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Where can i get original versions of the Devi Bhagavata and Markandeya Puranas?

I am looking for the original version of the Devi Bhagavata Purana and (or) other Puranas which has lots of information about Devi Durga. I have the short version of it but it does not have anything ...
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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 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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Where can I get the complete English translations of the Upapuranas?

Though it is easy to find the translations of all the 18 major Puranas in English, I haven't still found the complete English translations of the Upapuranas. So where can I find the complete English ...
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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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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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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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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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Was Kanada a Rishi?

This wiki article describes Kanada as both a sage and a philosopher. Was he a Rishi or a mere philosopher?
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Which chapter of Skanda Purana contains Guru Gita?

Everyone is aware that Guru Gita is considered to be taken from Uttara Khanda of Skanda Puranam. But I cannot find in the links provided here. Is there any other version of Skanda Purana uttara Khanda ...
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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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Is there any sukta in Rigveda containing 16 richas and starting with the word“Indra”?

There is a chapter called Rigvidhana in Agnipurana in which it is mentioned that if the aforementioned 16 Richas are chanted daily then one is blessed with intelligence, friends and fulfillment of ...

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