[Advaita-l] Saraswati is Shiva's sister?

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Sat Feb 15 01:37:41 CST 2014

Everyone is a relative (manifestation) of someone :)

If we take Linga and Shiva Purana, then from Shiva were born Brahma nad
Vishnu. If we take some other Purana it is said that From Vishnu, Rudra and
Brhama manifested while some say from Brahma Rudra manifested. So
technically all are one family.

If we say SarasvatI was born from Brahma, then she is her daughter, then
how can she marry. Technically everything is born out of the trinity, so
they are our fathers. They cannot marry anyone :)

Prajapati created Sun and Moon and then gave his daughters to chandra deva.
Actually, in this case even Chandra deva is son of Prajapati :)

Marriage, relations are within jIva shrUSTi. Ishvara shruSTi is different.
It is the cosmos, planets, rivers, mountains, etc, which do not harm to us.
VidyAraNya SvAmI explains this in PanchdaSI. It is the JIva ShrUSTI that
harms us. Ishvara ShrUSTI in fact helps us in our spiritual progress says
VidyAraNaya SvAmI.

Who is born of whom, and who is superior is discussed by those who wants
their deity to be supreme and rest all are sub-ordinate to him and all work
under their deities sway.

Hari OM


On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 12:18 PM, RAMESH RAMANAN
<rameshramanan at yahoo.co.uk>wrote:

> Dear board members,
> Pranams,
> After reading all the learned discussions, I have this doubt, though it is
> not related to Advaita as such and it is only a theoretical possibility.
> If Saraswathi is the sister of Shiva and if both of them hail from a
> common parentage and if Shiva's  parents happen to exist (I believe Shiva
> is swayambhootha, self-born and not born to any parents) at the time of
> Shiva's marriage, what happens? They would be sambandhis to Vishnu's
> parents to get the hand of Parvati for their son in marriage. They would
> also be sambandhis to Vishnu for getting Brahma (son of Vishnu) as their
> son-in-law for Saraswathi.
> Any clarifications on this? Pranams, Ramesh Ramanan.

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