The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 eBook

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“Markandeya continued, ’O ornament of Kuru’s race, he (Angiras) who was the third son of Brahma had a wife of the name of Subha.  Do thou hear of the children he had by her.  His son Vrihaspati, O king, was very famous, large-hearted and of great bodily vigour.  His genius and learning were profound, and he had a great reputation as a counsellor.  Bhanumati was his first-born daughter.  She was the most beautiful of all his children.  Angiras’s second daughter was called Raga.[24] She was so named because she was the object of all creature’s love.  Siniwali was the third daughter of Angiras.  Her body was of such slender make that she was visible at one time and invisible at another; and for this reason she was likened to Rudra’s daughter.  Archismati was his fourth daughter, she was so named from her great refulgence.  And his fifth daughter was called Havishmati, so named from her accepting havis or oblations.  The sixth daughter of Angiras was called Mahismati the pious.  O keen-witted being, the seventh daughter of Angiras is known by the name of Mahamati, who is always present at sacrifices of great splendour, and that worshipful daughter of Angiras, whom they call unrivalled and without portion, and about whom people utter the words kuhu kuhu (wonder), is known by the name of Kuhu.’”

    [24] Raga means love.


“Markandeya continued, ’Vrihaspati had a wife (called Tara) belonging to the lunar world.  By her, he had six sons partaking of the energy of fire, and one daughter.  The fire in whose honour oblations of clarified butter are offered at the Paurnamasya and other sacrifices, was a son of Vrihaspati called Sanju; he was of great ascetic merit.  At the Chaturmasya (four-monthly) and Aswamedha (horse) sacrifices, animals are offered first in his honour, and this powerful fire is indicated by numerous flames.  Sanju’s wife was called Satya, she was of matchless beauty and she sprang from Dharma (righteousness) for the sake of truth.  The blazing fire was his son, and he had three daughters of great religious merit.  The fire which is honoured with the first oblations at sacrifices is his first son called Bharadwaja.  The second son of Sanju is called Bharata in whose honour oblations of clarified butter are offered with the sacrificial ladle (called Sruk) at all the full moon (Paurnamasaya) sacrifices.  Beside these, three sons of whom Bharata is the senior, he had a son named Bharata and a daughter called Bharati.  The Bharata fire is the son of Prajapati Bharata Agni (fire).  And, O ornament of Bharata’s race, because he is greatly honoured, he is also called the great.  Vira is Bharadwaja’s wife; she gave birth to Vira.  It is said by the Brahmanas that he is worshipped like Soma (with the same hymns) with offerings of clarified butter.  He is joined with Soma in the secondary oblation of clarified

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