TEXT 39
krator api kriyā bhāryā
vālakhilyān asūyata
ṛṣīn ṣaṣṭi-sahasrāṇi
jvalato brahma-tejasā
SYNONYMS
kratoḥ—of the great sage Kratu; api—also; kriyāKriyā; bhāryā—wife; vālakhilyān—just like Vālakhilya; asūyata—begot; ṛṣīn—sages; ṣaṣṭi—sixty; sahasrāṇi—thousand; jvalataḥ—very brilliant; brahma-tejasā—by dint of the Brahman effulgence.
TRANSLATION
Kratu’s wife, Kriyā, gave birth to sixty thousand great sages, named the Vālakhilyas. All these sages were greatly advanced in spiritual knowledge, and their bodies were illuminated by such knowledge.
PURPORT
Kriyā was the sixth daughter of Kardama Muni, and she produced sixty thousand sages, who were known as the Vālakhilyas because they all retired from family life as vānaprasthas.

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