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Which scripture mentiones about Goddess Gandheswari?

Sometimes ago, i have saw the picture of a goddess named Gandheswari and she is considered as the one saves her devotee from an asura. But, Which scriptures mention about her? If yes, is it also had ...
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Who is this Mahavidya in the picture?

I have recently noticed in the picture of Jagadhatri, that there are 11 Mahavidyas. Most of us have already know about the 10 Mahavidyas (expect the circled one). But, who is that that circled ...
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Why Goddess Jagadhatri's lion holding down an elephant on it's leg?

I saw many times that Goddess Jagadhatri's lion is holds an elephant in it's leg. It is unknown to me that what is the reason behind that. So, my question is, Why Goddess Jagadhatri's lion is hold an ...
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Please help me identify this picture of Devi, who is she?

Her skins looks slightly green? I can't recognise any particular iconography sadly. The text does not seem to help at all and I wonder if it has been added later.
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Who is the god head of knowledge in Hinduism?

Hindu deities of knowledge and intelligence include Saraswati, Brahma , Hayagriva , Ganesha , Kartikeya , Matangi and Neela Saraswati(mahavidya Tara). So who among these is the most superior and has ...
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Who are Sumukhi and Vidalakshi?

In this chapter of Agni Purana, it is mentiones about Kartikeya's image:- (The image of) Skanda, the lord (of the universe) also known as Śākha and Viśākha, (is represented) as a boy possessing two ...
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Did Lord Shiva have any children from Sati?

Most of us know about Shiva and Parvati has children. But, Shiva has any children from Sati (they gonna be born before Daksha Yajna)? If yes, what are these name and Which scripture give their details?...
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identification request: who is this female devi, sitting on the back of a crocodile.?

I saw an identification request here but this is clearly a different one. I saw this female devi - on the picture below - and from my wisdom I can't figure out who she might be. Is it something backed ...
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Info about Goddess Rikshakarni

In the comment of this question, i have heard that there was a goddess called Rikshakarni, who was one of Astha Sakthis. I want to know more about this goddess, So my question is, is there any other ...
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About the bear-headed goddess

I have recently saw the bear-headed goddess. The picture is shown in below: Who is this goddess? Is any scriptures mention her?
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Are there any Female manifestations of Shiva and Vishnu (other than Mohini)?

Has Lord Shiva Ever taken any Female manifestations in the Puranas or Shaiva Agamas/Tantras? Similarly, Does Lord Vishnu have any feminine manifestations? (Other than Mohini because I know that one) ...
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Can One Worship God as a Wife?

Mirabai Worshipped God as a Husband. Saints of the Radhavallabha sect Worship God as sakhi or swamini. There are some devotees who Worship God as their mother, and even others who worship God in the ...
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How to know more about goddess Saraswati?

What are some good books to know more about goddess Saraswati and are there any books which specifically provides necessary information about the ritualistic worship of goddess Saraswati ?
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About Devi in sleeping position

Few days ago, i found that Devi in sleeping position at newly bulit Durga Devi Temple at Batu Caves. I am impressed for that and wanted to ask a question about this. So, my question is, does any ...
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About these goddesses mentioned in Agni Purana

This chapter of Agni Purana mentiones four goddess, Rudracarcika, Rudrachamunda, Siddha Chamunda and Siddhayogeshvari. 30-31. (The image of) Rudracarcikā (the manifestation of) the goddess may have a ...
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About worshipping Gods with mentally concieved offerings

The Laliopakhyaana contains the following statement - 84-87a. If one cannot afford, one should always worship Ambikā with articles mentally conceived and imagined. - Lalitopakhyana Chapter 43 So my ...
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Who are Siddha Lakshmi and Svapneshwari?

I recently heard about two goddesses called Siddha Lakshmi and Svapneshwari. But, who are these deities? Do any scriptures mention them?
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Did Adi Shakti kill Kaitabha?

This chapter of Mahabharata mentions that Durga killed Kaitabha. I bow to thee that art fond of battle! O Uma, Sakambhari, O thou that art white in hue, O thou that art black in hue, O thou that hast ...
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what are the special tithis for different deities?

Chaturthi is considered special for Ganesa "Sankata hara chaturthi". What is the special tithi for other prominent deities and are there legends associated with them?
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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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Why is Mariamman sometimes depicted as having red skin?

Mariamman is a fertility goddess primarily worshipped in Southern India. My family in Coimbatore lives near one of her temples, and the last time I visited, I noticed that they'd changed the Murti. ...
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Iconographic attributes of Devi Durga?

I use a translator, I speak Spanish. Could someone please describe the attributes of the image you sent? Arms, Head, lion horse, the headdress on his head? Who are the ones that show up there? And if ...
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Is Dressing Up As A Hindu Deity Prohibited At All?

Outside of theater piece, television/film for the public, festival re-enactment, RamLeela, outside of these obviously religious presentations, is there any Hindu text that says we shouldn’t dress up ...
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Jogani Maa Who Is Chinnmastika?

Am obsessed w/ Chinnmasta Maa so constantly looking up stuffs bout her, and for several months now, been coming across lots of artworks of Gujarati Jogani Maa, Jogni Maa. I’m not from Gujarat so never ...
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What happens when offerings are forgotten to god?

Consider for example, when we are single, we might have visited n number of temples that could be Male God or Female God. And where ever we go, we might have prayed for blessings of a good life ...
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Hindu Gods/Goddesses In Meditation : Rebirth After Position Duties Fulfilled

Many people have asked questions on the lifespan of Hindu deities, and has often been answered on here that after their position duties are finished, they are reborn in this universe or another ...
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Do You Take On The Qualities Of The Form You Meditate On?

Am often coming across this advice from Hindu texts in different stories. Like if you want be very strong body, meditate on Hanuman. He was strongest. If you want to be very smart, meditate on Maa ...
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Is Manonmani mentioned in any scriptures?

I know Manonmani is the goddess in South India. But, Is any mention about her in Puranas or other scriptures?
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Is Vishalakshi and Devi Vimala mentioned in any scriptures?

I know Vishalakshi is a goddess of Kashi and Vimala a goddess of Puri. But, any scriptures mentioned about this goddesses?
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Who is Goddess Ishani?

I have heard about a goddess named "Ishani" and i want to know about this form of Devi. But, Who is Goddess Ishani and Is any scriptures mentioned about this goddess ?
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What is the age of goddess adiparashakti?

What is the age of goddess Adiparashakti and stories related to her in details with goddesses Saraswati's, Lakshmi's, and Parvati Mata's full lifetimes?
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Who is Raksha Kali?

I Recently have heard about Goddess Raksha Kali and I want to know about this goddess. My question are:- Who is Raksha Kali and Is any mention/stories about This goddess in tantras or any scriptures? ...
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Who is Goddess Kubjika?

I Recently I have heard about goddess "Kubjika" and I want to know this incarnation of Devi. But what is information about this goddess? Is any mention about her in Puranas and Tantras?
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Importance/Significance Of Birth Name

Wanted to ask this question : Hey guys, does it say anywhere in shastras or puran or such that the birth name of a bhakt will have influence over their chosen Isht-Dev or path of bhakti ? So like if a ...
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How many avatars of Adi Shakti are mentioned in Skanda Purana?

The Nagara Khanda of Skanda Purana mentiones Katyayani, Kaushiki/Chamunda, Srimata and Kelīshvari are the avatars of Devi Adi Shakti. For the destrucion of Mahiṣāsura she descended to the earth as ...
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Information about Goddess Ugrachanda

I Recently I have heard about goddess Ugrachanda and I want to know this incarnation of goddess Parvati. But what is information about this goddess? Is any mention about her in Puranas?
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What to do with lemon given at Durga temples?

Few temples in south India offer lemons to the Village goddess (a form of Durga/kaali) while worshipping. When I went to a temple yesterday, they are giving lemons each to all the devotees. What is ...
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Reason behind crossed eyes of Gnana Saraswati Devi

In Sanatan Dharma, the forms and shapes of any goddess are not random. Great rishis experience the form and shape of Goddesses along with the knowledge of details of those particular forms and shapes. ...
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Is there a database of all the divine, human and demonic characters in Hindu scriptures and Mythology?

We have so many the divine, human and demonic characters in Hindu scriptures and Mythology. Is there a database of all these characters? If not I was thinking of creating one but I know that this will ...
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Who are these goddesses in the pictures?

I found this pictures in Instagram. Who are these goddesses? Is any mention of these goddesses in Hindu Puranas?
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Who is this goddess in the picture

I found this below pic in instagram. Who is this goddess? Is any mention about this goddess in Hindu Puranas?
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Is Ashapuri Maa mentioned in any scripture?

We can see temples of Ashapuri Maa at piplav and kutch (mata no madh) As name suggest Ashapuri Maa fullfills desires of person. Wikipedia says Ashapuri Maa is expansion of Shakambhari devi. Is there ...
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Are there any other incidents/writings that explicitly support the existence of 'crores' of divine beings?

Many experts in Sanathan dharma may hold different opinions on the existence of thirty-three crore of gods/goddesses. Our site has also questions related to it 1,2. Although this question is not ...
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Is any god name eligible for nama japa?

Although, in general, it takes more time than mantra japa to achieve results in nama japa, nama japa is a great path for all people in Kaliyuga. It is extremely simple and needs no strict rules and ...
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Can we have a vision of 'any' god with 13 crore nama japa?

It is well known that the Rama Nama Japa is capable of giving moksha and the number is also given by Ramdas to be exactly 13 crores. Sri Samarth Ramdas assures the aspirant that if he takes ―Sri Ram ...
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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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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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What traits should a devotee have in order to meet the divine?

Per scripture, what traits should a devotee have in order to meet the divine? How should a real devotee be? What are the traits needed for a devotee to make his worshipped deity appear before him?
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