ«tha; from SunÄ«tha, Satyajit; from Satyajit, ViÅvajit; and from ViÅvajit, RipuÃ±jaya. All of these personalities will belong to the dynasty of Bá¹hadratha, which will rule the world for one thousand years.