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Supreme Brahman in Hinduism

Here is What i understood after reading various stories from Puranas and Mahabharatha and theories of Creationism. Vishnu Purana states Vishnu is Supreme God or Supreme Brahman. Also I read ...
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Ashvatthaman's immortality?

I'm puzzled by Ashvatthaman's status as a chiranjivi. Not necessarily that he is one, but more the circumstances surrounding it. To wit, Ashvatthaman is made to wander the earth endlessly for 3000 ...
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Why is there a huge difference regarding the liberation of Parikshit in the Mahabharata and the Bhagavatam?

The Mahabharata, one of the two Itihasas, begins with the tale of the Sarpa Satra of King Janamejaya, during which the epic was narrated to him by Janamejaya. The Sarpa Satra was a 12-year Yajna ...
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What was the name of Ganesha before beheading done by Lord Shiva?

What was the name of the Ganesha before beheading done by Lord Shiva?
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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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Is each of the 18 Mahapurans related to a different Kalpa?

While researching for an answer I came across the reference of Padma Puran having been revealed in the Padma Kalpa which was the last day of the 50th year of Brahma. Currently we are in the Varah ...
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What is the story of Indra attacking Lord Shiva on his neck?

In this chapter of Anushashana Parva of Mahabharata Lord Shiva tells the reason why his neck is blue. He states: देवकार्यार्थ सिद्ध्धयर्थम् पिनाकं मे करे स्थितम् ।। इन्द्रेण च पुरा वज्रं क्षिप्तं ...
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Why are only Ramayana and Mahabharata classified as Itihasa?

What does Itihasa mean? Also, why no other text is classified under Itihasa except these two?
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Why doesn't the description of Godavari river match with what the shastras tell us?

The story of the origination of Gautami Ganga is written in Varaha Purana, adhaya 71 as: Gautama muni asked Lord Shiva for Ganga. Once he received Ganga, Gautama muni poured ganga jal on top of a ...
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How did Aswathama get rid the sin of killing Upapandavas and curse of Lord Krishna?

After Mahabharatha war, to avenge the death of his father Drona, Aswathama entered camp of Pandavas and killed Upapandavas and sleeping soldiers. According to Mahabhartha, Krishna curses Aswathama to ...
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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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Lord Shiva and demon-king Jalandhara?

Why lord Shiva was unable to defeat Jalandhara? And also is there any story that describes why did Vrinda marry a demon?
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When was Lord Ganpati Discovered?

From what I know of... A boon bestowed upon Lord Ganpati made mandatory that first shloka(verse) of any religious book should start with shree ganeshaya namaha. But after reading mahabharta in its ...
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Why India is only country favouring Hinduism? [closed]

Why India is only country favouring Hinduism? If our god has created all universe and world, they must be recognise across the world and shows his supernatural power at very corner of other part ...
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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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