agnidhra-sutas te matur anugrahad autpattikenaiva samhanana-balopetah pitra vibhakta atma-tulya-namani yatha-bhagam jambudvipa-varsani bubhujuh.
agnidhra-sutah—the sons of Maharaja Agnidhra; te—they; matuh—of the mother; anugrahat—by the mercy or by drinking the breast milk; autpattikena—naturally; eva—certainly; samhanana—well-built body; bala—strength; upetah—obtained; pitra—by the father; vibhaktah—divided; atma-tulya—following their own; namani—possessing names; yatha-bhagam—divided properly; jambudvipa-varsani—different parts of Jambudvipa (probably Asia and Europe combined together); bubhujuh—ruled.
Because of drinking the breast milk of their mother, the nine sons of Agnidhra naturally had strong, well-built bodies. Their father gave them each a kingdom in a different part of Jambudvipa. The kingdoms were named according to the names of the sons. Thus the sons of Agnidhra ruled the kingdoms they received from their father.
The acaryas specifically mention that in this verse the words matuh anugrahat (“by the mercy of their mother”) refer to the breast milk of their mother. In India it is a common belief that if a baby is fed his mother’s milk for at least six months, his body will be very strong. Besides that, it is mentioned herein that all the sons of Agnidhra were endowed with the nature of their mother. Bhagavad-gita (1.40) also declares, strisu dustasu varsneya jayate varna-sankarah: when women are polluted, varna-sankara, unqualified children, are generated, and when the varna-sankara population increases, the entire world becomes hellish. Therefore, according to Manu-samhita, a woman needs a great deal of protection in order to remain pure and chaste so that her children can be fully engaged for the benefit of human society.

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