TEXT 22
devatah prabhaya ya ya
divyan pramukhato ’srjat
te aharsur devayanto
visrstam tam prabham ahah
SYNONYMS
devatah—the demigods; prabhaya—with the glory of light; yah yah—those who; divyan—shining; pramukhatah—chiefly; asrjat—created; te—they; aharsuh—took possession of; devayantah—being active; visrstam—separated; tam—that; prabham—effulgent form; ahah—daytime.
TRANSLATION
He then created the chief demigods, who were shining with the glory of goodness. He dropped before them the effulgent form of daytime, and the demigods sportingly took possession of it.
PURPORT
Demons were born from the creation of night, and the demigods were born from the creation of day. In other words, demons like the Yaksas and Raksasas are born of the quality of ignorance, and demigods are born of the quality of goodness.

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