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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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How do we solve the contradiction of Rukmi being alive during the war, though Balarama had killed him before?

The events of Shri Krishna’s life described the Harivamsa, take place before the Mahabharata war. The same can also be gauged from the chronology of events given in the tenth skandha of the Srimad ...
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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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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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Where is the account of Shishupala's atrocities in Dvaraka?

In Chapter 44 of the Sabha Parva of Mahabharata, during the Rajasuya Yajna of Yudhishthira, Shishupala criticises Krishna using many insults, and then Krishna retorts to Shishupala's insults directed ...
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What is the story of Devakulya who was transformed into Ganga?

Kashyapa and Purnima are the sons of Sage Marichi. Purnima had three children, one of them is Devakulya. Here is verse from Srimad Bhagavatham 4.1.14, My dear Vidura, of the two sons, Kaśyapa and ...
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Sources validating Rāvaṇa’s plan to build a staircase to heaven

There are several pages out there claiming a legend of Rāvaṇa planning to build a staircase in order to get to heaven (or, the region of the moon) without performing Vedic rituals. All of the sources ...
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Which verse(s) from the Srimad Bhagavatam was/were quoted by Acharya Abhinavagupta in his commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita?

One of the most iconic objections against the authenticity of the Srimad Bhagavatam is that it was not written by Vyasa but a thirteenth century Vaishnava, named Vopadeva. The substance for this ...
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Who are these first commentators on Bhagavata?

Sridhara Svami's Bhavartha dipika is the oldest full commentary extant now. Before Sridhara, however Madhvacharya commented whose commentary is also extant called Bhagavata Tattparya Nirnaya. It is a ...
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Does Vachaspati Mishra's depiction of Vishnu's marriage have a scriptural basis?

The Vivada Chintamani is a work by the Advaita philosopher Vachaspati Mishra on the teachings of Dharma Shastras concerning law. Vachaspati Mishra begins the Vivada Chintamani with an invocation to ...
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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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Why is the greatest Vaishnava a Tamasic entity per Vaishnavites?

there is a famous verse in Srimad Bhagavatam, a "satvika" purana, that says Just as Ganga among rivers, Achyuta among gods, Shambu among Vaishnavas, This (Bhagavatam) is the same among Puranas. ...
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Is Vrindavan in India the same village which is described in Bhagavatam?

The 10th Canto of Shrimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) describes the pastimes of Lord Krishna in detail. The pastimes of Lord Krishna are also summarized in KṚṢṆA, The Supreme Personality of Godhead ...
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What happened to Vasudeva's (and his brothers') horde of children?

The 24th Chapter of the 9th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, as well as the 35th Chapter of the Harivamsa Parva of the Harivamsa, speak about the Yadava dynasty till Krsna. So in these two chapters, the ...
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Who was the first Sri Vaishnava Acharya to quote from the Srimad Bhagavatam?

Among the eighteen Mahapuranas, perhaps the most popular one among Vaishnavas today is the Bhagavata Purana, AKA the Srimad Bhagavatam. Yet Ramanujacharya, the most prominent member of the Sri ...
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Does the Bhagavata Purana ignore Sanskrit grammar?

The Bhagavata Purana is one of the most celebrated Puranas in the Indian tradition, with extensive commentaries from various Acharyas across the centuries. Being a popular scripture, it has inspired ...
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Is Kailāsa mansarovar actually in Tibet, China?

Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran, Pancham Skandha , Chapter 16 While describing the character of Mahārāja Priyavrata and his descendants, Śukadeva Gosvāmī also described Meru Mountain and the planetary ...
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How we suffer by making others suffer?

I would like to see an example from the scriptures of how someone has suffered as a result of making someone else suffer. Specially I would prefer something from Srimad Bhagavatam.
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How older was Krsna to Rukmini and Sisupala?

According to the Mahabharata, when Sisupala was born with three eyes and four hands, it was proclaimed that the person who caused them to disappear would be Sisupala's slayer. Since his mother ...
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How was Krishna's wife Satyabhama related to Indra's mother Aditi?

One of Krishna's most famous deeds is the killing of the demon Narakasura, which is the inspiration of the festival Deepavali. Narakasura was tormenting the gods and had even stolen the earrings of ...
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What is the Family History of Daruka, the Reputed Charioteer of Lord Krishna?

I researched a lot about Daruka, the famous and most trusted charioteer of Lord Krishna. His name appears in Harivamsha Puran, Vishnu Parva, Chapter 22, mentioned before comparatively more important ...
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What is the story of Tulasi and her emergence from the Samudra Manthana?

There are two legends of Tulasi that are currently known, the one related to Jalandhara and the other related to Shankhachuda, both currently found in the Shiva Purana. In both the stories, Lord ...
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Compilation of Qualities of Krishna and Kansa

I want, Compilation of qualities of Krishna and Kansa collected from verses of various scriptures. citing the particular verse-and writing Sanskrit word for that quality
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Passage of time in Patala loka

It is known from Bhagavatha Purana that passage of time is different in different worlds. Examples are Brahma kidnapping cows and friends of Krishna as described here. Do our puranas also state that ...
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What should be the correct posture for reading/listening Hindu scriptures?

I have listened from my parents and other respected people that Bhagwat Geeta paath and Ramayana paath should be studied only at holy places. This question arises many times. So my questions are: ...
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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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Where to read about Lord Dhanvantari?

Lord Dhanvantari appears in the churning of the ocean by the demigods and demons. Srimad Bhagavatam Purana describes his appearance as follows: SB 8.8.33 — He was dressed in yellow garments and ...
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How many times was Dwaraka invaded in the absence of Krishna as narrated in the Mahabharata or other puranas?

How many times was Dwaraka invaded in the absence of Krishna as narrated in the Mahabharata or other puranas? One is known to me when king Shalva attacked Dwaraka to avenge the killing of his friend ...
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What are the 101 clans of Yadavas?

SB 10.90.44: tan-nigrahāya hariṇā  proktā devā yadoḥ kule avatīrṇāḥ kula-śataṁ  teṣām ekādhikaṁ nṛpa To subdue these demons, Lord Hari told the demigods to descend into the dynasty of Yadu. They ...
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The Mahabharata we have today belongs to which Kalpa?

The story of Parikshit and Suka in the Srimad Krishna Bhagavatam is different from that of the Mahabharata. This has made people use the argument of Kalpa Bheda that the Mahabharata occurred in a ...
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When did Meenakshi Avatarana and the subsequent rule of Meenakshi and Sundareshvarar's descendants occur?

One of the most famous temples of Tamil Nadu is Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai. It is the abode of Goddess Meenakshi, and avatara of Devi Parvati and her consort, Lord Sundareshvara, an avatara of ...
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Where else is the story of Rukmini's called-off Svayamvara mentioned?

Most of us will be familiar with the story of how Krsna married Srimati Rukmini. Rukmini, due to her brother's friendship with Jarasandha, was betrothed to Shishupala. She then sent a Brahmana to ...
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What was the surname of Lord Krishna?

I want to know the surname of Lord Krishna. Is there any reference from scriptures which points to Krishna's surname?
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What is the story of Varuna's Rajasuya Yajna

In Srimad Bhagavatam, in the 7th chapter of the Dasama Skandhas, Yudishthira's Rajasuya Yajna is described. It is compared twice to a Rajasuya performed by Varuna. SB 10.74.13-15 — The utensils ...
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Why is there a discrepancy regarding the passing away of Kunti and Vidura?

According to Mahabharata, along with Dhritarashtra and Gandhari, Kunti and Vidura too went to the forest. Later, the first three perished in a forest fire, whereas Vidura died like a sanyasi. That ...
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Origin and location of Mleccha tribes in Mahabharatha

The questions related to the title are multifold as follows, In this article the late Suhotra Swami quotes Bhavishya Purana saying that Mlecchas are descended from Adama and Havyavathi who are ...
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In which Veda it is mentioned that one should immediatly leave when there is a blasphemy?

In the following paragraph, it is mentioned that there is a Vedic statement asking to leave the place whenever blasphemy is happening. When I check the actual statements from Srimad Baghavatham, it is ...
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How come Yajña married His own sister Dakṣiṇā?

In this canto of the Shrimad Bhagavatam Yajña Who is identified as Hari married His uterine sister Dakṣiṇā Who's identified as the partial avatāra of Lakshmi. So They had the same gotra Even if the ...
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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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How many additional verses are there in Vijayadwaja's edition of Bhagavata Purana?

From Dvaita tradition, Vijayadhwaja has commentary on the whole Bhagavata Purana. There are many additional verses/chapters in the edition that he used compared to Sridhara Svami's recension(which ...
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Why did the gopi-s suffer so much after Knowing God so closely?

God is worshipped because He is the source of Eternal Bliss. It is accepted in Upanishads and Gita. The Gopi-s are believed to be in the highest state of God-realisation. Why did then they suffer so ...
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Does Srimad-Bhagavatam glorify the Jnana-marga?

Srimad -Bhagataam is referred to by Sri Ramakrishna and many other saints as 'Bhakti-grantha' or a book of devotion. Does this scripture also glorify the Jnana-marga that leads to the Formless ...
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Why did Shishupala and his supporters thought Krishna would take away Rukmini?

Srimad Bhagavatham says, The day when Shishupala and Rukmini's wedding was decided, Shishupala and his supporters (Śālva, Jarāsandha, Dantavakra and Vidūrath SB 10.53.17 ) said if Krishna and ...
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Is there a critical edition of Bhāgavata Purāṇa?

There's a critical edition of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa and there's one for Mahābhārata. Does Bhāgavata Purāṇa also have a critical edition? If it does, maybe it will help answering questions like Questions ...
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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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What does this verse of SB say about Multiverse?

Lord Śiva said: My dear son, I, Lord Brahmā and the other devas, who move within this universe under the misconception of our greatness, cannot exhibit any power to compete with the Supreme ...
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Which Krsna went to help the Pandavas?

We know that Lord Krsna was always focussed on helping the Pandavas throughout their lives. Therefore, in the Mahabharata, we see him making frequent trips to Indraprastha, Hastinapura, Kamyaka and ...
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Was Yajnesvara the only Indra in Svayambhuva Manvantara?

In Srimad Bhagavatam (the treasure from which so many questions arise!), the story of Maharaja Prthu is described in the Fourth Canto, Chapters 15 to 23. In Chapters 19 and 20 is described the story ...
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What is the significance of smearing of Kumkuma on the chest by women in the scriptures?

Srimad Bhagavatam, while describing the consorts of Lord Krishna, such as Srimati Rukmini and others, and the close associates of Lord Krishna such as the gopikas and the women in Mathura, frequently ...
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Whom was the Vedic knowledge given to in the Vaivasvata Manvantara, Manu or Vivasvan? (Contradiction in the Gita and Purana)

As discussed here, Bhagavan took on the form of a fish at the time of deluge after the lapse of the Chakshusha Manvanatara, the one before the present. For the purpose of propagating the Vedas in the ...
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Did Sri Krishna have braided hair? What do our scriptures say?

I came across some Pattachitra (a form of painting from Odisha) recently that showed Sri Krishna with braided hair. I also found a statue that shows Sri Krishna having braided hair. Is there any ...
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