Canto 9: Liberation

  1. King Sudyumna Becomes a Womanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.1: King Sudyumna Becomes a Woman

    King Sudyumna Becomes a Woman

    This chapter describes how Sudyumna became a woman and how the dynasty of Vaivasvata Manu was amalgamated with the Soma-vaṁśa, the dynasty coming from the moon.

    By the desire of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, Śukadeva Gosvāmī told about the dynasty of Vaivasvata Manu, who was formerly King Satyavrata, the ruler of Draviḍa. While describing this dynasty, he also described how the Supreme Personality of Godhead, while lying down in the waters of devastation, gave birth to Lord …
  2. The Dynasties of the Sons of Manuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.2: The Dynasties of the Sons of Manu

    The Dynasties of the Sons of Manu

    This Second Chapter describes the dynasties of the sons of Manu, headed by Karūṣa.

    After Sudyumna accepted the order of vānaprastha and departed for the forest, Vaivasvata Manu, being desirous of sons, worshiped the Supreme Personality of Godhead and consequently begot ten sons like Mahārāja Ikṣvāku, all of whom were like their father. One of these sons, Pṛṣadhra, was engaged in the duty of protecting cows at night with a sword in his hand. Following the order…
  3. The Marriage of Sukanyā and Cyavana Muniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.3: The Marriage of Sukanyā and Cyavana Muni

    The Marriage of Sukanyā and Cyavana Muni

    This chapter describes the dynasty of Śaryāti, another son of Manu, and also tells about Sukanyā and Revatī.

    Devajña Śaryāti gave instructions about what to do in the ritualistic ceremony observed on the second day of the
  4. Ambarīṣa Mahārāja Offended by Durvāsā Muniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.4: Ambarīṣa Mahārāja Offended by Durvāsā Muni

    Ambarīṣa Mahārāja Offended by Durvāsā Muni

    This chapter describes the history of Mahārāja Nabhaga, of his son Nābhāga, and of Mahārāja Ambarīṣa.

    The son of Manu was Nabhaga, and his son Nābhāga lived for many years in the
  5. Durvāsā Muni's Life Sparedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.5: Durvāsā Muni’s Life Spared

    Durvāsā Muni’s Life Spared

    In this chapter we find Mahārāja Ambarīṣa offering prayers to the Sudarśana cakra and we find how the Sudarśana cakra became merciful to Durvāsā Muni.

    By the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, Durvāsā Muni immediately went to Mahārāja Ambarīṣa and fell at his lotus feet. Mahārāja Ambarīṣa, being naturally very humble and meek, felt shy and ashamed because Durvāsā Muni had fallen at his feet, and thus he began to offer prayers to the Sudarśana…
  6. The Downfall of Saubhari Muniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6: The Downfall of Saubhari Muni

    The Downfall of Saubhari Muni

    After describing the descendants of Mahārāja Ambarīṣa, Śukadeva Gosvāmī described all the kings from Śaśāda to Māndhātā, and in this connection he also described how the great sage Saubhari married the daughters of Māndhātā.
  7. The Descendants of King Māndhātāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.7: The Descendants of King Māndhātā

    The Descendants of King Māndhātā

    In this chapter the descendants of King Māndhātā are described, and in this connection the histories of Purukutsa and Hariścandra are also given.

    The most prominent son of Māndhātā was Ambarīṣa, his son was Yauvanāśva, and Yauvanāśva
  8. The Sons of Sagara Meet Lord Kapiladevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.8: The Sons of Sagara Meet Lord Kapiladeva

    The Sons of Sagara Meet Lord Kapiladeva

    In this Eighth Chapter the descendants of Rohita are described. In the dynasty of Rohita there was a king named Sagara, whose history is described in relation to Kapiladeva and the destruction of the sons of Sagara.
  9. The Dynasty of Aṁśumānplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.9: The Dynasty of Aṁśumān

    The Dynasty of Aṁśumān

    This chapter describes the history of the dynasty of Aṁśumān, up to Khaṭvāṅga, and it also describes how Bhagīratha brought the water of the Ganges to this earth.

    The son of Mahārāja Aṁśumān was Dilīpa, who tried to bring the Ganges to this world but who died without success. Bhagīratha, the son of Dilīpa, was determined to bring the Ganges to the material world, and for this purpose he underwent severe austerities. Mother Ganges, being fully satisfied by his austerities…
  10. The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rāmacandraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10: The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra

    The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra

    This Tenth Chapter describes how Lord Rāmacandra appeared in the dynasty of Mahārāja Khaṭvāṅga. It also describes the Lord’s activities, telling how He killed Rāvaṇa and returned to Ayodhyā, the capital of His kingdom.
  11. Lord Rāmacandra Rules the Worldplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.11: Lord Rāmacandra Rules the World

    Lord Rāmacandra Rules the World

    This chapter describes how Lord Rāmacandra resided in Ayodhyā with His younger brothers and performed various sacrifices.

    Lord Rāmacandra, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, performed various sacrifices by which to worship Himself, and at the end of these sacrifices He gave land to the
  12. The Dynasty of Kuśa, the Son of Lord Rāmacandraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.12: The Dynasty of Kuśa, the Son of Lord Rāmacandra

    The Dynasty of Kuśa, the Son of Lord Rāmacandra

    This chapter describes the dynasty of Kuśa, the son of Lord Rāmacandra. The members of this dynasty are descendants of Saśāda, the son of Mahārāja Ikṣvāku.
  13. The Dynasty of Mahārāja Nimiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.13: The Dynasty of Mahārāja Nimi

    The Dynasty of Mahārāja Nimi

    This chapter describes the dynasty in which the great and learned scholar Janaka was born. This is the dynasty of Mahārāja Nimi, who is said to have been the son of Ikṣvāku.
  14. King Purūravā Enchanted by Urvaśīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.14: King Purūravā Enchanted by Urvaśī

    King Purūravā Enchanted by Urvaśī

    The summary of this Fourteenth Chapter is given as follows. This chapter describes Soma and how he kidnapped the wife of Bṛhaspati and begot in her womb a son named Budha. Budha begot Purūravā, who begot six sons, headed by Āyu, in the womb of Urvaśī.
  15. Paraśurāma, the Lord's Warrior Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.15: Paraśurāma, the Lord’s Warrior Incarnation

    Paraśurāma, the Lord’s Warrior Incarnation

    This chapter describes the history of Gādhi in the dynasty of Aila.

    From the womb of Urvaśī came six sons, named Āyu, Śrutāyu, Satyāyu, Raya, Jaya and Vijaya. The son of Śrutāyu was Vasumān, the son of Satyāyu was Śrutañjaya, the son of Raya was Eka, the son of Jaya was Amita, and the son of Vijaya was Bhīma. Bhīma
  16. Lord Paraśurāma Destroys the World's Ruling Classplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.16: Lord Paraśurāma Destroys the World’s Ruling Class

    Lord Paraśurāma Destroys the World’s Ruling Class

    When Jamadagni was killed by the sons of Kārtavīryārjuna, as described in this chapter, Paraśurāma rid the entire world of kṣatriyas
  17. The Dynasties of the Sons of Purūravāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.17: The Dynasties of the Sons of Purūravā

    The Dynasties of the Sons of Purūravā

    Āyu, the eldest son of Purūravā, had five sons. This chapter describes the dynasties of four of them, beginning with Kṣatravṛddha.

    Āyu, the son of Purūravā, had five sons- Nahuṣa, Kṣatravṛddha, Rajī, Rābha and Anenā. The son of Kṣatravṛddha was Suhotra, who had three sons, named Kāśya, Kuśa and Gṛtsamada. The son of Gṛtsamada was Śunaka, and his son was Śaunaka. The son of Kāśya was Kāśi. From Kāśi came the sons and grandsons known as Rāṣṭra, Dīrghatama an…
  18. King Yayāti Regains His Youthplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.18: King Yayāti Regains His Youth

    King Yayāti Regains His Youth

    This chapter gives the history of King Yayāti, the son of Nahuṣa. Among Yayāti’s five sons, the youngest son, Pūru, accepted Yayāti’s invalidity.

    When Nahuṣa, who had six sons, was cursed to become a python, his eldest son, Yati, took
  19. King Yayāti Achieves Liberationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19: King Yayāti Achieves Liberation

    King Yayāti Achieves Liberation

    This Nineteenth Chapter describes how Mahārāja Yayāti achieved liberation after he recounted the figurative story of the he-goat and she-goat.

    After many, many years of sexual relationships and enjoyment in the material world, King Yayāti finally became disgusted with such materialistic happiness. When satiated with material enjoyment, he devised a story of a he-goat and she-goat, corresponding to his own life, and narrated the story before his beloved Devayānī.…
  20. The Dynasty of Pūruplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.20: The Dynasty of Pūru

    The Dynasty of Pūru

    This chapter describes the history of Pūru and his descendant Duṣmanta. The son of Pūru was Janamejaya, and his son was Pracinvān. The sons and grandsons in the line of Pracinvān, one after another, were Pravīra, Manusyu, Cārupada, Sudyu, Bahugava, Saṁyāti, Ahaṁyāti and Raudrāśva. Raudrāśva had ten sons-Ṛteyu, Kakṣeyu, Sthaṇḍileyu, Kṛteyuka, Jaleyu, Sannateyu, Dharmeyu, Satyeyu, Vrateyu and Vaneyu. The son of Ṛteyu was Rantināva, who had three sons-Sumati, Dhruva and Apratir…
  21. The Dynasty of Bharataplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.21: The Dynasty of Bharata

    The Dynasty of Bharata

    This Twenty-first Chapter describes the dynasty born from Mahārāja Bharata, the son of Mahārāja Duṣmanta, and it also describes the glories of Rantideva, Ajamīḍha and others.

    The son of Bharadvāja was Manyu, and Manyu
  22. The Descendants of Ajamīḍhaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.22: The Descendants of Ajamīḍha

    The Descendants of Ajamīḍha

    This chapter describes the descendants of Divodāsa. It also describes Jarāsandha, who belonged to the Ṛkṣa dynasty, as well as Duryodhana, Arjuna and others.

    The son of Divodāsa was Mitrāyu, who had four sons, one after another-Cyavana, Sudāsa, Sahadeva and Somaka. Somaka had one hundred sons, of whom the youngest was Pṛṣata, from whom Drupada was born. Drupada
  23. The Dynasties of the Sons of Yayātiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.23: The Dynasties of the Sons of Yayāti

    The Dynasties of the Sons of Yayāti

    In this Twenty-third Chapter the dynasties of Anu, Druhyu, Turvasu and Yadu, as well as the story of Jyāmagha, are described.

    The sons of Yayāti’s fourth son, Anu, were Sabhānara, Cakṣu and Pareṣṇu. Of these three, the sons and grandsons of Sabhānara were, in succession, Kālanara, Sṛñjaya, Janamejaya, Mahāśāla and Mahāmanā. The sons of Mahāmanā were Uśīnara and Titikṣu. Uśīnara had four sons, namely Śibi, Vara, Kṛmi and Dakṣa. Śibi also had four sons-Vṛṣādar…
  24. Kṛṣṇa the Supreme Personality of Godheadplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.24: Kṛṣṇa the Supreme Personality of Godhead

    Kṛṣṇa the Supreme Personality of Godhead

    Vidarbha had three sons, named Kuśa, Kratha and Romapāda. Of these three, Romapāda expanded his dynasty by the sons and grandsons named Babhru, Kṛti, Uśika, Cedi and Caidya, all of whom later became kings. From the son of Vidarbha named Kratha came a son named Kunti, from whose dynasty came the descendants named Vṛṣṇi, Nirvṛti, Daśārha, Vyoma, Jīmūta, Vikṛti, Bhīmaratha, Navaratha, Daśaratha, Śakuni, Karambhi, Devarāta, Devakṣatra, Madhu, Kuruvaśa, Anu, …