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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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Does SB 1.8.5 say something about the (short) lifespan of the present generation or is it just the author's impression?

From the translation and explanation of Srīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.5 here: The clever Duryodhana and his party cunningly usurped the kingdom of Yudhiṣṭhira, who had no enemy. By the grace of the Lord, ...
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Why did Vishnu in Vamanavathar push Bali into the netherworld?

For what fault or great sin did Vishnu punish Mahabali by pushing him to Pathala? Mahabali was known to be a pious person, even direct paternal grandson his great devotee Prahlad , a king kind to his ...
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History of Bhagwat Purana

I want to know about the history of Bhagwat Maha Purana. Was it written by someone or is it God's own words?
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Why Hindus never invaded anyone in 10000 years History?

Why Hindus haven't invaded anyone on their 10000 years of history?
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Why Lord Krishna is also called “Bankey Bihari”?

In Vrindavan,there is a temple of Lord Krishna named "Bankey Bihari" and Lord Krishna's another name is also Bankey Bihari. So,why Lord Krishna's another name is Bankey Bihari?
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Was Krishna's father Vasudeva a Brahmin? [duplicate]

I have seen a image that Lord Krishna's father Vasudeva was wearing a sacred thread. Was Vasudeva a Brahmin or non-Brahmin?
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Why do all Gods resemble humans and why are they mostly linked to Earth but not other planets where humans don't exist?

I have had this doubt right from my childhood. Why do all Gods resemble humans and why are they mainly on Earth but not on other planets or other parts of the Universe where Humans don't exist? For ...
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Difference between different types of Gita (Uddhava-Gita, Rudra-Gita etc.) [closed]

Can someone please brief me the difference between Uddhava-Gita, Rudra-Gita, Bhikshu-Gita, Sruti-Gita, the Hamsa-Gita and the Bhagavad-Gita and also summarize what they talk about? I know about ...
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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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Is Vishnu's Vaikuntha Sea located on Earth or not?

I don't know where is Lord Vishnu's Vaikuntha sea. Is it on Earth or not?
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Who were Jay and Vijay?

I have heard that there were two brothers named 'Jay' and 'Vijay'. I have also heard that they were cursed by Lord Brahma's sons. So,what is the story of Jay and Vijay?
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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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When did Parvati Devi marry Shiva?

In the Srimad Bhagavatam, when Sati talks with Shiva about the Daksha Yagya and why she wants to go, she calls Mahadeva, "Shitikantha". This has been translated as Poison-throated one. This can refer ...
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Was Tulsi really Lord Vishnu's wife?

Everyone uses Tulsi leaf when they worship Lord Vishnu and many people say that Tulsi was Vishnu's another wife. Is this true?
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Was Lord Krishna himself Vishnu or not? [duplicate]

Lord Krishna was an avatar of Lord Vishnu but once I have heard that one day Lord Krishna and Arjuna went to Ksheera Sagara to see Lord Vishnu and they had met him. So,if Lord Krishna was a form of ...
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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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What is the story of Upashloka?

In the Narayaneeyam, 77th Dashakam, there is the story of Lord Krsna blessing Sairandhri and Akrura. It follows the Bhagavatam until the 3rd sloka. Then the fourth sloka says this: O Lord! ...
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Why did Vishnu want to see Krsna and Arjuna?

As discussed in this question, Krsna and Arjuna go to Svetadvipa to retrieve the Brahmana's sons. Now when they reach there, Vishnu says this (of all the beautiful words he could say): I brought ...
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Why Krishna is called Kunj Bihari?

I want to know why Lord Krishna is called Kunj Bihari.
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What is the story of Dhanvantari, the incarnation of Vishnu?

Dhanvantari, one of Vishnu's avataras, appears when the churning of the ocean is complete and the amrta surfaces. he is the one who brings forth the amrta for the devas and asuras/ He is also ...
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What is the story of Vishnu's incarnation Jayanta, son of Yama?

In this chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam, various sons of Yama god of death are described: The ten daughters given to Yamarāja were named Bhānu, Lambā, Kakud, Yāmi, Viśvā, Sādhyā, Marutvatī, Vasu, ...
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Sitadevi had a brother?

In the Bhagavatam, 9th Canto, 13th Chapter, we find this verse: SB 9.13.19 — The son of Śīradhvaja was Kuśadhvaja, and the son of Kuśadhvaja was King Dharmadhvaja, who had two sons, namely ...
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Does Shakuntala's son Bharata have a role in the naming of Bharatavarsha?

As is stated in Srimad Bhagavatam, Fifth Canto, 3rd sloka, Formerly this planet was known as Ajanābha-varṣa, but since Mahārāja Bharata’s reign it has become known as Bhārata-varṣa. (Reference) ...
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Why Bhagavata purana is considered the foremost of all puranas?

The Bhagavata Purana is considered to be the purest and greatest of all the puranas. Great Sage Veda Vyasa was credited to had authored Srimad Bhagavatam. Srimad means "beautiful" or "opulent," and ...
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Did Indra know Krishna as Avatar of Lord Vishnu?

After Govardana Hill incident, did Indra know that Krishna was Incarnation of Lord Vishnu? If He knew Krishna as Avatar of Lord Vishnu after that incident, why did Indra fight with Krishna when ...
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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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Samudra Manthan and Immortality

I was reading stories of Samudra Manthan in Bhagavata Purana. It has been described that, Indra had insulted sage Durvasa and was cursed in return to loose all his material opulence. That time, they ...
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false swearing on Bhagavadgita [closed]

False swearing on Bhagavadgita. I know its the at most sin. I lied my date of birth in the court. I am feeling worst guiltness for that. is there no way of getting closer to lord Krishna?
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Contradictory statements in the Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-Gita?

Here in the Bhagavatam it is quoted that In that planet of Satyaloka, there is neither bereavement, nor old age nor death.http://www.vedabase.com/sb/2/2/27/ But here in the Bhagavad-Gita, it is ...
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Why do Gaudiya Vaishnavas think the order of the Yugas is Satya, Dwapara, Treta, Kali?

Throughout Hindu scripture, the order of the Yugas is given as Satya, Treta, Dwapara, Kali. (See my answer here for more information on Hindu timescales.). Yet in his ISKCON commentary on the Srimad ...
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Did Vasishta's brother sage Agastya have a previous birth?

Most people only know about the fact the famous sage Vasishta, guru of Rama, was one of the mind-born sons of Brahma. What's not as well-known, however, is the fact that Vasishta is no longer the son ...
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Role of Prajapathi

The role of distinguished characters occupying the seat of Prajapathi are attributed to many things ranging from King of Booloka, Law giver, maker and protector of forests and the species in them, etc....
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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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Why didn't Lord Vishnu drink the poison that came out from the churning of ocean?

As I was looking at this question, I got another question in my mind that why didn't Lord Vishnu drink the poison that came out from the churning of ocean? Lord Vishnu is also powerful to consume 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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Why did Shiva not swallow the poison arising from Samudra Manthan?

I was watching a TV show in which Samudra-manthan was in progress. In that when the poison came out of the sea, Lord Shiv has to drink it but he didn't swallow it. Because if he swallows it, he will ...
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What is the Navavidha Bhakti?

Bhakti is intense devotion and supreme love for God. There is no expectation of anything in Bhakti marga. This higher feeling is indescribable in words. It has to be sincerely experienced by the ...
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Punishment for bad karma after death also and after getting new body also? [duplicate]

I was reading this short story of Ajamila from hindu purana. It was clearly stating that : The Yamadutas were bewildered. "Why are these effulgent and beautiful personalities checking our action? ...
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Stature of humans throughout the four Yugas

In the Puranas, there are at least two stories that describe the difference between the human stature in Treta Yuga and Dwapara Yuga - the story of Muchukunda and Revati and Kakudmi . In these stories ...
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Are there any puranas about Satya Yuga?

I have a feeling that all puranas which describe events happened in Satya yuga talk about events happened in other lokas, different from Bhumi (our planet). I personally know only one purana which ...
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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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What scriptures mention Krishna killing Sakatasura the cart demon as a baby?

One of the most famous incidents of Krishna's childhood is the story of how he kicked over a heavy cart when he was a baby. In popular versions of the story, Krishna's evil uncle Kamsa sends a demon ...
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Meaning of the slokas from Naradiya Purana and Srimad Bhagavatam

1-Bṛhan-nāradīya Purāṇa 3.8.126 and 2-Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.3.24. Here it is told to chant the names of the lord but I am confused because I do not know the names? Is it "VishnuSahasraNamam"?
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Why did Lord Rama and Lord Krishna choose to born at (12 O'clock) day and night time respectively?

I have heard that Lord Rama was born at afternoon 12 O'clock (In day time) in Treta yuga. Same as in Dwapara yuga, Lord Krishna was born at mid night 12 O'clock (In night time). Both Lord Rama and ...
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Why does Vishnu have eight arms when Krishna and Arjuna go to see him?

Most people only know of occasions in which two different incarnations of Vishnu met, for instance the encounter of Rama and Parashurama as described in the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana. What is not as ...
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What is the story of Vishnu's incarnation Hari, who rescued the elephant Gajendra?

One of the most famous stories of Vishnu is the Gajendra Moksham episode, described the Eighth Skanda of the Srimad Bhagavatam. For those who don't know, once a king named Indradyumna, who was a ...
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Was Vishnu's 9th avatara (Buddha) really about deluding the athiests? If so, then why? [duplicate]

This linked answer took me a long way towards solving this riddle but didn't quite answer it. According to it, Shrimad Bhagvat clearly states that the purpose of Vishnu's incarnation as Buddha was to ...
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Partial and full incarnations: When divine beings incarnate on earth, do they continue to exist in their original abode?

I am having confusion that, whenever divine beings incarnate on earth, do they also continue to exist in their original abode? Let us take the example of Narayana, the supreme god. It is said that ...