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Bhāgavata Purāṇa, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā Purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavataṃ and Bhāgavata is one of the major puranic texts of Hinduism with its focus on bhakti towards Vishnu.

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Are wrong things also done by god?

Here it is written that god pervades in all. So, Does this mean wrong and evil things are also done by god ? It is also written that we should see god in everyone,so, Should we see god even in persons ...
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Textual criticism applied to Hindu texts?

Are there any scholary papers which apply methods of higher textual criticism to Hindu texts, e.g. to the Bhagavata Purana or the Bhagavad Gita? If yes, I am interested in some references. I ask this ...
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In what Vedic Literature can the following cosmological model

I watched the following video to see whether it sheds some light on the cosmological model found in the Bhagavatam; however, I found that the video gave a different cosmological model and called it a ...
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Objectionable objects during different months

Bhagavata purana says objectionable objects should be avoided during the months. Those (objectionable) objects (e.g. vegetables in the month of Śrāvaṇa, curds in the month of Bhādrapada) should be ...
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Where is this Srimad Bhagavatam verse about the different forms of Moksha?

According to Vaishnavism, there are six kinds of liberation from Samsara (the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth). They're each defined in relation to Vishnu, since Vaishnavas consider Vishnu to be ...
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Where can I find the original bhaagwat text of gopi vastra haran by Krishna incident?

I am looking for the original text with hindi or english translation of Krishna stealing gopis clothes while they were bathing in a river naked. I have heard that it is written in the original text ...
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How does the Vaishnava commentators interpret 'NAda-Upasana' prescribed in Srimad-Bhagavatam?

Srimad-Bhagavatam is treated as a scripture praising Lord Hari and showing the path of Devotion. The 12th Canto (Chapter 6, Slokas 37-38) advise the anAhata-nAda upasana as a way of reaching the ...
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Why Lord Krishna adorns a peacock feather?

I want scriptural references that make mention of Lord Krishna adorning a peacock feather and perhaps also, why? Please let me know.
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Where is the term Paramahamsa Samhita with reference to srimad Bhagavatam used?

Is it to be only read by Paramahamsas? Kindly quote where it is mentioned as Paramahamsa Samhita.
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Srimad Bhagavatam Skanda 6 - Narayana Kavacham. How do I interpret this?

I'm confused about how I interpret these verses form the 6th skanda of the Srimad Bhagavatam. These are from the Narayana Kavacha. ...kṛta-svāṅga-kara-nyāso mantrābhyāṁ vāg-yataḥ śuciḥ nārāyaṇa-paraṁ ...
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Seeking the exact shloka in the Bhagavata purana regarding responding to insults against god

There is a shloka I think in bhagvata-puran which says that if someone is insulting god, stop him if you have power, if don't have power to stop him, just go away, never hear words against god i.e. &...
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Who is Vasudev Krishna and who is Yashodanandan Krishna?

I have heard many Acharyas and saints mentioning Vasudev Krishna and Yashodanandan Krishna to be different. Is there any scriptural reference to it? If yes, what is the difference between the two? Who ...
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How Does Shri Madhvacharya interpret the following

Consider the following translation from the Bhagavat Purana: आत्मनश्च परस्यापि यः करोत्यन्तरोदरम् । तस्य भिन्नदृशो मृत्युः विदधे भयमुल्बणम् ॥ २६ ॥ If a person makes even a slight difference between ...
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Can Jivatma take the position of Lord Rudra?

Lord Rudra is Human destructive aspect of Supreme Shiva or Sada Shiva. According to Vaishnav philosophy Lord Vishnu as Maha Vishnu lays in the Causal ocean and breathes out the number of universes. ...
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According to the Srimad Bhagavatam, did Brahma really create demons from his buttocks?

Saw this on Reddit. Is this really true? What is the context of this story?
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Are Airavata and the churning of the white ocean mentioned in the Bhagavata purana?

I came across the following quote, "Bhagavata [mentions] gemstones being discovered under earth and sea. ‘Airawata‘, the white celestial elephant emerging out of ocean etc." But when I ...
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Are there any mentions of gemstones in the Bhagavta purana

Edited from a previous post. I came across the following quote, "Bhagavata [mentions] gemstones being discovered under earth and sea." But when I looked online I couldn't find any reference ...
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Hindu scriptures say Sun moves in a Chariot pulled by horses. What does this mean?

Rig Veda 1.50.8, 1.50.1 O, Bright sun, a chariot named harit with seven horses takes you to sky. Bhagavata Purana also says the same. But Sun cannot physically travel in Chariot.
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Why is the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu addressed with 'Shri' in the Srimad Bhagwatam?

Why is the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu addressed with 'Shri' in the Srimad Bhagwatam? For instance, this verse from Srimad Bhagwatam Canto 7 Chapter 8 Verse 11: श्रीहिरण्यकशिपुरुवाच व्यक्तं त्वं मर्तुकामोऽसि ...
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What is meant by the “Yogic Slumber” of Bhagwan Vishnu?

I heard a description of Bhagwan Vishnu which says that the he is in “Yogic Slumber” What exactly happens in this condition?Please explain “yogic slumber” in detail.
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How do Sri Vaishnavas interpret Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.14?

Sri Vaishnavas believe Krishna to be an incarnation of Vishnu. On the other hand, Gaudiya Vaishnavas say Vishnu is an expansion of Krishna and quote certain verses from the Srimad Bhagavatam to ...
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Anyone learned in sanskrit please translate this verse for me

Śrimad Bhagavatam 8.16.21.: स विधास्यति ते कामान्हरिर्दीनानुकम्पन: । अमोघा भगवद्भ‍क्तिर्नेतरेति मतिर्मम ॥ २१ ॥ sa vidhāsyati te kāmān harir dīnānukampanaḥ amoghā bhagavad-bhaktir netareti matir mama ...
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What are the names of the Kalpas as mentioned in Srimad Bhagavat Mahapurana or in any other scriptures?

Kalpa is a period of time as per Hindu scriptures - each Brahma Rules over various Kalpas, each Kalpa consisting of 14 Manvantaras. Can I have the names of all the Kalpas? NOTE: I want the names of ...
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What is the significance of HRAAM beej mantra

What is the significance of hraam beej mantra and which god or goddess is the beeja related to?
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Who is The Supreme God according to Bhagavata Purana?

I've heard from others that Sri Narayana is The Supreme Deity according to Bhagavata Puran (Srimad Bhagavatam) since it is a Vaishnava Text. Ironically upon reading it I actually found multiple verses ...
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A question about hearing abuse of saintly persons?

I read somewhere in bhagavatam probably that if a ksatriya hears abuse of saintly persons then he should kill the abuser and commit suicide and if brahmana hears abuse then he should go away from ...
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How many types of Pralayas are there?

According to Hindu Puranas, repeated creations and dissolutions happen in a cycle. How many types of Pralayas are there according to the Puranas? What is the difference between Pralaya and Mahapralaya?...
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Debunk social media post anti-Jainism and Buddhism

# Jainism is the root of sin, Vishnu will be appearing for their destruction. Padma Purana II.38.25.30 # Buddhism & Jainism are false religions. Padma P 6.23.5-7; Matsya P 24.47-49 # Touching a ...
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How many commentaries are there of the Srimad Bhagavatam?

I would like to have the list of commentators of the Srimad Bhagavatam (the one dedicated to Lord Krishna). How many of these commentaries have being translated to English? Are any of the commentaries ...
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Why did Ramanujacharya & Adi Shankaracharya never refer to the Srimad Bhagavatam in their works?

While reading from a Shaivite blog (though I am a Vaishnava) of whether the Srimad Bhagavatam or the Devi Bhagavatam is more authentic, I came across an interesting claim of the blogger that ...
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Timelines for 12 major battles between the Devas and Danavas

Many Puranas talk about 12 major battles between the Danavas and Devas. As per Brahmanda Purana (3rd Canto, Ch 72), they are as follows: Lord Narasimha fighting the Danavas Lord Vamana binding the ...
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Does Bhagavata Purana say moon has its own light?

SB 5.20.12 [The inhabitants of Salmalidvipa worship the demigod of the moon in the following words.] By his own rays, the moon-god has divided the month into two fortnights, known as sukla and ...
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A question regarding bhakti?

In Bhagavatam 8.16.21 Kashyapa muni tells Aditi that "Amogham bhagavat bhakti na itareti iti matir mama" Devotion to Supreme Lord is infallible not others,this is my opinion.. Does it mean ...
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which scripture does this shloka appear ūbāḥ bhagavān kṛṣṇaḥ śrīdāman parājitāḥ?

Hi I am trying to identify on which scripture does this shloka appear ? ūbāḥ bhagavān kṛṣṇaḥ śrīdāman parājitāḥ ऊबाः भगवान कृष्णः श्रीदामान् पराजिता: I roughly translates to once Sridama became ...
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Who are the Vishnu Dutas?

There is the mention of Vishnu Dutas in the story of Ajamila mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatam, Are there any other associated stories/information about them in other scriptures? https://www.quora....
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Which verse/scripture is this shloka from? (na karoti svayaṁ kiṅchit sṛṣṭiādika mahān)

I am trying to identify the source of the sloka. I came across this sloka while listening to a lecture, It sounds mostly like from Bhagwata Mahapurana but somehow I am not able to find it researching ...
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Is this sloka part of the Gajendra Moksha stotra in the Bhagavta Purana?

I came across a nice rendition of the Ganjendra Moksha stortam on YouTube but I'm not sure if it has been altered from the original. soham vishva-srjam vishvam avishvam vishva-vedasam vishvatmanam ...
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Why is the Bhagavata Purana considered the foremost of all puranas?

The Bhagavata Purana is considered to be the purest and greatest of all the Puranas. The great Sage Veda Vyasa was credited to have authored Srimad Bhagavatam. Srimad means "beautiful" or &...
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Varaha Avatar story versions

Though I don't know much about hindu Mythology , I know that Bhagavan Vishnu takes avatars to destroy evils. When I was reading Lord Vishnu's stories. I came to know that varaha avatara was taken by ...
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Is "Krishna" mentioned in the first verse of Srimadbhagavad?

The first verse of chapter 1, canto 1 of Srimad Bhagavatam translated by Srila Prabhupada is the following oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya janmādy asya yato 'nvayād itarataś cārtheṣv abhijñaḥ svarāṭ ...
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Protection from Kalki's wrath and re-establishment of Varnashrama

As discussed here: Definition and ritualistc rights of vrAtyas in the present day, it is clear that there are no pure Kshatriyas and Vaisyas today (there may have been at the start of Kali, but ...
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Bhagavata saptaha for wandering souls

A priest in a prashne had advocated bhagavata saptah for one of my relatives who had lost his ancedtors (coming under sapindikas) in the pamban train crash in 1964 and the bodies were never recovered. ...
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What is the phrase in these verses from Bhāgavata Purāṇa referring to?

Following is the translation of verses (3.20.49-51) from Bhāgavata Purāṇa by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami. https://prabhupadabooks.com/sb One day Brahmā, the self-born, the first living creature, felt as ...
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Need explanation for the chronological order of the avatars of Lord Vishnu in Shreemad Bhagavata Mahapurana.?

Why Shreemad Bhagavata Mahapurana says that Krishna Dwaipayana Veda Vyasa who is the son of Satyavati and Rishi Parashara appeared before Shree Rama in Skanda 1 Chapter 3.?
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Can the Devi Bhagavatam and Srimad Bhagavatam co-exist?

As we all know, Srimad Bhagavatam is regarded as the best of the Mahapuranas. It is also the most famous and widely commented upon scripture. But we also have the Devi Bhagavata, which calls itself a ...
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From where can I get Malayalam translation of Srimad Bhagavatam?

If possible I would like ISKCON's book.
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Bhagvata Purana contradicts the fact that Lord Shiva is unborn

Bhagvata Purana Canto 3 chapter 12 describes the birth of Lord Rudra. Brahma gives him many names: (Brahma said) The following are your names: Manyu, Manu, Mahinasa, Mahan, Shiva, Ritudhvaja, Ugra-...
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Bhagavatam 5/20/13 translation

The verse '5/20/13' in BHAGAVATAM purport states that there are flames on the moon. Is there any other explanation of this verse or if not does it contradict the fact that moon has no flames?
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Reference of Krishna's last meeting with Yashoda when he promises to reincarnate as Venkateshwara?

There is a story of Krishna meeting Yashoda on her deathbed and she laments that she didn't get to witness any of his marriages. So Krishna promised her that in a future birth she would see him get ...
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Is there a tradition that recitations of Krishna-Bhagavatam should last exactly one week?

According to Bard the Google AI engine: Bhagavata Saptaham is a seven-day religious discourse on the Srimad Bhagavatam, one of the eighteen major Hindu Puranas. It is a popular tradition in Hinduism, ...

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