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Are there any English puranic storybooks ? Specific purana or multiple both will do

I am looking for Puranic storybooks in english. Can be one specific purana or stories from many puranas.
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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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What are the ways to worship the water in Hinduism?

What are the ways to worship the water in Hinduism? Is there a way to slaughter chicken or other animals to the water and worship it by giving it blood?
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Shape form of other God? [duplicate]

Shape form of Shiva is like linga.. is there any such, non-human form of representation... like a shape form for other Gods.. like Vishnu, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Brahma..etc.. God - Non-Human form of ...
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Maleficent gods in Shiva-gita

In Shiva Gita chapter 1.12 - 1.15 is talking about some maleficent gods that tries to obstruct the rise of the True Knowledge (Vydia) inside the devotee. 1.12 Therefore, the gods obstruct (the rise ...
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Any examples of non-brahmin or non-kshatriya incarnations of gods?

Almost all incarnations from popular stories I know are either Brahmins or Kshatriyas. Are there any documented examples in any of the texts which refer to a non-Brahmin or non-Kshatriyas incarnation ...
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What happens to previous Nirguna Parabrahmans from previous cosmic cycles?

Trying to find this answer for many years and unable to receive answer If Parabrahman can take different forms after each Mahapralaya, then what happens to the previous Nirguna Parabrahmans from ...
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Which form of god is referred to as Dhanakapuri Dakurnath in Hinduism?

I was curious about the origin of the name Dakurnath, specifically. It is my priest's given name after my birth and initiation to a Hindu family. I googled it and found google book like 'Dhanakapuri ...
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Are the existance of buddhist dieties a problem for hinduism? [closed]

I have asked many times to different people on different websites what the buddhas,bodhisattvas and dakinis are.what I mean by that,is that buddhas,bodhisattvas and dakinis exist because they come to ...
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Do Hindu Gods commit sin and go to hell? If yes please quote the scripture

because Krishna said that Gods are also trapped in the system of creation Krishna said He is the one who does all- both good and evil by incarnating himself. Does it mean that when a bad guy is ...
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Why advaitins worship only lord Shiva and dvaitins worship only lord Vishnu?

We see more about lord Shiva while knowing about Adi Shankaracharya and more about lord Vishnu while knowing about Ramanujacharya. Is it because lord Shiva is advaitin god and lord Vishnu is dvaitin ...
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Who is the God of Emotion?

Who is the God of Emotion? Are there any Mantras for emotions? For example, what are some Mantras for good mental health, and mental and emotional strength?
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How can a person with sattva guna live with rajas and tamas people?

Fighting and killing a person will not be regarded as sattva guna right?Then how come Rama being Sattva guna person killed Ravana. Based on circumstances, can one change from sattva guna to rajas and ...
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Practices For Anandamaya Kosha? Happiness

Is there any practice to be in Bliss, Joy - आनन्द . Practices to nourish Anandamaya Kosha. What are practices / mantras recommended to someone in Depression.. Always Sad or Irritated.. Who Is God of ...
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How does Brahma look?

Does Brahma look like an old deity, having white hair? What is his body complexion - red, golden or something else. Does he use rosaries for chanting? If so then which rosaries does he use(rudraksha ...
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How is the main deity at an ISKCON temple chosen?

For example, at the ISKCON London temple, the principal dieties are Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa according to their website. About the Deities On the right-hand side of the shrine, you will see Radha-...
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What is Vaikuntha? How far from earth is this another planet? [duplicate]

Vaikuntha is another planet? If yes then how that time our gods travel between them
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How can god help us if he is opposite to material world?

Spiritual world and material world both are opposites. Spirituality says to leave love on materialistic things. In material world, you need money, gold etc related to materials. Then how can I ...
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What is the scriptural origin of Shakti Panchakshri mantra Om Hrim Namah Shivaya?

Shakti panchakshri mantra is Om Hrim Namah Shivaya
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What is the scriptural origin of Dashakshri mantra hum pavannandanaya swaha?

Hum Pavannandanaya Swaha is Hanuman mantra and it is also called Veer Sadhna mantra.
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In how many forms do devi/devtha exist to allow upasana as per scriptures?

Humans perform upasana for devi/devtha. Humans attain devi/devtha using mantra. Mantra is sound form of devi/devtha for humans. Humans can also attain devi/devtha using statue. Statue is a visual ...
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What does it mean to see same God again and again in different situations in dream?

From different Vedantic explanation, I have learnt that the same consciousness changes its form from a waking body to a dreamer body. So, it seems to me like, if God can incarnate in real-world and ...
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Hinduism opposite of a third eye [closed]

Is there the concept of someone who sees futures that shouldn't exist or shouldn't be? I know about the third eye.
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Do God children become God also?

Do gods also have children and family tree? Do those children and relatives also have powers from god? If yes is then the total number of normal humans less than number of gods in Hinduism? What ...
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Who is the Devata for diseases?

Every natural phenomenon has a presiding Devata that is responsible for it. Agni for fire, Vayu for wind, Varuna for water, Bhudevi for Earth, Dyaus Pita for akasha, Indra for storms and lightning, ...
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Do gods appear on different lands [closed]

Let's say I'm turiya, but I'm not in India, but some northern Europe country, and since I'm turiya, gods are supposed to come, since I'm turiya and they're pleased with my tapas, but will they still , ...
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is the notion of the earth asking for the burden of humans to be reduced found in scripture?

I have heard of the earth complaining to the Gods about "bhubhara" - the weight of living things carried by her. The Gods then make tremendously destructive wars happen to reduce the earth's burden. ...
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In Advaita does “all religions are true” mean that the Saguna deity you pass through towards Nirguna Brahman doesn't matter?

This explains why Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was able to follow Hinduism, Christianity and Islam and reach the same state of realization at the end.
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Are saguna deities part of Maya in Advaita?

There is the notion of Krama Mukti - going towards nirguna Brahman in stages - but once the veil of Maya is pierced, does Advaita say the deities are no longer real?
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How different is a mantra from a prayer?

Whenever we try to think of God, mantra, prayer etc are the things which come to our mind. I was trying to understand how is a mantra different than a normal prayer ? If we consider a mantra it is ...
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Are Sri Vaishnavas supposed to worship devatas during nitya karmas?

According to Sri Vaishnavism, one who has performed the Samashrayanam/Bharanyasam ritual (initiation into Pancharatra Agamas/Surrendering to Vishnu) is prohibited from worshiping Devatas like Shiva, ...
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Which Rig-Vedic Gods have spouses who are also mentioned in the Rig Veda Samhita?

Famous spouses Lakshmi and Parvati don't occur in Rig Veda Samhita, as far as I know. Which Gods also have their spouses mentioned in the Rg Veda Samhita?
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Is destroying an idol of a god equivalent to killing an avatar of that god?

In Sri Vaishnavism, Brahman makes himself accessible to humans in 5 forms: Para, Vyuha, Vibhava, Archa, and Antaryami. Para refers to the form of Vishnu that exists in Vaikuntha. Vyuha and Vibhava ...
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Were there conflicts between Gods before the Itihasas and Puranas?

In the Rig Veda the conflicts are mostly between Gods and anti-Gods like Vritra. But the Rig Veda does hint at conflict between Indra and Vishnu. https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_veda/r06.html?lang=...
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(Brahma Sutras)why is a ruling Lord necessary for aggregation of the material world?

So I've been reading the commentaries by Ramanuja and Shankara on the Brahma Sutras and they say that a ruling lord is necessary for the aggregation of atoms, especially into material skandhas. how ...
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How do I know who is adiparashakti?

both maha kali and maha tripura sundari are revered as adi shakti in the kaula and shri vidya circles.how do I know based on a shared proof wich one is adi parashakti? I heard that kali was brahman ...
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Were Asuras once good Devas?

Western Indologists say that Asuras were once good Devas that later rebelled against the Devas and became evil gods or anti-gods. For example, Michael Witzel in his paper Autochthonous Aryans says: ...
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What is the difference between Brahman,ParaBrahman,Bhagvan,Ishvara and ParamAtma?

What are the differences between the various terms. I assume Ishvara might be Sagun Rupa of Brahman but so is Isvara? Are they all same?
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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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Size of Hindu Gods?

Are there any scripture references for the size of Gods? Did Rishis who had Darshan of Gods, describe their size? Example: Mahabhrata Pandavas; were they of today's human size?
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Did Lord Krishna cry ever?

As per folk stories Dear Lord Krishna cried when He meet his Friend Sudama. Another story is Krishna cried when meeting paternal brother Uddhava in Dwarka. Is there any scriptural reference of the ...
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Do gods like Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and Yama, in their Lokas, have bodies or are they just Atmans?

Life after death is found in Hinduism, the Atmans are taken by Yama then they are judged and go either to heaven (abode of Indra) or to hell (abode of Yama), however this residence is temporarily and ...
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Deities associated with various organs in Human body?

I need a scripture reference for Deities associated with various organs in Human body. This site gives information about it. Is it real or made up by website author? Is there any Verse which gives ...
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Do Vedas talk about all the 33 crore deities?

Namaste, I have little knowledge about all four Vedas. Personally, I have never got opportunity to read them. I wonder, if all the deities are mentioned in vedas or not. Or, Vedas do specifically and ...
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Are there any richas for Indra which appear in all the four Vedas?

One such richa is "Trataram indram....". Are there any other?
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How many Maruts are there really?

Nowadays, I am asking questions about contradictions in Vedas. Please answer this and my previous questions. Given that different Vedas give different numbers, how many Maruts are there really? ...
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Who is the real creator of heaven and earth as per the Vedas?

In different hymns Vedas talk about different creators of heaven and earth. How to reconcile these differences? Who is the real creator? Indra Rig Veda 8.36.4 “Creator of the heaven, creator of the ...
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Can anyone clarify as to why this Rig Vedic mantra mentions Gods differently?

There was another question on the following topic. However, my question is different. Which shloka or scripture states that there are 33 crores of Hindu gods? Rig Veda III.20.5 ...
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Which gods, or any other character from scriptures, rides on seven horses or steers a seven-horse chariot?

Which God or any Character from scriptures ride on seven horse or seven horse chariot?
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Prayer on Kala(time) and Savitar(speed)?

Who is God of Time, and any Mantra or Prayer, stotra anything related to Time aspect.. or for God of Time or Kala and Savitar (god of speed) Kala Bhairava is manifestation of Shiva in the form of ...

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