Question: Who are the Mother and Father of Shri Brahma, Shri Vishnu and Shri Shiv?
Evidence: - In Shri Shiv Mahapuran (published from Gita Press Gorakhpur), there is knowledge about their father. In Shri Shiv Mahapuran, in Rudrasamhita Khand, from page 100 to 110, there is following account: -
While giving answer to his son Narad ji’s question, Shri Brahma ji said that - Oh Son! The question that you have asked about the creator of the nature, listen to its answer.
In the beginning, there was only one “Sadbrahm” remaining. There was destruction at all places. That formless God made his appearance like Shiv. He is called “Sadashiv”. He took a woman out of his body. That woman came to be known as Durga, Jagdambika, Prakriti Devi and Mother of Tridev (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv). She has eight arms and is also called Shiva.
“Birth of Shri Vishnu ji”: - Sadashiv and Shiva (Durga) by living as husband and wife gave birth to a son. They named him Vishnu.
“Birth of Shri Brahma ji”: - Shri Brahma ji told that just as Vishnu ji has taken birth from the union (intercourse) of Shiv and Shiva, similarly Shiv and Shiva also gave birth to me.
Note: - Here, consider Shiv as Kaal Brahm, Shiva as Durga. Dear Readers! In this Rudra Samhita Khand, there is no account of the birth of Shankar ji. This is a mistake of the translator. However, in Devi Puran, Shankar ji has himself admitted that I have taken birth from Durga (Prakriti).
Shri Shankar ji is also the son of Shiv and Shiva: - Evidence in Shri Shiv Mahapuran, Vidhveshwar Samhita Khand, Page 24 to 30: - Once, Shri Brahma ji and Shri Vishnu ji started fighting on this subject that Brahma ji said that I am your father because this world has originated from me; I am the father of the people. Vishnu ji said that I am your father; you have originated from my navel-lotus. They both became ready to hit each other. At that very moment, Sadashiv, that is, Kaal Brahm placed a white radiant pillar in between those two. Then he himself, appearing in the form of Shankar, told them that none of you is a creator.
Oh sons! I have given you two tasks of production and maintenance of the world. Likewise, I have given two tasks of destruction and death to Shankar and Rudra. I have been called Brahm in the Vedas. I have five mouths. From one mouth, Akaar (Aa), from the second mouth, Ukaar (u), from the third mouth, Mukaar (ma), from the fourth mouth, Bindu (.), and from the fifth mouth, sound (shabd) have appeared. Uniting these five components, one word ‘Om’ has formed. This is my original mantra.
It has been proved from this account of Shiv Mahapuran that the mother of Shri Brahma ji, Shri Vishnu ji and Shri Shankar ji is Goddess Shri Durga (Goddess Ashtangi), and father is Sadashiv, that is, “Kaal Brahm” who had uttered the knowledge of Shrimadbhagavat Gita by entering into Shri Krishna ji. He has also been called Kshar Purush and Kshar Brahm. This same evidence is also in Shrimad bhagavad Gita Chapter 14 Verse 3 to 5 that Raj (Rajgun Brahma), Sat (Satgun Vishnu), Tam (Tamgun Shankar), the three gunas have originated from Prakriti, that is, Goddess Durga. Prakriti is the mother who gives birth to all the living beings. I (the Speaker of the knowledge of Gita) am the father of all the living beings. I place the seed in the womb of Durga (Prakriti) by which everyone is produced.