SB 4.21.46

पुत्रेण जयते लोकानिति सत्यवती श्रुतिः ।
ब्रह्मदण्डहतः पापो यद्वेनोऽत्यतरत्तमः ॥४६॥


putreṇa jayate lokān
iti satyavatī śrutiḥ
brahma-daṇḍa-hataḥ pāpo
yad veno ‘tyatarat tamaḥ


putreṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigputreṇa

by such a son; by the son; the son.
—by the son; jayateplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjayate

one becomes victorious.
—one becomes victorious; lokānplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biglokān

all over the universe; all people; all places; all planets; all possessions, all objects of enjoyment; all the different planetary systems; all the heavenly planets; all the people; all the planetary systems; all the planets; all the three worlds; all the universe; all the worlds; all these worlds; elevation to higher planets; in the world; people; planetary systems; planets; possessions; the different planets; the fourteen worlds; the planets; the thieves and rogues; the three worlds; the total living entities; the worlds; three planetary systems; through the planets; to all the different planets; to planets; to the destination of the higher planetary system; to the different planets; to the material and spiritual worlds; to the material world; world; worldly affairs.
—all the heavenly planets; itiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigiti

thus; all these; also; and so on; as; as such; considering all these things; considering in that way; here; in this way (after giving everything to the brāhmaṇas); in this way; it is thus; known by these names; like that; like this; so it is; such; taking it as; that; therefore; they; this; thus (Hariścandra said); thus (saying out of contempt); thus (thinking in the above-mentioned way); thus (thinking); thus; thus accepted; thus accepting the words of Lord Brahmā; thus deciding; thus stated; thus thinking; thus vituperating.
—thus; satyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsatya

as truth; by truthfulness; certainly; eternal; fire without sacrifice; in Satya-yuga; pure; real; Satya; Satyeyu; spoken in scripture; the Satyaloka planet; the Satyaloka planetary system; the truth; true; truly; truth; truthful.
-vatīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvati

blowing; blows; emanate; flows.
—becomes true; śrutiḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsrutih

essence of the Vedas; the Vedas; the Vedic hymns; Vedic mantras; Vedic knowledge.
—the Vedas; brahmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbrahma

brahma; brāhmaṇas; mantras beginning with oṁ (such as oṁ tad viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padaṁ sadā paśyanti sūrayaḥ); Veda; Vedas; absolute; Absolute Truth; all my brahminical qualifications; all the Vedas; all the Vedas with their different branches of knowledge; all the Vedas; all transcendental literatures; and brahma; Being; brahma; Brahmaloka; Brahman; brahminical civilization; brahminical culture; by Lord Brahmā; called by the name Brahman; from the activities of Brahman realization or austerity; Gāyatrī hymns; impersonal Brahman; impersonal Brahman realization; is the brāhmaṇas; knowledge of Brahman; Kṛṣṇa; Lord Brahmā; of a brāhmaṇa; of impersonal Brahman; of impersonal Brahman, or the Absolute Truth; of Lord Brahmā; of the brāhmaṇas; of the impersonal effulgence; spirit; spiritual; spiritual kingdom; spiritual knowledge; spiritual nature; spiritual power; Supreme; the brāhmaṇas; the Vedas; the Absolute; the Absolute Truth; the all-pervading Absolute Truth; the brahminical culture; the greatest; the Gāyatrī mantra; the impersonal Brahman (which is an emanation from Kṛṣṇa); the impersonal Brahman; the impersonal Brahman effulgence; the impersonal feature; the Parabrahman, Kṛṣṇa; the personified Vedas; the Supreme; the Supreme Absolute Truth; the Supreme Brahman; the Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Lord; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the supreme spirit; the supreme truth, the Absolute Truth, Brahman; the Vedic knowledge; the Vedic literatures; the Vedic wisdom; Transcendence; transcendental; truth; unlimited; Vedic; Vedic knowledge; Vedic sound; without change; You are known as Brahman.
-daṇḍaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdanda

—by the curse of brāhmaṇas; hataḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bighatah

being killed; being spoiled; curbed; destroyed; has been killed; killed; slain; struck; was killed; wounded by.
—killed; pāpaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpapah

a most sinful person; all sins personified; although sinful (getting the body of a demon); being sinful; extremely sinful; most sinful; personified sin; representative of sin; sinful; the most sinful; the sinful activity; the sinful Hiraṇyakaśipu; the sinner.
—the most sinful; yatplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigyat

which; about whom; all these; all those; although; and as; and whichever; anything; as; as a matter of fact; as it is; as its; as much as; as they are; because; because of; because of which; because of whom; by the result of which; by the Supreme Lord; by which; by which way; by whom (the Supreme Lord); by whom; by whose; by whose merciful; even though; everything that was required; fixed under Your direction; for; for which; from both of whom; from him; from which; from whom; from whose; from Yuyudha; he whose; his; His eternal form which; his son; if; in which; in whom; inasmuch as; Kṛṣṇa; now further; of him (Somāpi); of him; of Lakṣmī, the goddess of fortune; of the fire-gods; of the Lord; of the Supreme Lord; of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; of which (the intermediate space); of which; of whom (of the Supreme Lord); who; who is; whom; whose; whose form; Your.
—as; venaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvenaḥ

King Vena; the atheistic King Vena; the father of Mahārāja Pṛthu; Vena; Vena, the father of Pṛthu Mahārāja.
—the father of Mahārāja Pṛthu; atiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigati

completely; exceedingly; extremely; great; greater; greatly; highly; superseding; too; too much; very; very great; very much; very serious.
—great; ataratplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigatarat

became delivered.
—became delivered; tamaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtamah

tamas; and of the mode of ignorance; and the mode of ignorance; by ignorance; dark; darkness; darkness in self-knowledge; from the darkness of hellish life; great darkness; hell; ignorance; ignorance in the material world; in ignorance; in the darkest region of hellish life; in the mode of ignorance; material nature; mode of ignorance; mundane ignorance; nescience; nothing but darkness; of darkness; of illusory existence; of the darkness; the dark planet; the darkness; the darkness of ignorance; the darkness within the material creation; the greatest; the material condition of sleeping; the mode of darkness; the mode of ignorance; the mode of ignorance, by which one performs pious and impious activities; the mode of ignorance, or the darkness of night; the ocean of nescience; to darkness; to ignorance.
—from the darkness of hellish life. 


They all declared that the Vedic conclusion that one can conquer the heavenly planets by the action of a putra, or son, was fulfilled, for the most sinful Vena, who had been killed by the curse of the brāhmaṇas, was now delivered from the darkest region of hellish life by his son, Mahārāja Pṛthu. 


According to the Vedic version, there is a hellish planet called Put, and one who delivers a person from there is called putra. The purpose of marriage, therefore, is to have a putra, or son who is able to deliver his father, even if the father falls down to the hellish condition of put. Mahārāja Pṛthu’s father, Vena, was a most sinful person and was therefore cursed to death by the brāhmaṇas. Now all the great saintly persons, sages and brāhmaṇas present in the meeting, after hearing from Mahārāja Pṛthu about his great mission in life, became convinced that the statement of the Vedas had been fully proved. The purpose of accepting a wife in religious marriage, as sanctioned in the Vedas, is to have a putra, a son qualified to deliver his father from the darkest region of hellish life. Marriage is not intended for sense gratification but for getting a son fully qualified to deliver his father. But if a son is raised to become an unqualified demon, how can he deliver his father from hellish life? It is therefore the duty of a father to become a Vaiṣṇava and raise his children to become Vaiṣṇavas; then even if by chance the father falls into a hellish life in his next birth, such a son can deliver him, as Mahārāja Pṛthu delivered his father.