Chapter-5. ( Narada Maharishi Cursed by Prajapati Daksha )
This chapter relates how all the sons of Daksha were delivered from the clutches of the material energy by following the advice of Narada,
who was therefore cursed by Daksha.
Influenced by the external energy of Lord Vishnu, Prajapati Daksha begot ten thousand sons in the womb of his wife, Pancajani.
These sons, who were all of the same character and mentality, were known as the Haryasvas.
Ordered by their father to create more and more population, the Haryasvas went west to the place where the River Sindhu (now the Indus) meets the Arabian Sea.
In those days this was the site of a holy lake named Narayaṇa-saras, where there were many saintly persons.
The Haryasvas began practicing austerities, penances and meditation, which are the engagements of the highly exalted renounced order of life.
However, when Sri Narada Maharishi saw these boys engaged in such commendable austeriti…