TEXT 39
krator api kriya bharya
valakhilyan asuyata
rsin sasti-sahasrani
jvalato brahma-tejasa
SYNONYMS
kratoh—of the great sage Kratu; api—also; kriyaKriya; bharya—wife; valakhilyan—just like Valakhilya; asuyata—begot; rsin—sages; sasti—sixty; sahasrani—thousand; jvalatah—very brilliant; brahma-tejasa—by dint of the Brahman effulgence.
TRANSLATION
Kratu’s wife, Kriya, gave birth to sixty thousand great sages, named the Valakhilyas. All these sages were greatly advanced in spiritual knowledge, and their bodies were illuminated by such knowledge.
PURPORT
Kriya was the sixth daughter of Kardama Muni, and she produced sixty thousand sages, who were known as the Valakhilyas because they all retired from family life as vanaprasthas.

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