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Did the Mahabharata and the Ramayana happen in the current Yuga cycle in the current Manvantara?

The Mahabharata war has been given a date of around 3300 BC by back-tracing planetary positions from scriptural references (archeo-astronomy). The Ramayana is speculated to be anywhere between a few ...
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Do the same avatars repeat in each chaturyuga?

The Manache Shlok in Marathi mentions that Ramayana happens once in a Kalpa. मना कल्पना कल्पिता कल्प कोटी| नव्हे रे नव्हे सर्वथा रामभेटी|| मना कामना राम नाही जयाला| अति आदरे प्रीती नाही तयाला|| ...
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What is chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of Lord Vishnu incarnations?

Please tell me chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of Lord Vishnu's various incarnations.
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Did Rama know that he was Avatar of Lord Vishnu?

This chapter of Ramayana narrates the meeting of Garuda with Rama. न च कौतूहलं कार्यं सखित्वं प्रति काङ्क्षिणा । कृतकर्मा रणे वीर सखित्वं प्रतिवेत्स्यसि ॥६-५०-५७ "O, hero! You need not ...
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Does “Free Will” really exist, even if universe repeats itself in perfect pattern?

The concept of universe repeating itself is similar to philosophy of Eternal Return. Such philosophy is subscribed many ancient Indian philosophers as well. In brief: A finitely timed universe ...
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What is the duration (Timeline) of the four “Yugas”?

What is the duration (timeline) of the four Yugas in Hindu cosmology?
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Who was the sage who witnessed Mahabharata and Ramayana multiple times?

I recently heard about time travel and am curious to know about the sage who had seen Mahabharat and Ramayan multiple times.
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How many times has Shiva opened his 3rd eye?

According to Hindu mythology, how many times has Shiva opened his 3rd eye and why?
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Who was Kakabhusundi?

I have heard about Kakabhusundi, who described the cycle of creation and recreation of the universe. Who was he? and how had he attain such knowledge?
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All the kaliyug was same like current kaliyug?

I want to know that there is the so many kaliyug in kalpa, so i want to know whether all kaliyug were same like current one with various other religions, technology ans so on.
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Did Lord Shiva and Lord Rama ever meet in person?

I am reading Shiva and Sati's story where I can see that Prajapati Daksha, Lord Shiva and Sati all lived in the Treta yuga. I can also recall that Bhagavan Sri Ram also lived in the Treta yuga. ...
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Varaha Avatar story versions

Though I don't know much about hindu Mythology , I know that Bhagavan Vishnu takes avatars to destroy evils. When I was reading Lord Vishnu's stories. I came to know that varaha avatara was taken by ...
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How can the Vedas be constant when they come from the 4 heads of Brahma?

How can the Vedas be constant when they come from the 4 heads of Brahma and Brahma changes every time? Vedas need to change? Isn't it? Only Puranas may be constant.
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Each yuga in all mahayuga is different/same?

Its been questioned many times in this forum about “why vyasa had to divide vedas in every dwapara yuga.” When I was reading brahmanda purana I have got indirect reference to characteristics of same ...
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What will be the next Yuga after Kali Yuga? [duplicate]

What will be the next Yuga after Kali Yuga?

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