Srimad Bhagavatham : 6. 4. 19.


Skandham-6.

Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )

Slokam : 19.

manasaivasrjat  purvam  prajapatir  imah  prajah,

devasura-manushyadin  nabhah-sthala-jalaukasah

manasa  =  by the mind;

eva  =  indeed;

asrjat  =  created;

purvam  =  in the beginning;

prajapatih  =  the prajapati (Daksha);

imah  =  these;

prajah  =  living entities;

deva  =  the demigods;

asura  =  the demons;

manushya-adin  =  and other living entities, headed by the human beings;

nabhah  =  in the skies;

sthala  =  on the land;

jala  =  or within the water;

okasah  =  who have their abodes.

With his mind, Prajapati Daksha first created all kinds of demigods, demons, human beings, birds, beasts, aquatics and so on.

To be continued  ...