Prasuti (प्रसूति, Prasūti) is the consort of Daksha[1][2] and mother of many daughters by him, including the goddess Sati. Prasuti is the daughter of Svayambhuva Manu and Shatarupa.[3][4]

Prasuti
The queen consort of Daksha
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Sculpture of Daksha and his wife Prasuti or Asikni.
Personal information
Parents
ConsortDaksha
ChildrenDaughters including Svaha, Anusuya, Khyati and Sati

Marriage and childrenEdit

Marriage of Daksha and Prasūti was the first marriage in Hinduism. According to Vishnu Purana, Linga Purana and Padma Purana, Daksha and his wife Prasuti had many daughters (the numbers vary from 16 to 60, but most scholars consider it 24 — Sraddha, Bhakti, Dhriti, Thushti, Pushti, Medha, Kriya, Buddhika, Lajja Gauri, Vapu, Santi, Siddhika, Kirtti, Khyati, Sambhuti, Smriti, Priti, Kshama, Sannati, Anasuya, Urjja, Swaha, Swadha and Sati.[5] The Padma Purana records that Daksha felt that 24 daughters were not enough and produced more 60 maidens, though these sixty daughters are mentioned as the offsprings of Asikni in other texts.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hansa B. Bhatt (2004). A critical study of the Mahābhāgavatapurāṇam. p. 492. "Daksa accompanied by his wife Prasuti..."
  2. ^ B. K. Chaturvedi i Bhojraj Dwivedi (2016). Linga Purana. "Daksha married Prasuti and they had twenty four daughters..."
  3. ^ Suresh Chandra. Encyclopaedia of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. p. 252.
  4. ^ Dalal, Roshen (2010). Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide. Penguin Books India. ISBN 978-0-14-341421-6.
  5. ^ Vishnu Purana, Vol-I, H.H. Willson. Book-I,Ch-#7, Page 109
  6. ^ Wilkins, W.J. (2003). Hindu Mythology. New Delhi: D.K. Printworld (P) Limited. p. 373. ISBN 81-246-0234-4.