Questions tagged [bali]

Use for questions involving Mahābalī (महाबली), a benevolent Asura king also known as Bali. Do not confuse him with Vāli, the monkey king and brother of Sugrīva from Rāmāyaṇa.

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Bali born as ass

Bali, son of Virochana, was pushed to underworld by Vamana. My understanding was he rules there with Vishnu serving as his door keeper. In Mahabharata, a story narrated where Bali was born as ass. ...
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Why was Bali Raja considered a demon?

Why was Bali Raja considered a demon? Please explain in detail and provide a link to the scriptural reference if any.
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Bali Padyami vs Onam

Today is Bali Padyami. On which day is Mahabali supposed to visit his subjects on prithvi loka - Onam or Bali Padyami? Looking for references from scriptures only, and neither from folklore nor from ...
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Why did Vamana punish Mahabali

Why did Vamana punish king Mahabali when he was the great king and his subjects were happy? Is it purely because he was Asura? Any explanations from scriptures?
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How is Bali related to Prahlada?

I have been reading an English translation version of Shri Bhagwatam and in that it is mentioned that Shri Krishna did not kill Bana the son of Bali.He did not kill him because he has promised Bali ...
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Did Vishnu become Bali's doorkeeper?

He is depicted as Bali's doorkeeper in this serial I am watching about Ganesa. Which Purana says this and was that as atonement for Vamana's trickery?
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Was Daitya king Bali present during the Samudra Manthan? If so then how was it possible? Please check the details

I have no quotes but recently many misconceptions and questions have arised in my mind by watching two Tv serials. Devon Ke Dev Mahadev (2012) and Sankat mochan mahabali hanuman (2016). Both of them ...
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Will Bali become the King of heaven? [duplicate]

On Vahmana incarnation of Lord Vishnu, He went to King Bali to get all lokas from him. After taking all lokas and Bali himsef from him He got pleased by Bali's comitment (vachan palana) and grant him ...
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What was the memory/rivalry of Ravana with Bali's son Bana?

In Valmiki Ramayana Sundarakanda, Ravana's son Indrajeet captures Hanuman using Brahmastra. Then he was summoned in Ravana's court. Ravana who was greatly angered due to the destruction of his ...
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Who is the current leader of Asuras?

The leader of Asuras, also known as Asurapati. The only one alive is Raja Bali who is now under protection of Shriman Narayana in the form of Vamana avatar. If he is in some other place and not ...
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Difference between 9 direction gods in Balinese Hinduism and other Hinduism

I was at the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan in Bali, Indonesia, where I took the following photos, which – I was told by our guide – represents the 9 direction gods, their color, and their weapons. Center is ...
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What scriptures describe the previous birth of Asura Mahabali?

Recently I watched a discourse of Sri Chaganti Koteswara Rao during Maha Sivaratri. He explained greatness of Shiva Lingam by citing the example of the previous birth of the Asura Mahabali. He said ...
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Why did Lord Vishnu stop King Bali from becoming Indra (King of Devtas)?

As we know, King Bali held a Yagna to become the King of Lords. But by taking Vamana Avatar, Lord Vishnu asked him for three steps worth of land. By his original divine avatar, Lord Vishnu covered ...