Srimad Bhagavatham : 6. 4. 18.




Skandham-6.

Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )

Slokam : 18.


yatha  sasarja  bhutani  daksho  duhitr-vatsalah,

retasa  manasa  caiva  tan  mamavahitah  srnu.


yatha  =  as;

sasarja  =  created;

bhutani  =  the living entities;

dakshah  =  Daksha;

duhitr-vatsalah  =  who is very affectionate to his daughters;

retasa  =  by semen;

manasa  =  by the mind;

ca  =  also;

eva  =  indeed;

tat  =  that;

mama  =  from me;

avahitah  =  being attentive;

srnu  =  please hear.

Sri  Suka Brahma-Rishi  continued :

Please hear from me with great attention how Prajapati Daksha, who was very affectionate to his daughters, created different types of living entities through his semen and through his mind.

The word duhir-vatsalah indicates that all the prajas were born from Daksha’s daughters.

Sri  Visvanatha Cakravarti Acharya says that apparently Daksha had no son.

To be continued  ....