About Brahma Manasaputras and their names | Brahma Manasaputras’ children names
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Meaning of Brahma Manasaputra: Here Brahma means Lord Sri Brahma Deva and Manasaputra means children born from the manasa (mind) of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
As per Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma), ‘manasa‘ means whole body, and not just head (brain).
(Many people think that, manasa means just head (brain) which is incorrect. Manasa means whole body.)
Lord Sri Vishnu is the father of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
From Lord Sri Vishnu’s nabhi (Divine navel), Lord Sri Brahma Deva is born.
Thus Lord Sri Vishnu is called as ‘prapitamahah‘. This is said in Sri Vishnu Sahasranamashloka 104.
भूर्भुवः स्वस्तरुस्तारः सविता प्रपितामहः । यज्ञो यज्ञपतिर्यज्वा यज्ञाङ्गो यज्ञवाहनः ॥ 104 ॥
ಭೂರ್ಭುವಃ ಸ್ವಸ್ತರುಸ್ತಾರಃ ಸವಿತಾ ಪ್ರಪಿತಾಮಹಃ । ಯಜ್ಞೋ ಯಜ್ಞಪತಿರ್ಯಜ್ವಾ ಯಜ್ಞಾಂಗೋ ಯಜ್ಞವಾಹನಃ ॥ 104 ॥
bhūrbhuvaḥ svastarustāraḥ savitā prapitāmahaḥ। yajñō yajñapatiryajvā yajñāṅgō yajñavāhanaḥ॥ 104॥
There is no one who gave birth to Lord Sri Vishnu.
Thus Lord Sri Vishnu is known as ‘prapitāmahaḥ‘, that is, he is the first of all. He is the father of all.
From Lord Sri Brahma Deva’s manasa (mind), many divine Devatas / Demigods have born.
Once Bhishma asked Rishi (Sage) Pulastya about the four prominent varna system and Lord Sri Brahma Deva’s manasaputras.
Thus on being asked by Bhishma about the origin of the four prominent varna, Maharishi (Sage) Pulastya said:
Sri Brahma Deva created different varna people as given below:
Varna names – Brahmins, Kshatriyas, VaishyasandShudra.
Brahmins were born from the mouth of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Kshatriyas were born from the Chest of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Vaishyas were born from the Thigh of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Shudras were born from the Feet of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
To know the correct meaning of the Hindu Varna system, you can visit his link for more information:
Four varna (Chatur varna) (Hindu Varna system) correct meaning in Hinduism
Lord Sri Brahma Deva had created his ‘manasaputras‘ with the objective of increasing the population of the world and their names are:
List of Brahma Manasputras names are as given below:
Sanata (Sanaka) Kumaras – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva. Totally there are four Sanata (Sanaka) Kumaras namely:
Sanaka (Very ancient), Sanatana (Eternal), Sanandana (Ever Joyful) and Sanatakumara (Ever Young).
All the four Sanata (Sanaka) Kumaras are unmarried.
Sanata (Sanaka) Kumaras were born from the head of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Narada – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Devarishi Narada is unmarried.
Devarishi Narada is the only Devata (Demigod) which has the freedom to travel in all the 14 Lokas.
Devarishi Narada was born from the lap of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Bhrigu – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Wives – Khyati, Kavyamata and Puloma.
Children – Dhata, Vidhata, Bhargavi (from Khyati), Shukracharya (from Kavyamata), Chyavana (from Puloma).
Maharishi Bhrigu was born from the skin of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Pulaha – Parents – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Wives – Kshama, Gati.
Children – Kardama, Kanakapeetha, Urvarivat, Peevari, Karmasreshtha, Vareeyaamsu and Sahishnu, Kimpurushas.
Maharishi Kardama and Devahuti Devi‘s son if Maharishi (Lord) Kapila (Lord Vishnu avatar) parents.
Maharishi Pulaha was born from the navel of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Kratu – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Father-in-law – Prajapati Kardama. Wife – Kriya.
Children – 60,000 children. Their name is included in the Valakhilyas. Sisters – Punya and Satyavati.
Maharishi Kratu was born from the hand of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Angira – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Wife – Surūpa. Children – Utathya, Brihaspati and others.
Maharisi Angira was born from the mouth of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Marichi – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Wives – Kalā, Urna, and Sambhuti. Children – Kashyapa (by Kalā).
Marichi was born from the head of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Daksha (Prajapati) – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Wives – Prasuti and Askini.
Children (Daughters) – including Svaha, Khyati, Sati, Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kadru, Vinata, Rohini, Revati, Rati, etc.
Children (Sons) – 5000 sons called Haryasvas, 1000 sons called Sabalasvas.
Daksha Prajapati was born from the right thumb of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Atri – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Wife – Anasuya. Children – Dattatreya (Lord Sri Vishnu avatar), Chandra, Durvasa (Lord Shiva avatar).
(About Chandra – Lord Sri Brahma Deva takes avatar in a Devata / Demigod called Chandra, as Lord Sri Brahama Deva doesn’t has the direct avatar).
Maharishi Atri was born from the eye of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Vashishtha – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Wife – Arundhati.
Children – Shakti, Citraketu, Surocis, Virajas, Mitra, Ulbana, Vasubhrdyana and Dyumat (from Arundhati), Asmaka (Through Niyoga, for Kalmashapada).
Maharishi Vashishtha was born from the breath of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Pulastya – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Wife – Manini (Also known as Havirbhu). Children – Vishrava, Agastya.
Maharishi Pulastya was born from the ear of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
Kardama – Parent – Lord Sri Brahma Deva (father). Wife – Devahuti. Children (Son) – Kapila (Lord Sri Vishnu avatar).
Children (Daughters) – Kardama had nine daughters who were highly educated in Vedic Texts and went ahead to marry divine sages mentioned in ancient Indian history.
Kala married Marichi, Anusuya married Atri, Arundhati married Vashishtha, Havirbhu married Pulastya, Shanti married Atharvan.
Maharishi Kardama was born from the shadow of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.
But all of the above ‘manasaputras‘ were free from worldly desires and extremely virtuous.
Seeing his effort go in vain, Sri Brahma Deva became furious (please remember this is only for ‘loka reetya‘ – To teach lessons to the ordinary humans).
Thus as a result of which Sri Rudra Deva (Lord Shiva) manifested from Lord Sri Brahma Deva’s forehead.
Half of Sri Rudra Deva’s (Lord Shiva) body resembled like a male, while the remaining half appeared like a female (ardhanareeshvar / ardhanareeshwara).
Lord Sri Brahma Deva instructed Sri Rudra Deva (Lord Shiva) to detach the female form from his body and commence copulative creation.
Following his advice, Sri Rudra Deva (Lord Shiva) detached the female part of his body and created eleven male entities.
Similarly Sri Rudra Deva (Lord Shiva) created various female entities from the female part of his body.
This way, the first human pair, that is, Manu and Shatarupa came into existence.
In course of time four children were born Manu and Shatarupa as given below:
Priyavrata, Uttanapada, Prasuti, Aakuti
Prasuti was married to Daksha Prajpati, while Aakuti became the wife of Ruchi-Prajapati.
Daksha Prajapati with Prasuti gave birth to 23 daughters as given below:
13 (Sraddha, Lakshmi, Dhriti, Thushti, Pushti, Medha, Kriya, Buddhi, Lajja, Vapu, Shanti, Siddhi, Kirtti) married to Lord Sri Yama Deva
Khyati married Bhrigu
Sambhuti married Marichi
Smriti married Angiras (Angirasa)
Priti married Pulastya
Kshama married to Pulaha
Sannati married Kratu
Urjja married Vashishtha
Swaha married Agni
Swadha married Pitrus
Sati married Lord Shiva (Rudra)
Below are the sons of Dharma (Yama Deva):
Shraddha gave birth to Kama (Kaama)
Laxmi gave birth to Darpa
Dhriti gave birth to Niyama
Tushti gave birth to Santosha
Pushti gave birth to Lobha
Medha gave birth to Shruta
Kriya gave birth to Danda, Naya and Vinaya
Buddhi gave birth to Bodha
Lajja gave birth to Vinaya
Vapu gave birth to Vyavasaya
Shanti gave brith to Kshama
Siddhi gave birth to Sukha
Keerti gave birth to Yashas
Kaama had a son named Harsha from his wife Nandi
Bhrigu’s wife Khyati gave birth to a daughter named Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Sri Vishnu.
(Please remember that, this is an avatar of Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi and not the first birth.)
(Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi is with Lord Sri Vishnu since unknown time).
Sri Rudra Deva (Lord Shiva) accepted Sati, that is, the daughter of Daksha Prajapati as his wife.
Himsa was the wife of Adharma and gave birth to Anrita and Nikriti.
Anrita had two sons, that is, Maya and Naraka,
While Nikriti had two daughters, that is, Maaya and Vedana.
Maaya married Maya
While Vedana became the wife of Naraka.
Maaya had a son named Mrityu, that is, the devata of death
Vedana gave birth to Dukhha.
Five children were born to Mrityu, that is, Vyadhi, Jara, Shoka, Trishna and Krodha. All of them were celibates and had no progeny.
PS: Most of the above information is from Padma Purana.
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