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

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 21 18:06:43 CDT 2011

It seems that the cousin marriages are not as bad as one thought.  Genetic research in Otago university New Zealand shows that. In the ancient times he social out-reaching could have been  probably considered more important than the other considerations.


Sunil KB

--- On Tue, 6/21/11, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:

From: V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Marrying a maternal uncle's daughter (mAtulakanyA vivAha)
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 9:52 AM

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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