: Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« said: By the womb of the girl brought by his father, Vidarbha begot three sons, named KuÅa, Kratha and RomapÄda. RomapÄda was the favorite in the dynasty of Vidarbha.
: The son of RomapÄda was Babhru, from whom there came a son named Ká¹ti. The son of Ká¹ti was UÅika, and the son of UÅika was Cedi. From Cedi was born the king known as Caidya and others.
: The son of Kratha was Kunti; the son of Kunti, Vá¹á¹£á¹i; the son of Vá¹á¹£á¹i, Nirvá¹ti; and the son of Nirvá¹ti, DaÅÄrha. From DaÅÄrha came Vyoma; from Vyoma came JÄ«mÅ«ta; from JÄ«mÅ«ta, Viká¹ti; from Viká¹ti, BhÄ«maratha; from BhÄ«maratha, Navaratha; and from Navaratha, DaÅaratha.
: From DaÅaratha came a son named Åakuni and from Åakuni a son named Karambhi. The son of Karambhi was DevarÄta, and his son was Devaká¹£atra. The son of Devaká¹£atra was Madhu, and his son was KuruvaÅa, from whom there came a son named Anu.
: The son of Anu was Puruhotra, the son of Puruhotra was Ayu, and the son of Ayu was SÄtvata. O great Äryan King, SÄtvata had seven sons, named BhajamÄna, Bhaji, Divya, Vá¹á¹£á¹i, DevÄvá¹dha, Andhaka and MahÄbhoja. From BhajamÄna by one wife came three sons â Nimloci, Kiá¹
kaá¹a and Dhá¹á¹£á¹i. And from his other wife came three other sons â ÅatÄjit, SahasrÄjit and AyutÄjit.
: The son of DevÄvá¹dha was Babhru. Concerning DevÄvá¹dha and Babhru there are two famous songs of prayer, which were sung by our predecessors and which we have heard from a distance. Even now I hear the same prayers about their qualities [because that which was heard before is still sung continuously].
: âIt has been decided that among human beings Babhru is the best and that DevÄvá¹dha is equal to the demigods. Because of the association of Babhru and DevÄvá¹dha, all of their descendants, numbering 14,065, achieved liberation.â In the dynasty of King MahÄbhoja, who was exceedingly religious, there appeared the Bhoja kings.
: O King, MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it, who can suppress your enemies, the sons of Vá¹á¹£á¹i were Sumitra and YudhÄjit. From YudhÄjit came Åini and Anamitra, and from Anamitra came a son named Nighna.
: The two sons of Nighna were SatrÄjita and Prasena. Another son of Anamitra was another Åini, and his son was Satyaka.
: The son of Satyaka was YuyudhÄna, whose son was Jaya. From Jaya came a son named Kuá¹i and from Kuá¹i a son named Yugandhara. Another son of Anamitra was Vá¹á¹£á¹i.
: From Vá¹á¹£á¹i came the sons named Åvaphalka and Citraratha. From Åvaphalka by his wife GÄndinÄ« came AkrÅ«ra. AkrÅ«ra was the eldest, but there were twelve other sons, all of whom were most celebrated.
: The names of these twelve were Äsaá¹
ga, SÄrameya, Má¹dura, Má¹duvit, Giri, Dharmavá¹ddha, SukarmÄ, Ká¹£etropeká¹£a, Arimardana, Åatrughna, GandhamÄda and PratibÄhu. These brothers also had a sister named SucÄrÄ. From AkrÅ«ra came two sons, named DevavÄn and Upadeva. Citraratha had many sons, headed by Pá¹thu and VidÅ«ratha, all of whom were known as belonging to the dynasty of Vá¹á¹£á¹i.
: Kukura, BhajamÄna, Åuci and Kambalabarhiá¹£a were the four sons of Andhaka. The son of Kukura was Vahni, and his son was VilomÄ.
: The son of VilomÄ was KapotaromÄ, and his son was Anu, whose friend was Tumburu. From Anu came Andhaka; from Andhaka, Dundubhi; and from Dundubhi, Avidyota. From Avidyota came a son named Punarvasu.
: Punarvasu had a son and a daughter, named Ähuka and ÄhukÄ« respectively, and Ähuka had two sons, named Devaka and Ugrasena. Devaka had four sons, named DevavÄn, Upadeva, Sudeva and Devavardhana, and he also had seven daughters, named ÅÄntidevÄ, UpadevÄ, ÅrÄ«devÄ, Devaraká¹£itÄ, SahadevÄ, DevakÄ« and Dhá¹tadevÄ. Dhá¹tadevÄ was the eldest. Vasudeva, the father of Ká¹á¹£á¹a, married all these sisters.
: Kaá¹sa, SunÄmÄ, Nyagrodha, Kaá¹
ku, SuhÅ«, RÄá¹£á¹rapÄla, Dhá¹á¹£á¹i and Tuá¹£á¹imÄn were the sons of Ugrasena.
: Kaá¹sÄ, Kaá¹savatÄ«, Kaá¹
kÄ, ÅÅ«rabhÅ« and RÄá¹£á¹rapÄlikÄ were the daughters of Ugrasena. They became the wives of Vasudevaâs younger brothers.
: The son of Citraratha was VidÅ«ratha, the son of VidÅ«ratha was ÅÅ«ra, and his son was BhajamÄna. The son of BhajamÄna was Åini, the son of Åini was Bhoja, and the son of Bhoja was Há¹dika.
: The three sons of Há¹dika were DevamÄ«á¸ha, Åatadhanu and Ká¹tavarmÄ. The son of DevamÄ«á¸ha was ÅÅ«ra, whose wife was named MÄriá¹£Ä.
: Through MÄriá¹£Ä, King ÅÅ«ra begot Vasudeva, DevabhÄga, DevaÅravÄ, Änaka, Sá¹Ã±jaya, ÅyÄmaka, Kaá¹
ka, ÅamÄ«ka, Vatsaka and Vá¹ka. These ten sons were spotlessly pious personalities. When Vasudeva was born, the demigods from the heavenly kingdom sounded kettledrums. Therefore Vasudeva, who provided the proper place for the appearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ká¹á¹£á¹a, was also known as Änakadundubhi. The five daughters of King ÅÅ«ra, named Pá¹thÄ, ÅrutadevÄ, ÅrutakÄ«rti, ÅrutaÅravÄ and RÄjÄdhidevÄ«, were Vasudevaâs sisters. ÅÅ«ra gave Pá¹thÄ to his friend Kunti, who had no issue, and therefore another name of Pá¹thÄ was KuntÄ«.
: Once when DurvÄsÄ was a guest at the house of Pá¹thÄâs father, Kunti, Pá¹thÄ satisfied DurvÄsÄ by rendering service. Therefore she received a mystic power by which she could call any demigod. To examine the potency of this mystic power, the pious KuntÄ« immediately called for the sun-god.
: As soon as KuntÄ« called for the demigod of the sun, he immediately appeared before her, and she was very much surprised. She told the sun-god, âI was simply examining the effectiveness of this mystic power. I am sorry I have called you unnecessarily. Please return and excuse me.â
: The sun-god said: O beautiful Pá¹thÄ, your meeting with the demigods cannot be fruitless. Therefore, let me place my seed in your womb so that you may bear a son. I shall arrange to keep your virginity intact, since you are still an unmarried girl.
: After saying this, the sun-god discharged his semen into the womb of Pá¹thÄ and then returned to the celestial kingdom. Immediately thereafter, from KuntÄ« a child was born, who was like a second sun-god.
: Because KuntÄ« feared peopleâs criticisms, with great difficulty she had to give up her affection for her child. Unwillingly, she packed the child in a basket and let it float down the waters of the river. O MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it, your great-grandfather the pious and chivalrous King PÄá¹á¸u later married KuntÄ«.
: Vá¹ddhaÅarmÄ, the King of KarÅ«á¹£a, married KuntÄ«âs sister ÅrutadevÄ, and from her womb Dantavakra was born. Having been cursed by the sages headed by Sanaka, Dantavakra had formerly been born as the son of Diti named Hiraá¹yÄká¹£a.
: King Dhá¹á¹£á¹aketu, the King of Kekaya, married ÅrutakÄ«rti, another sister of KuntÄ«âs. ÅrutakÄ«rti had five sons, headed by Santardana.
: Through the womb of RÄjÄdhidevÄ«, another sister of KuntÄ«âs, Jayasena begot two sons, named Vinda and Anuvinda. Similarly, the king of the Cedi state married ÅrutaÅravÄ. This kingâs name was Damaghoá¹£a.
: The son of ÅrutaÅravÄ was ÅiÅupÄla, whose birth has already been described [in the Seventh Canto of ÅrÄ«mad-BhÄgavatam]. Vasudevaâs brother named DevabhÄga had two sons born of his wife, Kaá¹sÄ. These two sons were Citraketu and Bá¹hadbala.
: Vasudevaâs brother named DevaÅravÄ married Kaá¹savatÄ«, by whom he begot two sons, named SuvÄ«ra and Iá¹£umÄn. Kaá¹
ka, by his wife Kaá¹
kÄ, begot three sons, named Baka, Satyajit and Purujit.
: King Sá¹Ã±jaya, by his wife, RÄá¹£á¹rapÄlikÄ, begot sons headed by Vá¹á¹£a and Durmará¹£aá¹a. King ÅyÄmaka, by his wife, ÅÅ«rabhÅ«mi, begot two sons, named HarikeÅa and Hiraá¹yÄká¹£a.
: Thereafter, King Vatsaka, by the womb of his wife, MiÅrakeÅÄ«, who was an ApsarÄ, begot sons headed by Vá¹ka. Vá¹ka, by his wife, DurvÄká¹£Ä«, begot Taká¹£a, Puá¹£kara, ÅÄla and so on.
: From SamÄ«ka, by the womb of his wife, SudÄmanÄ«, came Sumitra, ArjunapÄla and other sons. King Änaka, by his wife, Kará¹ikÄ, begot two sons, namely á¹tadhÄmÄ and Jaya.
: DevakÄ«, PauravÄ«, Rohiá¹Ä«, BhadrÄ, MadirÄ, RocanÄ, IlÄ and others were all wives of Änakadundubhi [Vasudeva]. Among them all, DevakÄ« was the chief.
: Vasudeva, by the womb of his wife Rohiá¹Ä«, begot sons such as Bala, Gada, SÄraá¹a, Durmada, Vipula, Dhruva, Ká¹ta and others.
: From the womb of PauravÄ« came twelve sons, including BhÅ«ta, Subhadra, BhadrabÄhu, Durmada and Bhadra. Nanda, Upananda, Ká¹taka, ÅÅ«ra and others were born from the womb of MadirÄ. BhadrÄ [KauÅalyÄ] gave birth to only one son, named KeÅÄ«.
: Vasudeva, by another of his wives, whose name was RocanÄ, begot Hasta, HemÄá¹
gada and other sons. And by his wife named IlÄ he begot sons headed by Uruvalka, all of whom were chief personalities in the dynasty of Yadu.
: From the womb of Dhá¹tadevÄ, one of the wives of Änakadundubhi [Vasudeva], came a son named Vipá¹á¹£á¹ha. The sons of ÅÄntidevÄ, another wife of Vasudeva, were PraÅama, Prasita and others.
: Vasudeva also had a wife named UpadevÄ, from whom came ten sons, headed by RÄjanya, Kalpa and Vará¹£a. From ÅrÄ«devÄ, another wife, came six sons, such as Vasu, Haá¹sa and Suvaá¹Åa.
: By the semen of Vasudeva in the womb of Devaraká¹£itÄ, nine sons were born, headed by GadÄ. Vasudeva, who was religion personified, also had a wife named SahadevÄ, by whose womb he begot eight sons, headed by Åruta and Pravara.
: The eight sons born of SahadevÄ such as Pravara and Åruta, were exact incarnations of the eight Vasus in the heavenly planets. Vasudeva also begot eight highly qualified sons through the womb of DevakÄ«. These included KÄ«rtimÄn, Suá¹£eá¹a, Bhadrasena, á¹ju, Sammardana, Bhadra and Saá¹
kará¹£aá¹a, the controller and serpent incarnation. The eighth son was the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself â Ká¹á¹£á¹a. The highly fortunate SubhadrÄ, the one daughter, was your grandmother.
: Whenever the principles of religion deteriorate and the principles of irreligion increase, the supreme controller, the Personality of Godhead ÅrÄ« Hari, appears by His own will.
: O King, MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it, but for the Lordâs personal desire, there is no cause for His appearance, disappearance or activities. As the Supersoul, He knows everything. Consequently there is no cause that affects Him, not even the results of fruitive activities.
: The Supreme Personality of Godhead acts through His material energy in the creation, maintenance and annihilation of this cosmic manifestation just to deliver the living entity by His compassion and stop the living entityâs birth, death and duration of materialistic life. Thus He enables the living being to return home, back to Godhead.
: Although the demons who take possession of the government are dressed like men of government, they do not know the duty of the government. Consequently, by the arrangement of God, such demons, who possess great military strength, fight with one another, and thus the great burden of demons on the surface of the earth is reduced. The demons increase their military power by the will of the Supreme, so that their numbers will be diminished and the devotees will have a chance to advance in Ká¹á¹£á¹a consciousness.
: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ká¹á¹£á¹a, with the cooperation of Saá¹
kará¹£aá¹a, BalarÄma, performed activities beyond the mental comprehension of even such personalities as Lord BrahmÄ and Lord Åiva. [For instance, Ká¹á¹£á¹a arranged the Battle of Kuruká¹£etra to kill many demons for the relief of the entire world.]
: To show causeless mercy to the devotees who would take birth in the future in this Age of Kali, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ká¹á¹£á¹a, acted in such a way that simply by remembering Him one will be freed from all the lamentation and unhappiness of material existence. [In other words, He acted so that all future devotees, by accepting the instructions of Ká¹á¹£á¹a consciousness stated in Bhagavad-gÄ«tÄ, could be relieved from the pangs of material existence.]
: Simply by receiving the glories of the Lord through purified transcendental ears, the devotees of the Lord are immediately freed from strong material desires and engagement in fruitive activities.
: Assisted by the descendants of Bhoja, Vá¹á¹£á¹i, Andhaka, Madhu, ÅÅ«rasena, DaÅÄrha, Kuru, Sá¹Ã±jaya and PÄá¹á¸u, Lord Ká¹á¹£á¹a performed various activities. By His pleasing smiles, His affectionate behavior, His instructions and His uncommon pastimes like raising Govardhana Hill, the Lord, appearing in His transcendental body, pleased all of human society.
: Ká¹á¹£á¹aâs face is decorated with ornaments, such as earrings resembling sharks. His ears are beautiful, His cheeks brilliant, and His smiling attractive to everyone. Whoever sees Lord Ká¹á¹£á¹a sees a festival. His face and body are fully satisfying for everyone to see, but the devotees are angry at the creator for the disturbance caused by the momentary blinking of their eyes.
: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, ÅrÄ« Ká¹á¹£á¹a, known as lÄ«lÄ-puruá¹£ottama, appeared as the son of Vasudeva but immediately left His fatherâs home and went to Vá¹ndÄvana to expand His loving relationship with His confidential devotees. In Vá¹ndÄvana the Lord killed many demons, and afterwards He returned to DvÄrakÄ, where according to Vedic principles He married many wives who were the best of women, begot through them hundreds of sons, and performed sacrifices for His own worship to establish the principles of householder life.
: Thereafter, Lord ÅrÄ« Ká¹á¹£á¹a created a misunderstanding between family members just to diminish the burden of the world. Simply by His glance, He annihilated all the demoniac kings on the Battlefield of Kuruká¹£etra and declared victory for Arjuna. Finally, He instructed Uddhava about transcendental life and devotion and then returned to His abode in His original form.