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    मैत्रेय उवाच विजिताश्वोऽधिराजाऽऽसीत्पृथुपुत्रः पृथुश्रवाः । यवीयोभ्योऽददात्काष्ठा भ्रातृभ्यो भ्रातृवत्सलः ।। ४-२४-१ ।।

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Vijitāśva, the eldest son of Mahārāja Pṛthu, who had a reputation like his father’s, became emperor and gave his younger brothers different directions of the world to govern, for he was very affectionate toward his brothers. ।। 4-24-1 ।।

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    हर्यक्षायादिशत्प्राचीं धूम्रकेशाय दक्षिणाम् । प्रतीचीं वृकसंज्ञाय तुर्यां द्रविणसे विभुः ।। ४-२४-२ ।।

    Mahārāja Vijitāśva offered the eastern part of the world to his brother Haryakṣa, the southern part to Dhūmrakeśa, the western part to Vṛka and the northern part to Draviṇa. ।। 4-24-2 ।।

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    अन्तर्धानगतिं शक्राल्लब्ध्वान्तर्धानसंज्ञितः । अपत्यत्रयमाधत्त शिखण्डिन्यां सुसम्मतम् ।। ४-२४-३ ।।

    Formerly, Mahārāja Vijitāśva pleased the King of heaven, Indra, and from him received the title Antardhāna. His wife’s name was Śikhaṇḍinī, and by her he begot three good sons. ।। 4-24-3 ।।

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    पावकः पवमानश्च शुचिरित्यग्नयः पुरा । वसिष्ठशापादुत्पन्नाः पुनर्योगगतिं गताः ।। ४-२४-४ ।।

    The three sons of Mahārāja Antardhāna were named Pāvaka, Pavamāna and Śuci. Formerly these three personalities were the demigods of fire, but due to the curse of the great sage Vasiṣṭha, they became the sons of Mahārāja Antardhāna. As such, they were as powerful as the fire-gods, and they attained the destination of mystic yoga power, being again situated as the demigods of fire. ।। 4-24-4 ।।

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    अन्तर्धानो नभस्वत्यां हविर्धानमविन्दत । य इन्द्रमश्वहर्तारं विद्वानपि न जघ्निवान् ।। ४-२४-५ ।।

    Mahārāja Antardhāna had another wife, named Nabhasvatī, and by her he was happy to beget another son, named Havirdhāna. Since Mahārāja Antardhāna was very liberal, he did not kill Indra while the demigod was stealing his father’s horse at the sacrifice. ।। 4-24-5 ।।