Satya Yuga is the first among the four yugas, where Dharma (religious principles) were followed to the perfection. Dharma can be found to be in perfect practice only in Rama Rajya and nowhere else. Naturally, we can deduce that the citizens of Rama Rajya are first class Vaishnavas, being devotees of Lord Ramachandra. Do we have any scriptural evidence supporting that every human was a Vaishnava in Krita Yuga?

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    No! Maharaja Sagar who ruled Bharatvarsha during 3rd charana of Satya yuga was devotee of Lord Shiva.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Nov 13, 2018 at 18:23
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    A Vaishnava is one who had taken the supreme personality of godhead as the ultimate goal of life. Vaishnavas like Arjuna have worshipped Lord Shiva. Just because he has worshipped Lord Shiva, we can't negate that Arjuna is not a Vaishnava. It's impossible that Sagara is not a Vaishnava. If he was not, why would Lord be born in him family line as Ramachandra. Please quote scriptural evidence saying that Sagara was not a Vaishnava. Nov 14, 2018 at 5:02
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    Worshiping and being devotee, both are different IMHO! BTW check this article: medium.com/@srivarahamihira/…
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Nov 14, 2018 at 6:27
  • By the way, this post provides good identification of Vaishnava. There should not be a matter of worshiping only particular deity.
    – Pandya
    Nov 21, 2018 at 3:13

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In Srimad Bhagavatam, in Uddhava Gita of 11th Canto, Lord Krishna speaks these verses while describing varnashrama system.

SB 11.17.10 — In the beginning, in Satya-yuga, there is only one social class, called haṁsa, to which all human beings belong. In that age all people are unalloyed devotees of the Lord from birth, and thus learned scholars call this first age Kṛta-yuga, or the age in which all religious duties are perfectly fulfilled.

SB 11.17.11 — In Satya-yuga the undivided Veda is expressed by the syllable om, and I am the only object of mental activities. I become manifest as the four-legged bull of religion, and thus the inhabitants of Satya-yuga, fixed in austerity and free from all sins, worship Me as Lord Haṁsa.

This is generic trend in Satya yuga, there can be some exceptions always.

  • I suggest you improve your A with the information who is that "I" and "Me" in the quoted verses. ... and I am the only object of mental activities. I become manifest as ... Also explain what is "SB". Nov 14, 2018 at 18:29
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    You did not answer the question.
    – Wikash_
    Nov 15, 2018 at 23:07
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    @Wikash_hindu the answer is self explanatory, if you need any specific clarifications, you can add a comment.
    – user16618
    Nov 15, 2018 at 23:37

How can that be possible? For example, for any Dvija, it is mandatory to worship Goddess Gayatri who is nothing but an aspect of Adi Parashakti. So, any Dvija will be Shakta first before being something else. And this remains the same irrespective of which Yuga it is.

Moreover, Ramayana did not happen in Satya Yuga like you think. It occurred in Treta Yuga when lot of corruptions already crept in. People during Treta were not as pure as those who lived in Satya Yuga.

Also, in this case different Puranas might make different claims. For example, as shown in this answer, the Devi Bhagavatam says all people were primarily worshipers of Mahadevi (Parashakti) in the Satya Yuga.

Janamejaya said :-- “O Bhagavân! Describe particularly the details of the Yuga Dharma. I am now very desirous to hear which Dharma is for which Yuga?” 32-54. Vyâsa said :-- O King! I will now show to you by example the influence of the religion peculiar to each Yuga; hear it attentively. O King! The hearts even of saints are quite disturbed by the Yuga Dharma. See! Your father was a religious and high-souled monarch; still the wicked Kâlî defiled his mind and prompted him to do an act very insulting to a Brâhmana. Otherwise why would he, being a renowned prince amongst the Ksattriyas and a descendant of Yayâti, thus go and encircle a snake round the throat of an ascetic Brâhmin? Therefore, O King! All actions are being influenced by the Yuga Dharma. The Pundits, also recognise this. If you try your best to perform any religious act, even then the Yuga Dharma would prevail, yet you would be able to perform to a certain extent, a part of your intention. O King! In the Satya Yuga, the Brâhmins were versed in the Vedas, always devoted to worship the Highest Force, with an ardent desire to see the Devî; they were devoted to Gâyatrî with Pranava, devoted to the meditation of Gâyatrî, always reciting silently Gâyatrî, and the Mâyâvîja Mantram, the chief mantram. In every village, the Brâhmins were very eager to erect temples of the Devî Mahâ Mâyâ Ambikâ and were truthful, merciful and pure and devoted to their own respective works. The Ksattriyas, skilled in the science of the highest knowledge, were ever engaged in doing things ordained by the Vedas and were always intent in protecting well their subjects. The Vais’yas did their cultivation and trade and the S’ûdras always served the other three castes

Source - Devi Bhagavatam Book 6, Chapter 11.

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    Anyone who is completely surrendered unto Mukunda, is freed from debts to all gods and ancestors. As pouring water on the root of a tree energizes the trunk, branches, twigs, and everything else, simply worshipping the supreme personality of godhead, automatically satisfies all gods, who are parts of him. Nov 14, 2018 at 7:45
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    Whatever u are saying are Vaishnava beliefs.. those things are for them to follow only. Others have other beliefs @SridharJammalamadaka
    – Rickross
    Nov 14, 2018 at 7:52
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    Bhagavata Purana is a Purana.. It is not Veda... As I hv said what ever you are saying in comments are Vaishnava beliefs other sects hv other beliefs to follow .. In Rig Vedokta Devi Sukta it is clearly said that all Havis eventually reach Paradevi and all worships are meant for her only... Also any Dvija is a Shakta first then anything else as my answer says... And, Devi Bhagavatam clearly says that in Satya Yuga everyone primarily used to worship the highest Devi.. so, now it's upto u wht to believe and wht not to @SridharJammalamadaka
    – Rickross
    Nov 14, 2018 at 8:35
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    If we reject puranas like Srimad Bhagavatham, and Devi Bhagavatham, where can we get light in the dense darkness of Kali Yuga? Nov 14, 2018 at 10:32
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    The highest of all these Tattvas is of course the Lalita Tattva.. all the other deities, which ever it is, sit at her feet .. also you hv asked a question and I hv answered it... thr should it end.. I'm not interested in having a debate or discussion with u. You are free to believe anything that does not bother me. @SridharJammalamadaka
    – Rickross
    Nov 14, 2018 at 11:36

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