The sages interrupted Romaharshana. They said, "Sage, we are completelyconfused. We have heard that Daksha was born from Brahma's toe. And yetyou have told us that Daksha was the son of the Prachetas. How is thispossible?"Romaharshana replied, "There is no reason for bewilderment. Many Dakshashave been born to rule over the world. One was born from Brahma's toe, yetanother was the son of the Prachetas."9.3 Daksha’s OffspringDaksha's wife was named Asikli and Asikli gave birth to five thousand sons.They were known as the Haryashvas. The Haryashvas were destined to ruleover the world. But the sage Narada went to the Haryashvas and said, "Howcan you rule over the world if you don't even know what the world looks like?Are you familiar with its geography and its limits? First find out about thesethings, before you contemplate ruling over the world."The Haryashvas went off to explore the world and never returned.Daksha and Asikli then had another thousand sons who were named theShavalashvas. Narada told them what he had told the Haryashvas and theShavalashvas also went off to explore the world and never returned.Daksha and Asikli were distressed that their children should disappear in thismanner. Daksha blamed Narada for the instigation and proposed to kill him. ButBrahma intervened and persuaded Daksha to control his anger. This Dakshaagreed to do, provided that his conditions were met. "Brahma must marry mydaughter Priya," he said. "And Narada must be born as Priya's son."These conditions were accepted.In fact, Daksha and Asikli had sixty daughters. (Elsewhere, the Brahma Puranamentions fifty daughters.) Ten of these daughters were married to the godDharma and thirteen to the sage Kashyapa. Twenty-seven daughters weremarried to Soma or Chandra. The remaining daughters were married to thesages Arishtanemi, Vahuputra, Angirasa and Krishashva.The ten daughters who were married to the god Dharma were namedArundhati, Vasu, Yami, Lamba, Bhanu, Marutvati, Sankalpa, Muhurta. Sadhyaand Vishva. Arundhati's children were the objects (vishaya) of the world. Vasu'schildren were the eight gods known as the Vasus. Their names were Apa,Dhruva, Soma, Dhara, Salila, Anala, Pratyusha and Prabhasa. Anala's son wasKumara. Because Kumara was brought up by goddesses known as theKrittikas, he came to be called Kartikeya. Prabhasa's son was Vishvakarma.Vishvakarma was skilled in architecture and the making of jewelry. He becamethe architect of the gods.Sadhya's children were the gods known as Sadhyadevas and Vishva's childrenwere the gods known as Vishvadervas.The twenty-seven daughters of Daksha who ere married to Soma are known asthe nakshatras (stars).As you have already been told, Kashyapa married thirteen of Daksha'sdaughters. Their names were Aditi, Diti, Danu, Arishta, Surasa, Khasa, Surabhi,Vinata. Tamra, Krodhavasha, Ila, Kadru and Muni.