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Questions regarding the creation of sentient animals

This answer peaked my interest into the origins of sentient animals in Ramayanam and Mahabhartam respectively. I always thought that the entire species of Apes and Monkeys were created sentient and ...
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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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How and when can god listen our pray?

The concept of time in Hindu mythology has remarked that one day of god is equal to billions years of human. for example( correct me if wrong) One day of Brahma = 4.32 billion human years One year of ...
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How was Bhagwan Shiva born? [duplicate]

It is being said that Shiva is the father of Vishnu, Vishnu is the father of Brahma and Brahma is the father of Shiva. I want to know how did Brahma give birth to Shiva ?
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Question regarding the Guna based classification of Kalpas and the devatas therein

According to certain Puranas, Kalpas are divided into three categories. In Sattvika kalpas, the greatness of Vishnu is predominant, In Rajasika Kalpas the greatness of Brahmā is predominant and in ...
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Where is the story of Lord Śiva beheading Brahmā who was in the form of a stag (deer) found?

Prajāpati Brahmā in a desire to create more perfect and beautiful beings in the universe was obsessed with his beautiful daughter Rohiṇī. Sensing her father’s attraction and intention she assumed the ...
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Why do Hindu Gods and Goddess have navel?

I know its a weird question but it came to my mind today. Whenever we see an image or idol of any Devi-Devta , we can see that they have navel or belly button. Biologically, Navel is associated with ...
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Why does the Matsya purana mention mention that certain Puranas predominantly venerate Brahmā when not even a single purana of that category exists?

Matsya Purana says- The glory of Hari is greater in Sattvika Puranas; the glory of Brahma is greater in Rajasika Puranas; and that of Agni and Shiva greater in Tamasika Puranas. In mixed Puranas, the ...
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A naturalistic view of Trimurti

I am a Vaishnava, and I am in no way converting just satisfying my curiosity. Does any non-Vedantic Darshana have later works that try and view Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva as creative, preservative, and ...
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Did Brahma have any children from his consorts?

It is well-known that Brahma has many mind-born children. But, Did Brahma has any children from his consorts, Saraswati and Gayatri? If yes, who are them and is any details about them?
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Who was Brahma before the Brahma we have now? Who will be the next Brahma(Hanuman ji?)

Brahma is a post and not a person. So who was the Braham earlier and will Hanuman ji be the next Brahma? After how long would he be the next Brahma?
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What is a real story of god Kaal Bhairav?

What is a real story of god Kaal Bhairav and also what is a story associated with his temples,Shree Kaal Bhairav Mandir, Ujjain and Kaal Bhairav Mandir,Varanasi.
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Why didn’t Rama challenge Vali directly?

I have gone through the question “Why did Lord Rama strike from behind to kill Vali?” and the many excellent answers there. In particular the answer by user Be Happy addresses this by citing a comment ...
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Brahmamuhurtha and time zone

Brahmamuhurta is a 48-minute period (muhurta) that begins one hour and 36 minutes before sunrise, and ends 48 minutes before sunrise. Brahmamuhurtha is considered as auspicious time for all practices ...
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Was "Narayana" originally a name of Brahma that was transferred to Vishnu in the itihasa-puranas?

This Wiki article says this more than once https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varaha#CITEREFBrockington1998 The Ayodhya Kanda book of the epic Ramayana refers to Varaha retaining his connection to ...
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Does the present Brahma have a name (apart from Brahma or Prajapati or Hiranyagarbha)? [duplicate]

This question assumes Brahma is not Brahman but is a post that gets filled by different entities over time. Do we know the names of previous Brahmas, like we know the names of many Manus? EDIT: What ...
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Who is the deity of middle direction?

Most of us know that Astha Dikpalakas are the deities of eight directions. But, Who is the deity of middle direction? Also, I saw Brahma in middle among them in some pictures of Vastu. But, Is Brahma ...
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Do all the so-called Satvik puranas agree as to the birth of Brahma?

Vishnu, Naradiya, Bhagavata, Garuda, Padma and Varaha is one list of "Satvik" Puranas. Do they all say Brahma was born from Vishnu's navel? Do any of the remaining Mahapuranas say that?
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Are there instances when Brahma used the Brahmastra?

Siva uses the Pashupatasstra as his ultimate weapon and Vishnu the Vaishnavastra or Narayanastra. Brahma is not depicted as engaging in war that frequently - but is he known to have used his own ...
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Did Brahma kill any Asuras/Rakshasas tormenting humanity? [duplicate]

The Puranas are full of tales of Asuras/Rakshasas who obtain boons from Brahma and trouble humans and Devas only to be killed by Vishnu. Did Brahma also kill any enemies of humans/Devas?
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Why is it believed that the universe exists within Brahma's dream despite being a conscious creation?

While dreaming is typically considered an unconscious process, and creating something consciously (may be 'sankalpa') is a distinctly separate activity. Mahabharata, for instance, outlines the ...
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what is the name of this tilaka?

I have seen many representations in media of this tilaka where there is a tripundra over which an urdhva namam is drawn. it seems like what people not affiliated with a certain shaiva or vaishnava ...
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Why did Bramha stop Hanuman from killing/defeating Ravana?

According to Ramayana there was a scene when Ravana challenged Hanuman for a single punch fight. Ravana gave a punch to Hanuman but when Hanuman was about to punch back he was stopped by Brahma. Why ...
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Can someone give reasons as to why the Gods and Rishis often discharged their semen after being overcome by lust?

I saw many refrences regarding gods and rishis "dropping their semen" after seeing another godess or an apsara. How is this justified? Aren't they supposed to follow brahmacharya? Or was it ...
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What is the reason of god not interfering in the working of the world?

In the answer https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/53004 god only helps yogis but the question is why? What is the reason of god not interfering? Why doesn't god interfere in the working of the world?
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Why doesn't god show himself/herself to bad people?

If God showed himself herself to bad people that would set fear in their mind and there will be only peace and thats what we all want. Why god only show themselves to the sincere only wouldn't it be ...
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What kind of experiences does god want to share?

I have read in HSE that God created this world to share His experiences. However not everyone gets the same experience. Some are rich while others are poor. Some are happy while others are sad. There ...
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What's the point of aiming for god at old age?

If someone is a criminal or a bad person in his youth or teen and claims no god came to correct me i has no info about god in such a young age my house conditions were not good or some other reason ...
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Where can I get true info about god?

They sing in songs that what you wish from God God fulfills it but when I see around the world doesn't send to work like that it means it's a false info, so where can I get true info about god and how ...
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Why did god create bad people?

I want to praise and appreciate god I want to serve and be devoted to god but bad people start to make me even doubt the existence of god. I cant really fully devote myself to god because of these ...
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Do Vishnu , Shiva and Brahma always keep meditating ? And What about Krishna?

Do Vishnu in Baikunth , Shiva in Kailash and Brahma in Brahmloka always keep meditating ? And What about Krishna. He lives in Go-Loka with Radha. What does he constantly keep doing in Go-Loka ?
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In what form do lord Brahma,Vishnu and lord Shiva exist? What is the only source of their infinite power!? What is their life like & what do they eat?

So, only lord Brahma lord Vishnu and lord Shiva corresponds to this entire existence and what are they and what are we!? How they were created and what energy they surpass through!? Is there any ...
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What happens during the night of Brahma?

During Brahma's day , living beings exist while during his night , living beings dies. Both day and night are 12 hours long. So, for the whole 12 hours of Brahma , Pralay keeps on happening ? That is ...
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Does the universe loses its physicality during the sleep of Brahma?

Brahma has two states: waking state and sleep state. I want to know the status of the physical universe during the sleep state of Brahma. Observe the bolded lines. I want to know the actual Sanskrit ...
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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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How to Learn About Hinduism for Beginners

I am new to Hinduism and I find some of the philosophies interesting. What is the best way to go about it as a beginner?
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How could a Hindu God commit a sin?

How come God's Make sins like in the case of Brahma who lied to Shiva & who had lust for the beautiful woman he created?
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Did Ravana know Rama more powerful than 1000s of Vishnus, Brahmas and Rudras/Shankaras?

Hanumanji said: संकर सहस बिष्नु अज तोही। सकहिं न राखि राम कर द्रोही॥ (4) Listen, O ten-headed Ravana, I tell you on oath: there is none to save him who is opposed to Sri Rama. Shankara, Vishnu and ...
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What happens at end of maha pralay (end of Brahma's lifespan)? Does a new yuga start right after with new Brahma? How is this different from pralay?

It was written in Ramayan that Hanumanji got boon that he will be the next Brahma and that is why he is waiting on Earth (Chiranjeevi) till this era ends. Also as I understand this is 51st year (out ...
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Who experiences time when Brahma is in sleep?

It is well known in Sanathan dharma that the universe we exist in is the creation of Brahma through his manas and hence we call him 'samisthi Jiva'. The experience of time is different for humans and ...
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Which species was Matsya avatar of?

Matsya is commonly stated as the first or second in the list of major avatars of Vishnu. There are many different versions of the story, varying in details, but with the basic story alike: the Matsya ...
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Is Brahma/Prajapati/Hiranyagarbha said to be a Brahmin?

Is caste system only for humans? has the caste of many RigVedic Gods - but Brahma/Prajapati/Hiranyagarbha is missing from the list. Does any other scripture say that Brahma is a Brahmin and is that ...
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is SM Srinivasa Chari saying that Brahma has only three heads now?

In his book "Vaishnavism Its Philosophy, Theology and Religious Discipline" SM Srinivasa Chari (Motilal Banarsidass, 4th reprint, Delhi 2018) writes on page 141: the other episode refers to ...
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Did each two of the Trimurti stop working while the third works?

Did each two of the Trimurti stop working while the third person of the Trimurti works? I.e: when Brahma creates, Vishnu and Shiva stop working (preservation/destruction), when Vishnu preservates, ...
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Is brahma born from navel of Vishnu?

We all have seen paintings of Vishnu where Brahma is shown to sprout out of the navel of Vishnu. What is the truth behind Brahma emerging from the navel of Vishnu?
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Regarding a story in Shiva Purana

Shiva Purana mentions a story in shows an argument between Vishnu and Brahma on who is superior, Then Shiva resolves the dispute by taking the form of an infinite light which expands on both sides, ...
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Names of lord Brahma from Skanda puran translated to English?

Please, could you give me 108 names of lord Brahma from Skanda puran translated to English?
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Are these the most powerful astra of each of the tridevas?

I have come across people who say the most powerful astra of Tridevas are: Lord Shiva- शिवज्ज्वर अथवा माहेश्वरज्जवर(Shivjjwar or Maaheshwarjjwar) Lord Vishnu- विष्णुज्वर(Vishnujwar) Lord Brahmaa- ...
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What are symbols for worshipping Goddess Sarasvati, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Brahma of the trinity pantheon?

It is often said that when there was a feud/ struggle for Swarga between deisms (led by Lord Indra) and devils(led by Jalandhar) the deisms were unable to assassinate Jalandhar due to piousness of her ...
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Is Lord Brahma described as 4 faced in the Vedas?

In the Puranas we have several references for Brahma having four faces - Ex - ŚB 9.1.9 Is there any reference of Lord Brahma having 4 heads in the Vedas? Is it a later added part in the puranas? ...
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