Srimad Bhagavatham : 6. 4. 17.


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )

Slokam : 17.

tebhyas tasyam  samabhavad  dakshah  pracetasah  kila,

yasya  praja-visargena   loka  apuritas  trayah.

tebhyah  =  from all the Pracetās;

tasyam  =  in her;

samabhavat  =  was generated;

dakshah  =  Daksha, ( name of the child )

pracetasah  =  the son of the Pracetas;

kila  =  indeed;

yasya—of whom;

praja-visargena  =  by the generation of living entities;

lokah  =  the worlds;

apuritah  =  filled;

trayah  =  three.

In the womb of that girl the Pracetas all begot a son named Daksha, who filled the three worlds with living entities.

Daksha was first born during the reign of Svayambhuva Manu, but because of offending Lord Siva he was punished by having the head of a goat substituted for his own head.

Thus insulted, he had to give up that body, and in the sixth manvantara, called the Cakshusa manvantara, he was born of the womb of Marisa as Daksha.

“His previous body had been destroyed, but he, the same Daksha, inspired by the supreme will, created all the desired living entities in the Cakshusa manvantara.”

(Bhagavatham. 4.30.49).

Thus Daksha regained his previous opulence and again begot thousands and millions of children to fill the three worlds.

To be continued   ....