Questions tagged [avatars]

avatara (Sanskrit: avataranam) means "the decent of Supreme Being on earth for the ascent of man"), means ‘descent’, and usually implies a deliberate descent of the Divine into the mortal realms to reveal the Absolute Truth to humanity and remind them of their true divine nature.

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Doubts about avatars of Vishnu

My question is how come two avatars of Vishnu (Rama and Parasuraman) can be in the same place in the same time ( Ramayana ) ?
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Did Krishna take avatar from womb of Mata Devki?

Did Krishna take avatar from womb of a woman, or Did he appear outside of the womb ? What does Mahabharata, ShriMad Bhagvad Purana and Brahma Vairvata Purana tells about it. I think these historical ...
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Does Vishnu take avatar from women's womb?

Vishnu keeps taking avatar from time to time . Does he take birth from women's womb like normal humans do. Or Does he take avatar outside of womb i.e. he appears outside of the womb ?
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What is chronological order of all events or big events that have ever happened in Puranas

According to ch 19 of prabhas kand of skand puran we are in 31st kalpa of second phase Brahma and previous kalpa was pitr kalpa. But other Puranas say we are in 1st kalpa of second phase of Brahma. ...
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How many avatars of Adi Shakti are mentioned in Mahabharata?

I know Durga, Kalaratri and Bhadrakali are mentioned in Mahabharata and they are the avatars of Adi Shakti. But, are others avatars of Adi Shakti mentioned in the Mahabharata?
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Are the other avatars of Lord Vishnu mentioned in Mahabharata.?

I found the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu in this chapter of Santi Parva. Appearing in the forms of a swan (Hansa), a tortoise (Kurma), a fish (Matsya), O foremost of regenerate ones, I shall then ...
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How did the Varaha Avatar took out the earth from the sea?

My question is that the Varah incarnation of Vishnu took out the earth from the sea, but the sea is in the earth, then how was it taken out of the sea?
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Which Avatars of Vishnu hold a sword (Nandaka)

Vishnu is usually depicted as four-armed with the four attributes in his hands: the shankha (conch), the Sudarshana Chakra, the padma (lotus) and the Kaumodaki gada (mace) But Vishnu also has a sword ...
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The curse to the dvarapalakas of Vishnu by the sons of Brahma

Vishnu, the infinite manifestation knows everything that will happen in the future? Did he already know the Brahma Putra would curse Jaya and Vijaya? Was it all Vishnu's leela to get into the Material ...
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Are all the forms of Vishnu 4 handed?

The original spiritual planet which resembles the whorl of the huge Lotus flower, is called Goloka Vrindavana.It is the abode of Lord Krishna, the original personality of Godhead. This original planet ...
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Who is Devi Kali? Is she among the 64 yoginis or Devi herself? And who killed Asuras?

As per this answer, the list of the main 64 yoginis, a group of Sahacharis of the Devi, includes personalities like Bhadrakali and Kalaratri. Which indicates the Devi Kali could be separate from Devi ...
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Are the Ashtamurti forms of Lord Shiva, himself or his amshas and what is their form like?

The Ashtamurti incarnations of Lord Shiva have been discussed extensively here, here and here. These were the eight forms through which Lord Shiva entered eight places after Pradurbhava from Brahmaji. ...
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The story of Lord Saṁkarṣaṇa

I came to know Saṁkarṣaṇa was an incarnation of Lord Viṣṇu. I want to know his description as given in Purāṇas, Why did Viṣṇu take that incarnation and the story behind the incarnation?
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Why is Vishnu not taking avatar?

Non-vedic people have gained lots of power in Aryavrata (India) . Population of Hindus is decreasing rapidly. It is high time he should take at least ansh-avatar to save us. In the past PusyaMitra ...
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Who are the sons of Pulastya that were born as Duryodhana's brothers?

Rishi PUlastya had sons who were born as Duryodhana's brothers. Whhat are the names of the sons of Pulastya that were born as Duryodhana's brothers? https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01068.htm ...
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At what point Vishnu ji takes incarnation?

Vishnu ji takes incarnation whenever Dharma (Hinduism) is weakened to re-establish it. I want to know at what point he takes birth . What was the situation at the time of Mahabharata era and at other ...
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Who is the spirited king Vasumitra, the reincarnation of Danayu's son Vikshara?

The eldest of the four sons of Danayu, who was known by the name of Vikshara, became known on earth the spirited monarch, Vasumitra https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01068.htm The eldest of the ...
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Can you give me examples where riteous people used deceit?

How many incidents are there in the Mahabharata, Srimad Vagbat Gita, and Ramayana where riteous people (gods, avatars, or saints) used deception to achieve their purposes? Can you list those?
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Will we take birth as crows after death?

During pithrupaksha, we keep food for crows assuming our ancestors will come and have in the form of crows. So one day we become ancestors too. So do we all take birth as crows after death? In that ...
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How will Kalki avatar happen ? Will Hinduism not exist at the time of his birth?

What will be the situation of India or Hinduism when Kalki will take birth ? Will Hinduism be almost dead by then ?
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Who is the king of Paathal lok? Bali or Mahiravan?

We know that Vaman avatar is before Ram avatar. If Bali is king of Paathal lok then who will be Mahi Ravan who ruled Paathal lok during Ramayan? i.e. Bali is temporary king?
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Does god (Ishwar) incarnate in this cosmic material world? Please provide reference from Vedas!

Is incarnation of god mentioned in any of the 4 Vedas? could you please provide reference with Shloka and it's meaning? Many thanks!
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can incarnations of a moola form incarnate further?

I believe some claim Sai baba is an incarnation of Dattatreya,but some Puranas claim Dattatreya himself is an incarnation of Vishnu. Vishnu is the Moola (root) form of all his incarnations like ...
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On which day goddess Sita was born?

Although, goddess Sita's birth as per most scriptures, specifically the original Valmiki Ramayan is said to be non-uterine (ayonija), still the day of her being discovered by king Janaka maybe ...
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Are there any ugra form of god Vishnu besides Narsimha, declared so in the scriptures?

The depiction of god Narsimha is known to be an ugra (fierce) form of Vishnu generally, specifically in reference to him protecting Prahalada? Do scriptures list or refer to any other manifestations ...
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If samsara exist then why Vishnu needs to take avatar to defeat adharma?

if samsara exist then why god needs to take avatar to defeat Evil?
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Which Maruts incarnated as Satyaki, Kritavarma, Virata, and Drupada?

https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01068.htm And he who was Satyaki of sure aim, that upholder of the pride of Vrishni race, that oppressor of foes, begotten of the portion of gods called the ...
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Is Draupadi the incarnation of Devi Kali as per Devi Bhagwatam?

Someone said that as per Devi Bhagwatam Puranam, Devi Drauapdi was the incarnation of Devi Kali. Is that true.?
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Bhairavas and Navagraha

Are these correspondences between Bhairavas and different Grahas correct? Vatuka Bhairava - Mars Mahakala Bhairava - Saturn Kala Bhairava - Lagna (also like Mahavidya Bhairavi) Asitanga Bhairava - ...
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Who was incarnation of Laxmi: Radha Rani or Rukmini Devi? [duplicate]

Who was the incarnation of Laxmi - RadhaRani or Rukmani Devi ? I have tried to find this on internet but I did not find an answer yet .
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Is an Avatar all-knowing?

e.g., do Shri Ram/ Shri Krishna know everything that is going to happen (even in their material forms) and do their leelas to teach lessons to us?
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What is the meaning of contrasting (even conflicting) nature of various avatars of Vishnu? [closed]

You know for instance take the last 4 forms of lord Vishnu. There is Parshuram who is violent and slayer of his enemies meanwhile there is lord Budha who says no to harming others who try to harm us. ...
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Is Ajanu (At / Below the Knees) Arms From Birth or can they be developed over time

We all know that the human body is temporary and changes over time (infant --> child --> adolescence --> adult ---> old ---> cadaver). We also know that practicing spirituality can ...
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Any references to Vishnu and his other avatars like Kalki and Vamana being black or dark-skinned? [duplicate]

Most people are aware that Krishna was a blackish-skinned person. Lord Rama is also depicted as blackish-skinned. But I have also heard that black is shri hari Vishnu's skin color, despite his blue ...
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Scriptual references for Adi Shankaracharya and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj being Lord Shiva's avatars

I have read about Adi Shankaracharya being incarnation of Lord Shiva, similarly in many articles, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is shown as a Avatar of Lord Shiva. I want to know about the scriptural ...
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Is there any scriptural support for Ramakrishna's avatarhood?

Sri Ramakrishna mission and the devotees claim that Sri Ramakrishna was an Avatar. Even Sri Ramakrishna declared that he was an Avatar. However, Puranas mentioned only 10 avatars of Vishnu. The only ...
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Is Chanakya vishnu amsa?

I have heard that Chanakya's mother strived for children for almost 14 years and later, Chanakya was born. He was a great contributor for indian economics and much more. I knew very little about him. ...
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What is the name of third-gender avatar of Hari?

Garuda Purana tells that Vishnu will born to kill an asura. Vishnu takes the form of an eunuch The gods would be divided into different clans such as the Svadharmans, Sutapasas, Haritas, Rohitas, etc....
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Is it possible that avatars can be anti-vedic?

Vedas are the highest in the hierarchy of Sanathan dharma. Most celebrated avatars never deny Vedas and in fact, followed and authorized Vedas. Is there any possibility of an anti-Vedic avatar?
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Can someone tell me the chapter and verse of mund mala tantra where dashavatar is said to be incarnated from dasa mahavidya

There was a post that in mundamala tantra and todal tantra there is mention of 10 mahavidya as dashaavatar. The verses of todal tantra is already given But I need verses of mundmala tantra, chapter ...
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Do the following incarnations of Vishnu have references in Rig Veda/ brAhmanAs/ Upanishads?

Many incarnations of Vishnu, including partial and full, were mentioned in Puranas. In Ramayana, Vamana and Parasurama were mentioned as incarnations of Vishnu, which is disputable. My area of ...
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Does kalki avatar happen once in kalpa?

Kalki is prophesied as the 10th avatar of lord vishnu. Lord krishna comes once in a kalpa and lord ramchandra as well. What about lord kalki ? Can you confirm whether lord krishna and ram also come ...
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What is the story of Kakabhusundi [duplicate]

When I searched for Kakabhusundi on wikipedia, it was written that ----- The conversations happen between Shiva and Parvati, Sages Bharadwaj and Yajnavalkya and finally Kakbhushundi and the king of ...
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Any examples of non-brahmin or non-kshatriya incarnations of gods?

Almost all incarnations from popular stories I know are either Brahmins or Kshatriyas. Are there any documented examples in any of the texts which refer to a non-Brahmin or non-Kshatriyas incarnation ...
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Avatar cycle that matches the zodiac

Has there ever been an avatar cycle that matches the zodiac? This doesn’t quite make sense except with animals crab, Scorpio, Aquarius, etc. it makes sense mostly. Another way to phrase my question ...
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Who is lord varaha? [duplicate]

I have read lots of references about lord varaha but I wanna know the actual truth. From where and whom did lord varaha came from? In which timeline? What happened after? Is he mentioned in Vedas?
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What is a minister in Hinduism called?

What is a minister or pastor in Hinduism called? Are there support groups or someone I can meet with?
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How many incarnations are there of Lord Ganesh? [duplicate]

Lord Ganesh is known to be the first worshipped God. Somewhere I have heard that he was present before the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in some form or incarnation. I want to know how ...
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Visvaksena : a jivaatma or a Visnu tattva?

There's a nityasuri of Lord Visnu called Visvaksena who is described as being the Commander-in-Chief of Lord Visnu's army. There's also an incarnation by the same name. Are these two the same Person? ...
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Was there no role of Parashuram in Mahabharatha war?

Parashuram taught Bhishma, he was also Chiranjeevi and incarnation of Vishnu. But how did Vishnu take the role of both Parashuram and Krishna in the same period? Where was Parashuram during the time ...
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