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How were the Trimurti born?

In Hinduism, there are three supreme gods, Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh (Shiva). Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the protector/Preserver, and Shiva (Rudra) is the Destroyer/Regenerater. But how these ...
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Can animals attain moksha?

Can animals attain Moksha or do that have to take human birth to attain Moksha ? There is this story of Gajendra Moksha where an elephant gets Moksha. Is it just a special case or is it possible by ...
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What does the word "birth" means in Brahma's seventh birth.?

Vaishampayana while narrating Hayagriva story, details how Brahma worshipped Narayana. The Mahabharata, Book 12.: Santi Parva.: Section CCCXLVIII.: In that Brahma says as follows.: As regards myself, ...
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The verse which particularly says that it's the same Lord Brahma who takes birth from Lord Vishnu's navel everytime.?

I saw a screenshot of a verse in Quora last year or so, in some answer or comment where Lord Vishnu says to Lord Brahma that "It was you only who took birth from my navel last 7 times or so and ...
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Is liberation possible only through a human birth?

In the Gita we see that even after the attainment of any loka one has to come back (as a human being) - Aabrahma bhuvanallokaah (8.16) and Ksheene punye martya lokam vishanti (9.21). It seems ...
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Hindu astrology and the timing of birth

The Skeptic's Dictionary while arguing that astrology is nothing more than a superstition brings up some interesting questions: Astrologers emphasize the importance of the positions of the Sun, ...
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Do birth marks signify anything?

I understand that it may sound little absurd but I have noticed that some people have birth marks and some have none, some birth marks are pretty prominent ones. My question: Do birth marks tell ...
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Why was Lord Rama born on the 9th tithi and Lord krishna on the 8th tithi?

Is there any relation between each choosing those 2 dates. Thanks. Any help is appreciated.
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Is it possible to take birth in a different species(i.e supernatural beings)

Atharva Veda 12.1.50. Ye gandharvA apasarso ye chArAyAh kimidinah, pishAchAn sarvA rakshaushi, tAnasmad bhume yAvaya. Earth, drive away from us, Gandharvas, Apsaras, Arayas, Kimidins, Pishachas and ...
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In which Yuga was Tarakasur born?

In which Yuga was Tarakasur born? Was he born in Satya Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, Tetra Yuga and which Maha Yuga of which Manavtar?
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Does the pumsavana seemanta ritual pray for a male child?

I think this ritual is performed both in the north and south. The Brahminical Pumsavana has been blended with basically a baby shower. I have heard that the ritual prays for a male child and also ...
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After human life, is next step a low-level divine being?

The jiva goes from plant to insect to animal to human then divine ? Assuming we don’t achieve moksh, and we have good karma, would the next birth after human one be a low level divine being ? Like ...
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