: Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« said: Anu, the fourth son of YayÄti, had three sons, named SabhÄnara, Caká¹£u and Pareá¹£á¹u. O King, from SabhÄnara came a son named KÄlanara, and from KÄlanara came a son named Sá¹Ã±jaya.
: From Sá¹Ã±jaya came a son named Janamejaya. From Janamejaya came MahÄÅÄla; from MahÄÅÄla, MahÄmanÄ; and from MahÄmanÄ two sons, named UÅÄ«nara and Titiká¹£u.
: The four sons of UÅÄ«nara were Åibi, Vara, Ká¹mi and Daká¹£a, and from Åibi again came four sons, named Vá¹á¹£Ädarbha, SudhÄ«ra, Madra and Ätma-tattva-vit Kekaya. The son of Titiká¹£u was Ruá¹£adratha. From Ruá¹£adratha came Homa; from Homa, SutapÄ; and from SutapÄ, Bali.
: By the semen of DÄ«rghatamÄ in the wife of Bali, the emperor of the world, six sons took birth, namely Aá¹
ga, Suhma, Puá¹á¸ra and Oá¸ra.
: These six sons, headed by Aá¹
ga, later became kings of six states in the eastern side of India. These states were known according to the names of their respective kings. From Aá¹
ga came a son named KhalapÄna, and from KhalapÄna came Diviratha.
: From Diviratha came a son named Dharmaratha, and his son was Citraratha, who was celebrated as RomapÄda. RomapÄda, however, was without issue, and therefore his friend MahÄrÄja DaÅaratha gave him his own daughter, named ÅÄntÄ. RomapÄda accepted her as his daughter, and thereafter she married á¹á¹£yaÅá¹á¹
ga. When the demigods from the heavenly planets failed to shower rain, á¹á¹£yaÅá¹á¹
ga was appointed the priest for performing a sacrifice, after being brought from the forest by the allurement of prostitutes, who danced, staged theatrical performances accompanied by music, and embraced and worshiped him. After á¹á¹£yaÅá¹á¹
ga came, the rain fell. Thereafter, á¹á¹£yaÅá¹á¹
ga performed a son-giving sacrifice on behalf of MahÄrÄja DaÅaratha, who had no issue, and then MahÄrÄja DaÅaratha had sons. From RomapÄda, by the mercy of á¹á¹£yaÅá¹á¹
ga was born, and from Caturaá¹
ga came Pá¹thulÄká¹£a.
: The sons of Pá¹thulÄká¹£a were Bá¹hadratha, Bá¹hatkarmÄ and Bá¹hadbhÄnu. From the eldest, Bá¹hadratha, came a son named Bá¹hanmanÄ, and from Bá¹hanmanÄ came a son named Jayadratha.
: The son of Jayadratha, by the womb of his wife SambhÅ«ti, was Vijaya, and from Vijaya, Dhá¹ti was born. From Dhá¹ti came Dhá¹tavrata; from Dhá¹tavrata, SatkarmÄ; and from SatkarmÄ, Adhiratha.
: While playing on the bank of the Ganges, Adhiratha found a baby wrapped up in a basket. The baby had been left by KuntÄ« because he was born before she was married. Because Adhiratha had no sons, he raised this baby as his own. [This son was later known as Kará¹a.]
: O King, the only son of Kará¹a was Vá¹á¹£asena. Druhyu, the third son of YayÄti, had a son named Babhru, and the son of Babhru was known as Setu.
: The son of Setu was Ärabdha, Ärabdhaâs son was GÄndhÄra, and GÄndhÄraâs son was Dharma. Dharmaâs son was Dhá¹ta, Dhá¹taâs son was Durmada, and Durmadaâs son was PracetÄ, who had one hundred sons.
: The PracetÄs [the sons of PracetÄ] occupied the northern side of India, which was devoid of Vedic civilization, and became kings there. YayÄtiâs second son was Turvasu. The son of Turvasu was Vahni; the son of Vahni, Bharga; the son of Bharga, BhÄnumÄn.
: The son of BhÄnumÄn was TribhÄnu, and his son was the magnanimous Karandhama. Karandhamaâs son was Maruta, who had no sons and who therefore adopted a son of the PÅ«ru dynasty [MahÄrÄja Duá¹£manta] as his own.
: MahÄrÄja Duá¹£manta, desiring to occupy the throne, returned to his original dynasty [the PÅ«ru dynasty], even though he had accepted Maruta as his father. O MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it, let me now describe the dynasty of Yadu, the eldest son of MahÄrÄja YayÄti. This description is supremely pious, and it vanquishes the reactions of sinful activities in human society. Simply by hearing this description, one is freed from all sinful reactions.
: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ká¹á¹£á¹a, the Supersoul in the hearts of all living entities, descended in His original form as a human being in the dynasty or family of Yadu. Yadu had four sons, named Sahasrajit, Kroá¹£á¹Ä, Nala and Ripu. Of these four, the eldest, Sahasrajit, had a son named Åatajit, who had three sons, named MahÄhaya, Reá¹uhaya and Haihaya.
: The son of Haihaya was Dharma, and the son of Dharma was Netra, the father of Kunti. From Kunti came a son named SohaÃ±ji, from SohaÃ±ji came Mahiá¹£mÄn, and from Mahiá¹£mÄn, Bhadrasenaka.
: The sons of Bhadrasena were known as Durmada and Dhanaka. Dhanaka was the father of Ká¹tavÄ«rya and also of Ká¹tÄgni, Ká¹tavarmÄ and Ká¹taujÄ.
: The son of Ká¹tavÄ«rya was Arjuna. He [KÄrtavÄ«ryÄrjuna] became the emperor of the entire world, consisting of seven islands, and received mystic power from DattÄtreya, the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus he obtained the mystic perfections known as aá¹£á¹a-siddhi.
: No other king in this world could equal KÄrtavÄ«ryÄrjuna in sacrifices, charity, austerity, mystic power, education, strength or mercy.
: For eighty-five thousand years, KÄrtavÄ«ryÄrjuna continuously enjoyed material opulences with full bodily strength and unimpaired memory. In other words, he enjoyed inexhaustible material opulences with his six senses.
: Of the one thousand sons of KÄrtavÄ«ryÄrjuna, only five remained alive after the fight with ParaÅurÄma. Their names were Jayadhvaja, ÅÅ«rasena, Vá¹á¹£abha, Madhu and Åªrjita.
: Jayadhvaja had a son named TÄlajaá¹
gha, who had one hundred sons. All the ká¹£atriyas in that dynasty, known as TÄlajaá¹
gha, were annihilated by the great power received by MahÄrÄja Sagara from Aurva á¹á¹£i.
: Of the sons of TÄlajaá¹
gha, VÄ«tihotra was the eldest. The son of VÄ«tihotra named Madhu had a celebrated son named Vá¹á¹£á¹i. Madhu had one hundred sons, of whom Vá¹á¹£á¹i was the eldest. The dynasties known as YÄdava, MÄdhava and Vá¹á¹£á¹i had their origin from Yadu, Madhu and Vá¹á¹£á¹i.
: O MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it, because Yadu, Madhu and Vá¹á¹£á¹i each inaugurated a dynasty, their dynasties are known as YÄdava, MÄdhava and Vá¹á¹£á¹i. The son of Yadu named Kroá¹£á¹Ä had a son named Vá¹jinavÄn. The son of Vá¹jinavÄn was SvÄhita; the son of SvÄhita, Viá¹£adgu; the son of Viá¹£adgu, Citraratha; and the son of Citraratha, ÅaÅabindu. The greatly fortunate ÅaÅabindu, who was a great mystic, possessed fourteen opulences and was the owner of fourteen great jewels. Thus he became the emperor of the world.
: The famous ÅaÅabindu had ten thousand wives, and by each he begot a lakh of sons. Therefore the number of his sons was ten thousand lakhs.
: Among these many sons, six were the foremost, such as Pá¹thuÅravÄ and Pá¹thukÄ«rti. The son of Pá¹thuÅravÄ was known as Dharma, and his son was known as UÅanÄ. UÅanÄ was the performer of one hundred horse sacrifices.
: The son of UÅanÄ was Rucaka, who had five sons â Purujit, Rukma, Rukmeá¹£u, Pá¹thu and JyÄmagha. Please hear of these sons from me.
: JyÄmagha had no sons, but because he was fearful of his wife, ÅaibyÄ, he could not accept another wife. JyÄmagha once took from the house of some royal enemy a girl who was a prostitute, but upon seeing her ÅaibyÄ was very angry and said to her husband, âMy husband, you cheater, who is this girl sitting upon my seat on the chariot?â JyÄmagha then replied, âThis girl will be your daughter-in-law.â Upon hearing these joking words, ÅaibyÄ smilingly replied.
: ÅaibyÄ said, âI am sterile and have no co-wife. How can this girl be my daughter-in-law? Please tell me.â JyÄmagha replied, âMy dear Queen, I shall see that you indeed have a son and that this girl will be your daughter-in-law.â
: Long, long ago, JyÄmagha had satisfied the demigods and PitÄs by worshiping them. Now, by their mercy, JyÄmaghaâs words came true. Although ÅaibyÄ was barren, by the grace of the demigods she became pregnant and in due course of time gave birth to a child named Vidarbha. Before the childâs birth, the girl had been accepted as a daughter-in-law, and therefore Vidarbha actually married her when he grew up.