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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.6.54-56
pailaḥ sva-saḿhitām ūce
bāṣkalāya ca so 'py āha
śiṣyebhyaḥ saḿhitāḿ svakām
caturdhā vyasya bodhyāya
adhyāpayat saḿhitāḿ svāḿ
māṇḍūkeyam ṛṣiḿ kavim
tasya śiṣyo devamitraḥ
pailaḥ — Paila; sva-saḿhitām — his own collection; ūce — spoke; indrapramitaye — to Indrapramiti; muniḥ — the sage; bāṣkalāya — to Bāṣkala; ca — and; saḥ — he (Bāṣkala); api — moreover; āha — spoke; śiṣyebhyaḥ — to his disciples; saḿhitām — the collection; svakām — his own; caturdhā — in four parts; vyasya — dividing; bodhyāya — to Bodhya; yājñavalkyāya — to Yājñavalkya; bhārgava — O descendant of Bhṛgu (Śaunaka); parāśarāya — to Parāśara; agnimitre — to Agnimitra; indrapramitiḥ — Indrapramiti; ātma-vān — the self-controlled; adhyāpayat — taught; saḿhitām — the collection; svām — his; māṇḍūkeyam — to Māṇḍūkeya; ṛṣim — the sage; kavim — scholarly; tasya — of him (Maṇḍūkeya); śiṣyaḥ — the disciple; devamitraḥ — Devamitra; saubhari-ādibhyaḥ — to Saubhari and others; ūcivān — spoke.
After dividing his saḿhitā into two parts, the wise Paila spoke it to Indrapramiti and Bāṣkala. Bāṣkala further divided his collection into four parts, O Bhārgava, and instructed them to his disciples Bodhya, Yājñavalkya, Parāśara and Agnimitra. Indrapramiti, the self-controlled sage, taught his saḿhitā to the learned mystic Māṇḍūkeya, whose disciple Devamitra later passed down the divisions of the Ṛg Veda to Saubhari and others.
According to Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī, Māṇḍūkeya was the son of Indrapramiti, from whom he received Vedic knowledge.
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