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Who are the parents of Lord Shiva? [duplicate]

Once upon a time, a saint asked this question to Lord Shiva: "Who is your father, Lord?". Lord Shiva replied that Brahma is his father. So who is the mother? “Who is your grandfather?” .Then the ...
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Which scripture says Shiva first created Brahma-Vishnu and delegated rest of the creation to them? [duplicate]

I watched a serial that narrates how Shiva created Vishnu and Brahma to create and save Earth and all the souls. I have not read this in any of the scriptures but could someone point me to the source ...
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Parents of Maha Vishnu [duplicate]

This question was asked by my 8 year old son-- Who are the parents of Mahavishnu? He further added to put this question in stack exchange. Although I told him that Lord Vishnu manisfests himself he is ...
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Are Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh seperate or just different forms of Brahman? [duplicate]

Are Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh present or these are just different forms taken by Brahman as per the action that needed to be performed?
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Is Shiva self manifested or born? And if born who were His Parents? [duplicate]

Srimad Bhagavat Mahapurana in the Third Canto Chapter VIII narrates the tale of Creation / Birth of Brahma. However I have found no reference there in to the birth / creation of Shiva. The detailed ...
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Who has created Trimurti? Adishakthi or Brahman? [duplicate]

In my childhood, I heard a myth that Goddess Adishakthi created Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu (I am familiar with this myth). But now I am listening new myth such as Brahman is the one who made Shiva, ...
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Who is the biggest god in hinduism? [duplicate]

Who is the biggest god in hinduism? I mean the god who is not created by other god or the god who exist before all of other gods? The purpose to ask this question is to identify the the biggest ...
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Some questions on Sri Vishnu ji .. [duplicate]

1) Who or what created Vishnu ji ? If brahma has come from a lotus of his navel, then what is the origin of vishnu ? ofcourse the vaishnavs will say Vishnu is parbrahm , so he is without any origin. ...
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How did Lord Shiv came to the world [duplicate]

I want to know that how did Lord Shiv, Lord Brahma & Lord Vishnu came to the world, before them, what was present ?
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Who has created whom out of the following 3: Bramha, Vishnu, Shiva? [duplicate]

Who has created whom out of the following 3: Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva? I found conflicting texts in different books.
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Who came first among our supreme gods [duplicate]

Actually i have seen in many references about the first god but always answer is not clear..... I want to know that among the three supreme gods shiv vishnu brahma and also goddess durga ...
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Why are temples devoted to Brahma so rare?

It is well-known that temples devoted to Brahma are extremely rare compared to temples devoted to Vishnu and Shiva (or, indeed, any number of other deities, e.g. Murugan, Ganesh, Hanuman, etc.). ...
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Is Moksha a permanent state?

In Bhagavat Geeta (Chapter 9 Verse 7), it is said that the Jeevas are created at the start of Kalpa, and this cycle keeps on repeating for-ever. This implies that the Mukti or Moksha is not a ...
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Do Gods die in Hinduism?

In Christianity, God dies. Something similar concept is there in Norse mythology. Are there any stories in Hinduism about the death of Gods? P.S. I am not talking about avatars.
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What is the meaning of the word “Shiva”?

Is "Shiva" just a name of a God or does the word actually denote something? In other words, what is the real meaning of the word "Shiva" (also spelled as Śiva or शिव)?

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