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Questions tagged [adisesha]

Adishesha (Ādi Śeṣa) is a massive snake with 1000 heads. He is usually depicted as a bed for Lord Shrimannarayana. He is also called as Sesha, Ananta, etc., He is said as the first servant of the Lord Vishnu.

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Are Govinda Bhagavatpada and Maharishi Patanjali considered incarnations of Sheshnaga?

According to this site, Adi-Shankaracharya's Guru, Govinda Bhagavatpada, was an incarnation of Sheshnaga: According to the legend, Adi Shankara's Guru was an avatar of Lord Vishnu's Shesha nAga. ...
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What does Hindu scripture say about World Turtle/World Elephant theory?

Is there a mention of World Turtle/World Elephant theory in Hindu scripture? I heard many unsourced stories about Sheshanaga or Nandi being the one holding the earth on their head/horns respectively. ...
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What scriptures describe Vishwamitra and Vasishtha carrying the Earth?

This excerpt from the newly released Amar Chitra Katha comic book "Saptarshi" tells a story I hadn't heard before. In this account, the sage Vishwamitra visits the ashram of the sage Vasishta, who is ...
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From where Sheshnaag came? [duplicate]

I have read many scriptures but not sure about how sheshnaag became a bed for God Vishnu. Prabhu sheshnaag is son of kadru and he was granted a responsibility by Brahma to hold earth on his head. Any ...
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What is Adi Shesha's role during Kalki avatar?

In Ramavatar, Adisesha took the avatar of Lakshmana. In Krishnavatar, he incarnated as Balarama. After that, Adisesha took the avatar of Ramanujacharya to spread the Vaishnavism. It is also believed ...
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Garuda and Adi Sesha

How can Adi Sesha and Garuda coexist in Vaikunta as they are sworn enemies?
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Who is the true Nagaraja, the King of Nagas?

Nagas are children of Sage Kashyapa and Kadru. Adisesha, elder among the Nagas, is bed for Lord Vishnu. Vasuki, second child, is Lord Shiva's snake. There are many other Nagas but these two Nagas are ...
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When did Vishnu's bird Garuda try to kill Vishnu's serpent Adiseshan?

As I discuss in this answer, the Pancharatra Agamas are the foundational texts of Vaishnavism. Similarly, the foundational texts of Shaivism are known as the Shaiva Agamas, aka the Shaiva Tantras. ...
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How did the serpent Adisesha become bed for Lord Vishnu?

At the beginning of creation, Lord Vishnu was depicted as sleeping (Yoganidra) of serpent Adisesha on Ksheer Saagar. But Mahabharatha says Sesha was born to Kadru and sage Kashyapa. If Shesha is ...
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Where does Adisesha live? In Patala loka or in Vaikuntha or underneath the earth holding it?

In Ramayana, Lakshmana went to the Sarayu river, ended life by engaging in meditation and stopping his breathing. It is said his soul went to Patala Loka. Similar to this, white snake like creature ...
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Why vishnu on ksheera sagara?

Lord Vishnu rests on Ananta-Shesha, together with his consort Goddess Lakshmi, who is massaging His feet in Ksheera Sagar. I want to ask what message is being passed through this to a common man. I ...
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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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Whose avatara is Sri Ramanujacharya?

Popularly belief is that SriRamnanujacharya is the avatara (incarnation) of Sankarshana/Balarama/Lakshmana/Adisesha. The question is whose avatara is Sri Ramanujacharya and is there any specific ...
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Is Balarama an Avatar of Vishnu or Adiseshan (or both)?

Balarama is traditionally considered to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu by those who do not consider Buddha to be one. However, I have also frequently heard that He is an avatar of Adiseshan, the multi-...