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Bhumidevi is the wife of Lord Vishnu. Her daughter is Sita. If this is so, how did Lord Vishnu/Rama marry his wife's daughter?

Lakshmi,who comes out of the ocean of milk,is considered the daughter of Varuna.Varuni ,who also comes out of the ocean of milk,can be considered the daughter of Varuna.Thus,how can Varuna marry his own daughter?

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    Bhūmi is wife of VarAha avatar (which was in turn Vishnu). The time span among these avatars is huge. If you discard that, then many such ambiguous coupling can be found. e.g. Bhima and Hanuman were brothers due to being sons of VAyu, Sita and NarakAsura would be siblings, due to being born from Bhumidevi. – iammilind Feb 19 '16 at 13:41
  • That is the beauty of avatara - the same God takes on different roles and relationships. – Surya Feb 19 '16 at 13:48
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    @AnkitSharma In south India, there's no problem marrying Mama's (mother's brother) daughter. Gotra of the girl changes after her marriage. So, there's no problem with marriage of Subadra and Arjuna. Yama and Yami are twins and that's not morally correct. – The Destroyer Feb 19 '16 at 14:14
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    @AnilKumar related question Are there any examples of incest in Hindu mythology? – Ankit Sharma Feb 19 '16 at 14:15
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    @AnkitSharma Most of the time,Brahma and Saraswati are not considered father and dughter. – Vick Feb 20 '16 at 4:10

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