Sveta Varaha Kalpa is the name of this day of Brahma. 14 Manus alter throughout 1 day, of which 6 Manus have perished & the, Vaivasvata Manu is ruling.
The lifespan of a Manu is denoted by the term Manvantara. Manavantara is the age of Manu or 100 years according to their motion of time and cannot be equated to 100 years of earth. A Manavantara is a Vedic unit of time comprising 71 Chatur Yugas. Therefore, it can be said that 71 Chatur Yugas are 100 years of Manu’s lifetime.
Janmajaya desires to learn more about King Prithu from whose name, Earth derived its name Prithvi. Therefore, he requested Vaishampayana to narrate the tale of how Prithvi granted all her assets to King Prithu. The Sage was glad to hear this from the king for hearing pastimes of Prithu Maharaj yielded great benefits as mentioned in the later sections of he blogpost.
In one fight that broke between the Devatas and Asuras, Devi Aditi approached her husband Kashypa and asked her to bless her sons, Indra and other Devatas with victory. Overpowered by dissatisfaction that came about by the defeat of the Asuras in major battles that ensued between the two parties, she sought a boon of bearing powerful sons from her husband.
Sons of Aditi and kashyapa, the 12 Adityas are explained in detail. Moreover the Asuras and their lineage are also explained, with the story of Prahalada and the 2 promises made by Narsimha dev to him.
The stories of the Puranas depict directly the nature of material life and give direct instructions for the living entity to follow so that he is relieved of the tribulations and is elevated to the spiritual platform, through processes discussed in the various anecdotes therein.
The secret of the origins of the universe is mentioned in the Hari Vamsha. Hari Vamsha means that ancestry which comes from the Lord. It is important to understand that the Supreme Lord is the cause of all causes. Therefore we too belong to the direct ancestry of the Lord. In that sense the Hari Vamsha represents the story of our own origin.
Understanding our origin is a very important step towards our own redemption. The Mechanics of our redemption lies deep within the Truth of our eternal coming to existence to the material platform. This understanding should not be based on the fleeting principles of modern science, which keeps changing its positions, theories and postulates. Vedic Knowledge is fixed, universal and eternal. Hence it is very important to delve deep into our origins that the Hari Vamsha boldly reveals.
Understanding the origin of Creation is necessary to know the cause of all that is. When this original cause is probed into, understood and assimilated, doubts about everyday struggle shall automatically evaporate or cease and small things that used to harass us once, shall stop bothering us anymore. Study of scriptures is essentially aimed at removing the obstacles within the life process so that the flood gates towards immortality are thrown open.
Hari Vamsha enlists the spotless character and demeanour of the Supreme Being. It describes the characteristics of the Lord and tries to elaborate on how he can be attained or reached, by contemplating upon His endless qualities, although it appears impossible to reach him. The Hari Vamsha records the various pastimes of the Lord in such a way as to attract each and every living entity to Him so that one is included into the fold of the Lord.