[Advaita-l] Shankara authenticates Shiva as the son of Brahma

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 05:15:36 CDT 2016

On Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 3:21 PM, D Gayatri <dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  It is also incorrect to say that Shankara is not bothered about Shiva
> being the son of brahma, since in the brihadaranyaka upanishad bhAshya,
> 1.4.11, Shankara says that Rudra-Pashupathi is also a created entity. Thus,
> for Shankara bhagavatpAda, Shiva is a created entity.

This portion of the upanishad is about the creation of many 'pati-s' and
Shankara clearly says: ityādi, even when the upanishad does not say so.
Shankara says that it is well known.  Vishnu is listed, along with other
deities, as the pati of mountains in the Krishna yajur veda samhita. The
details are available here:



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