While reading history book, I found that Manu had 10 sons. Sharyati (son of Manu) also had one son and daughter named Anart and Sukanya respectively. Where Sukanya married with Chyavan Rushi.

Now, Here is a confusion. If Manu was the first human on earth then from where this Chyavan Rushi comes? I also read that Brahma also had 8 sons. So is there possibility that both generation (Manu's and Brahma's) are living on earth same time?

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Svayambhu Manu(1st Manu) was the son of lord Brahma.Sage Bhrigu is also a son of Lord Brahma.

According to this wiki Sharyati was the son of Vaivasvata Manu(7th Manu). And as you have mentioned;Sukanya was his daughter.

Chyavan rishi married Sukanya.

Chyavan rishi was the son of Sage Bhrigu.It is mentioned in Adi parva of MahaBharata.

"Sauti said, 'O Brahmana, Chyavana, the son of Bhrigu, begot a son in the womb of his wife Sukanya. And that son was the illustrious Pramati of resplendent energy. And Pramati begot in the womb of Ghritachi a son called Ruru. And Ruru begot on his wife Pramadvara a son called Sunaka. And I shall relate to you in detail, O Brahmana, the entire history of Ruru of abundant energy. O listen to it then in full!

So the relation would be that Bhrigu's son(Chyavan) married the Grand-Daughter of manu(VaiVasvata).

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