Srimad Bhagavatam Chapter 9.6 shloka 4 .

क्षुवतस्तु मनोर्जज्ञे इक्ष्वाकुर्घ्राणतः सुतः । तस्य पुत्रशतज्येष्ठा विकुक्षिनिमिदण्डकाः ॥ ४॥

What did shukadeva mean when he says that ikshavaku was born from the nose of manu while sneezing ?

  • I don't understand your question. You mean how can anyone be born via sneezing? Is there a rational explanation? We have 9.1.11-12 saying it was a natural birth. – sv. May 18 at 18:34
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    @sv What is "rational explanation" - an explanation that has to fit within the constraints of your personal limited knowledge/experience ? If someone who has never seen birds asked you "how can anyone be born via egg", your answer will be *'that's just the way it is. just because YOU haven't seen one, that does not make the birth any way less rational'. There are 4 births mentioned in Vedas - anda (egg), sveta (sweat), beeja (seed), and womb. sneeze could be part of sweat – ram May 18 at 22:49
  • I am thinking what am i missing ? What can take birth from nose ? what type of living organisms can be born from nose ? did he mean something else when said nose , but nose was closest encryption of what he could find . I feel nose is an encryption of something more deep . – Saronyo May 24 at 16:40
  • like i found the importance of number 18 . Bali attacked 18 places on indra , 10 on indras body , 4 on airavats legs , 3 on airavats three heads and one on mahaut . 10 - 10 indriyas(5+5) 3 purusharth , 4 satya dan daya suchi , 1 vivek totalling to 18 . 18 is a number of constitution . – Saronyo May 24 at 16:44

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