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Some blogs on internet claim that,

During Samudra Manthanam, Halahaal the fuming posion capable of burning universe appeared and all Dev Danav Manav Yaksha Gandharva fled. All of them along with Lord Vishnu and Lord Bramha came to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva consumed Halahaal and held it in his throat. However unable to bear its consequences it started burning him. The Vish purush sprung out of Him. Lord Shiva told him, " Although we (lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva) didn’t let you kill the people, yet in Dwapar Yuga during Mahabharat war with my blessings you will be able to kill oppressive kshatriyas. Later you will assume the post of Saptarishis in following Manvantara. You will be born as Bhardwaja’s grandson and be raised as Brahman but attracted towards Kshatriyahood ".

Which Scriptures describe springing out "Vish Purusha" from throat of Lord Rudra aka Shiva? Are there any scriptures which prophesied the birth of Aswatthama other than Mahabhartha?

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  • The Adi Parva of the Mahabharata says Ashatthama was "born... of the united portions of Mahadeva, Yama, Kama, and Krodha." sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01068.htm Perhaps the embodiment of the poison is being equated with either Yama god of death, Kama god of desire, or Krodha god of anger. – Keshav Srinivasan Feb 25 '16 at 14:00
  • @KeshavSrinivasan It is generally said Lord Shiva (destroyer) in Aswathama killed Upapandavas and Aswathama was relieved from curse later by praying to Adi Para Shakti. So, i need to know official scriptures where Vish Purusha is mentioned. – The Destroyer Feb 25 '16 at 14:14
  • That Asvathama is a partial incarnation of Rudra is a fact mentioned in Devi Bhagavatam. – Rickross Apr 8 '16 at 9:09

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