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

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Sarasvatii - a goddess or a river first?

Historians (Marxists) claim that Rig Vedic Sarasvati is an imaginary river born out of minds of Rig Vedic Rishis, because there is no physical evidence of this river as Yamuna has. We, the adherent ...
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What is the meaning of this Atharva Veda hymn on bottle-gourd, drums and camel?

Atharva Veda Book 20 has this curious hymn that I couldn't make sense of: Then too the single bottle-gourd, the bottle-gourd dug from the earth, The lute dug up from out the ground: this ...
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Who is the goddess depicted as “Bharat Mata” & why is she having Indian tricolor flag?

What is the story of Bharat Mata? What's her connection with the Indian national flag?
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The gods and goddesses of the Universe

The Universe is continuously expanding, with new suns and planets. Do all the planets have a deity and how are these gods born are they the sons and daughter's of gods from other planets ?
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Do gods and fairies not blink?

Few years before I read an article which belongs to some fairies story. And I came to know that fairies/god's/deities doesn't blink like as human. Is it true or an artificial story? If it is true, can ...
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Sita- Avatar of Lakshmi goddess or next birth of a pious woman?

In Ramayana, I have read somewhere that Sita is Avatar of a pious women who was a devotee of God Vishnu in previous birth. Please let me know the related sloka from Ramayana?
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Who are these Vedic goddesses mentioned as spouses of Devas?

Rig Veda Book 1 Hymn 22 enumerates many goddesses as the souses of the gods: 9 O Agni, hither bring to us the willing Spouses of the Gods, And Tvaṣṭar, to the Soma draught. 10 Most youthful ...
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Do any other scriptures tell the story of Goddess Aranyani mentioned in Vedas?

Rig Veda Book 10 Verse 146 is dedicated to the forest goddess called Aranyani: 1 GODDESS of wild and forest who seemest to vanish from the sight. How is it that thou seekest not the village? Art ...
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Identifying a Hindu Goddess

I have been gifted a statuette by a friend of mine, but based on my limited knowledge of the Gods and Goddesses in the Hindu pantheon, and their varied iconography, I have not been able to identify ...
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Which goddess (Ishta devi/Kula devi) sits legs folded & holding shiva linga?

Goddess sitting and holding shivling on one hand. And sitting folding both legs.Please help me find this goddess and details about the temple I'll find her if possible.
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Reason for no female incarnations without accompanying male gods?

Almost all the incarnations of female goddesses such as Sita, Rukmini, and Satya etc., have accompanying male gods Rama, Krishna etc., There are many male avatars such as Matsya, Kurma, Vamana, ...
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Is there any God/Deity of Electricity?

For all the natural & social aspects like water, fire, animals, wind, earth, trees, engineering, sex, day/night, knowledge, maths, strength -- we have certain kind of deity. Ancient civilization ...
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Does a men wishing a goddess as his wife is a sin? [duplicate]

In mythology, several women like Sati wanted God as their husband, but as far as I know, men did not allow to do same. Is there any reason behind it? Is it okay to want a Goddess as wife? If not, how ...
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Are idols only imagination or someone had really seen God(s)

I'm always thinking how Lord Krishna is seen different in every photo , sculpture idol etc . Was there anyone who drew the first painting of him or what we see everywhere is only imagination?
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Pancha Navaratri

Can Somebody Tell Me, About any Puranic or any other Shashtra Reference of Pancha Mahanavaratri as per this blog https://www.kamakotimandali.com/srividya/navarari.html
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Names of 33 Gods and their Jobs (including goddesses)? [duplicate]

I know they are 33 Gods already some people ask How many Gods? My Question is Who Are 33 Gods and their Roles?
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Are there instances wherein a God/Goddess met his/her incarnation?

Are there instances from the Hindu mythology wherein Gods have met their incarnations?
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example of bhakt relation/love to God/Goddess,where God/Goddess is the feminine beloved/premika

1) humans(not avatara) like Meera, Andal etc viewed God as husband/male beloved(premi) and worshipped/loved Him as such. 2) as per this link https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/krishna-is-husband-of-...
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Chanting Devi Mahathyam/Durga Saptashati

I would like to chant the Devi Mahathyam but may not be able to do the full text together in a single sitting or in a day. So if I am to split the chapters across days, are there any prescribed format ...
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Are there any Gods who are girls?

I like to listen to the song. God is a girl. So, I got curious. Are there any Goddesses in any scriptures who are girls. By girls I mean those that they look like around 13 years old.
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Is there a concept of Triple Goddess in Hinduism according to stages of life?

All Devi worshippers are aware of the three main forms of the goddess - Ma Kali, Ma Lakshmi & Ma Saraswati. They can be considered as triple goddesses that correspond to the male Holy Trinity. A ...
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What was the name of the form of Devi before Lalitha Devi?

After the death of manmadha for continuity of world devi herself took the bow and arrow and bow of manmadha and took a new form called Lalitha devi. What was the before form name of the form of Devi ...
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What is the origin of this Saraswati prayer found in various Stotras & Stutis?

I have recited this prayer to Goddess Saraswati since childhood: yA kundendu tushhArahAradhavalA yA shubhravastrAvR^itA yA vINAvaradaNDamaNDitakarA yA shvetapadmAsanA yA brahmAchyutasha....
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Which deities should not be worshiped in the house and why?

Are there any gods or goddess who should not be worshiped in the house? And for what reason they should not be worshiped?
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Are there any temples exclusively for women?

I have listen that, there are some specific god's and temples where women are not allowed to go and touch the idols. And men only can worship them, or go to their temple or touch them like Shani Dev ...
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Who is Goddess Hri?

Hri is a Goddess mentioned in some scripture, though she is not a famous goddess there are places where she is mentioned like Natsyashastra 3(86,87) let mothers such as Sarasvati, Dhriti, Medha,Hri,...
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What do we know of Parvati's sisters Ekaparna & Ekapatala?

I came across the following passage in the Harivamsha: The king of the mountains had three daughters through Mena: Aparna, Ekaparna and Ekapatala as the third. These three performed austerities ...
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Is Goddess Kali ever represented in the form of a child?

We know that Goddess Parvati is worshiped in her child or Kumari form and in north India Kanya-pujan is done at the end of Navratri as a symbolic offering to the goddess. To some extent the ...
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What is the actual name of these mysterious goddesses?

In the Gondwana region of India, which stretches from Madhya Pradesh to Chhattisgarh, I read about few mysterious Goddesses in the tribal area. The tribes make use of the powers acquired by these ...
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I want detail explanation about Goddess Maa Chinnamastika? [duplicate]

I want detail explanation about Goddess Maa Chinnamastika, can anyone help me out?
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Who is Uma Goddess ? is it name of Parvati or a different Devi like Sati

I heard several times Uma, Laxmi, Parvati. I also heard some story about who was Sati & who is parvati. Is Uma another wife of Shiva or just a named of Parvati or name of Shakti like Durga/Kali/...
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Do any Hindu deities take onion and garlic?

I have seen many Hindu deities being offered meat (mainly the Goddesses) and alcohol. However, are there any Hindu deities who are offered onion and garlic?
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Is there any god / deity for the mathematics?

"An equation for me has no meaning, unless it expresses a thought of God." Famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan was a very religious person. So much that, despite having health issues in ...
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How is Ganga related to Lord Shiva?

I came across 2 books one of which said that Ganga is married to Shiva while the other one said she is married to a Gandharva. So what is the correct relation between Ganga and Lord Shiva?
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Is there any goddess named Pataal Bhairavi?

I show the movie the other day named "pataal bhairavi " but in movie, she looks like maa kali
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Does anyone know the name of this goddess?

The following image is of an unknown goddess. Does anyone know the name of this goddess? Sitting on the shoulder of Vetala with a sickle in right hand and a severed head in left hand.
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Who are the parents of Devi Lakshmi?

As we know that Devi Sati is reborn as Devi Parvati, the daughter of Himavat and Mainavati, and is named Parvati. Which shows King Himavat and Mainavati are parents of Devi Parvati. But there is no ...
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Is Radha really a Hindu goddess or not? [duplicate]

I am confused about Goddess Radha's existence in the Hindu Puranas. A few books that I read mention her as Lord Krishna's lover and that she is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi while some others ...
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Who is Indra's friend Vrishakapi whom Shachi doesn't like?

Indra is mostly portrayed as a warrior in the Vedas but there is one verse that talks about his domestic troubles in a rather human fashion. Rig Ved verse 10.86 gives us this interesting story where ...
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Who is Adi Parashakthi? Is this the creator of the Trimurtis?

Paramatma is said to be one is Eternal,Formless and etc,... Source of Creation. We also know Adi Parashakthi and is said to be the Divine Mother and source of Energy. Also said to be Creator of ...
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What are the after-effects of insulting gods/goddesses?

I'm seeing a lot of insult of Gods nowadays by Non Hindus like- Kicking/breaking the idols of Gods. Doing inhuman acts with the pictures of gods/goddesses which is difficult to explain. Making ...
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Is nature a deity in Hinduism?

In my understanding, nature is the supreme power to be worshiped. Is there any scriptural basis for nature being the Supreme God or Goddess?
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Were there any temples in Satya yuga?

Is there any reference of temple of lord in the time of Satya Yuga? Around that time people used to worship which God/Goddess?
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Why Divine Mother's (Kali) tongue is out of mouth?

Why always it is seen Maa Kali's tongue out side from mouth ?
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Questions about the image of goddess Chhinnamasta? [duplicate]

What is the mythological story behind Chhinnamasta? Is there any philosophical meaning behind this image ? What benefits can one earn by worshiping this form?
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Is Goddess Brahmacharini an avatara of Mata Durga?

The second day of Navaratri is observed on the Dwitya Tithi. On this day Goddess Brahmacharini is worshiped. Who is Goddess Brahmacharini and what is the mythological story behind worshiping ...
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All 108 Names of Maa Durga?

According Hindu Mythology Maa Durga has lots of avtars with various powers. Navratri vrat is dedicated to Maa Durga's nine forms. What is about other forms of Maa Durga ?? Names of Maa Durga and ...
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Vishnu's wives according to Brahma vaivartha purana

After the exchange of curses among the Goddesses - Lakshmi, Saraswathi & Ganga when they were wives of Lord Vishnu, will they get back to their original positions ? When ?
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Who are the daughters of Lord Shiva? What are their stories?

We all know that Shiva has two sons, Kartikeya and Ganesha. But I heard that he has three daughters too. I also heard that these daughters are worshipped in some parts of India. Is this true? If yes, ...
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Did Goddess Vaisno Devi live without food during her 9 months stay in the cave in Ardhakuwari?

The legend of Sri Vaishno Devi temple says, Matha Vaishno Devi stayed in Ardhkuwari, Katra,Jammu and Kashmir for 9 months in this cave, so was it without taking any food?