Srimad Bhagavatam 12.01.03-08 - Glorification of Bhagavatas (download mp3)
by Sankirtan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
pañca pradyotanā ime
bhokṣyanti pṛthivīṁ nṛpāḥ
The son of Rājaka will be Nandivardhana, and thus in the Pradyotana dynasty there will be five kings, who will enjoy the earth for 138 years.
śiśunāgas tato bhāvyaḥ
kākavarṇas tu tat-sutaḥ
kṣemadharmā tasya sutaḥ
Nandivardhana will have a son named Śiśunāga, and his son will be known as Kākavarṇa. The son of Kākavarṇa will be Kṣemadharmā, and the son of Kṣemadharmā will be Kṣetrajña.
vidhisāraḥ sutas tasyā-
darbhakas tat-suto bhāvī
The son of Kṣetrajña will be Vidhisāra, and his son will be Ajātaśatru. Ajātaśatru will have a son named Darbhaka, and his son will be Ajaya.
mahānandiḥ sutas tataḥ
samā bhokṣyanti pṛthivīṁ
kuru-śreṣṭha kalau nṛpāḥ
tato nṛpā bhaviṣyanti
śūdra-prāyās tv adhārmikāḥ
Ajaya will father a second Nandivardhana, whose son will be Mahānandi. O best of the Kurus, these ten kings of the Śiśunāga dynasty will rule the earth for a total of 360 years during the Age of Kali. My dear Parīkṣit, King Mahānandi will father a very powerful son in the womb of a śūdra woman. He will be known as Nanda and will be the master of millions of soldiers and fabulous wealth. He will wreak havoc among the kṣatriyas, and from that time onward virtually all kings will be irreligious śūdras.
Here is a description of how authentic political authority degenerated and disintegrated throughout the world. There is a Supreme Godhead, and there are saintly, powerful men who have taken the role of government leaders and represented that Godhead on earth. With the advent of the Age of Kali, however, this transcendental system of government collapsed, and unauthorized, uncivilized men gradually took the reins of power.