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Asoka Sundari, daughter of Siva & Parvati in Padma Purana
Aśoka Sundarī), also spelt as Ashoka Sundari is mentioned as daughter of Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati in Padma Purana. After both her sons Ganesh and Shanmukha grewup and left Kailasa, parvati was feeling loneliness and immense grief. Once she …

Ashta Vivaah (8 Types of Marriage) in Manu Smriti
Eight different types of Vivaah have been documented in the ancient Indian scripture Manu Smriti III.20-34. Only two types (Brahma Vivaah & Gandharva Vivaah) are prevailant these days. Other types of marriages existed in olden days and few were even …