Sraddhadeva Manu

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In Hindu mythology, Satyavrata, Sraddhadeva Manu or Vaivasvata Manu (Sanskrit: वैवस्वत मनु) is one of the 14 Manus, and the son of Vivasvat, hence his other name Vaivasvata Manu.[1] He is considered the progenitor of the current Manvantara, which is the 7th of the 14 that make up the current Kalpa, each Kalpa making up a day of Brahma.

Satyavrata was born to Saranya and Vivasvan and was the King of Dravida during the epoch of the Matsya Purana. Vaivasvata Manu' once caught a talking fish who begged him to rescue it. The fish claimed a Great Flood was coming and it would wash away all living things. Vaivasvata Manu ''''put the fish in a pot, and then, as it grew larger, into a tank, a lake and then the ocean. While in the ocean, the fish told Vaivasvata 'Manu to build a boat. He did so and when the flood arrived, the fish (actually Matsya) towed the ship by a cable attached to his horn.

He married Shraddha and had ten children including Ila and Ikshvaku, the progenitors of the Lunar Dynasty and Solar Dynasty respectively.

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  1. ^ List of Manus