25.) In his family was (born) Satyavrata
who, being ordered by (his) father to protect the horse which
was let loose for the horse-sacrifice, conquered, by (virtue of
his superior) strength, Kasiraja, the king of Varanasi (i.e.,
26.) (Seeing that he) conquered Rudra in a battle where a
multitude of arrows proceeding from the bows of opposite parties
struck (one another) and produced flames, the assemblage of
gods proclaimed, “thou art Rudrajit (the conqueror of Rudra).”
27.) The jewel of that prosperous family was king Sibi,
the son of Usinara, who, out of compassion in protecting the pigeon
which was threatened (to be killed) by a falcon, gave up
attachment for his own body. An
ornament in his family was king Marutta, who was famous in (this)
world. With the riches
that were used and left over (as balance, after the performance)
of his sacrifice, the Pandavas performed (their) sacrifice.
28.) (People) say that Dushyanta was an ornament of the race
of this (king). His
son was Daushyanti (i.e., born of Dushyanta) Bharata.
To him was born a son named Chola after whom the Solar race
on this earth became illustrious.
29.) Him (i.e., the king Chola), learned men described as the
generous lord of gods (i.e., Indra) who incarnated on earth (on
seeing that) the glory of his own (i.e., Amaravati) was humbled
by the varied and lustrous riches of the Chola country.
30.) Cholavarman’s son was Rajakesarivarman (‘the lion among
kings’) who split asunder with (his) nails (viz.,
crooked knives) the elephants (viz., crooked knives) the
elephants (viz., his enemies) and (was) the cage
(wherein resided the goddess) of prosperity.
son was king Parakesarin by whose fire-like anger the enemies’
forces were consumed.
these two names indicative of (their) suzerainty were
alternately borne by the Chola (kings) in the order of their
33.) Parakesarin’s son was king Chitraratha ; his son (was)
Chitrasva ; to him (was born) king Chitradhanvan.
35.) Having come to know that king Bhagiratha engrossed in penance
brought down (from heaven) the river of gods (i.e., Ganga) (to
earth), this king (also) desirous to fame brought her (i.e.,
Ganga) to his dominions under the name Kaverakanyaka (i.e.,
36.) In that family was (born) Suraguru
who was the hereditary abode of the maiden, the Lakshmi of victory.
This king having conquered by his glory the god of Death in
his own territory
acquired the name Mrityujit.
37.) In his race was born king Chitrartha called Vyaghraketu from his banner-cloth
bearing (the figure of) a tiger, who was a store of great
heroism and who wore as an ornament on his head the flowers of the dhataki
38.) The Treta-age having come to a close, a son of this king
known as Narendrapati became the ruler. The diadems of (subordinate) kings dropped down their
gems ; (because their) fastenings had become loosened by the
constant rolling at his footstool.
39.) From him was produced the head-jewel of the powerful Solar
race, (king) Vasu, who was the cause of the destruction of
the demons (and) who (known) by the significant
surname of Uparichara moved in any direction he
liked in a celestial car which was presented (to him) by the
lord of gods (i.e., Indra).
40.) At the end of the Dvapara (-age) was born in the family
of this head-jewel of kings a conqueror of all hostile kings named
41.) In his race was born Perunatkilli
who was the receptacle of all sciences, the abode of (the goddess
of) Prosperity, who was worshipped by the diadems of all the
rulers of the earth which were set with rows of precious gems.
42.) In this (king’s) family was born he, the leader of all
the lords of the earth, the foremost of the great on account of his
virtues, the king who renovated (the town of) Kanchi with
gold, who had established his glorious fame by constructing
embankments of the Kaveri
(river) and whom (people) called Kalikala
because (he) was (the god of) death to the elephants (kari)
(of his enemies) as also to the Kali (-age).
43.) In the family of that (king) of extensive glory was born
the emperor Kochchengannan who bore on his arm the earth (extending)
as far as the Lokaloka mountain,
whose tremulous eyes were as blue as the petal of the blue lily (and)
the bondage of (whose) spider-body
and cut off by (his) devotion of Sambhu (i.e., Siva) the
conqueror of (the demon) Tripura.
44.) In the illustrious family of that (king) was born
Vijayalaya of praiseworthy prowess, whose footstool was battered by
the diadems in the rush for precedence (ahamahamika) of kings
desirous of prostrating.
45.) He, the light of the Solar race, took possession of (the
Tanchapuri (i.e., Tanjore) which was picturesque to the
sight, was as beautiful as Alaka (the chief town of Kubera), had
reached the sky (by its high turrets) and the white-wash of (whose)
mansions (appeared like) the scented cosmetic (applied to
the body), just as he would seize (by the hand) his own
wife who has beautiful eyes, graceful curls, a cloth covering (her
body), and sandal paste as (white as) lime, in order to
sport with her.
46.) Having next consecrated (there) (the image of)
whose lotus-feet are worshipped by gods and demons, (he) by
the grace of that (goddess) bore just (as easily) as a
garland (the weight of) the (whole) earth resplendent
with (her) garment of the four oceans.
47.) (After him), (his) son king Adityavarman, the
asylum of the wise, a Dhishana (Brihaspati) (in learning),
energetic, always bent upon removing evil and adhering (himself)
to the path of the righteous, protected the earth.
48.) The earth having sought refuge under the shadow of his
matchless white parasol did not experience on any occasion, the pain
caused by the heat (of misery).
49.) Having conquered in battle the Pallava (king) Aparajita
who possessed a brilliant army though (he was in name) aparajita
(i.e., the unconquered) he (i.e., Aditya) took
possession of his (i.e., Aparajita’s) beloved country and
thus fulfilled the object (of his desire).