davinci at VSNL.COM
Tue Feb 22 19:08:46 UTC 2000
<<I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Tamil legend of Siva disguising
himself as a vaiSya woman and breast-feeding a child, thereby becoming a
mother. Hence he is called tAyumAnavar (he who also became a mother),
Sanskritized as mAtRbhUta. There is a temple in Trichy dedicated to Siva
Interesting. Can you direct me to the texual source (preferably along
with translated edition) of this myth?
Thanking you in anticipation.
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