The role of distinguished characters occupying the seat of Prajapathi are attributed to many things ranging from King of Booloka, Law giver, maker and protector of forests and the species in them, etc. My questions are the following,
- Are all Prajapathi's Brahmakumaras?
- What is the exact role/dominion of Prajapathis? Is it only a few aspects of Shristi Paripalanam or complete sovereignty over the same?
- What is the difference between the role of Prajapathi and Manu(both being described as law givers)?
- How often does the occupier of the title of Prajapati change?
- Is there only one Prajapathi for each age or many? The following text from this page seems to indicate that many Prajapathis exist in at a given time.
Naradha, Brahma, the four Sanatkumaras and the nine Prajapatis, all came to visit Kardama and Devahuti and the lord in the disguise of Kapila. Now with great joy Kardama gave all his nine daughters in marriage to the nine Prajapatis.