Can anybody tell whom did the children of first pair marry ? Somebody told they married to Prajapatis. But he could not answer when I asked who were Prajapatis. Can you throw some light on both questions ?
Prajapati(Brahma) desired his daughter( SARASWATI) and made love to her. This was a sin in the eyes of the gods, who said to the god who rules over beasts [Pasupati, Rudra], He commits a sin, acting in this way towards his own daughter, our sister. Pierce him. Rudra took aim and pierced him. Half his seed fell to the ground. The gods cured Prajapati and cut out Rudras dart, for Prajapati is the sacrifice. To utilize [the seed], the gods said, Take care that this may not be lost, but that it may be less than the oblation. They gave it to Bhaga to eat, but it burnt his eyes and he became blind. Then they gave it to Pusan to eat, but it knocked out his teeth. At last they gave it to Savitr [the sun] and it did not injure him, for he appeased it.
Ref : Satapatha Brahmana 1:7:4:1-7.
That first being (Prajapati) became afraid; therefore one becomes afraid when one is alone. Then he thought to himself: Of what should I be afraid, when there is no one bu ...more