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Who is the goddess Kalavikarnika?

There seems to be a goddess with the name of Kalavikarnika. I can find a few mentions of her online, most of which recycle the same few facts over and over. There is a similar-sounding goddess in this ...
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Masters/Gurus Dying Of Cancer?

Another thing I’ve found perplexing, thought I will ask, I’ve searched this on here many times. Ramana Maharshi & RamaKrishna and several other masters and guru died by cancer. If they were so ...
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Is there a shastra/samhita that explain psychological causes of illness/disease?

So the idea that illness and disease have psychological causes is part of the more New Age alternative treatments in the west. This is for sure found in ancient Indian texts, I think it's spelled out ...
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Is god ultimately responsible for cancer?

Does Hinduism have a monotheistic god? If yes, is he/she/it ultimately responsible for diseases like cancer? On one hand scientists are trying hard to find a cure for known variants of cancer and god ...
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Are there any pandemics (like covid-19) in scriptures other than the one by Visuchi

Yoga Vasistha contains the story of Visuchika and the details of pandemic caused by her. Visuchika killed many humans for several years by entering through nostrils of human in form of very small ...
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Does Visuchika mantra need any initiation

Visuchika mantra is present in Yoga Vasistha and is given below in Sanskrit along with English translation विषूचिकाभिधाना सा नाम्नाप्यन्यायबाधिका । तस्या मन्त्रः। ॐह्रींह्रांरींरां विष्णुशक्तये नमः । ...
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What's the story involving Shitala Devi & Jwarasura where Lord Vishnu gets inflicted by fever?

As per Wikipedia Jvarasura or Jwarasura (ज्वरासुर) in Hindu mythology is the fever-deity and consort of pox-deity goddess, Shitala/Sheetala (शीतला or śītalā). Further, Once Vishnu was inflicted ...
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