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Dhata is the Prajapati. He has contributed to the creation of the mass community. Dhata as aditya monitors the people who do not follow social rules and who insult religion. He is also the Creator.

Who is Daksh Prajapati?
According to the Hindu Religion (Sanatan Dharma), Daksh Prajapati is one of the sons of Lord Brahma. He is often portrayed as an obese man having a stocky body, and protruding belly. His head was of an ibex-like creature with spiral horns.

It is said that Lord Brahma created Daksha from his right thumb. Daksh Prajapati was the father-in-law of Lord Shiva. His daughter Sati was married to Lord Shiva.

Prajapati Daksh has been so named because he is an expert in producing children. Daksha was the father of 24 daughters with his wife, Prasuti. The names of these 24 daughters are as follows:

Shraddha (Respect)
Bhakti (Worship)
Dhriti (Steadiness)
Pushti (Thriving)
Thushti (Resignation)
Medha (Intelligence)
Kriya (Action)
Buddhika (Intellect)
Lajja Gauri (Modesty)
Vapu (Body)
Siddhika (Perfection)
Santi (Expiation)
Kirtti (Fame)
Khyati (Celebrity)
Sati (Truth)
Sambhuti (Fitness)
Priti (Affection)
Smriti (Memory)
Kshama (Forgiveness)
Sannati (Humility)
Anasuya (Without jealousy)
Urjja (Energy)
Swaha (Offering)
Swadha (Oblation)
Of these, 13 were married to Dharma. They are:

The remaining 11 were married to:

Khyati – married to Bhrigu
Sati – married to Lord Shiva
Sambhuti – married to Marichi
Smriti – married to Angiras
Priti – married to Pulastya
Kshama – married to Pulaha
Sannati – married to Kratu
Anasuya – married to Atri
Urjja – married to Vasishtha
Swaha – married to Agni
Swadha – married to Pitris
That’s not all; Daksha had 62 daughters with his wife Panchajani (Virani). Moreover, when he felt that these numbers are still not sufficient, he decided to have 60 more daughters.

It is said that Sati was the youngest daughter of Daksha. She wanted to marry Lord Shiva. Daksha did not like Lord Shiva and forbade their marriage. He considered Shiva as a wandering Sadhu.

Daksh Prajapati organized a “Swamyar” for the marriage of Sati. He invited all the Devas, Yakshas, and Gandharvas. However, he did not invite Lord Shiva. He intended to insult Lord Shiva by constructing his statue.

When Sati came to know about this episode, she put the garland around this statue of Shiva as a sign for her consent to marry him as her husband. It is said that Lord Shiva appeared before Sati and accepted her as his wife. Lord Shiva took Sati to his abode in Kailash Mountains.

Daksh became much angered with Lord Shiva.

Once, Daksha organized a huge Yajna. However, he intentionally avoided both Shiva and Sati. Daksha did not invite Shiva and Sati.

When Sati came to know about Daksha Yagna, she expressed her desire to attend the ceremony. However, Shiva discouraged Sati not to attend the ceremony where she and her husband were not invited. The parental bond was too strong for Sati, which made her ignore her husband’s advice.

So, Sati attended the ceremony alone.

When Sati arrived at the Daksha Yagna, she and Shiva were insulted by Daksh in front of the guests. Sati was unable to bear insult and immolated herself by running into the sacrificial fire.

When Lord Shiva got to know about this terrible incident, he invoked Veerbhadra to destroy Daksh Yagna. Veerbhadra and Bhoota Ganas marched toward the Yagna Shaala and destroyed all the premises. Daksha was decapitated. All the Bhoota Ganas celebrated victory.

Later, Lord Shiva forgave Daksh. He was brought to life by Shiva, who attached a goat’s head to Daksh. Yagna was allowed to complete. Daksh became free of arrogance and hatred.

Lord Shiva was in deep grief to see the remains of his beloved wife. Shiva did not want to part with Sati. So, he carried her corpse on his shoulder and began to wander about the world.

Lord Vishnu restored calm and got rid of Shiva’s attachment for his wife, Sati. Lord Vishnu severed Sati’s body into multiple pieces by using his divine weapon, the Sudarshan Chakra.

Sati’s severed body parts fell at various places where Shiva had traveled. The places where Sati’s body parts fell are known as Shakti Peethas.

Daksha Prajapati Goat Head
When Lord Shiva came to know about Sati’s death at the Daksha Yajna, he sent Veerbhadra to destroy the sacrificial fire.

Daksha hid behind the sacrificial altar.

Veerbhadra spotted Daksha and grabbed him by the cheeks. He tore off Daksha’s head and threw it in the fire, thus ending the life of Daksha.

Shiva Ganas demolished the Yajna Shaala.

All the Devas and sages went to Brahma. They told him about the death of Daksh. Brahma got distressed on hearing the end of Daksh. He, along with the Devas and sages, went to Lord Vishnu to seek a solution.

All of them wanted to revive Daksha. Lord Vishnu told them to fall at the feet of Lord Shiva. It is only Shiva, the “Pashupatinath,” who can instill life to Daksha.

So, they all went to Mount Kailash to meet Lord Shiva.

They sang praises of Lord Shiva and requested him to forgive Daksha and bring him back to life.

Lord Shiva summoned Veerbhadra and told him to bring Daksha’s body. So, Veerbhadra immediately presented the body of Daksha before Lord Shiva. When Lord Shiva saw the body of Daksha, he asked Veerbhadra, “Where is the head of Daksha.”

Veerbhadra responded and told Lord Shiva that he had thrown it in the sacrificial fire.

Now, Lord Shiva ordered him to bring the head of the sacrificial animal, the goat. Veerbhadra presented it before Shiva, who attached the goat’s head to Daksha’s body.

So, this is how Daksh Prajapati was revived with a “goat-head.”

Daksha Prajapati gets the head of a goat. He came to life again and fell at the feet of Shiva. Daksha apologized to Lord Shiva.

Now, Lord Shiva told Daksha that he would be reborn in Chakshusa Manvantara. He would take birth as the son of the Prachetas. Daksha then returned to his abode.

Prajapatis – the 10 sons of Lord Brahma
At the beginning of the process of creation, Brahma creates the four Kumaras or the Chatursana. However, they refused his order to procreate and instead devote themselves, to Vishnu and celibacy.

He then proceeds to create from his mind ten sons or Prajapatis, who are believed to be the fathers of the human race. But since all these sons were born out of his mind rather than body, they are called Manas Putras or mind-sons or spirits.

Brahma had ten sons and one daughter:

  1. Marichi Rishi

Rishi Marichi or Mareechi or Marishi (meaning a ray of light) is the son of Brahma. He is also one of the Saptarshi (Seven Great Sages Rishi), in the First Manvantara, with others being Atri Rishi, Angiras Rishi, Pulaha Rishi, Kratu Rishi, Pulastya Rishi, and Vashishtha.
Family: Marichi is married to Kala and gave birth to Kashyap

  1. Atri Rishi

Atri or Attri is a legendary bard and scholar. Rishi Atri is said to be ancestor of some Brahmin, Prajapatis, kshatriya and Vaishya communities who adopt Atri as their gotra. Atri is the Saptarishis (Seven Great Sages Rishi) in the seventh, i.e. the present Manvantara.
Family: When the sons of Brahma were destroyed by a curse of Shiva, Atri was born again from the flames of a sacrifice performed by Brahma. His wife in both manifestations was Anasuya. She bore him three sons, Datta, Durvasas, and Soma, in his first life, and a son Aryaman (Nobility), and a daughter, Amala (Purity), in the second. Soma, Datta and Durvasa, are the incarnations of the Divine Trinity Brahma, Vishnu, and Rudra (Shiva) respectively.

  1. Angirasa Rishi

Angirasa is a rishi who, along with sage Atharvan, is credited to have formulated (“heard”) most of the fourth Veda called Atharvaveda. He is also mentioned in the other three Vedas.
Family: His wife is Surupa and his sons are Utathya, Samvartana and Brihaspati

  1. Pulaha Rishi

He was born from the navel of Lord Brahma. He was burned due to a curse made by Lord Shiva, then was born again in Vaivasvata Manvantara, this time from Agni’s hair.
Family:During his birth in the first Manvantara, Rishi Pulaha was married to another of Daksha’s daughters, Kshama (Apology). Together they had three sons, Kardama, Kanakapeetha and Urvarivat, and a daughter named Peevari.

  1. Pulutsya Rishi

He was the medium through which some of the Puranas were communicated to man. He received the Vishnu Purana from Brahma and communicated it to Parashara, who made it known to mankind. He was one of the Saptarishis in the first Manvantara.
Family: He was father of Visravas who was the father of Kubera and Ravana, and all the Rakshasas are supposed to have sprung from him. Pulastya Rishi was married to one of Kardam ji’s nine daughters named Havirbhoo. Pulastya Rishi had two sons – Maharshi Agastya and Visravas. Vishravaa had two wives: one was Kekasi who gave birth to Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Vibhishana; and another was Ilavida and had a son named Kuber.

  1. Krathu Rishi

Kratu which appears in two different ages. In the Swayanbhuva Manvantara. Krathu was a Prajapati and a very dear son of Lord Brahma. He was also the son-in-law of Prajapati Daksha.
Family:His wife was named Santhati. It is said that he had 60,000 children. They were named as included in the Valakhilyas.

Rishi Kratu was again born in the Vaivaswata Manvantara because of Lord Shiva’s boon. In this Manvantara he had no family. It is said that he was born from the hand of Lord Brahma. As he had no family and no children, Kratu adopted Agastya’s son, Idhvaaha. Kratu is considered as one of the Bhargavas.

  1. Vashistha

Vashistha is one of the Saptarishis in the seventh, i.e. the present Manvantara. He had in his possession the divine cow Kamadhenu, and Nandini her child, who could grant anything to their owners.
Vashistha is credited as the chief author of Mandala 7 of the Rigveda. Vashistha and his family are glorified in RV 7.33, extolling their role in the Battle of the Ten Kings, making him the only mortal besides Bhava to have a Rigvedic hymn dedicated to him. Another treatise attributed to him is “Vashistha Samhita” – a book on the Vedic system of electional astrology.
Family: Arundhati is the name of the wife of Vashista.
In cosmology Mizar star is known as Vashistha and Alcor star is known as Arundhati in traditional Indian astronomy. The pair is considered to symbolise marriage and, in some Hindu communities, priests conducting a wedding ceremony allude to or point out the constellation as a symbol of the closeness marriage brings to a couple. Since Vasishta was married to Arundathi, he was also called Arundathi Natha, meaning the husband of Arundathi.

  1. Prachethasa

Prachetasa is considered to be one of the most mysterious figures of Hindu mythology. According to the puranas Prachetasa was one of the 10 Prajapatis who were ancient sages and law gives. But there is also a reference to 10 Prachetas who were sons of Prachinabarthis and great grandsons of Prithu. It is said that they lived for 10,000 years in a great ocean, very deeply engaged in meditation upon Vishnu and obtained from Him the boon of becoming the progenitors of mankind.
Family: They married a girl named Manisha, a daughter of Kanclu . Daksha was their son.

  1. Bhrigu

Maharrishi Bhirgu is the first compiler of predictive astrology, and also the author of Bhrigu Samhita, the astrological (Jyotish) classic.The adjectival form of the name, Bhargava, is used to refer to the descendants and the school of Bhrigu. Along with Manu, Bhrigu had made important contributions to ‘Manusmriti’, which was constituted out of a sermon to a congregation of saints in the state of Brahmavarta, after the great floods in this area, nearly 10,000 years ago.
Family:He was married to Khyati, the daughter of Daksha. He had two sons by her, named Dhata and Vidhata. His daughter Sri or Bhargavi, married Vishnu

  1. Narada Muni

Narada is a Vedic sage who plays a prominent role in a number of Hindu texts, notably the Ramayana and the Bhagavata Purana. Narada is arguably ancient India’s most travelled sage with the ability to visit distant worlds and realms. He is depicted carrying a Veena, with the name Mahathi and is generally regarded as one of the great masters of the ancient musical instrument. Narada is described as both wise and mischievous, creating some of Vedic literature’s more humorous tales. Vaishnav enthusiasts depict him as a pure, elevated soul who glorifies Vishnu through his devotional songs, singing the names Hari and Narayana, and therein demonstrating bhakti yoga.

  1. Shatarupa

Brahma had one daughter Named Shatrupa- (one who can take hundred forms) born from various parts of his body. She is said to the first woman created by Lord Brahma. Shatarupa is the female portion of Brahma.

When Brahma created Shatarupa, Brahma followed her wherever she went. To avoid Brahma following her Shatarupa then moved in various directions. In whichever direction she went, Brahma developed another head until he had four, one for each direction of the compass. Shatarupa tried every way to stay out of Brahma’s gaze. However a fifth head appeared and this is how Brahma developed five heads. At this moment Lord Shiva came and cut off the top head of Brahma as it is misdeed and incestuous of Brahma to become obsessed with her, as Shatarupa was her daughter. Lord Shiva ordered that Brahma would not be worshipped for his offence. Since then Brahma has been reciting the four Vedas, one from every mouth in remorse.


Daksha is the son of Brahma
Daksha is a devotee of Lord Vishnu
Daksha didn’t hate Lord Shiva since starting as shown in tv shows. He was really happy during Sati’s marriage
His wife Prasuti was the daughter of Manu and the mother of Sati.
He had done a great penance of Goddess Durga and Kalika to get her as his daughter to marry her to Lord Shiva on Lord Brahma’s order
Daksha started hating Lord Shiva only after the sacrifice incident in which Shiva didn’t stood up .
Virabhadra had killed daksha but later Shiva revived him with a goat’s head as per Nandi’s curse
Daksha later became a Shiavite as well as a Vaishnava.
Their was a king who hated Shiva and the Gods but Daksha tells him not to hate them.
Daksha had cursed Narada
Daksha was reborn as son of The Pracetas.

Prajapati Daksha was the son of Brahma in the first manvantara.

Prajapatis are personalities created by Brahma to expand the population. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vishnu takes the creation process seriously. It gives the living entities to fulfill their material desires but more importantly give them opportunity to progress in spiritual life and go back to Godhead. The Prajapati Daksh is so named because he is expert in producing children.

Daksha the father of Sati

Daksha was also the father of Sati. Thus he was the father in law of Lord Siva. However he was envious of Lord Siva and thought he was a mendicant and recluse.

Siva’s agents kills Daksha

Unable to bear the insult by her father of Lord Siva, Daughter Sati self-immolated herself during a yagnya performed by her father. After that a great battle ensued between Lord Sivas followers and the Prajapati supporters including some devi devtas. This concluded in the death of Prajapati Daksha.

Demigods propitiated Lord Siva

The devi devtas including Brahma go to Siva and propitiates him. Lord Vishnu also appears and at their behest Prajapati Daksha is brought back to life.

The conclusion of this entire episode is that one cannot satisfy Supreme Lord Vishnu without having the mercy of Lord Siva.

He gets the head of a goat.

Prajapati Daksha reincarnates (hamsa-guhya Prayers)

Later Prajapati Daksha incarnates again in a future Manvantara as the son of the Prachetas, who were the devotees of Lord Vishnu.

Daksha is engaged in increasing the population and propitiates Lord Vishnu by doing tapasya (austerity). These prayers are recorded in Srimad Bhagwatam as the Hamsa Guhyam prayers.

SB 6.4.23 — Prajāpati Dakṣa said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead is transcendental to the illusory energy and the physical categories it produces. He possesses the potency for unfailing knowledge and supreme willpower, and He is the controller of the living entities and the illusory energy. The conditioned souls who have accepted this material manifestation as everything cannot see Him, for He is above the evidence of experimental knowledge. Self-evident and self-sufficient, He is not caused by any superior cause. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.

SB 6.4.24 — As the sense objects [form, taste, touch, smell and sound] cannot understand how the senses perceive them, so the conditioned soul, although residing in his body along with the Supersoul, cannot understand how the supreme spiritual person, the master of the material creation, directs his senses. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto that Supreme Person, who is the supreme controller.

SB 6.4.25 — Because they are only matter, the body, the life airs, the external and internal senses, the five gross elements and the subtle sense objects [form, taste, smell, sound and touch] cannot know their own nature, the nature of the other senses or the nature of their controllers. But the living being, because of his spiritual nature, can know his body, the life airs, the senses, the elements and the sense objects, and he can also know the three qualities that form their roots. Nevertheless, although the living being is completely aware of them, he is unable to see the Supreme Being, who is omniscient and unlimited. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.

SB 6.4.26 — When one’s consciousness is completely purified of the contamination of material existence, gross and subtle, without being agitated as in the working and dreaming states, and when the mind is not dissolved as in suṣupti, deep sleep, one comes to the platform of trance. Then one’s material vision and the memories of the mind, which manifests names and forms, are vanquished. Only in such a trance is the Supreme Personality of Godhead revealed. Thus let us offer our respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is seen in that uncontaminated, transcendental state.

SB 6.4.27-28 — Just as great learned brāhmaṇas who are expert in performing ritualistic ceremonies and sacrifices can extract the fire dormant within wooden fuel by chanting the fifteen Sāmidhenī mantras, thus proving the efficacy of the Vedic mantras, so those who are actually advanced in consciousness — in other words, those who are Kṛṣṇa conscious — can find the Supersoul, who by His own spiritual potency is situated within the heart. The heart is covered by the three modes of material nature and the nine material elements [material nature, the total material energy, the ego, the mind and the five objects of sense gratification], and also by the five material elements and the ten senses. These twenty-seven elements constitute the external energy of the Lord. Great yogīs meditate upon the Lord, who is situated as the Supersoul, Paramātmā, within the core of the heart. May that Supersoul be pleased with me. The Supersoul is realized when one is eager for liberation from the unlimited varieties of material life. One actually attains such liberation when he engages in the transcendental loving service of the Lord and realizes the Lord because of his attitude of service. The Lord may be addressed by various spiritual names, which are inconceivable to the material senses. When will that Supreme Personality of Godhead be pleased with me?

SB 6.4.29 — Anything expressed by material vibrations, anything ascertained by material intelligence and anything experienced by the material senses or concocted within the material mind is but an effect of the modes of material nature and therefore has nothing to do with the real nature of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Supreme Lord is beyond the creation of this material world, for He is the source of the material qualities and creation. As the cause of all causes, He exists before the creation and after the creation. I wish to offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.

SB 6.4.30 — The Supreme Brahman, Kṛṣṇa, is the ultimate resting place and source of everything. Everything is done by Him, everything belongs to Him, and everything is offered to Him. He is the ultimate objective, and whether acting or causing others to act, He is the ultimate doer. There are many causes, high and low, but since He is the cause of all causes, He is well known as the Supreme Brahman who existed before all activities. He is one without a second and has no other cause. I therefore offer my respects unto Him.

SB 6.4.31 — Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the all-pervading Supreme Personality of Godhead, who possesses unlimited transcendental qualities. Acting from within the cores of the hearts of all philosophers, who propagate various views, He causes them to forget their own souls while sometimes agreeing and sometimes disagreeing among themselves. Thus He creates within this material world a situation in which they are unable to come to a conclusion. I offer my obeisances unto Him.

SB 6.4.32 — There are two parties — namely, the theists and the atheists. The theist, who accepts the Supersoul, finds the spiritual cause through mystic yoga. The Sāṅkhyite, however, who merely analyzes the material elements, comes to a conclusion of impersonalism and does not accept a supreme cause — whether Bhagavān, Paramātmā or even Brahman. Instead, he is preoccupied with the superfluous, external activities of material nature. Ultimately, however, both parties demonstrate the Absolute Truth because although they offer opposing statements, their object is the same ultimate cause. They are both approaching the same Supreme Brahman, to whom I offer my respectful obeisances.

SB 6.4.33 — The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is inconceivably opulent, who is devoid of all material names, forms and pastimes, and who is all-pervading, is especially merciful to the devotees who worship His lotus feet. Thus He exhibits transcendental forms and names with His different pastimes. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose form is eternal and full of knowledge and bliss, be merciful to me.

SB 6.4.34 — As the air carries various characteristics of the physical elements, like the aroma of a flower or colors resulting from a mixture of dust in the air, the Lord appears through lower systems of worship according to one’s desires, although He appears as the demigods and not in His original form. What is the use of these other forms? May the original Supreme Personality of Godhead please fulfill my desires.

Prajapati Daksha pleases Lord Vishnu

Lord Vishnu the Supreme Personality of Godhead is pleased by Prajapati Dakshas austerities and appears in front of him. Unfortunately for Daksha he is worried about the material activities of creation and is not very much interested in pure devotion. Thus Lord Vishnu bestows a girl named Asiknī as his wife and they unite to create unlimited population. Thus Prajapti Daksha although a great devotee could not get the full benefit of his austerities. Narad stops his children from this folly.

Narada ‘brainwashes’ the children of Prajapati Daksha

Prajapati Daksha gives birth to 10,000 children called Haryaśvas. Daksha engages his children to propitiate Vishnu so that they will also become as powerful as himself and create a lot of population. They go to ‘Narayan-saras’ to perform austerities. Lord Narada pleased by the austerities performed by his children, guides them by making them understand the futility of materialistic activities and speaks about the glories of Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vishnu. Thus the ‘Haryasvas’ were ‘brainwashed’ by Narada to become full-time devotees and they renounced the material world.

Prajapati Daksha curses Narada

Daksha being disappointed by their children’s lack of inclination to produce children produced another set of 1000 children who were also brainwashed by Narad to the renounced order. Being irritated by Naradas deeds he curses Narada that he will never be able to stay at a place for a long time.

Blessing for Narada

Narad being an exalted Vaishnava accepted the proposal gracefully and took it as a blessing of Lord Vishnu. He thus would go around across the universe chanting the glories of Supreme Lord Vishnu and making devotees all over. Narada made many devotees including Dhruva, Prahlada, Valmiki, Veda Vyasa to name a few.

Who is Daksha?
In the Hindu religion, Daksha is a son of Brahma. His name translates loosely to mean “able,” “competent,” or “intelligent.” He is one of the Prajapatis, divine creatures who were said to have been born from the mind of Brahma. He is also identified with the Rishis, the seven legendary seers and sages of the Hindu mythic times.

According to the Mahabharata, Daksha was born from the right thumb of Brahma. His consort, Prasuti, provided him with numerous daughters, the recorded number ranging anywhere from twenty-four to sixty depending on the source. Many of these daughters went on to wed various Hindu gods, with at least ten becoming the wives of Dharma and thirteen the wives of Kasyapa. Twenty-seven daughters were wedded to Soma, the god of the moon, and came to represent the moon’s twenty-seven stages.

Daksha was known to be overprotective of his many daughters, often to the detriment of his sons-in-law. When it appeared that Soma was favoring one of his daughters, Rohini, over all the others, he became enraged and cursed the moon god to wither away and die. Fortunately for Soma, his wives appealed to their father to show mercy on him. Moved by his daughters’ pleas, he agreed to lessen Soma’s sentence. The wasting would not kill him, but would come and go in cycles. In Hindu myth, this accounts for the monthly waxing and waning of the moon.

Another of Daksha’s daughters, Sati, wished to wed Shiva. Her father did not approve of the union, but Sati ignored his wishes and married Shiva anyway. A bitter enmity was born between Daksha and Shiva as a result. This antagonism was brought to a head when he forbade his son-in-law to attend a holy sacrifice to the god Vishnu. Shamed by her husband’s exclusion from the ritual, Sati killed herself by throwing her body into a fire.

Shiva was enraged by his wife’s death and sent an army of demigods to destroy the sacrifice, resulting in the maiming of countless gods and others in attendance. Daksha himself was decapitated during the attack, his head hurled into the sacrificial fire. He later restored those he had injured after being calmed by Vishnu. When Daksha’s head could not be found, Shiva replaced it with the head of a goat or a ram. Ashamed of his own ignoble actions and humbled by Shiva’s act of mercy, Daksha became one of Shiva’s most devout attendants.

According to the Sthala Purana, the location of Daksha’s sacrifice was a forested area of the Kannur District in Kerala. Today the placed is marked by a temple called Kottiyur.