Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth OrderChapter 1: Genealogical Table of the Daughters of Manu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.61

tebhyo 'gnayaḥ samabhavan

catvāriḿśac ca pañca ca

ta evaikonapañcāśat

sākaḿ pitṛ-pitāmahaiḥ


tebhyaḥ — from them; agnayaḥ — fire-gods; samabhavan — were produced; catvāriḿśat — forty; ca — and; pañca — five; ca — and; te — they; eva — certainly; ekona-pañcāśat — forty-nine; sākam — along with; pitṛ-pitāmahaiḥ — with the fathers and grandfather.


From those three sons another forty-five descendants were generated, who are also fire-gods. The total number of fire-gods is therefore forty-nine, including the fathers and the grandfather.


The grandfather is Agni, and the sons are Pāvaka, Pavamāna and Śuci. Counting these four, plus forty-five grandsons, there are altogether forty-nine different fire-gods.

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