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What are the four legs of Dharma?

It is said that Dharma has four legs (pillars) and it is depicted in the form of vrushabham (nandi). What are those four legs? As far as I know, cow's four legs are also seen as four legs of Dharma. ...
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Difference between the Shiva Purana and the Linga Purana

Both the Shiva Purana and the Linga Purana are books on Lord Shiva. I have read Shiva Purana. Can somebody please explain what is extra or differently told in the Linga Purana? Also, if possible ...
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Who are some great devotees of Lord Ganesha from the scriptures?

I am looking for the names of some Lord Ganesha devotees.Those names have to be mentioned in the scriptures. In scriptures (like the PurAnas) we often find such names. For example, PrahlAda was a ...
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How did Lord Shiva create Veerbhadra and Mahakali

How and why did Shiva create Veerbhadra and MahaKali. Who were the nine Durgas accompanying MahaKali?
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What Mantra should be chanted while wearing Five-faced Rudraksha?

I wear a Rudraksha with 5 faces / Panchamukhi. I read somewhere that there are certain mantras to be chanted while wearing it. can anyone tell how can I know which one is associated with the ...
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Where is it mentioned that Shabari offered to Lord Rama the fruits that she has already tasted?

There is a famous story that when Lord Rama met with Sabari she offered Him some fruits but in order to know if they are sweet she bit them before giving to Him. This website says that the story is in ...
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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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English translation of complete Garuda Purana

Where can I find English translation of complete Garuda Purana online? Related question: Complete English translations of Puranas
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Where in the Narada Purana is the prophecy of Ramanujacharya?

As I discuss in this question, the Sri Vaishnava sect of Hinduism (of which I'm a member) was founded by Nathamuni, based on the beliefs and principles embodied in the poems of the Alwars, a group of ...
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Why Lord Shiva is considered as the destroyer of world?

I don't know that why Lord Shiva is considered as the destroyer of the world? Please somebody answer my question!
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What is the story of Ashvatthama's mani (jewel)?

What is the story of Ashvatthama's mani (jewel)? How did he get it? What purpose did it serve? Also, what is the Aishika weapon used by Arjuna? Is it a dagger? After that, Ashvatthama, the son of ...
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What is the story of Rishi Durvasa and King Ambarish?

I want to know the story of Rishi Durvasa and King Ambarish. Please somebody answer my question!

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