(Last Updated on : 10-03-2010)
Vishnu Purana has also elaborately discussed the future Manus in the various Manwantaras. Rather it can be said that the Purana has not stopped its discussion mentioning just the seven Manus of the past.
The eighth Manwantara was ruled by Savarni
who was the son of Chhaya
. It has been said that when Savarni will be the Manu the celestials will be Sutapas
, Amitabhas and Mukshyas, each consisting of twenty-one divinities. The seven Rishis will be Diptimat
, Galava, Rama, Kripa, Drauni
, Vyasa and Rishya-sringa. The chief of the celestials will be Bali, the innocent son of Virochon who, on account of Vishnu's favour, is the king of a portion of Patala. The, sons of Savarni will be Virajas, Arvarivas, Nirmoha and others.
will be the ninth Manu. The Paras, Marichigarbhas
and Sudharmas will be the three orders of the celestials each consisting of twelve divinities, Indra
Adbbuta will be their mighty king. Savana
, Dyutimut, Bhavya, Vasu, Medhatithi, Jyotishman and Satya, will be the seven Rishis. Dhritaketu, Driptiketu, Panchahasta, Niramaya, Prithusrava and others will be sons of the Manu.
In the tenth period Brahma Savarni
will be the Manu; the celestials will be the Sudhamas, Viruddhas and Sata Sankhyas
. Their king will be the powerful Santi. The Rishis will be Havishman, Sukriti, Satya, Apammurtti, Nabhaga, Apratimaujas and Satyaketu and the ten sons of the Manu will be Sukshetra, Uttamaujas, Harishena and others.
In the eleventh period Dharma Savarni
will be the Manu and the leading celestials will be Vihangamas, Kama-gamas and Nirmanaratis
; Vrisha will be their king. The Rishis will be Nischara
, Agni-tejas, Vapushman, Vishnu, Aruni, Havishman, Anagha, Savarga, Sarvadharma, Devanika and others. The kings of the earth will be the sons of the Manu.
In the twelfth period Savarni, the son of Rudra, will be the Manu. Ritudhama will be the king of the gods who will be Haritas, Lohitas
, Sumanasas, and Sukarmas, each consisting of fifteen divinities. The Rishis will be Tapaswi, Sutapas, Tapomurtti, Taporati, Tapodhriti, Tapodyuti and Tapodhana. And the Manu's sons will be Devavan, Upadeva, Devareshta and others will be the powerful kings of the earth.
In the thirteenth period Rauchya
will be the Manu. The gods will be the Sudhmanas, Sudharmans and Sukarmans each consisting of thirty three. Their king will be Divaspati.
The Rishis will be Nirmoha, Tatwadersin, Nishprakampa, Nirutsuka, Dhritimat, Avyaya and Suptas. The sons of the Manu will be Chitrasena, Vichitra, and others will be the kings of the earth.
At the fourteenth Manwantara Bhautya will be the Manu and Suchi will be the king of the celestials who will be the Chakshusas, Pavitras,
Kanishthas, Bhajiras and Vavriddhas. The seven Rishis will be Agnibahu, Suchi, Sukra, Magadha, Grighra, Yukta and Ajita. Uru, Gabhira, Bradhna and other the sons of .Manu will be the kings of the earth.