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Should Krishna be considered good or bad?

I have read the Mahabharata and it seems that unrighteous behaviour or adharma is followed by Krishna in many places, but most people do not care about Krishna's character/behaviour and righteousness, ...
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Brahmins used to eat Five-nailed animals?

पंच पंच नखा भक्ष्या ब्रह्म क्षत्रेण राघव | शल्यकः श्वाविधो गोधा शशः कूर्मः च पंचमः || (Kishkinda Kanda 17th Sarga 39th Shloka) Meaning Raghava, five kinds of five-nailed animals, viz., a kind of ...
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Why did Rama try to kill an innocent deer just for its skin?

Hinduism doesn't favour violence or killing innocent beings. We support being vegetarians. But isn't killing a deer for its golden skin unjustified? I'm referring to the incident in Ramayana where ...
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Did Valmiki - Ramayana author, write about Lord Krishna?

As all of you know, Valmiki is the author of Ramayana which depicts the life of SriRama. The epic Mahabharata was written by Vyasa and Krishna plays the important role in there. As per the Puranas ...
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Do any scriptures say that the hunter Jara was a rebirth of Vali?

As I discuss in this answer, Krishna departed the Earth after he was shot by a hunter named Jara. Now there's a popular story that this Jara was actually the next birth of Sugriva's brother Vali, ...
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Since when Sai got added to Hindu Dharma

During my childhood 1980s-90s SaiBaba was not very popular in north india. Gradually(1990s) I saw people started praying or putting his photographs. Also, initially the Van with Sai Baba posters used ...
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How do we reconcile Rama vs. Ravana and Krishna/Arjuna vs. Karna scenarios?

Comparing the two scenarios: Secnario 1: Rama has destroyed all of Ravana's weapons, chariot etc..and has him completely unarmed. However Rama sends him back to come the next day stating that it is ...
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What will happen if two people fight Vali together?

Vali was famous for the boon that he had received, according to which anyone who fought him in single-combat lost half his strength to Vali, thereby making Vali invulnerable to any enemy. Source: ...
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How deceitful tactics in Mahabharata war different from adharma?

In the Mahabharata war, Krishna adopted many deceitful tactics to overcome Kauravas in the war. The sole purpose was to establish Dharma. But, can Dharma be established through deceitful means? Then, ...
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What is the story of KumbhaKarna's death?

This question on Baali mentions that the arrows used by Shri Rama used to kill Baali were also used to kill Kumbhakarna. Shri Rama used a 100 arrows and even those could not kill KumbhaKarna. What is ...
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Peace negotiations with Vali

Rama send Angadha as peace envoy before the war start. Krishna goes himself as peace envoy before the great war. There is always first try to resolve by peaceful process and eat is last resort. Along ...
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Mahabaratha and Ramayana [duplicate]

Ramayana is the clean one in which Lord Rama fought with Ravana face to face and at last Dharma won. Killing of vali is not acceptable in that. But in Mahabaratha there are many connivances like ...