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A female deity, e.g., Parvati, Lakshmi, Durga etc.

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Do goddesses and wives of any rishis wear the Yajñopaveetam (sacred thread)?

Male gods and other devas and sages, are all depicted wearing the sacred thread in their images or murtis. And, the scriptures too describe their form (in the dhyana-shlokas) with a sacred thread. ...
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What scriptures mention the goddess Linga Bhairavi?

Sadhguru, of the Isha Foundation, promotes worshipping the 'Linga-Bhairavi' form of the Divine Mother goddess. As per the Isha Foundation's official statement: Linga Bhairavi Fire of the Feminine ...
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Do female goddesses of the trnity and other devis menstruate like human females?

Are females of trinities menstrual like our human females? Do the females of svargas like devis apsaras also produce menses like our.female mother and sisters? Please clear my doubts.
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What's the story of goddess Khīr Bhavānī / Kheer Bhawani (खीर भवानी) of Kashmir?

Khīr Bhavānī (खीर भवानी, क्षीर भवानी या राज्ञा देवी ), literally means - ‘‘Goddess who eats khīr,’’ or rice pudding, is a very popular deity in the Kashmir regions of India, whose temple stands on an ...
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Who is Chaturpadh Devi?

Which god/goddess or energy is known as chaturpad devi? Is there any description available or what is her form and qualities? It would be great if anybody could answer it! Thank you
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Which god/goddess is associated with creative thinking and writing

Is there any particular god or goddess who could be worshipped for creative thinking and writing other than matha saraswati?
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According to our manuscripts, what traits should a devotee have inorder to meet the divine

How a real devotee should be. What are the traits that are needed for a devotee to make his worshipping deity appear before him?
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Why is Lord Hanuman Ji shown as carrying a flag in front of Goddess Durga?

There is a popular story (shown in this video), according to which Lord Hanuman gained the favor of Goddess Kali by coming for her rescue. Lord Hanuman Ji also became known popularly as LANGAR VEER ...
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What is the significance of seeing Maa Ganga in dream? [closed]

I had a dream of Maa Ganga. The thing is, I don't worship Maa Ganga or never have worshiped her before. Nor, I was thinking about Maa Ganga recently at any level i.e. in form of river, in form of ...
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Ability to grant moksha [duplicate]

There is always the question of “Who I Supreme-Lord Shiva,Lord Vishnu,or Devi (Parvati)?” My question is:Are each of these 3 deities equally capable to give their devotees moksha?Or does this depend ...
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Understanding Maya or Prakriti as the Supreme Goddess. Or the difference between the two. Also why is a female goddess personified as Maya?

Gist: Understanding Prakriti or Maya. Is she Jada or chetana or both. Since supreme goddess is Maya, Maya is not necessarily a bad or scary thing as is commonly stated. this answer too speaks very ...
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Form of Devi attached to Ardhanarishwera form of Shiva

As per this video, Devi Siddhidatri, 9th form of Goddess Durga is attached to Ardhanarishwera form of Shiva. Is it correct? If not, then which form of devi Durga is she? Looking for scriptural ...
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What is the position of the supreme deity's spouse in different Vaishnavite sects?

Lakshmi,Sita and spouses of Krishna. What is their position according to Srivaishnavites,Gaudiyas et al? Are they also supreme or are they subservient to the supreme deity?
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Why don't we refer Lord Shiva as pita (father) like we refer Goddess Kali as maa kali (mother)?

We reffer Goddess Kali as maa (mother) Kali but we don't reffer God Shiva as pita(father) Shiva. Not just that we reffer all female Goddess(Lakshmi,Durga, Parvati) as Maa but we don't do the same for ...
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Are tathastu devatas(ashwini devatas) real? Will they fulfill everything we utter?

It is said to me that tathastu devatas come around 5'O clock or sometime in the evening. At that time, we should speak only good and positive words because, those gods will make our wish come true. So,...
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Do grama devathas have capability of giving moksha?

Krishna, Rama, Hanuman, Siva, etc., are capable of giving moksha to an aspirant. Is it valid for Grama Devatas (village goddess) as well?
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Do deities other than Brahma, Vishnu, Devi etc. have the power to create other universes?

I am aware that in many Hindu texts, famously the Puranas, explained that the gods Brahma creates universes constantly, Vishnu constantly creates universes by inhaling and exhaling also infinite ...
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Do Gods know what we are thinking? [closed]

I am not just talking about our thoughts about them (deities), but just our thoughts in general, and the things that are in our minds (not talking about religion). I am asking this because deities are ...
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Does God(s) hate anyone?

You would think that, because we are so insignificant to them, they would not bother to hate anyone, because humans can never be a threat to them (Gods).
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Instances of devotee granting boon to deity

It is normal and expected that a devotee receives boon from deities like Siva, Vishnu etc., But, I came across an incident in Mahabharata, in which Garuda grants boon to Vishnu. "And the son of ...
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Can a Goddess give birth to an ugly child?

Goddesses are all powerful, all knowing, all present. So my question is can a Goddess give birth to an ugly child? (Ugly child means a child with disgusting features like face with pimples, protruding ...
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Can a God or Goddess possess a human's body? In Hindi, the term is called "Mata Ana" / "Mata khelna" / "Mata ka Darbar" [duplicate]

I've come across such instances, after which the person possessed by the God/Goddess goes into a trance like state and answers questions/grants boons, which sometimes come true. This occurrence is ...
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What was the story of Saraswati taking a princess to another universe to show her an alternate version of her father?

I heard about this story before, but I can't remember where to find it.
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The eighteen faced goddess

I was drawing a comparison between a local goddess from Kullu in Himalaya, one from mainstream Hinduism. Could you help me with it? Here's the information the temple priest gave me, and here I quote, ...
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Why do many Gods and Goddesses bear a serpent? [duplicate]

I've observed that many Gods in one form or the other bear a serpent. For example, Devi Durga holds a serpent in one hand. Is there a spiritual significance to this?
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Gods and Super Humans [closed]

I read somewhere, long back, that before Humans existed, there were Super-Humans on this earth. This was after the Dinosaurs got extinct and this was a way of Nature to re-start life on earth after ...
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Where does the baDabanala tantra recognize vajravarahi as a Buddhist diety originally? [closed]

From the article "VajravArAhI" at the Kamakotimandali website: BhagavatI bimbAmbikA recognizes the fact that the deity is Buddhist in origin, as does baDabAnala tantra, and both prescribe ...
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Why is the month of Aadi considered auspicious for the Goddess Parvati (Ambaal)?

The month of Aadi in the Tamil calendar is considered particularly auspicious for the Goddess Parvati, i.e. Ambaal. Why is this so? (In case it matters, my perspective comes from that of a Tamil ...
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Is there any literary proof that "Takshvi" is another for name Goddess Laxmi?

Is there any literary proof that "Takshvi" is another name for Goddess Laxmi ?
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Karma accumulation by violence against cows

Does killing a cow accumulate karmas equivalent to suffering those many lives equivalent to the number of hairs on the cow? (Hairs on a typical cow are millions/trillions in numbers) Is there any ...
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Who is Maa Gouri?

I used a website to see what my birth chart says about my ishta deva/devi. I am most connected with Durga, but my results said Goddess Mahalakshmi and Maa Gouri.
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Why is Goddess Kali's depiction so scary? Do we get less scared of her image as we shed our ego?

I was wondering why Goddess Kali's image is so scary. She is said to be a mother that is compassionate and loving to her children.
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Is Kiranya a name of goddesses

I saw the name किरणः in some sahastranaamas of goddesses. Is Kiranya the name of any goddesses in Hinduism according to scriptures? Is it related to किरणः?
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Is there any relation between Revati nakshatra and goddesses Revati

Revati is one of the nakshatra in Hinduism, especially astrology. Revati is a goddess in Hinsuism and is a wife to lord Balarama. Is there any relation between the Revati goddess nd the star Revati?...
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What is the story behind the celebration of the Magha Navaratri?

I read somewhere that tomorrow is the beginning of the Magha Navaratri in which the Mahavidyas are worshipped. What is the story behind this celebration can anyone share something from the Puranas or ...
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Does god appear in visible form to eyes while granting boon?

There are numerous incidents in scriptures where God or goddesses appear to a devotee after performing penance (tapasya) on the name of that particular God or particular goddesses inorder to ask for ...
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Who are the forest deities mentioned in the Aranya Kanda?

According to the Valmiki Ramayana, Ravana abducts Sita by carrying her forcibly. By looking at Ravana grabbing Sita, forest deities were terrorised. tam dṛṣṭvā giri śṛṃga ābham tīkṣṇa daṃṣṭram ...
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What is the Vahana of Goddess Durga as per Devi Bhagavatham? [duplicate]

What is the scripturally correct vAhana of Durga Ma? I have seen Her pictures astride on both the lion and tiger. Please clarify from Devi Bhagavatham. I am equally interested in knowing why tiger is ...
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What is the story of the female goddess with an elephant head called Vinayaki?

I recently heard about the Goddess Vinayaki but my search over the internet didn't give me a proper answer about her. Who is she and what is her story according to scripture? Note: It's not dupe of ...
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Clarification about eligibility to perform Saraswathi kavacha from devi baghavatham

Consider the following words from Chapter 4 - On the hymn, worship and Kavaca of Sarasvatī Devī of devi baghavatham regarding Saraswathi kavacha One is worship one’s spiritual Teacher (Guru Deva) ...
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Why is God represented as male or female deities in Hinduism?

Why is God represented as male or female deities in Hinduism when the impersonal Brahman of the Upanishads is neither male nor female
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Who is the river goddess Pampa?

I was reading an article on Vijayanagar empire and came across the mention of a ceremony where the river goddess Pampa is married to Virupaksha or Shiva. Do any scriptures mention this story?
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Neela Saraswathi and Nila Devi

I came across some websites that mention that Goddess Neela Saraswathi and Nila Devi, the third wife of Lord Vishnu, could be the same. The websites are here and here. Is this fact mentioned in any ...
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Where all gods left? [duplicate]

As per my knowledge, at the start of Kaliyuga all gods left from earth and no one knows where they went. Till Kaliyuga they were staying on earth so where they all went and how/when will they come ...
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Who is Goddess Tvarita?

Recently I have heard about goddess named "Tvarita" and I want to know this form of goddess. So my questions are: Who is goddess Tvarita and why she is called so? How she is depicted in the ...
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Which god is responsible for smarana in humans?

A person may have so much knowledge and the required knowledge has to be remembered at a particular time to accomplish a task. It is called as smarana (getting remembrance). Which god is responsible ...
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Does any scripture mention that forms of God or Goddess are symbolic?

Often I read different interpretations of the Forms of God. For example, the ten hands of Durga repesent the ten directions, the standing of Kali over Shiva repesent the Saguna Brahman or Prakriti ...
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Is there any avatar supposed to be born between the death of Krishna and the birth of Kalki?

I am curious if an avatar between the death of Krishna and the birth of Kalki is supposed to be born no matter of what god we are talking, no matter if its an incarnation of Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu, ...
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Who is this Devi?

Who is this Devi holding parrot in one hand? Kindly provide the authentic dhyana sloka.
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What is implied by the Tribhanga form of God or Goddess?

Lord Sri Krishna is known as 'Tribhanga MurAri', as shown in the enclosed image. As per the Dhyana-Mantra of Goddess Durga, She is also having a Tribhanga form. What exactly is meant or signified by ...
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