|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 12: The Topics of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Summarized|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.12.11
rudra-sargas tathaiva ca
yataḥ svāyambhuvo manuḥ
ūrdhva — of the higher species, the demigods; tiryak — of the animals; avāk — and of lower species; sargaḥ — the creation; rudra — of Lord Śiva; sargaḥ — the creation; tathā — and; eva — indeed; ca — also; ardha-nārī — as a half man, half woman; īśvarasya — of the lord; atha — then; yataḥ — from whom; svāyambhuvaḥ manuḥ — Svāyambhuva Manu.
The Bhāgavatam also describes the creation of demigods, animals and demoniac species of life; the birth of Lord Rudra; and the appearance of Svāyambhuva Manu from the half-man, half-woman Īśvara.
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