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Meaning of "Aditi"







In General

Aditi is the mother of Devas and Adityas. Veda uses the word for pure consciousness of infinite existence.


Aditi is self luminous and that is the mother of divine things. As the infinite she gives birth to Daksha, the discriminating and distributing thought of the divine mind, and is herself born to Daksha as the cosmic infinite. She is also the mystic Cow whose udders feed all the world. She is opposite of Diti, the separating and dualising consciousness. Aditi is the infinite unity of things, free from duality.


Prajapati Daksha gave his thirteen daughters, Aditi, Diti, Kadru, Danu, Arishta, Surasa, Surabhi, Vinata, Tamra, Krodhavasa, Ida, Khasa and Muni in marriage to Kashyap. He is the father of major part human race, Devas by his first wife Aditi and Asura by his second wife Diti.

Devas are Asuras are always at war. Asuras are more strong, brave, hardworking and numerous when compared to Devas and in many times they win against Devas. Higher power like Vishnu and Shiva come to the help of Devas and empower them or win the war for Devas.

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