Markandeya says- Brahma created one thousand couples from his mouth in the beginning of creation. These couples were radiant and possessed virtuous qualities (Satvik). Once again, Brahma created one thousand couples from his chest but this time they possessed the quality of Rajas. This phenomenon was repeated for the second time and once again one thousand couples manifested themselves from his chest. These couples were both Rajas as well as Tamasik by nature. At last Brahma created one thousand more couples from both his legs. These couples were completely Tamasik by nature. The couples started copulating and this process has been continuing since then.’ ‘Brahma now became worried as to how to accommodate such a large

number of people. Initially, these people used to roam about every where, as there were no permanent residences to accomodate them. At the arrival of Treta Yuga, they developed attachment and started living in houses. Subsequently they started living in various types of abodes- Pura, Village, Dronimukha, Shakhanagar, Kharvatak, Drami, Gram and Sanghosh etc.’

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