TEXTS 1718
sarupasuta bhutasya
bharya rudrams ca kotisah
raivato jo bhavo bhimo
vama ugro vrsakapih
ajaikapad ahirbradhno
bahurupo mahan iti
rudrasya parsadas canye
ghorah preta-vinayakah
SYNONYMS
sarupaSarupa; asuta—gave birth; bhutasya—of Bhuta; bharya—the wife; rudran—Rudras; ca—and; kotisah—ten million; raivatah—Raivata; ajahAja; bhavahBhava; bhimahBhima; vamahVama; ugrahUgra; vrsakapih—Vrsakapi; ajaikapatAjaikapat; ahirbradhnah—Ahirbradhna; bahurupah—Bahurupa; mahanMahan; iti—thus; rudrasya—of these Rudras; parsadah—their associates; ca—and; anye—other; ghorah—very fearful; preta—ghosts; vinayakah—and hobgoblins.
TRANSLATION
Sarupa, the wife of Bhuta, gave birth to the ten million Rudras, of whom the eleven principle Rudras were Raivata, Aja, Bhava, Bhima, Vama, Ugra, Vrsakapi, Ajaikapat, Ahirbradhna, Bahurupa and Mahan. Their associates, the ghosts and goblins, who are very fearful, were born of the other wife of Bhuta.
PURPORT
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura comments that Bhuta had two wives. One of them, Sarupa, gave birth to the eleven Rudras, and the other wife gave birth to the associates of the Rudras known as the ghosts and hobgoblins.

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