In India, culturally boys are preferred over girls as a child by many orthodox families. Such attitude creates kind of deep rooted gender bias and certain wrongful activities like abortion or discrimination.
So I was wondering, how can such culture evolve? Why don't they look towards their god/deity as an example?
While iterating myself on various gods or saints or spiritual supremos, I was bit astonished to notice that many of them did not have a biological girl child (exclude Brahma).
This doesn't infer any bias, but it was naturally the situation. BTW, in old times also, the people used to seek for sons, possibly for Pitru-runa.
In a chronological order (not the full list):
- Lord Shankara (a Rudra) has 2 sons
- Lord HanumAna possibly has sons only
- Shri RAma had 2 sons
Vasudeva had all sons from Devaki & another wife
- Veda VyAsa through Niyoga had 3 sons
- Shri Krishna had all sons from 8 of his wives
- Other Mahabharata personalities like Drona, PAndava-s also had son(s)
- Mahatma Gandhi, a saintly figure of modern era also had 4 sons
Are there any famous godly figures (who are worshipped or revered), who had a daughter?
Though not hard-presses, but non-mythological persons are preferred.