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

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Is Saptashrungi and Kalighat Kali mentioned in any scriptures?

I have heard about Saptashrungi and Kalighat Kali. I know These two goddess was the deities of diffrent Shaktipeethas. But Is any scriptures mentioned about these goddesses?
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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 Kameshwari?

I know Kameshwari is the one of 16 Nityas. However, Lalita Tripura Sundari and Devi Kamakhya is also called 'Kameshwari'. This is reason of my question. Who is Goddess Kameshwari? Is any information ...
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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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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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