O Shailaja (Daughter of the Mountain), sometimes it so happens (in marriage) that the woman is the wearer of the Linga*, whereas the man is a devotee of Vishnu. On the contrary, sometimes it is the man who wears the Linga*, and the woman follows the order of the Vaishnavas. I ensure redemption to devotees of Vishnu and Shiva, as I have equal affection for both.
Chapter 17, Verses 20-21.
* Wearer of the Linga here indicates a Virashaiva, who wears a small Linga icon on a necklace upon initiation.
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