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The portion you quoted in your question is from Kathasaritsagara and the exact verse number is 92. In that verse the names of two sons of Kartikeya are mentioned. For the start let's take a look at original sanskrit shloka which is not present in English version of your post. तद्वज्राभिहतस्याङ्गात्षन्मुखस्योद्वभूवतु: | पुत्रौ शाखविशाख्याख्यावुभा...


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In Hinduism Devi Saraswati is goddess of speech , learning ,music ,art. She is depected as sitting on a white swan and holding a Vina (stringed instrument) in her hands. She clad in white clothes and a book in her other hand , which are Vedas. According to Pancharatra texts she is one of the twenty-four emanations of Lakshmi accompanying Narayana. i.e. ...


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This is in continuation of my answer where inter-caste marriage is discussed based on Smritis i.e. Puranas. In the beginning of Satyuga, there were only 4 Varnas as mentioned in Geeta and Mahabharata 13: Anusasana Parva SECTION XLVIII and only 4 kind of occupations. Thus to these mixed castes spring up from improper and sinful union of fathers and ...


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