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vp.4.8 The son of Kshatravriddha was Suhotra 4, who had three sons, Kasa 5, Lesa 6, and Ghritsamada. The son of the last was saunaka 7, who first established the distinctions of the four castes 8. The son of Kasa was Kasiraja 9; his son was Dirghatamas 10; his son was Dhanwantari, whose nature was exempt from human infirmities, and who in every existence had been master of universal knowledge. In his past life (or when he was produced by the agitation of the milky sea), Narayana had conferred upon him the boon, that he should subsequently be born in the
vp.4.18 Anu 1, the fourth son of Yayati, had three sons, Sabhanara, Chakshusha, and Paramekshu 2. The son of the first was Kalanara 3; his son was srinjaya; his son was Puranjaya; his son was Janamejaya; his son was Mahamani 4; his son was Mahamanas, who had two sons, Usinara and Titikshu. Usinara had five sons, sivi, Trina 5, Gara 6, Krimi, Darvan 7. sivi had four sons, Vrishadarbha, Suvira, Kaikeya, and Madra 8. Titikshu had one son, Ushadratha 9; his son was Hema 10; his son was Sutapas; his son was Bali, on whose wife five sons were begotten by Dirghatamas, or Anga, Banga, Kalinga, Suhma, and Pundra 11; and their descendants, and the five countries they inhabited, were known by the same names 12.
vp.4.19 Bharata had by different wives nine sons, but they were put to death by their own mothers, because Bharata remarked that they bore no resemblance to him, and the women were afraid that he would therefore desert them. The birth of his sons being thus unavailing, Bharata sacrificed to the Maruts, and they gave him Bharadwaja, the son of Vrihaspati by Mamata the wife of Utathya, expelled by the kick of Dirghatamas, his half brother, before his time. This verse explains the purport of his appellation; Silly woman, said Vrihaspati, cherish this child of two fathers (bhara dwa jam). No, Vrihaspati, replied Mamata, do you take care of him. So saying, they both abandoned him; but from their expressions the boy was called Bharadwaja." He was also termed Vitatha, in allusion to the unprofitable (vitatha) birth of the sons of Bharata 15. The son of Vitatha was

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