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Why did Vyasa depict different Supreme Gods in different Puranas?

I see that many people (including me) remain confused about who is the Supreme God. The main reason for confusion is that in different Puranas, different Gods are shown as Supreme God, e.g., in Shiva ...
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Why is there a huge difference regarding the liberation of Parikshit in the Mahabharata and the Bhagavatam?

The Mahabharata, one of the two Itihasas, begins with the tale of the Sarpa Satra of King Janamejaya, during which the epic was narrated to him by Janamejaya. The Sarpa Satra was a 12-year Yajna ...
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Are the Mahapuranas 18 in number? Cause I found 19 [duplicate]

I found three different sets of 18 Mahapuranas. Common in all are: (Vishnu Purana,Matsya Purana, Kurma Purana, Garuda Purana, Varaha Purana, Agni Purana, Vamana Purana, Bhagavat Purana, Skanda Purana,...
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Is the order of creation of Puranas given in Puranas?

While reading the article "Kamakshi Mahatyam" (on Kamakotimandali) I found the claim that Brahmanda Purana is the last among the Puranas. The limitless glory of Sri Kamakshi has been ...
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How much time has been passed of current Brahma's life span?

I heard from one of my friends that half of current Brahma's time is passed, is that true? How much time has been passed of current Brahma?
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What's the story of Bhasmasura in which Lord Vishnu came as a Brahmin and Mohini?

I came across two different avatars of Vishnu for killing Bhasmasura while reading about Lord Shiva and lord Vishnu. In one tale Vishnu came as Brahmin to deceive Bhasmasura and in another he came as ...
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King Kedar of Satya Yuga

I was trying to find out the origin of the name of the Kedar Mountain and so, Kedarnath. I have read this : What is the story of Kedarnath Jyotirlinga? : but it stops short of explaining about ...
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What Guna is our current Kalpa, the Sveta Varaha Kalpa?

It is said in the Matysa Purana, that Brahma composes Puranas in accordance with the predominant Guna of that particular day of Brahma (Kalpa): ‘There are four categories — the mixed, the sattvik, ...
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Was there ever a time when I was not there? [duplicate]

My questions are simple(both from advaita and dvaita point of views): Was there ever a time when I was not there? If yes then how did I come into being and from what ? If no then have I lived ...
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What is the chronological order of different KALPA?

We have Puranas incidents happening from different Kalpas of Brahma. Do we have order of it?
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Are there any more details about previous Kalpas in scriptures?

Reading about Kalpa on this site, my understanding is: Current Brahma completed 50 years Currently Brahma is in 51st year and on first day of the 51st year Each of Brahma's day includes one Kalpa (...
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Why are Puranas silent on events taking place in previous Kalyugs or events of 8th Manvantara from previous Kalpas?

As seen in questions and answers here, here and here, Puranas attribute the differences in their contents to different Kalpas. However if that is indeed the case, why don't we ever read about events ...
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Is there any statement from scriptures that has been proved false in all possible interpretations?

Although there are some questions in our site regarding this line, I found no question that is asking directly for such statement. Is there any statement for scriptures that has been disproved by ...