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Brahma manasaputras and there children

Brahma manasaputras and there children

Once Bhishma asked sage Pulastya about the four prominent caste and Brahma's manasaputras.

Thus on being asked by Bhishma about the origin of the four prominent castes, Sage Pulastya said--- Lord Brahma created the Brahmins and the Kshatriyas from his mouth and chest respectively. Similarly, Vaishyas and Shudras manifested from Lord Brahma's thigh and feet respectively.Lord Brahma had created his 'manasaputras' with the objective of increasing the population and their names were Bhrigu, Pulaha, Kratu, Angira, Marichi, Daksha, Atri and Vashishtha. But all of them were free from worldly desires and extremely virtuous. Seeing his effort go in vain, Lord Brahma became furious, as a result of which Rudra manifested from his forehead. Half of Rudra's body resembled like a male while the remaining half appeared like a female. Lord Brahma instructed Rudra to detach the female form from his body and commence copulative creation. Following his advice, Rudra detached the female part of his body and created eleven male entities. Similarly he created various female entities from the female part of his body.
This way, the first human pair-Manu and Shatarupa came into existence. In course of time four children were born to them---Priyavrata, Uttanapada, Prasuti and Aakuti. Prasuti was married to Daksha Prajpati, while Aakuti became the wife of Ruchi-Prajapati. Prasuti gave birth to 24 daughters-- Shraddha, Laxmi, Dhriti, Pushti, Tushti, Medha, Kriya, Buddhi, Lajja, Vapu, Shanti, Keerti, Khyati, Sati, Sambhuti, Smriti, Preeti, Kshama, Santati, Ansuya,Urja, Swaha and Swadha. Out of them, the former thirteen were the wives of Dharma and the rest were married to various sages like Bhrigu, Shiva, Marichi, Angira, myself (Pulastya), Pulaha, Kratu, Atri, Vashishtha Agni, etc. Shraddha gave birth to 'Kaama', Laxmi to 'Daarpa, Dhriti to Niyama, Tushti to Santosha, Pushti to Lobha, Medha to Shruta, Kriya to Danda, Naya and Vinaya, Buddhi to Bodha, Lajja to Vinaya, Vapu to Vyavasaya, Shanti to Kshama, Siddhi to Sukha and Keerti gave birth to Yashas. All of them were the sons of Dharma.

Kaama had a son named Harsha from his wife Nandi, Bhrigu's wife Khyati gave birth to a daughter named Laxmi--the consort of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rudra accepted Sati--the daughter of Daksha Prajapati as his wife. Himsa was the wife of Adharm and gave birth to Anrita and Nikriti. Anrita had two sons---Maya and Naraka, while Nikriti had two daughters--Maaya and Vedana. Maaya married Maya while Vedana became the wife of Naraka. Maaya had a son named Mrityu--the lord of death and Vedana gave birth to Dukhha. Five children were born to Mrityu--Vyadhi, Jara, Shoka, Trishna and Krodha. All of them were celibates and had no progeny.

PS: The above is from Padma Purana

OM NAMO NARAYANAYA

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