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What exactly happens at end of Kali Yuga? Will the world be destroyed?

I heard that at the end of the Kali Yuga, the world will be destroyed. What does this mean? Will the Earth be destroyed or will the entire Universe be destroyed? Can someone throw light on this?
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Where is the Saraswati river according to Hindu scriptures?

According to Hindu scriptures, the three main rivers are Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. As we all know, rivers Ganga and Yamuna are present in India. But where on the current world map is the Saraswati ...
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Did Lord Vishnu incarnate as Kalki in any of the previous Yugas?

Lots of Vishnu avatars have repeated during the previous Chaturyugas. Are there any references citing the Kalki avatar in previous Yugas?
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What is the origin of Brahma's four heads?

Brahma, the creator of the universe, is depicted as having four heads. Is there a story behind it?
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Why does Adi Shankaracharya think Rig Veda 10.71.3 verse implies the Vedas are eternal?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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How is Queen Sumati, the younger wife of King Sagara of Ikshwaku dynasty related to Suparna a.k.a Garuda?

Valmiki Ramayana, Bala Khanda says, that King sagara of Ikshwaku dynasty had two wives. The elder wife of King Sagara is referred as Kesini, daughter of King of Vidarbha . Asamanja, was born to her. ...
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Why do certain goddesses exist in the form of rivers?

In hindu mythology, many rivers are referred to as goddesses for example Ganga and Saraswati. Is there any curse given to them so that they all were in river form? What is the story behind it?
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Which Vedic verses describe Saraswati as wife of Brahma?

Does any Vedic sukta call Saraswati as the wife of Brahma-prajapati? Note: This is not a dup. of "Which puranas/upapuranas mention about marriage between Brahma and Saraswati?" which is about ...
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What scriptures describe Vishnu taking the form of a giant plough?

As I discuss in this question, one of the early movements that was important to the development of Vaishnavism was the ancient Pancharatra movement, whose sacred texts consisted of detailed procedures ...
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What is the story of Indra living in disguise in the Ashram of Giriprastha?

In this chapter of the Vana Parva of the Mahabharata, Yudhishthira is in grief because of the year in hiding the Pandavas are about to start. So the sage Dhaumya cheers him up by reminding him that ...
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Is it the Saraswati in Brahma loka or her partial incarnation married to Matinara?

The following passage says that Saraswati appeared in person before the Matinara and chose him for husband. The passage was narrated by Vaisampayana to Janamejaya And of her was born a son named ...
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