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.

  • 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
    Feb 22, 2019 at 10:03
  • @PrasannaR any scripture basis for this. If yes then feel free to answer Feb 22, 2019 at 10:52
  • its pure logic..so im not answering..
    – Prasanna R
    Feb 22, 2019 at 11:26
  • @PrasannaR sound more like speculation 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
    Feb 22, 2019 at 12:12

1 Answer 1


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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