Lineage of the Sun, its emergence and kings’ description Chapter 39
सूत उवाच |
Suta Goswami said (to the sages)
दीर्घबाहुः सुतस्तस्य रघुस्तस्याभवत्सुतः |
अजस्तस्य तु पुत्रोऽभूत्तस्माद्दशरथोऽभवत् || 16 ||
रामो दशरथाज्जज्ञे धर्मात्मा यो महायशाः |
स विष्ण्वंशो महाशैवः पौलस्त्यो येन घातितः || 17 ||
तच्चरित्रं च बहुधा पुराणेषु प्रवर्णितम् |
रामायणे प्रसिद्धं हि नातः प्रोक्तं तु विस्तरात् || 18 ||
Dirghabahu was his son, Raghu became his (Dirghabahu’s) son, Aja indeed became his (Raghu’s) son; from him became Dasharatha.
Rama, the great soul of Dharma who had great fame, was born of Dasharatha. He was a little part of Lord Vishnu, a great follower of Lord Shiva, by whom Ravana (Paulastya) was killed.
And his life events have been described in many ways in the Puranas. (It is) really well known in Ramayana. Therefore, it is not spoken (here) in detail.
रामस्य तनयो जज्ञे कुश इत्यतिविश्रुतः |
अतिथिस्तु कुशाज्जज्ञे निषधस्तस्य चात्मजः || 19 ||
निषधस्य नलः पुत्रो नभः पुत्रो नलस्य तु |
नभसः पुण्डरीकश्च क्षेमधन्वा ततः स्मृतः || 20 ||
As Rama’s son, Kusha was born, which is very well known. Atithi was indeed born of Kusha, and Nishadha (was) his (Atithi’s) son.
Nala (was) the son of Nishadha, Nabha (was) indeed the son of Nala, and Pundarika (was the son) of Nala; Kshemadhanva (was) his (son).
The lineage is described further in the chapter including the sons to occur in future from the time this Purana was spoken.