Reference : Vettam Mani’s Puranc encyclopedia : It appears to be at variance with Markandeya Purana…
Brahma created Swayambhu Manu and Satarupa and got them married. They had two sons Uttanapada, who was Dhruva’s father and Priyavarta who was Dhruva’s paternal uncle. The Manusmrti was authored by Swayambhu Manu.
Priyavarta had four sons,
- Swarochishta (Mark P.67.4)
- Uthama ( Mark.P 73.13)
- Taamasa (Mark.P 73.13)
- Raivatha (Mark.P 75,73,74)
These were first cousins of Dhruva. They were the next four manus.
Dhruva’s son Sishti, had a son called Ripu and a grandson called Cakshusha. Cakshusha married Pushkarini, the granddaughter of Varuna. (See : Adityas)
Their son was Cakshusha Manu. The Avatars of Vishnu from Nara Narayana to Prithu, occured during the Cakshusha Manvantaram. Caksusha Manvantaram ended with the Matysa Avataram Flood, Matsya was the first avataram of the Vaivaswata Manvantaram.
As we have seen before Vaivaswatha Manu, was the son of Vivaswan an Aditya, identified with the Sun (Surya). The next Manu, is Savarni, the son of Surya and Samgnya (or Sandhya), the daughter of Viswakarma. Savarni’s brother was Yama and sister was Yami.
Vaiswatha Manu is the 7th, the Manu of our Manvantaram. There are another 7 to the end of this kalpa.
Some hindus believe that each son of Priyavarta lives for the duration of a manvantaram (at least). I think that the astronomical manvantarams were named after the human manus, just like the Hubble telescope is named after the lawyer-turned-astronomer, Hubble.
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