|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 1: The Degraded Dynasties of Kali-yuga|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.1.18
śuńgaḿ hatvā devabhūtiḿ
kāṇvo 'mātyas tu kāminam
svayaḿ kariṣyate rājyaḿ
śuńgam — the Śuńga king; hatvā — killing; devabhūtim — Devabhūti; kāṇvaḥ — the member of the Kāṇva family; amātyaḥ — his minister; tu — but; kāminam — lusty; svayam — himself; kariṣyate — will execute; rājyam — the rulership; vasudevaḥ — named Vasudeva; mahā-matiḥ — very intelligent.
Vasudeva, an intelligent minister coming from the Kāṇva family, will kill the last of the Śuńga kings, a lusty debauchee named Devabhūti, and assume rulership himself.
Apparently, because King Devabhūti was lusty after the wives of other men, his minister killed him, assuming leadership and thus beginning the Kāṇva dynasty.
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