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Recently I ended up with a Facebook post from Molee Art

Daksha is Aditi's father, and Aditi is Daksha's mother, yet both are a married couple in the Vedas. Explain why and how.

But this part confused me because as per my knowledge she was the wife of Kashyap and mother of Indra, Surya etc. But I don't know her relation with Daksha, I checked wikipedia, which say:

She is mentioned nearly 80 times in the Rigveda: the verse "Daksha sprang from Aditi and Aditi from Daksha".

So what is the exact relation between Aditi and Daksha and is it changing? Need scripture answer only.

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  • Aditi is mother of Daksha 1 lady and another lady Aditi is daughter of Daksha.. if you have 2 ladies confusion is resolved.. :-)
    – Prasanna R
    Commented Feb 22, 2019 at 10:03
  • @PrasannaR any scripture basis for this. If yes then feel free to answer Commented Feb 22, 2019 at 10:52
  • its pure logic..so im not answering..
    – Prasanna R
    Commented Feb 22, 2019 at 11:26
  • @PrasannaR sound more like speculation Commented Feb 22, 2019 at 12:06
  • its normal to name daughter on grandparents name in Bharat culture.. so I will tell you one thing madhvacharya states that every name like Indra, Siva, Rudra, Brahma all are his name only he only named his created beign after his name.. now Veda can only be resolved to mean only one God that is supreme Narayana himself.. He named the creature according to his name so he is father, He brought out this brahmanda(universe) in his stomach so he is also the mother this based some Upanishad which don't know the name..
    – Prasanna R
    Commented Feb 22, 2019 at 12:12

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Rig Veda X.72.4 says

Earth sprang from the Productive Power the regions from the earth were born. Dakṣa was born of Aditi, and Aditi was Dakṣa's Child.


Satapata Brahmana

6:1:1:5 says

That same Person became Pragâpati (lord of generation). And that Person which became Pragâpati is this very Agni (fire-altar), who is now (to be) built.

6:1:2:26 says

Now that father (Pragâpati) is (also) the son: inasmuch as he created Agni, thereby he is Agni's father; and inasmuch as Agni restored him, thereby Agni is his (Pragâpati's) father; and inasmuch as he created the gods, thereby he is the father of the gods; and inasmuch as the gods restored him, thereby the gods are his fathers.

6:1:2:27 says

Twofold verily is this,--father and son, Pragâpati and Agni, Agni and Pragâpati, Pragâpati and the gods, the gods and Pragâpati--(for) whosoever knows this.


Either it is Prajapati and AGNI or Daksha and Aditi, the concept is SPIRITUAL but not physical.

So whatever is born from the BRAHMAN will become BRAHMAN and be merged again back into the BRAHMAN.

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Its funny how people decode the stories of vedas in human form. Vedas are all about science. Everything else in vedas apart from science is just noise.

Daksha and Aditi were not real human beings. Rather Daksha and Aditi are terms (names) referred to elementary particles (like newly discovered Higgs Boson) that are responsible for the process of creation.

It is same as how an elementary particle splits itself into two different particles due to interactions with quantum fields. This explains Aditi sprang from Daksh and Daksh from Aditi. Aditi with her 7 out of 8 children took the process of creation forward. That's the reason why aditi is referred as mother of indra, sun, etc. Hence those 7 children could be rest of the particles that are responsible for creation of this universe like photon, neutron, protons, etc.

Please stop giving human forms to gods. An energy this big cannot exist in a human body because our body cannot handle that amout. Not just krishna and rama are avtar or vishnu but every single particle, matter and antimatter everything is avtar of vishnu. Every animal, every plant, every insect and every human being just like rama and krishna. (Kan kan me bhagwan hai, kehne ko to pata sabko hai, lekin maanta koi nhi)

Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha were never real humans rather

Brahma is referred to the collective consciousness,

Vishnu is the space (the ultimate quantum field) that exists everywhere, even in the vaccum (something in nothing) that is constantly wobbling throughout the universe giving birth to particles. This field is the main source of energy.

And Mahesha or Shiva is the Time.

Vishnu and Shiva together are the Space-Time.

And all three together forms the state of nothingness, the quantum state.

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  • Sir this is purely ur own thought. A simple question, so u mean Ramkrishna Paramhamsa, Bamakhepa, 4 Vaishnavacharyas were hallucinating while describing the forms of deities? U mean Meera sang the songs of love for photons & neutrons? U mean Adishankaracharya while describing devi in Soundaryalahari, was describing nuclear energy? Indeed at subtuler level the terms have a deep meaning & wht u said is partially corect. But, not that they didn't had a body. & firstly Vishnu & Shiv have no human body. Incase you want to prove your point valid kindly cite source from some prominent Acharya's wrok. Commented Jul 9, 2022 at 1:28
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