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We know that Shukracharya's mother was slain by Vishnu on behest of Indra. Matsya Purana claims it was Khyati. And then Bhrigu cursed Vishnu to be born 7 times.

But Srimad Bhagvatam (4.1.43 to 4.1.45) has Khyati as his great-great grandmother.

Is this another instance of contradiction between texts or is there an explanation?

  • According to Devi Bhagavatam, the mother of Sukra was Kavya Usana (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kavyamata). However, according to Rig Veda, Kavya Usana was a poet/seer. It is very difficult to reconcile different texts of Hinduism.@Carmen sandiego – srimannarayana k v Sep 29 at 13:57
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    @srimannarayanakv Devi Bhagavatam is not a valid scripture though; it is neither a Purana nor an Upapurana. – Ikshvaku Sep 30 at 16:28

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