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

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Fri Feb 14 01:40:29 CST 2014


I think, regarding puranas, moral of the story is more important than story

Hari OM


On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM, Sunil Bhattacharjya <
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Namaste,
> Puranic stories are interesting.  Saraswati and Lakshmi are Lord Shiva's
> sister and  not necessarily uterine (sahodara) sister. Nobody speaks of
> Lord Shiva having any mother.  What I read about a Puranic story is that
> Lord Shiva created  Lakshmi and Saraswati out of the Adi Shakti and
> performed Kanyadan of  Lakshmi and Saraswati to LOrd Vishnu and Lord
> Brahjma. That may be the genesis of the story that Lakshmi and Saraswati
> can bacalled Lord Shiva's sister. As regards Lord Shiva being the son of
> Lord Brahma it is also said that on the request of Lord Brahma Lord Shiva
> agreed to be born as his (Brahma's) son. That is how Lord Brahma created
> the Rudras. It is also said that Lord Shiva only created the immortal
> Rudras from himself.
> Regards,
> Sunil KB

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