Hinduism

Manu Dynasties Saptha Rishi Star Visitations Study Part I


Manu’ s Sons and Their Kingdoms.

Manu was the first Man . He was from the South of Vindhyas. When a Tsunami struck, he moved to Ayodhya . His son Ikshvaku founded the Suryavansh,Solar Dynasty.Manu had ,apart from Ikshvaku ,one Daughter Ila and Nine brothers.Ila married Chandra’s son Budha and their Dynasty was called Chandravansh,after Pururavas.This Dynasty is also called as Aila Dynasty and Ailas seemed to have lived in the western region of the Present Indian landmass,probably around Arabia.Please read my articles on this. Manu’s other sons, for various reasons did not seem to be as enterprising as Manu’s son Ikshvaku in establishing a Dynasty.

It is recorded that Ila ,along with Budha founded the Lunar Dynasty, Chandravansh;from One of the sons of Manu, Agnivesa,Brahmin Dynasty came into being; From Trinabindu, descendant of Nabhaga,son of Manu,came Ilavida and she gave birth to Kubera, who ruled what is now Lanka. Kubera is recorded to be the elder brother of Ravana.Ravana was the son of Vishrava, Brother of Sage Pulasthya, Brother Agastya.Agastya was the son of Brahma..* Here comes a point. Though Manu is reported to have sprung from Vivaswan,Surya,Sun, and recorded as first Human, Offspring of Saptha Rishis are shown as progenitors of Human race.For example Daksha.Saptha Rishis change for each Manvantara.For the present Vaiwasvatha Manvantara,the Saptha, Seven Rishis are, Atri, Bhrigu,Kuthsa, Vasishta,Gautama,Kasyapa and Angirasa.( There are variations to these names).The possibilities are a) Some Rishis like Angirasa,Bharatwaja founded some Kingdoms which are not under the landmass of present India; b) the beings like Ramba,Kubera, are beings of a different plane like the Adithyas,Rudras and Devas who are the children of Sage Kasyapa.So, this opens the possibility of a) Visitation by beings from outer space or b) existence of such beings in a different plane and c ) they visit us.Though it sounds preposterous, facts mentioned in Purana,which I had checked till now,stand the test of scrutiny.So, it is logical to search further to unravel the seemingly impossible.

One may note that Ila Dynasty progressed in what is now the South and Far East, in ancient days and we can find Hinduism remains and practices there even today,including Angkorvat temple complex,Siva trinetra dance in Australia,presence of Kasyapa in New Zealand.Except those belonging to Ikshvaku and Chandravansh,other dynasties do not seem to have survived, though the other dynasties like Yadu sprang from them.Notable exception is the The Three Great Kings’ Dynasties of Tamils,Chera,Chola and Pandya. Yet these three trace their origin to Ikshvaku and Lunar Dynasty.Lunar Dynasty was mostly ,as far as Tamils are concerned, through Ila ,thrived in South,Lanka and around that area,which included? Tamilakam. So, this gives rise to Lemuria, Kumarikandam , Atlantis and MU civilisations.

More to follow.

Northern North  Central Kingdoms

  • Kuru
  • Panchala
  • Vatsa ||

Kingdoms of North-Central India

  • Kosala
  • Kasi
  • Videha
  • Dakshina Kosala
  • Malla

Kingdoms of Western and West-Central India

  • Surasena
  • Dwaraka
  • Anarta
  • Saurashtra
  • Heheya
  • Nishada
  • Gurjara
  • Karusha
  • Chedi
  • Dasrana
  • Kunti
  • Avanti
  • Malava

North-Northwestern (Fishermen’s) kingdoms

  • Matsya

Western kingdoms

  • Trigartha
  • Salwa
  • Madra
  • Sindhu
  • Sauvira
  • Sivi
  • Kekeya
  • Gandhara
  • Youdheya
  • Pahlava

Northwestern kingdoms

  • Bhalika
  • Parma Khamboja
  • Uttara Madra
  • Uttara Kuru
  • Yavana
  • Lhasa
  • Saka

Northern kingdoms

  • Kasmira
  • Kamboja
  • Drada
  • Parada
  • Parasika
  • Tushara
  • Huna
  • Harahuna
  • Rishika
  • China
  • Paramus China

Eastern kingdoms

  • Magada
  • Kikata
  • Anga
  • Pragjyotisha
  • Sonita
  • Lauhitya
  • Pundra
  • Sushma
  • Vanga
  • Odra
  • Utkala

Kingdoms South of the Vindhya Range

  • Vidarba
  • Anupa
  • Suparaka
  • Nasikya
  • Konkana
  • Asmaka
  • Danda
  • Kalinga

Kingdoms in the extreme South

  • Telinga
  • Andhra
  • Kishkinds
  • Gomanta
  • Karnata
  • Kanchi
  • Chola
  • Pandya
  • Chera
  • Mushika
  • Satyaputra
  • Tulu
  • Sinhala

Saraswati Valley kingdoms

  • Saraswatha
  • Abhira
  • Sudra
  • Nishada

Reference and citation.

http://veda.wikidot.com/kingdoms-of-ancient-india

Following is the detail of what had happened to Ikshvaku’s brothers (Manu’s sons)

This Second Chapter describes the dynasties of the sons of Manu, headed by Karūṣa.After Sudyumna accepted the order of vānaprastha and departed for the forest, VaivasvataManu, being desirous of sons, worshiped the Supreme Personality of Godhead and consequently begot ten sons like MahārājaIkṣvāku, all of whom were like their father. One of these sons, Pṛṣadhra, was engaged in the duty of protecting cows at night with a sword in his hand. Following the order of his spiritual master, he would stand in this way for the entire night. Once, in the darkness of night, a tiger seized a cow from the cowshed, and when Pṛṣadhra came to know this, he took a sword in his hand and followed the tiger. Unfortunately, when he finally approached the tiger, he could not distinguish between the cow and the tiger in the dark, and thus he killed the cow. Because of this, his spiritual master cursed him to take birth in a śūdra family, but Pṛṣadhra practiced mystic yoga, and in bhaktiyoga he worshiped the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Then he voluntarily entered a blazing forest fire, thus relinquishing his material body and going back home, back to Godhead.Kavi, the youngest son of Manu, was a great devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead from his very childhood. From Manu’s son known as Karūṣa, a sect of kṣatriyas known as Kārūṣas was generated. Manu also had a son known as Dhṛṣṭa, from whom another sect of kṣatriyas was generated, but although they were born of one who had the qualities of a kṣatriya, they became brāhmaṇas. From Nṛga, another son of Manu, came the sons and grandsons known as Sumati, Bhūtajyoti and Vasu. From Vasu, in succession, came Pratīka, and from him came Oghavān. Descending in order from the seminal dynasty of Nariṣyanta, another son of Manu, were Citrasena, Ṛkṣa, MīḍhvānPūrṇaIndrasenaVītihotra, Satyaśravā, Uruśravā, Devadatta and Agniveśya. From the kṣatriya known as Agniveśya came the celebrated brāhmaṇa dynasty known as Āgniveśyāyana. From the seminal dynasty of Diṣṭa, another son of Manu, came Nābhāga, and from him in succession came Bhalandana, Vatsaprīti, Prāṁśu, Pramati, Khanitra, Cākṣuṣa, Viviṁśati, Rambha, Khanīnetra, Karandhama, Avīkṣit, Marutta, Dama, Rājyavardhana, Sudhṛti, NaraKevalaDhundhumānVegavānBudha and Tṛṇabindu. In this way, many sons and grandsons were born in this dynasty. From Tṛṇabindu came a daughter named Ilavilā, from whom Kuvera took birth. Tṛṇabindu also had three sons, named Viśāla, Śūnyabandhu and Dhūmraketu. The son of Viśāla was Hemacandra, his son was Dhūmrākṣa, and his son was Saṁyama. The sons of Saṁyama were Devaja and Kṛśāśva. Kṛśāśva’s son, Somadatta, performed an Aśvamedha sacrifice, and by worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, he achieved the supreme perfection of going back home, back to Godhead.

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