901-1000901. For those
people who shall act according to the instructions of Nila as far as their
means permit, there shall be health, (long) life and much wealth.
death, these people will certainly go to the world of the gods. Their sons
and grandsons also shall share heaven, (long) life and wealth and shall
be provided with long life. There is no doubt here. All the sayings of
Nila are known to you also, O king!
904-6. So having
heard (all this), act thus as to bring more happiness in the world and
the country. Whatever instruction of Nila has been in abeyance due to the
fault of time, revive all that, O king, the giver of honour, at my saying.
If the instructions
of Nila are not followed, then occur here floods, excess of rain, drought,
famine, deaths, untimely death of the king, and dreadful punishments from
907. The snow-fall
also occurs to a great extent. So the instructions of Nila must be announced
to the people repeatedly.
who aet upon them shall be endowed with cattle, grains and wealth. You,
too, shall be always victorious everywhere.
said: "Even told thus by Brhadasva, the king Gonanda restarted (only a
few of the) practices which had been in abeyance due to the fault of time.
he was overthrown by Balabhadra at Mathura. If a king of Kasmira acts upon
all the instructions of Nila, he never meets with untimely death. There
never occurs any terror in that country".
(spoke): What did Gonanda - the king of Kasrmira - ask after this, when
he had heard from Brhadasva, the customs to be followed by him ?"
(said): "Having heard the sayings of Brhadasva, Gonanda - the king of Kasmira
- spoke to Brhadasva, the best of the sages."
spoke: "Tell me the names of those Nagas who have mainly their abodes in Kasmira. I want to hear about them."
said: "(There live) Nila, the king of the Nagas, Vasuki, Upataksaka, the
two Nagas Kambala and Asvatara, (the two Nagas) Karkotaka and Dhanahjaya,
916. Ailapatra, Ananta, the Nagas Nanda and Upanandaka, Kulika, Svetasankha,
Palasa, Khedima, Badi.
917. Helihala, Sankhapala, the two Nagas Candana and Nandana, the two Nagas Nila and
the two Nagas Vatika and Sandika,
918. Two Padmas,
two Mahapadmas, two Kalas, two Kacchapas, two Samudras, two Samudranas,
two Gajas, two Taksakas,
919. Two Nagas
named Hastikarna, two Hastis, two Vamanas, Mahisas, two Varahas, two Nagas
920. Paniya, Anika, Kanakaksa, Kalinkaka, Arjuna, Pundarika, Dhanada,
921. Kheda, Sapala, Kherisa, Lahura, Ledira, Kheda, Pharathada, Jayanta,
922. Two Sudanas, Suparsva, Sunasa, Pancahastaka, Pradyumna, Andhaka, Sambhu,
Salva, Mulesvara, Ghasa,
Sahunimadhya the two Nagas Gandhila and Picchala, Svadhada, Musakada, Pisitada,
924. Narayana, Aniruddha, Vasudeva, Jalandhama, Patra, Manasa, Uttaramanasa,
925. Amanasa, Kapah, Sankarsana, Satacara, Khilecara, Rohinyakhya, Saktika,
926. Akhuphala, Phalapha, the Naga Kanasara, Susrava, Devapala, the Naga-chief
927. two Nagas
Candra and Surya, (two Nagas) Suci and Sukla, Viduratha, Phelada, Sukumara,
Khidiva, Vijaya, Jaya,
928. Uduca, Krophana, Vayu, Sukra, Vaisravana, Apama, Mandukanasa, Gandhara, the Naga
929. Samana, Lolabha, Bhadra, Bindu, Bindusara, Nada, Tittiri, Prastabhadra, the Naga
930. Aparajita, Pandita, Kopati, Durjaya, Astaka, the Naga Himasara, the Naga
931. The Naga Agrasara, the Naga Nilasara, Viha, Asulaksa, Aksipala, Prahlada,
932. Anista, Sumukha, Veda, Khadgapuccha, Vibhlsana, Mauhurtika, Priyasvami, Kumara,
933. Kapala, Caranasanda, the Naga Puranaka, Kadamba, Apada, Vali, Vibhuti,
934. Dava, Cakradhara, Svabhra, Bhava, Deharaka, Guda, Andha, Pangu, Kusthi, Kana,
935. Anagapada, Kitava, Sukara, Prasava, Utkara, Sadhiya, Satapada, Yoga,
936. Atinidra, Atibahubhuk, Bindunada, Sirojada, Kamaraksa, Visalaksa,
937. Bhuvira, Dharmalavanya, Daityaraja, Sadangula, Gandharva, Dhrtarastra,
Kusuma, Kuhara, Kuha,
938. Mahaksa, Vadhusa, Kadusa, Deva, Danava, Naksatra, Masaka, Pita, Gautama,
939. Svarga, Sikharavasi, Srivasa, Sridhara, Khaga, Langali, Balabhadra,
940. Kamarupa, Darikarna, Saptasirsa, Balahara, Sunetra, Bahunetra, Hanuman,
941. Habaka, Pathara, Patha, Mala, Vimalaka, Mata, the Naga Satamukha,
942. Susima, Kaliya, Kala, Patana, Khadira, Atri, Savala, Varnaka, Lalana.
943. Heliyara, Hemiyara, Valira, Keluka, Nimi, Catara Lelihana, Pancasya,
944. Krta, Treta, Dvapara, Sama, Samvatsara, Khalvata, Bahuroma, Kapoti,
945, Rastresvara, Siniri, Satananda, Atikopana, Ananda Jayananda, Trisirsa,
Soma, Gargya, Initi, Saniti, Airavata, Kauravya, Masada, Kumudaprabha,
947. Havotsava, Satha, Sanya, Sgatrughna, Rama, Laksmana, Mahadeva, Kamapala,
948. Danga, Bhuya, Visakha, Soma, Reva, Mahodara, Makara, Makaraksa, Nadbala,
Kaka, Kebuka, Brahmanaprlya, Karavira, Jarasandha, Nisacara, Divacara,
950. Patanjali, Vatsa, Mathara, Vithara, Vida, Hocara, Karavala, Tapanogha,
951. Karkara, Karavata, Varaghosa, Sumangala, Gullaka, Sambhara, Sami, Paya,
952. Karahala, Kusuratra, Dhaumya, Galava, Ukhola, Sikhola, Vahnirupa,
953. Satyakula, Kulusa, Krpana, Kutaka, Hari, Kimuda, Salabha, Kimsuka,
954. Marakula, Abhrasikhara, Vasistha, Savanamukha, two Nagas Raja and Maharaja,
955. two Nagas
Vira and Brahmaana, two Nagas Sarasa and Pukkaka, Dakkaka, Cakka, Gosa,
956. Vidyadhara, Yaksa, Virasa, Sasyavardhana, Bhadrasva, Gajanetra, Kanara,
957. Anaka, Kanava, Camba, Sanda, Marka, Giripriya, Ugrayudha, Abhimanyu,
958. Ajakarna, Gonasa, Sagala valakanana, Brahmana, Ksatriya, Vaisya, Sudra,
959. Sankhaksa, Kamalaksa, Maninaga, Bahecaka, Jayanta, Kopana, Visva,
960. Guha, Sumali, Mali, Malyavan, Anrta, Para, Ksattra, Mabyanaka, Bhisma,
Kasmira, Madhu, Valisa,
961. Bhimaksa, Bhimanada, two Nagas Halusa and Kalusa, Mahendra, Indra,
Sudhama, Saliya, Maliya,
962. Sahasradhara, Dyutiman, Vibhuti, Kavad Asvara, Savala, Bahurupa,
963. Manikantha, Kalola, Suravala, Nupura, Kusakunda, Atulyasa, Ata, Svabhra,
964. Aravinda, Kalhara, Binduman, Dramita, Vata two Sagaras, two Gangas,
Vaitasta, two Yamunas,
965. Citra, Upacitra, Surabhi, Bhutalacari, Ambaracari Upacitra, Kankata, two Nagas
Narada and Parvata,
966. Visvavasu, Parijata, Gallulullo, Jalalusa, Maksikasvami, Bhurjila,
967. Akadra, Bahukesa, Kesapingala, Dhusara, Lambakarna, Gandala, Naga
968. Avartaksa, Candrasara, Karhasura, Lambaka, Caturveda, three Puskaras,
969. Aksotanaga, Tanka, Syena, Vattila, Kacara, Ksirakumbha, Nikumbha,
970. Elighana, Vighana, Canda, Bhogi, Jvaranvita, Bhoga, Bhargavata, Raudra,
Rudra, Bhojaka, Dehila,
971. Rohina, Bharadvaja, Dadhinakra, Pratardana, two Nagas Januva and Reva,
Satru, Mitra, Kardama,
972. Panka, Kindama, Ramhha, Bahubhoga, Bahudara, Matsya, Bhita, Bahutsaha,
973. Tamrakara, Rajata, Vanamah, Bhavaka, the Naga Jyotisyaka, Vedya,
974. Nyagrodha, Dambara, Asvattha, Balipuspa, Balipriya, Angaraka, Sanaiscari, the Naga
975. Kali, Grtsa, Kutilaka, two Nagas Rahu and Brhaspati, Cauraka, Taskara,
and two Nagas Suta and Paurogava,
976. Ajakarna, Asvakarna, Vidyunmali, Darimukha, Orana, Rocana, Hasi, Nartana,
977. Kambhata, Subhata, Bahuputra, Nisacara, Mayura, Kokila, Trata, Malaya,
978. Kotapala, Mahipala, Gopala, Patalasuci, Rajadhiraja, Vinata, Svarga,
979. Cakrahasta, Gadahasta, Suli, Pasi, Saga, the Naga Citrakara, Vatsa,
980. Sitarta, Yavamali, Ravana, Raksasakrti, Yajva, Data, Hota Bhokta and
981-82. O king,
these prominent Naga-chiefs have been mentioned by me. As regards their
family comprising of sons and grandsons, that cannot be narrated by me
even in hundreds of years and so also (cannot be narrated) the holy abodes
of all the Nagas.
983. All the
Nagas are boon-givers, all are obedient to Nila and all are great favourites
of the high-minded Vasuki.
I will relate to you (the names of) the guardians of directions, in Kasmira.
Know them, O chief of the kings. The Naga Bindusara is regarded to be in
the eastern direction, the Naga named Srimadhaka in the southern one, and
in the northern direction is stated to be the Naga Uttaramanasa ................
devoid of grief, thousands, millions and hundred millions of the Nagas
dwell here, leaving aside the fear of Tarksya. Amongst the Nagas who have
been mentioned by me, one (Naga) Sadangula was banished by Nila - possessed
of unlimited lustre.
place of Sadangula which was given away to third Mahapadma - the wise one
- was turned into a lake, one Yojana long and one Yojana wide, a second
ocean as it were.
990. (It was
the place) which was taken over formerly by Mahapadma in a disguised way,
in accordance with the instruction of Nila, from the king Visvagasava."
spoke: "Why was Sadangula exiled from this (place) ? How did the territory
of Visvagaiva turn into a lake? O pious one, explain all this, as you are
(said): Having come to know that the Naga Mahapadma had made his abode
in the country of Sati, the son of Vinata used to oppress him, formerly.
994. The bird (i. e. Garuda) used to attack and eat up hundreds and thousands of his
sons, dependants and dependants of his dependants.
995. When his
people were being thus devoured, the Naga Mahapadma came quickly to the
refuge of the great Naga Nila.
996. He asked,
O king, for a habitation in Kasmira. Then Nila spoke thus to the Naga Mahapadma.
997. "O best
among the Bhujagas, all the Nagas have made their abodes here. There is
no place (left) where you may dwell, O best among the Naga-chiefs.
998. O Naga,
the lord of undying ones, I do not see even a little space which has not
been thus fully occupied by the Nagas.
you are surrounded by a big family But at this time, the beautiful territory
of Sadangula is vacant.
1000. The Naga
Sadangula has been banished by me from that place, because he, formerly,
used to carry away the wives of men, daily.