Vṛṣṇi (Vrishni) was the son of Sātvata (Satwata) of the Yadu lineage. Yudhājit (Yudhajit) was the youngest son of Vṛṣṇi. Śini (Shini) was elder and Anamitra was the younger of Yudhājit’s two sons. Anamitra had three sons— Nighna (alternatively, Nimna), Śini (Viṣṇupurāṇa or Vishnupurana, however, does not mention a Śini being Anamitra’s son), and Vṛṣṇi (Pṛśni or Prishni). The three strands of the Yadu lineage originate from Anamitra’s three sons. Vāyupurāṇa (Vayupurana), however, identifies Anamitra as Yudhājit’s youngest brother. According to Vāyupurāṇa and Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa (Brahmandapurana), Yudhājit, Devamīḍhuṣa (Devamidhusha) and Anamitra were born to Vṛṣṇi’s youngest wife, Mādrī (Madri). Although these two texts name Nighna and Śini as Anamitra’s sons, they identify Pṛśni as Yudhājit’s son. Matsyapurāṇa (Matsyapurana), on the other hand, presents a completely novel account—Vṛṣṇi and Mādrī’s son Anamitra actually had five sons namely Nighna, Śini, Yudhājit, Vṛṣabha (Vrishabha) and Kṣātra (Kshatra).
Anamitra’s eldest son Nighna was the father of Satrājit (Satrajit) and Prasena. His second son Śini was the father of Satyaka whose son was Yuyudhāna (Yuyudhana) or Sātyaki (Satyaki). Anamitra’s youngest son Vṛṣṇi or Pṛśni was the father of Śvafalka (Swafalka) and Citraratha (Chitraratha), and the grandfather of Akrūra (Akrura) et al. According to Matsyapurāṇa, Jayanta was born of Anamitra’s son Vṛṣabha to Kaśīrāja’s (Kashiraja’s) daughter Jayantī (Jayanti). Jayanta was Akrūra’s father.