[Advaita-l] Marrying a maternal uncle's daughter (mAtulakanyA vivAha)

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 11:52:37 CDT 2011

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 10:09 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com>wrote:

> मातुलकन्यापरिणयनस्यानेकश्रुतिस्मृतिसिद्धत्वात्| There are many statements
> from the shruti and smriti that support marriage with a maternal uncle's
> daughter.

One case that is quite well known is Arjuna marrying Subhadra (Krishna's
sister) who is his maternal uncle Vasudeva's daughter.

In the Tamil culture Parvati is said to be Vishnu's sister and her son
Subrahmanya's one wife is Vishnu's daughter.  That is why he is called
'TirumAl marugan' (Vishnu's son-in-law).



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