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What do canonical scriptures say about the Narasimha-Sharabha-Pratyangira Devi-Ganda-Bherunda saga? [duplicate]

This multi-layered saga seems to have been an epic tussle between Vishnu and Siva partisan story tellers. This question is not a duplicate of the question What is the story of Sharaba? in answers ...
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Lord Sarabeswara [duplicate]

Lord Narasimha after killing Hiranya drank blood. He could not control. As usual all went to Siva and requested him to control Narasimha. Siva and Narasimha had gruelling fight and at last Narasimha ...
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Why did Lord Shiva fight with Lord Vishnu?

What were the reason(s) behind the fight between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu? I think the Harivamsa Parva of the Mahabharata narrates this incident. The story goes like this: Mahadev makes Goddess ...
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What scriptures discuss Ghandaberunda, the bird beast created by Narasimha?

The coat of arms of the Indian state of Karnataka depicts a strange two-headed bird: This creature comes from certain versions of the story of Narasimha, the man-lion avataram (incarnation) of Vishnu. ...
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Why isn't Parashurama worshipped like the other Vishnu Avatars?

Vishnu Avatars like Rama and Krishna get worshipped in all main regions of India. But why doesn't Parashurama get worshipped that much? Is there some reason for it? Parashurama is the longest-serving ...
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Can a god have an Avatar of an Avatar?

I am a Vaishnav and hence I worship Shrinathji. It is said that Shrinathji is an avatar of Lord Krishna but again, Lord Krishna is an avatar of Lord Vishnu so is it possible that gods can take avatars ...
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Story of a rishi converting a dog to a dragon that tries to eat the same rishi

I remember having heard the story in my childhood days. The basic plot of the story goes something like this: there is a poor dog which comes near a meditating rishi who takes pity and converts it ...
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What scriptures describe Narasimha turning into a mountain after killing Hiranyakashipu?

The most famous tenple for Vishnu's man-lion incarnation Narasimha, whom I discuss here, is Ahobilam, the place in Andhra Pradesh where Narasimha killed the demon Hiranyakashipu. But there's another ...
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Earth era description in Hindu mythology [duplicate]

Does any Hindu mythology has spoken about existence of ice age or dinosaurs or any other nature related historical stage? As per Yugas, is there any reference of proof available to cite that these ...
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What is this ancient animal called Yali?

I have been told that Yali is a fierce animal of ancient times. I have seen this in temple sculptures: It is beyond doubt that this animal is extinct now, but my questions are as below. Which Hindu ...
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What is the Nyaya argument for Karma being the instrumental cause of the Universe?

The Agama Pramanya is a work by the famous Sri Vaishnava Acharya Yamunacharya arguing that the Pancharatra texts, which are foundational to mainstream Vaishnavism as I discuss here, are legitimate ...
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Were there religious wars in Hinduism itself? As it was the case for Christian between Catholics and Protestants?

An introduction would be better I guess to understand my initiative. I am new here. I am French, and most of the French people do not understand English. So, I want to bring some knowledge to French ...
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Which scripture describes Lakshmi pacifying Narsimha?

Lord Narsimha is one of the prominent Vishnu's incarnation. Vishnu is believed to have taken Narsimha avatar to destroy the demon king Hiranyakashipu, as described in Shrimad Bhagwat Also, in the ...
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What is the most recent reference to wild Sharabhas existing?

Most people only know the story of how Shiva took an incarnation as the half-lion half-bird Sharabheshwara in order to try to subdue Vishnu's incarnation Narasimha, as I discuss here.  What's not as ...