The great epic Mahabharath was composed by Maharishi Veda Vyasa/Krishna Dwaipayana, son of Sage Parasara and Sathyavati, a woman from fishermen clan. Mahabharath describes the legend of Bharatha Dynasty. It was written in 18 Parva such as Adhi Parva, Sabha Parva, Vana Parva, Virada Parva, Udhyoga Parva, Bhishma Parva, Drona Parva, Karna Parva, Shalya Parva, Soupthika Parva, Stri Parva, Shanthi Parva, Anushasana Parva, Ashwamedha Parva, Ashramavasika Parva, Musala Parva, Mahaprasthanika Parva and Swargarohana Parva and each Parva has divided into many Upaparva and has chapters in detail. Adhi Parva depicts the life of King Dushyantha and his wife Shakunthala and their son Sarvadhamanan, who was famously known as Bharatha, a righteous ruler of Bharatha Empior.
Lord Brahma created deities, Sages and Prajapathis. It was the beginning of the growth of human race from the sixty daughters of Daksha Prajapathi. Pururavass, Yayathi, Puru, Dushyantha, Bharatha, Shanthanu were born in the family of Dithi, one of the daughters of Daksha Prajapathi.
Birth of Sathyavati :
King Vasu was the ruler of Chedhi Kingdom. He underwent severe austerities and worshipped Lord Indra. Lord was pleased at the dedication and devotion of King Vasu and offered several boons; he attained profound knowledge in Sastra and also obtained a celestial vehicle capable to fly in the sky. Hence King Vasu was known as Uparichara Vasu.
The river Shakthimathi was chivalrously streaming through the mountain range of Kolahala in the Kingdom of Chedhi, Kolahala fallen in love at the serenity of Shakthimathi and embraced forcefully. It resulted in the sudden halt in the flow of Sakthimathi, eventually it caused heavy flood in the Chedhi Kingdom. King Vasu thrashed the mountain range into pieces, consequently Shakthimathi flee through the cracks created in the mountain. River Shakthimathi handed her son and daughter born in the relationship with the mountain range to King Vasu. The son of Shakthimathi became warrior and the daughter Girika became the wife of King Vasu.
King Vasu went for a hunting expedition; he wandered through the attractive lush green lands. Suddenly, the memories of pleasurable moments shared with his wife Girika brought out a sperm from him. It was carefully covered in a leaf and sent through an eagle to deliver to his wife. On the way another eagle scurried for it and spilled the sperm into river Kalindi, ultimately it was swallowed by a fish Adhrika. A fisherman caught the fish Adhirka and killed. Surprisingly, he found two human child and it was duly informed the King who was ruled that city. The male child became the chief of the fishermen clan and the female child returned to fisherman was Sathyavati.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!