TEXTS 28–31
tasyam sa janayam asa
dasa putran akalmasan
vasudevam devabhagam
devasravasam anakam
srnjayam syamakam kankam
samikam vatsakam vrkam
deva-dundubhayo nedur
anaka yasya janmani
vasudevam hareh sthanam
vadanty anakadundubhim
prtha ca srutadeva ca
srutakirtih srutasravah
rajadhidevi caitesam
bhaginyah panca kanyakah
kunteh sakhyuh pita suro
hy aputrasya prtham adat
SYNONYMS
tasyam—in her (Marisa); sah—he (Sura); janayam asa—begot; dasa—ten; putran—sons; akalmasan—spotless; vasudevamVasudeva; devabhagam—Devabhaga; devasravasam—Devasrava; anakam—Anaka; srnjayamSrnjaya; syamakam—Syamaka; kankamKanka; samikam—Samika; vatsakamVatsaka; vrkamVrka; deva-dundubhayah—kettledrums sounded by the demigods; neduh—were beaten; anakah—a kind of kettledrum; yasya—whose; janmani—at the time of birth; vasudevam—unto Vasudeva; hareh—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sthanam—that place; vadanti—they call; anakadundubhim—Anakadundubhi; prthaPrtha; ca—and; srutadeva—Srutadeva; ca—also; srutakirtih—Srutakirti; srutasravah—Srutasrava; rajadhideviRajadhidevi; ca—also; etesam—of all these; bhaginyah—sisters; panca—five; kanyakah—daughters (of Sura); kunteh—of Kunti; sakhyuh—a friend; pita—father; surah—Sura; hi—indeed; aputrasya—(of Kunti) who was sonless; prthamPrtha; adat—delivered.
TRANSLATION
Through Marisa, King Sura begot Vasudeva, Devabhaga, Devasrava, Anaka, Srnjaya, Syamaka, Kanka, Samika, Vatsaka and Vrka. These ten sons were spotlessly pious personalities. When Vasudeva was born, the demigods from the heavenly kingdom sounded kettledrums. Therefore Vasudeva, who provided the proper place for the appearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, was also known as Anakadundubhi. The five daughters of King Sura, named Prtha, Srutadeva, Srutakirti, Srutasrava and Rajadhidevi, were Vasudeva’s sisters. Sura gave Prtha to his friend Kunti, who had no issue, and therefore another name of Prtha was Kunti.

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