Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth OrderChapter 18: Pṛthu Mahārāja Milks the Earth Planet

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.18.26

sarve sva-mukhya-vatsena

sve sve pātre pṛthak payaḥ

sarva-kāma-dughāḿ pṛthvīḿ

duduhuḥ pṛthu-bhāvitām


sarve — all; sva-mukhya — by their own chiefs; vatsenaas the calf; sve svein their own; pātre — pots; pṛthak — different; payaḥ — milk; sarva-kāma — all desirables; dughām — supplying as milk; pṛthvīm — the planet earth; duduhuḥ — milked out; pṛthu-bhāvitām — controlled by King Pṛthu.


The planet earth supplied everyone his respective food. During the time of King Pṛthu, the earth was fully under the control of the King. Thus all the inhabitants of the earth could get their food supply by creating various types of calves and putting their particular types of milk in various pots.


This is evidence that the Lord supplies food to everyone. As confirmed in the Vedas: eko bahūnāḿ yo vidadhāti kāmān. Although the Lord is one, He is supplying all necessities to everyone through the medium of the planet earth. There are different varieties of living entities on different planets, and they all derive their eatables from their planets in different forms. On the basis of these descriptions, how can one assume that there is no living entity on the moon? Every moon is earthly, being composed of the five elements. Every planet produces different types of food according to the needs of its residents. According to the Vedic śāstras, it is not true that the moon does not produce food or that no living entity is living there.

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