Three months after Sri Aurobindo’s passing away, Dr. Hajari, a close follower received a vision where he saw luminous beings including his Guru. Subsequently, with the power of his Guru and Pingal Maheshwara (Lord Shiva) he received a continuous vision that he wrote in Bengali from 14 March 1951 to 8 July 1954. This epic, when completed, revealed itself as “the Devayan”. We have tried to put this mammoth work in Devanagri script to bring it to a wider audience.
This immense epic, consisting of 12,000 pages was received by Dr. Hajari in a constant stream of 10 pages each night. Devayan, unlike the former two epics, narrates the complete human cycle lasting 26,000 years covering the Golden, the Silver, the Bronze and the Iron Ages. Devayan predicts that the present materialism would wither away very soon and mankind will regain its spirituality. It consists of twelve volumes, each having a thousand pages, in Anusthupa - the classical Indian epic metre.
In the Golden Age, lasting for 13,000 years, the entire world would be united under Indra and his descendants, the Vasus. India would then become the spiritual leader. In the brilliant light of Satyadeva (the Supreme Truth) only the followers of truth would survive. To enter into this age, humanity received a new mantra, “Yad Siddhi Shashwatana Devam Devam Yajamahe”. The imminent Golden Age would be full of divine light, peace, power and joy. Men’s consciousness would change as Gods would become active in each human being, under the influence of the spiritual plane. There would be no death, disease or suffering. Men would remain young, beautiful and filled with joy or Ananda.
After 13,000 years, this Age would come to an end. Again, the vital plane would influence humanity, but with the help of Trita, son of Rishi Aptya, the power of Kali would be limited to only one-third of humanity. This would be the Silver Age (6,000 years). Towards the end of this Age, Lord Vishnu would take birth as Sri Rama to destroy evil.
Then the Bronze Age, lasting 4,000 years, would begin with falsehood increasing day by day. However, the Rishis would be there, helping humanity with their spiritual force. Two-thirds of humanity would be influenced by the vital plane. On receiving frantic calls from suffering humanity, Lord Vishnu would take birth as Sri Krishna. This Age would last for 4,000 years.
In the present Iron Age, humanity would be submerged in the vital plane. Men would doubt even the existence of Gods. For helping humanity in this Age, a few immortal beings, Gautam Buddha, Christ, Mahavira, and Shankracharya etc would take birth. Their message of hope to mankind would become completely warped with Kali’s influence. As a result, a number of religions would become institutional, resulting in dividing humanity still further.
Humanity would seek peace and unity in vain. They would try to fight diseases, death, and suffering on their own. A number of “isms” were discovered, with disastrous results. Now, as the Iron Age approaches its end, the ray of truth again touches the world.
For calling the Supreme Truth to this world, the Rishis, Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo took birth. With them lighting the lamp of psychic aspiration, the Vedic ‘Bitihotra’, they facilitated the descent of the supramental force in the world. Now, the epic Devayan has come to this world to announce the beginning of a new cycle.
The subject matter of this great Epic is in the Anushtupa metre, which is four feeted, each foot having eight letters. Each fifth letter is short, sixth letter long then the seventh letter is short in the second of fourth line. In the whole course of the Epic there are about two hundred and seventy five chhandas (Metres). The Devayan is divided into thirty-two mandalas; each mandala is divided into several vargas, which are further divided into a number of sanvargas. Additionally, in each varga, a different metre (rhythm) is at the end of each sanvarga. Also different metres are used in different places in the book for hymns and prayers to the gods. Following are the table of contents of the great epic with the work divided among the three Kalpas- Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra. The whole epic is divided into 12 volumes containing appox.1,000 pages each. Altogether the number of pages amount to more than 12,000 pages. The three Kalpas are further divided into mandalas and vargas. The names of the vargas with the numbers of sanvargas together with the name of the different metres is given as follows:
The great Epic Devayan has been manifested in three Kalpas such as: -
The complete Devayan is in twelve volumes. These twelve volumes are divided into thirty-two Mandalas.
SUMMARY OF EACH MANDALA
A few words on the commencement of the epic, how Dr. Hajari became a channel to manifest this Epic. A conversation between Pingal Maheshwara (Lord Shiva as the Divine Poet) and Siddhidata (Lord Ganesh) on how best to manifest this epic.
The influence of diversity in the eternal unity. - A description and the cause of fight between the Gods and the Devils, the good and the evil. Both had the same father but different mothers. - Their position in the Oneness. - The sense of greatness and demand of supremacy.
A clear description of all the creations in the universe.
Description of the birth of Truth, who is the guide and manifester of the Golden Age with the name “Satyadeva”. He took birth in the family of Angira Rishi who came out from the mind of Parabrahman. The childhood, boyhood and play of Satyadeva (the Lord of Truth) and his meeting with Narayana Rishi and other events.
A description of the Rishi Vashistha and the destruction wreaked by the Rishi Viswamitra on the sons of Vashistha. The eldest son of Vashistha was Shakti.
A fight of the Parvatas (mountains - the material consciousness) with Lord Indra (the Supreme Divine Power).Conquest of the material rigidity and life’s disobedience of that higher force.
Establishment of Vitihotra (the psychic flame) as an aspiration for the Eternal Truth by the Rishis with the help of the Creator and the Greater Godheads.
Satyadeva saw the effect of the negative forces in this creation and felt revolted. He disappeared from the earth and went under the golden veil. So the Rishis started to establish the “Deva Yagna” (sacrificial flame for the Deva, to manifest the Unmanifested Satyadeva).
The Rishis asked Agni, the Lord of Fire, to become the communicator between the Unmanifested Truth and this creation.
The meeting of all the Goddesses (Powers of the Divine Deities) for the identification of Vitihotra (psychic being) with Satyadeva (the Lord of Truth), a marriage ceremony on a universal scale. All the Divine Deities were present at the sacrificial flame (the Yagna) where the Rishis were invoking the Godheads through the power of Agni. All came and took their high altar. Then comes the description of the purification of Vitihotra (psychic being). She becomes ready for identification with the Truth.
Before this ceremony, all the manifested beings from the various worlds and planes came to participate in the food ceremony organized by Gauribiti, where food was supplied to them with the help of Rishis and Godheads.
Then occurs the manifestation of Satyadeva (Lord of Truth) at the sacrificial ceremony, in the presence of the Trinity - Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara - where all the Rishis and Godheads, as well as other beings of the creation were present. Pingal Maheshwara asked Satyadeva to take control of the Time Wheel from Kali, the Deity of the Iron Age. With this action, the creative being will enjoy the joy of immortality and be surrounded by Truth.
When Satyadeva asked Maheshwara for details about Kali, Maheshwara started to inform the Gods about Kali, the son of Pragatha Rishi. Here is the description of the marriage of Pragatha (son of Kanwa Rishi who manifested from the mind of Brahman) with Gathini, the daughter of Kushika (grand father of Vishwamitra). With the influence of Saturn (Shani) and the Teacher of Saturn “Shukra” a part of the greater darkness (Nakta) was born as Kali.
Description of Kanwa’s family. There are twenty-seven sons of Kanwa – Among them Narada (one of the sons of Kanwa), as well as the others, were very displeased on seeing Kali and his behaviour. Only the love of Kanwa protected Kali, who grew up with his evil deeds. Even his parents were very unhappy. With the help of Shani and Shukra, he grew up to become anti-divine and the biggest enemy of Rishis. He became the Deity to the Asuras, the Demons, the Evil Beings, the Snakes etc. When Kali held the Time-Wheel, Truth disappeared from the creation.
For the manifestation of Deva, the Rishis kindled the sacrificial flame on the altar in the centre of creation. This was to remove the power of Kali and to enable Satyadeva to re-enter in the creation.
A description of the birth and activities of Trita and Dwita, the sons of Aptya Rishi, who helped in reducing the influence of Kali and limiting his unbridled power only to one-fourth of the time span allocated to the dark forces.
First come the Kings of the Solar Dynasty. The life of King Harishchandra known for his strict adherence to Truth. How he successfully passed the various tests Rishi Vishwamitra placed in front of him to emerge victorious. His life and reign has remained as an example even today.
Then came King Rohitashwa, the son of King Harishchandra. Here is shown how the son tried to maintain the strict standards of his father in his kingdom.
King Ikshwaku, son of Rohitashwa. Described here is his knowledge, kingdom, the events of his reign, his piety, culture etc.
King Dilip, son of Ikshwaku, his kingdom, power, his rules of conduct etc.
King Raghu, son of Dilip, a description of his life, his kingdom, knowledge, power, ethics, culture etc.
King Auja, son of Raghu, a description of his life, knowledge, power, kingdom, dharma, culture etc.
The life of king Dasharatha, son of Auja, with details of his vast kingdom, his desire to have an heir and the efforts he made for it. How he finally attains that wish. The birth of his four sons, Rāma, Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrughan.
The life of King Rāma described by Rishi Valmiki in the Rāmayana, in seven chapters written in beautiful poetry.
The King Lava, son of Lord Rāma was made the king (after the disappearance of his mother, Queen Sita into the earth) under the guidance of King Janaka. A description of his life, kingdom, knowledge etc,
A conversation between Lord Rāma and Janaka where Lord Rāma describes the various paths of yogas – Raja, Hatha and Bhakti Yoga to King Janak and the ways to obtain complete self-realization. Furthermore, Lord Rāma imparts the knowledge of the Upanishads to King Janak in a very forceful and understandable manner.
Meeting of Rishis with Lord Rāma, manifestation of one hundred seventy two Upanishads.
Passing away of Lord Rāmachandra – The early deaths of Lava and Kusha through snakebites. The responsibility of keeping the name and memory of Lord Rāma alive was given to Hanumana, who remains an immortal being.
The complete destruction of Kshatrias (the warriors) three times by Rishi Bhrigu (the second son of Pragatha, a brother of Kali). Then Bhrigu undertook a prolonged penance for the purity of the earth.
The story of King Nala and Damayanti – his well known fight with Kali – his great suffering and how he finally became victorious.
The events in the life of Dyumna, “son of Lava, grandson of Lord Rama” his life, his kingdom, etc.And his fight with King Shalwa and King Madra, these two brothers belonging to the Chandra-vansha (Lunar Dynasty). King Dyumna died in the battlefield.
His son Dyumatsen – A description of his life, his wars, details of his kingdom and his fight with King Ashwapati (son of Madra). After this fight, Dyumatsen lost his kingdom and escaped to the forest where he remained in hiding. The birth of Satyavana took place in a little hut in the deep forest.
Then there is the description of the Kings of the Lunar Dynasty and their rise as the rulers of the earth. These are the Kings Ruru, his son Ashwala and son of Ashwala, Madra. Madra’s younger son is Ashwapati, the younger Shalwa.
Here is a description of the world conference of knowledge. There is the famous discussion on the various Upanishads between the Rishis before RajarshiJanaka. In Devayan, thirty-nine Upanishads are included.
In this Mandala, there is a description of King Ashwapati’s kingdom, an earth ruler. He became a victorious king in the only kingdom upon the earth. Still he was not happy, because he had no child. He went to do spiritual austerity to have a child to continue his family. He did penance for several years and received the vision of the puissant Mother Divine - Ambhrini - and received the boon of a child from her. Then with the Divine Mother’s blessing, her power entered into his body. This power then took birth as a daughter of Ashwapati. After birth, she cried, on the lap of the queen, with her divine voice asking them to name her Savitri. Savitri grew up to become a very beautiful girl. She also took the place of the son that her father never had. She learnt how to use arms and became very valiant. Then her father asked her to go on a long tour to find her own life partner.
In her journey, she saw Satyavana, son of Dyumatsen, in the forest and found him to be her soul-mate. So she gave him her love garland and returned to her father’s royal chamber to tell him about her decision. King Ashwapati initially tried to change his daughter’s mind as Dyumatsen had been his enemy, but on seeing that her mind was fully made up, he gave his approval.
Opposition came from Rishi Narada. He said that the life of Satyavana was very short, only a year more. There was an intense discussion between the King, the Queen, Rishi Narada and Savitri. But she remained firm. She decided to go to Satyavan’s place; and while there she did an intense tapasya for a year. On the day of the death of Satyavan, she went with him to the forest to save his life. When Lord Yama (death) came before her, she had long discussions about life and death. Lord Yama was pleased with her and gave her the boon that Satyavan would live for a hundred years, have his own kingdom and that his parents would regain their eyesight.
Next morning, Ashwapati came to the forest, took them to his palace and gave the kingdom to Savitri. So Savitri became the Queen of the Earth, and Mother to all. She had a son named Nahush. As all the warriors were killed, she trained a female regiment – composed of those, who were valiant warriors. They removed the demonic influence from the earth, under the command of Savitri.
After the kingdom of Lava, the Trita Age finished and up to the kingdom of Savitri, it is said to be the transition period from Trita Yug to Dwita called “Sandhansha”.
This is the beginning of the Dwapara Age.
King Nahush, son of Savitri ruled upon the earth. He became famous because he defeated the Demon Kambu, who had been troubling the Gods for a long period. Lord Indra was very pleased with Nahush and he invited him to come to heaven and live there. There one of the divine danseuses, Nivavari, fell in love with Nahush and Lord Indra arranged the marriage. After the marriage, Nahush made a tour of heaven and he visited the various worlds. Here are powerful descriptions of the various worlds. Then he returned to the earth with his Queen.
– A description of the events in his life, his marriage, the status of his kingdom, etc. As the earth had become depopulated and was without any warriors, he had a hundred sons, their birth, early life etc. They were then sent to various parts of the world to repopulate these areas.
Eldest son of Nahush, Yayati, became the king and ruled upon the earth. Yayati married Devayani, the daughter of Shukracharya, the Mentor of the Demons. Here is a very strange story. Once when Shukracharya was displeased with Yayati, he cursed him that his youth would vanish and he would become old. Later on, he relented and said that Yayati could regain his youth if one of his sons’ wished to donate it to him. Out of his four sons, only the youngest son, Pururava agreed to this proposal and Yayati decided that only Pururava would be the heir to his throne.
King Pururava, son of Yayati, married Urvashi, a divine danseuse who left him to go back to heaven – an account of the events in his life, his kingdom etc.
King Dushyanta, son of Pururava, married Shakuntala, daughter of Vishwamitra and Menaka (a divine danseuse). Menaka had been sent by Lord Indra to disrupt the meditation of Vishwamitra. When Menaka had achieved her task she returned to heaven and deserted her newborn baby. Later on, Kanwa Rishi, found the baby girl and brought her up. There is a description of the events of King Dushyanta’s life, his kingdom etc.
King Bharat, son of Dushyanta, his glorious character, his knowledge, his spiritual acitivity, his early life, his marriage with the daughter of King of KashiPratarddana “Madhvi”, his kingdom and rule upon the earth.
Then followed King Bharat’s descendants. King Shantanu, son of Pratip. - A description of his life, marriage with Gangadevi (a divine power) and how she threw her children immediately after birth into the river. She destroyed seven children, immediately after birth. When she went to immerse the eighth child, King Shantanu stopped her. So she smiled and reminded the king that he had promised not to question any of her actions. If he did she would leave him. She gave him the last child and disappeared. Later on, he married Satyavati (daughter of a fisherman) on the condition that his son Bhishma would not ascend the throne, but Satyavati’s son would be his heir. Bhishma had to also promise that he would not marry at all. Satyavati’s sons were: - Vichitravirya, Chitravirya, Chitrangad. Chitrangad died at an early age. The other two were married and Vichitravirya got the kingdom. But both the brothers died without any children
Son of Vichitravirya, the blind king Dhritrashtra, and son of Chitravirya, the king Pandu were both fathered by Vyasa. Here is a wonderful description of the war of Mahabhārata in eighteen parvas (chapters) as constructed by Vyasa, son of Parashara. This also includes the Bhagavat Gita.
Here is a narrative of the life of Parikshit, grandson of Arjuna (third Pandava) and son of Abhimanyu. Also, the depiction of events in his life, his moral stature, his knowledge, etc. There is also an account of the situation prevalent in India and other places of the world (those that were spiritually influenced). There is a concise description of the status after the battle of Kurukshetra (the world war).
Parikshit who was cursed “by a powerful Brahmin” was waiting for his death that was predicted after seven days. These seven days he passed in a spiritual atmosphere guarded by several Rishis and guided by Shukdeva (son of Vyasa). Shukdeva described the life of Lord Krishna, his divine play, his actions, his kingdom, his warfare etc. Hearing the Bhagavat Purana facilitated the ascent of Parikshit’s soul to go to a higher plane after a snake called Takshaka bit him. There is also a short description of other Puranas.
With the passing away of King Parikshit, came the end of the Dwaparayuga (Bronze Age).
An account of the power wielded by the snakes and their works, the action of Takshaka and why Taxila was remembered.
There is also an account of the life of Dillika, great grandson of Lord Krishna. King Janmejaya constructed a city, Dillikanagar or Dillinagar, in the memory of Dillika.
As a revenge for the death of his father, Janmejaya organized a snake killing sacrifice (Yagna) where all the snakes were burnt. Rishi Astika managed to stop the sacrifice and saved only the snake Takshaka. There is also a short account of the life of Rishi Astika.
Also described is Janmejaya’s famous horse sacrifice ceremony (Ashwamedha), which was left unfinished. He thus failed to bring peace to the world. When a Brahmin laughed on seeing his failure, he became upset and killed him.
Then begins the uninterrupted influence of Kali on the earth. King Janmejaya, who was very sad and depressed after killing the Brahmin, listened to the complete Mahabharat as a penance. Subsequently, follow the details about the reign of King Kushambhi, the eldest son of Janmejaya. He built a new city called Kaushambhi Nagar. Then follows an account of the life and reign of King Kumbhika and King Nikhumbhika, the direct descendants of King Janmejaya
Subsequently, there is a description of Sanat Kumar’s work in the Naimish forest. He wrote down the Upanishads, Puranas, Mahabharata etc. to keep the past memory and history for future generations. These are the books that we read even today.
From Jarasandha’s dynasty, then comes King Brihadratha who became powerful with the influence of the snake king Arbuda. Then follows the account of the life and kingdoms of his direct descendentsShishunaga, Bimbisara, Ajatshatru and Darshaka. During this period there was no spiritual or divine influence on humanity. The spiritual world was too far from human activities. During the Kaliyug (Iron Age), the Gods rest and are dormant just as we rest at night. The Age of Kali is like the deep night for divine activities. However, during these dark times, some immortal beings ensure that humanity does not completely come under the dark influence of Kali. These were the immortal beings, who had done great penance in the previous three Ages. These were Hanuman, Vibhishan, Dhruva, Prahlad, Ashwathama and Shukdeva. Their taking birth in the world during these dark times led to the formation of various religions, which however did not have their basis on the divine knowledge or spirituality.
During the reign of these kings, Mahahavir was born as an Avatar of Hanuman and he formed the Jain religion at the time of Shishunaga. Shakhyasingha (Buddha) was born as an Avatar of Dhruva and he formed the Buddhist religion at the time of King Bimbisara.
In this Mandala, there are short descriptions of history of these religions.
In this Mandala, there is a short description of Jesus, his actions, the events in his life and his painful crucifixion. There is an account of the spread of his teaching and the formation of Christianity. Jesus Christ was an avatar of Vibhishan of the Tritayuga, the close friend and devotee of Lord Rama.
Also an account of the life of Muhammad, his actions, his character, the mode of his sadhana, his last moments, the motives of his disciples and formation of Islam. Muhammad was an avatar of Ashwathama (the immortal Ashwathama, son of Dronacharya, the teacher of the Pandavas and the Kauravas).
These were the periods when the descendents of Darshaka were powerful in the Indian Kingdoms. They were the Kings Nandivardhan, Mahanandi, Mahapadma, Chandragupta, Bindusara, and Ashoka. Their lives and the events of their reign, their activities, their policies etc. are all described in this Mandala.
In their reign, Shankaracharya, an avatar of Shukdeva, manifested. There is an account of his life, activity and the formation of sanyasism is detailed. Subsequently, follows the description of the Pula kingdom with a short sketch of the situation of Indian culture, religion etc. up to the time of King Prithviraja.
Then comes the invasion by the Moslems (the Ghori dynasty) and a short account of the Moslem kingdom and the condition of the spread of Islam. Also detailed is the condition of the various Indian religions under the impact of Islam, deterioration in the cultures, together with a description of the general humanity and the condition of the masses.
During the Mughal period, Sri Gauranga was born in Bengal as an avatar of Prahlad, who spread Vaishnavism in India. A short account of his life and its impact on different parts of India.
Then came the end of the Mughal rule and the invasion of the British, French, and Portuguese etc. At that time, the Indian soul was completely lost and was influenced by foreign culture. The World Soul was entirely unconscious; the dark and hostile forces were fully in control of life and were thus guiding the whole humanity. Thus Nakta, Shukra, Shani and the snake king Arbuda were acting together with Kali and promoting the dark forces in the nature of human beings. On seeing the pitiable condition of humanity, the immortals came to save the creation and to awaken the Rishis. To awaken the Gods after their rest, the Rishis started their meditation.
The Rishis started to kindle the sacrificial flame with the Gods to invoke Satyadeva (Lord of Truth) to begin the Golden Age. At this period, in divine association with some powerful Rishis, the Creators took up the task to lead the humanity towards divinity with their powers. They established the Truth in the higher world and they descended from the Supermind to bring down new impetus, power, light and joy of the supramental plane.
Rishi Aptya, the Creator and father of Trita and Dwita, whose sons are responsible for the Two Ages, the Silver and the Bronze. Rishi Aptya descended with his power “Ambhrini” as Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Saradamoni. Their lives, their sadhana, their work is described in this Mandala. Among his disciples, Swami Vivekananda was influenced with the power of Dwita. There are details about his life, his works and also a discussion between him and his disciple Nivedita.
After leaving this mortal world, Rishi Aptya (Ramakrishna) appeared in front of the Creator Kashyapa and described his work amongst humanity and also the situation prevalent at that time. On hearing this, the Creator Kashyapa decided to come to the mortal world himself and take humanity towards the divine light.
Subsequently, Kashyapa, the Divine Creator (father of all the Supramental Godheads) descended with his power Aditi. There is a description of his descent and the choice of the place for his manifestation in the external world. There is an account of the birth of Sri Aurobindo (an avatar of Kashyapa, the Divine Creator) and a sketch of his mortal life, his education, marriage, political activities, imprisonment and realization of the Krishna consciousness in the jail. Subsequently, there was his detachment from political activity, his sadhana at Pondicherry and his efforts to bring down and establish the Supramental on the earth. After completing his work in the human world, he returned back to the higher world to push the Divine Dawn towards the earth. The world would in this way escape from the Dark Night of Kali and see the Divine Dawn upon the earth.
In this Mandala, there is a description of how India achieved independence and the work of the Indian Leaders.
Aditi is the Mother of all Supramental Godheads – Indra, Chandra, Mitra-Varuna, Brihaspati, Vayu, Agni and Surya. She is therefore called the Divine Mother. Aditi descends to open the path so that the Supramental Godheads could come back to the earth. Her work in the mortal world is to clearly differentiate between the divine and the undivine and show humanity the path of immortality. She is the only power, who holds the activities of the Supramental Godheads in her eternal nature.
She takes birth as a human being to guide the humanity towards the divine, to become prepared, to accept the Truth and to enter into the Golden Age where the human being achieves the immortal life, the life divine.
She chose to take birth in Egypt in a family, where her father was Turkish and the mother Egyptian. Later on, the family migrated to France and she developed spiritually on the basis of eastern tenets. There is a short description of her birth and previous life in Yoga before she met Sri Aurobindo and accepted his sadhana. She took up the responsibility of his work to manifest the divinity in human nature through the formation of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. She was constantly fighting the hostile and negative forces to manifest herself as the Divine Mother in order to facilitate the entry of her Divine Children, the seven Supramental Godheads, into the mortal world.
There is a detailed account of her immense work, although to the human mind, she remained in a limited area. Her work is for the whole humanity. But the human beings did not understand it. It is like the sick or sleeping child not realizing the deep love that the mother bestows upon it while she holds him in her lap. Similarly, the Divine Mother is nursing the whole humanity. One day, the humanity will become conscious, see the marvellous Mother and enter into divine bliss.
In this Mandala, there is a vivid description about the manifestation of the present epic – Devayan - and how Pingal Maheshwara decided to bring it down. There is a discussion between Kashyapa and Pingal about the necessity of the epic and its quality, scope, rhythm and language. For manifesting the epic Devayan, three great personalities divided the task as follows:
After the completion of Devayan, Kashyapa withdrew again to the higher plane, where the sacrificial fire had been kindled before. He started the ceremony of Ambrosia or Amrita, the divine wine. There is a superb description of the ceremony of Amrita (the divine nectar) with the participation of Satyadeva together with all the Godheads and Rishis. At that ceremony several Rishis sang immortal songs for the Soma Devata.
After drinking ambrosia, Satyadeva, or the Lord of Truth became prepared for the new creation. With the guidance of the Rishis, he clasped to himself the Vitihotra (humanity’s aspiration for Truth). With this identification, the Divine Dawn opens before the astonished mortal world.
Here is described the birth of Usha, the Divine Dawn and her brother Pusha, the valiant warrior who is responsible for the manifestation of Usha in the world. Pusha conquers the dark forces of Nakta, Kali, Shani, Shukra, and Arbuda etc. Stories are included about their early days, play, education and the commencement of their journey towards the world. By the touch of Usha, the World Soul, Vishwadeva, awakens from an unconscious deep sleep in the humanity. A ray of Vedic light touches the humanity.
Some unmanifested secrets of Vedic Truth, which are going to manifest at the time of the Golden Age. Here are some descriptions of the two daughters of Brihaspati - Laxmi and Dakshayani. Brihaspati had married Dakshina (daughter of Parabrahman) – Brihaspati gave Laxmi to Vishnu and Dakshayani to Daksha.
In this book, there are details about the awakened world soul, Vishwadeva, his actions and the power he exerts on the human mind. The establishment of his kingdom with the power of Satyadeva, the Lord of Truth, his acceptance of the Divine Dawn, Usha, and his identification with her.
Then there comes the description of Taranta, a son of Vishwadeva and Usha. He fights with the help of divine Truth and conquers the enemy on the vital plane. He establishes Truth on the vital plane. Then follows the influence of Bhagadevata, who controls and guides hunger, thirst and sleep and brings joy to suffering humanity.
Vaidadashwi and Purumilha who bring Truth to the physical plane and give strength to humanity.
To manifest the supramental king on the earth in the form of a human figure and to prepare for a divine kingdom upon the earth, the three Supramental Godheads (Indra, Surya and Chandra) came first upon the earth. First, a sacrificial flame was lit by the BalkhilyaRishis (the wise boys, who have gathered spiritual knowledge from the time they were boys, and who then remained like innocent boys). Then through this sacrificial fire, the Supramental Godheads manifested as human figures. There are stories about their birth and how they grew up.
Then follows the description of the activities of the four Manus (They exist above humanity for creation of the new race).
The birth of Indra as Darbhya, Surya as Youvanashwa and Chandra as Kirtya. They were born in different parts of India, as before. With their activities, the divine royalty manifests the glory, power and unity. Then humanity merges in the divine kingdom and in turn manifests the divine kingdom upon the earth.
Vasukra, the son of Darbhya, takes birth as a divine man on the earth. He reigns as the Divine King and starts the Golden Age. Then follows a description of his divine birth, his early life, his boyhood with divine play. He learnt all the spiritual creeds with divine guidance. Then follows the manifestation of the divine kingdom and his knowledge. His Queen does not take a natural birth. She takes form from the ethereal water and is called Urnavati. There follows an account of their marriage and the coronation of King Vasukra. With the reign of King Vasukra, the earth enters under the full influence of the Golden Age (Satyayuga).
There is also an account of his activities on the earth under the guidance of Truth. The effect of Truth could also be seen through the immunity that he enjoyed in his life and body. Immunity in life manifests because life continues for a thousand years. After completing a thousand years and keeping the memory of earth’s nature as the only movement, he ascended to a higher plane. In this way, Vasukra transformed mortal death, by departing with his body to heaven.
After Vasukra, his son Vasukrid, came directly with his divine body to the earth. With this event, the sexual way of taking birth was changed. In this way, he brought immortality to the world. Human beings came and went from heaven to earth by stopping birth and death.
Vasukrid is then followed by Vasukarna, Vasurochisa, Vasuyuba, Vasushruta, Vasuna, and Vasumana. They all ruled over the earth for a thousand years each. In this way, the eight Vasus rule over the earth for eight thousand years. For this period, the earth remains immortal, immune, unchanged, without birth and death. Then comes a change.
Then follows the narration of the kingdom of Rohidashwa (not identical with King Harishchandra’s son), son of Vasumana, an incarnation of Ashwadevata who arose from the water having a human figure by the tapasya of Vasumana. He was supreme on the earth for five hundred years. Rohidashwa is followed by Traivrishnu, his son who takes a human form through the sacrificial flame and in an incarnation of Vishnu, the Preserver. He also rules for five hundred years. During his reign, the anti-divine again becomes active and the Demons start taking birth as human beings. From this time onwards, human birth again starts upon the earth.
After Traivrishnu, comes his son, Traiaruna, an incarnation of Aruna, the Sun God. The Puranas describe him as a divine bird. He can take human form by his will power. Those who have such powers are called Kamarupabihanga. He also ruled for five hundred years. During his reign, the fight started between the Gods and the Demons. Traiaruna had hundred sons.
Purukutsya, the eldest amongst his sons, follows Traiaruna. In the time of Purukutsya’s reign, also lasting for five hundred years, birth starts through the sexual way. There occurs a great battle at that time.
In this Mandala, there are details about King Chitra, son of Purukutsya, his noble character, his victory in the war against the undivine. After his victory, he starts the Ashwamedha, horse sacrifice ceremony for world peace but this was disturbed by the asuric influence. He ruled for five hundred years.
Asuric forces overwhelmed King Venya, son of Chitra. He did penance for the help of Lord Vishnu. Through Vishnu’s manifestation, the Demons were killed and he became again the ruler of the earth. He reconstructed his royal city called Venyapuri (later on changed to Vangapuri). He ruled for five hundred years.
King Prithu, his son, who was so powerful that he had no enemies, followed him. In India we still call the earth Prithvi after him. Then came King Sagar, his son, he wanted to manifest love as coming from humanity. As love does not come from this source, the whole family was destroyed by the curse of Kapila. One of his sons, Asamanja, who had been doing penance, was saved from this catastrophe. He returned to the palace to obtain an heir to the throne. On obtaining a child, Anshumana, Asamanja withdrew again after thirty years to the forest to continue his penance.
King Anshumana, son of Asamanja, started his austerity to bring down to the earth level love from the divine spheres. After about hundred years of efforts, he did not succeed in bringing down the divine love and he died.
King Bhagirath, son of Anshumana, started his meditation again and he brought down the love and ecstasy from the Supreme, by bringing down the Ganga upon the earth. King Venya brought down the power and King Bhagirath the love from the Supreme.
King SohanSohanvarta, his son who was an incarnation of Hayagriva, succeeded him. His manifestation was through sacrifice and he expressed the secret knowledge upon the earth. Again a divine human being moved upon the earth. He ruled the earth for five hundred years.
Then came the reign of King Suratha, son of King Sohanvarta and his kingdom. He was driven out of his kingdom and took shelter in the forest of Medhas Muni. With him, the Golden Age came to an end and Satyadeva the Lord of Truth disappeared from the creation. Under the influence of the dark forces, the King had to face immense suffering in the forest. He did penance for the Divine Mother and received a boon to recover his kingdom again. Then comes an account of his return and how the worship of Mother Durga was spread throughout his kingdom. At that time Mandhata, son of Muchukunda, became powerful and ruled over the earth.
Subsequently, follow the descriptions of the life, reign, wars and the events in the rulers of the Sun dynasty, namely King Mandhata, King Youvanashwa and King Harit. King Harit is the father of King Harishchandra who was the first king of the Trita Yuga, or Silver Age.
In the last chapter or Sanvarga of this mandal, there is a conversation between Pingal Maheshwara and Lord Ganesh. He thanks the Maheshwara for providing deep insight into events which had been lost and forgotten in time. Pingal Maheshwara instructs Ganesh how to keep the epic safe from negative forces.
This is the full ‘AYANA’ . From Satyayuga to Satyayuga that is the Devayana.
From King Vasukra to King Suratha is the Satyayuga (Golden Age) about thirteen thousand years.
From King Mandhata to King Harit – transition period of Satyayuga to Tritayuga.
From King Harishchandra to King Lava – about six thousand years, Tritayuga (Silver Age)
From the King Dyumna to Queen Savitri - transition period of Tritayuga to Dwita (Bronze Age).
From King Nahush to King Parikshit – approximately four thousand years, Dwaparayuga (Bronze Age)
From King Janmejaya to King Brihadratha – Dwapara transiting to Kaliyug (Iron Age).
From King Shishunaga to the complete disappearance of kingdoms in the world – lasting nearly three thousand and three hundred years ,Kaliyug (Iron Age)
In place of kings and kingdoms, there arise many ‘ISMS’. To discover Truth, one scrutinizes everything through the scientific eye. What cannot be proved in the laboratory is completely discounted. Matter is all supreme. Only what is available in the history books, or what the historians confirm, is considered correct.
Humanity yearns for a king to rule the whole earth, as they are increasingly disappointed by experiencing the continuous clashes between many states. They also wish for peace and unity that was unattainable by the many “isms”.
When the laboratories and factories fail to satisfy humanity through their immense production of varied machinery, weapons, astonishing and increasing daily necessities, still the main desire of humanity to achieve unity and peace remains unfulfilled. Then appears a ray of hope in the East and the divine royalty establishes the Rule of the Gods, which brings real unity and peace.
When humanity feels tired to exist in an atmosphere where there is no belief in Gods, when many demi Gods exist and who with their egoistic consciousness and their egoistic influence, contradict each other and their isms, - when humanity wishes for one simple way, in which they can depend on themselves.
When humanity wishes to surrender willingly their tired mind, life and body, to someone who is reliable, who can bear the burden of humanity, who can love the people under him as the father loves his children? When people become so helpless, they call from their innermost being for help and ask to, “manifest before us who has real love for the humanity”.
At that time a voice arises, “I am here, O tired humanity, O helpless humanity, not outside. I am here inside in the depth of your heart. I am the world soul, I am the king of all, depend upon me. Give me all your worries and I will guide you all”.
When these words of the world soul is heard by suffering humanity, then the aeon changes. At that time the Truth Light touches the earth, - and the divine kingdom manifests in the world.
This Divine Royalty disappears when the influence of Truth wanes in humanity. – It reappears with the manifestation of Truth. That is why, in anicent times in India and elsewhere, the kings were worshipped as a Divine Personality.