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    विदुर उवाच स्वायम्भुवस्य च मनोर्वंशः परमसम्मतः । कथ्यतां भगवन् यत्र मैथुनेनैधिरे प्रजाः ।। ३-२१-१ ।।

    Vidura said: The line of Svāyambhuva Manu was most esteemed. O worshipful sage, I beg you: Give me an account of this race, whose progeny multiplied through sexual intercourse. ।। 3-21-1 ।।

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    प्रियव्रतोत्तानपादौ सुतौ स्वायम्भुवस्य वै । यथाधर्मं जुगुपतुः सप्तद्वीपवतीं महीम् ।।‌ ३-२१-२ ।।

    The two great sons of Svāyambhuva Manu — Priyavrata and Uttānapāda — ruled the world, consisting of seven islands, just according to religious principles. ।। 3-21-2 ।।

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    तस्य वै दुहिता ब्रह्मन् देवहूतीति विश्रुता । पत्नी प्रजापतेरुक्ता कर्दमस्य त्वयानघ ।। ३-२१-३ ।।

    O holy brāhmaṇa, O sinless one, you have spoken of his daughter, known by the name Devahūti, as the wife of the sage Kardama, the lord of created beings. ।। 3-21-3 ।।

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    तस्यां स वै महायोगी युक्तायां योगलक्षणैः । ससर्ज कतिधा वीर्यं तन्मे शुश्रूषवे वद ।। ३-२१-४ ।।

    How many offspring did that great yogī beget through the princess, who was endowed with eightfold perfection in the yoga principles? Oh, pray tell me this, for I am eager to hear it. ।। 3-21-4 ।।

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    रुचिर्यो भगवान् ब्रह्मन् दक्षो वा ब्रह्मणः सुतः । यथा ससर्ज भूतानि लब्ध्वा भार्यां च मानवीम् ।। ३-२१-५ ।।

    O holy sage, tell me how the worshipful Ruci and Dakṣa, the son of Brahmā, generated children after securing as their wives the other two daughters of Svāyambhuva Manu. ।। 3-21-5 ।।