|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 7: The Purāṇic Literatures|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.7.16
vaḿśas trai-kāliko 'nvayaḥ
vṛttaḿ vaḿśa-dharās ca ye
rājñām — of the kings; brahma-prasūtānām — born originally from Brahmā; vaḿśaḥ — dynasty; trai-kālikaḥ — extending into the three phases of time (past, present and future); anvayaḥ — the series; vaḿśa-anucaritam — histories of the dynasties; teṣām — of these dynasties; vṛttam — the activities; vaḿśa dharāḥ — the prominent members of the dynasties; ca — and; ye — which.
Dynasties are lines of kings originating with Lord Brahmā and extending continuously through past, present and future. The accounts of such dynasties, especially of their most prominent members, constitute the subject of dynastic history.
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