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ŚB 4.1.39

Devanagari

क्रतोरपि क्रिया भार्या वालखिल्यानसूयत
ऋषीन्षष्टिसहस्राणि ज्वलतो ब्रह्मतेजसा ॥ ४.१.३९ ॥

Text

krator api kriyā bhāryā
vālakhilyān asūyata
ṛṣīn ṣaṣṭi-sahasrāṇi
jvalato brahma-tejasā

Synonyms

kratoḥ — of the great sage Kratu; api — also; kriyā — Kriyā; bhāryā — wife; vālakhilyān — just like Vālakhilya; asūyata — begot; ṛṣīn — sages; ṣaṣṭi — sixty; sahasrāṇi — thousand; jvalataḥ — very brilliant; brahma-tejasā — by dint of the Brahman effulgence.

Translation

Kratu’s wife, Kriyā, gave birth to sixty thousand great sages, named the Vālakhilyas. All these sages were greatly advanced in spiritual knowledge, and their bodies were illuminated by such knowledge.

Purport

Kriyā was the sixth daughter of Kardama Muni, and she produced sixty thousand sages, who were known as the Vālakhilyas because they all retired from family life as vānaprasthas.