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The Vishnu Purana, translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, [1840], at

p. 465


Future kings of Magadhá: descendants of Vrihadratha.

I WILL now relate to you the descendants of Vrihadratha, who will be the kings of Magadhá. There have been several powerful princes of this dynasty, of whom the most celebrated was Jarásandha; his son was Sahadeva; his son is Somápi 1; his son will be Śrutavat 2; his son will be Ayutáyus 3; his son will be Niramitra 4; his son will be Sukshatra 5; his son will be Vrihatkarman 6; his son will be Senajit 7; his son will be Śrutanjaya 8; his son will be Vipra 9; his son will be Śuchi 10; his son will be Kshemya 11; his son will be Suvrata 12; his son will be Dharma 13; his son will be Suśuma 14; his son will be Drid́hasena 15; his son will be Sumati 16; his son will be Suvala 17; his son will be Suníta 18; his son will be Satyajit 19; his son will be Viśwajit 20; his son will be Ripunjaya 21. These are the Várhadrathas, who will reign for a thousand years 22.


465:1 Somádhi; Váyu, Matsya: and they now affect greater precision, giving the years of the reigns. Somádhi 58, V.; 50, M.

465:2 Śrutaśravas, 67 yrs. V.; 64, M,

465:3 36 yrs. V.; Apratípa, 26, M.

465:4 100 yrs. V.; 40, M.

465:5 8 yrs. V.; 56, M.; Sunakshatra, Bhág.

465:6 23 yrs. V. and M.; Vrihatsena, Bhág.

465:7 23 yrs. V.; 50, M.; Karmajit, Bhág.

465:8 40 yrs. V. and M.

465:9 Mahábala, 25 yrs. V.; Vidhu, 28, M.

465:10 58 yrs. V.; 64, M.

465:11 28 yrs. V. and M.

465:12 60 yrs. V.; 64, M.

465:13 5 yrs. V.; Sunetra, 35, M.; Dharmanetra, Bhág.

465:14 38 yrs. V.; Nivritti, 58, M.; Sama, Bhag.

465:15 48 yrs. V.; Trinetra, 28, M.; Dyumatsena, Bhág.

465:16 33 yrs. V.; Mahatsena, 48, M.

465:17 22 yrs. V.; Netra, 33, M.

465:18 40 yrs. V.; Abala, 32, M.

465:19 80 yrs. V.; omitted, M.

465:20 35 yrs. V.; omitted, M.

465:21 50 yrs. V. and M.; Puranjaya and Viśwajit are identified, Bhág.

465:22 Our list and that of the Váyu specifies twenty-one kings after Sahadeva: the Bhágavata specifies twenty, and in another passage states that to be the number. My copy of the Matsya names but nineteen, and the Radcliffe but twelve; but both agree in making the total thirty-two. They all concur with the text also in stating that 1000 years had elapsed from the great war, at the death of the last Várhadratha prince; and this is more worthy of credit than the details, which are obviously imperfect.

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