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Why gods were unable to save them from curses of human beings?

No offense but I am unable to understand why Hindu gods seems unable to save themselve from curse. For example:- Ganesha was beheaded by Shiva because he was cursed by Sage Kashayapa, Vishnu was ...
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Is Indra, Shiva?

I was wondering how this evolved during times. How Indra disappeared instead of Rudra, or Shiva ...or even Vishnu? Is Shiva , Indra and vice-versa?
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In Kali Yuga, how do devas get havir bhaaga, since yagnas are rarely performed?

In Bhagavad Gita 3.10 & 11, Krishna says: सहयज्ञाः प्रजाः सृष्ट्वा पुरोवाच प्रजापतिः अनेन प्रसविष्यध्वमेष वोऽस्त्विष्टकामधुक् देवान्भावयतानेन ते देवा भावयन्तु वः परस्परं भावयन्तः ...
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Have any theologians speculated about the nature of Devas?

Have any scholars throughout history done any in-depth thinking on the subject of what Devas (such as Indra, Surya, Agni) are? On their nature and mode of existence? I'm not just looking for ...
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Regarding shudhi of semem

Sometimes after sex with my wife when my semen is in the hand I touch phone , door knobs etc and after bath when I try to maintain madi I doubt phone , door knobs etc having small smears of semen and ...
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Can vedic gods like Indra or Agni understand English

Can gods mentioned in the vedas like Indra, Varuna, Agni, Vayu understand english. Can you pray to them in English or do you have to strictly stick to sanskrit to pray to them even if you are praying ...
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Why did the Devas let Brihaspati be their guru even though he had sex with his brothers' wives?

Being a guru, Brihaspati had sex with his younger brother's wife and yet why did the devas let him be their guru? This is is mentioned in Devi Bhagavata Purana here. Did Brihaspati suffer any ...
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Are gods in Hinduism completely metaphorical and anthropomorphisation of normal objects?

When reading certain excerpts from Vedas, I felt like these gods like Agni, Rudra, Indra, etc are actually not beings but anthropomorphized versions of stuff like fire, Sun, wind, clouds, etc. In ...
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Are there examples of deities sitting on another deity, except a female deity sitting on her spouse?

Lakshmi is seated on Vishnu's chest and is called विष्णुवक्षस्स्थलस्थिता (Residing in Vishnu’s Chest) The supreme Goddess is seated on Sadasiva per this post; Who are Pancha brahmas' Lalita Devi ...
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Who is Muniswara deity worshipped in southern India? [duplicate]

A deity named Munishwara is worshipped in southern India. He is considered as a form or a devotee of Shiva. Not much information about him is present on the internet. Who is Lord Munishwara? Is he ...
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Is it possible to worship God in forms that aren't sanctioned by any scripture?

As per what I have heard in Hindu belief, God manifests in front of a devotee in any form that the devotee wants him to. However, from a personal viewpoint, my mind does not find any connection or ...
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Do different stotras for same god have different effects?

Do different stotras for same god have different effects? For example, if I want to recite stotra for god Hanuman, should I recite Maruti Stotra (in my mother tongue Marathi, written by Swami Ramdas) ...
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What happiness/joy God gets, when we humans pray him?

According to Hinduism , What happiness or joy Gods gets when we humans pray ? Does God really feel happy when his devotees pray? What joy God gets when some one pray or when humans see temple/god ...
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Why do gods have emotions?

I surprise why gods have emotions. We say that when we worship, then god will be pleased and gives boons. Why god will be happy (which is an emotion) when we chant a mantra? If god has emotions then ...
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Whom can we worship always even in the bathroom?

I heard that Lord Shiva name can be chanted in any situation even while in sex or in bathroom doing number 2 work or even before bath. Because there should be some god to protect us during these ...
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How do devtas die and are replaced in every Manvantara if they have amrit

Amrita or Amurta is the divine potion for eternal life which is given to Devas. So if the Amruta gives eternal life to the Devtas or Devas in Swargaloka how is Swargaloka annihilated during end of ...
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Alternative to Naam Japa

I used to do Naam Japa in the past but since I have come to know about Advaita this practice is unacceptable to my mind. I can't find it logical. Though I have experienced it's mind purifying benefits ...
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Can Hindu Gods reincarnate

Can Gods reincarnate in a body for helping their devotees ? I am not talking about mythological characters to help humanity I am talking about daily life, thus means living a full life as a ...
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Do the Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva) cleanly map onto the 3 gunas (sattva, rajas, tamas)?

I've read Shiva referred to as "tamasic", and Brahma seems to be a suitable embodiment of sattva. However, rajas doesn't fit very well here. I'm not sure how to match the energy/activity aspects of ...
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What if a Deva is desireful for moksh

Would it be difficult for them to take a human birth and is there a set procedure for that?
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What is important? Thidhi or nakshatra for giving birth?

What is important to chose a child's birth time? Is it Thidhi or star? If only star is good but not star then can we give birth to child? I am looking for good luck to baby with no or less struggles ...
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Why is the water of samkha (conch) forbidden from being offered to Shiva even though it can offered to all other Gods?

Devi bhagavata mentions that water of Shamkha is particularly pleasing to all the Gods except Shiva. The water in the conch-shell is also very holy and pleasing to the Devas. What more than this, ...
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Indra and Agni as Bṛhaspati/Brahmaṇaspati in Vedas

Why are Indra and Agni both regarded as Bṛhaspati in Rigveda 10.112.9 and 3.26.2, respectively? Rig-Veda 2.23.1 ग॒णानां॑ त्वा ग॒णप॑तिं हवामहे क॒विं क॑वी॒नामु॑प॒मश्र॑वस्तमं । ज्ये॒ष्ठ॒राजं॒ ब्रह्म॑णां ...
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Is there a verse in the Bori Mahabharata in which Shiva says that he was born from Vishnu?

Is there a verse in the Bori (critical edition) Mahabharata in which Shiva says that he was born from Vishnu?
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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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Can a person become an avatar of brahman and be worshipped?

Is it possible for a being freed of earthly, astral, and casual karma to be a representative or effectivly identify as the most supreme and derive worship and full authority ?
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Are gods vulnerable to worldly emotions?

If we worship god A and after a certain period of time if I worship god B , does the god A become angry on us and bestow less blessings on us? What does scriptures say about this?
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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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If god is one then why there are different ending to the world according to different religion?

I am really confused every religion seems to claim the message of god then why they are so different?Why there are different endings.There is second coming in the Christians?Every religion seems to ...
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What is the source of the mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah"?

A lot of websites and youtube channels related to Brahmacharya recommend meditating on this mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah". I am curious as to what is it's source and who is the deity of the ...
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IS the beej mantra mentioned in this video authentic and will it work..?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqgBLCibUqQ please guide on this matter .. if not authentic can you please tell what mantra to chant to collectively please all planets and if know please recommend ...
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Devas(Gods) and their digestive system

According to Brahmanda purana, brahma commensed creation in this following chronological order [Bh Purana - Quote 25 - 50]. Prākrta Creations (pertaining to Prakruti) Mahat -- Great Principle ...
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"gods"what is the most striking, conspicious and visible proof of the presence of God?

" gods" what is the most striking, conspicious and visible proof of the presence of God?
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Why god takes birth only in India?

Why God take birth only in India (Aryavrata) ? Why not in any other place ?
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Can Ram and Sarayu be brother and sister?

If a kid name is Ram then can her sister name be Sarayu? Please suggest. We require this to name a girl child. We got a dream about Sarayu river after we come to know about pregnancy in last year. We ...
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Does God in Hinduism have foreknowledge of everything?

If yes, wouldn't that mean no one except God has free will?
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Meditation practice in the name of god

we must Always keep your mind on God and be meditating in the name of god, right. Can anyone please tell me what kind of practice is supposed to be incorporated here. should we be thinking about him, ...
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Is there a god of work?

I know there are many deities, each dealing with various areas of life, each with various characteristics. But is there one god or godness dedicated to work? In particular, I know that Saraswati deals ...
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Why are certain days linked with particular deities?

For example, Hanumanji linked with Tuesday, Lord Shiva with Monday, Narayan with thursday etc.
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Question about omnipotence of God

If God is omnipotent then why can't parambrahm kill my soul(aatma) Can parambrahm parmeshwar make a rock that can't be lifted by parambrahm? Can God kill himself? I don't want to offend anyone but I ...
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Did the concept of Grama devatas exist in earlier Yugas?

Did the concept of Grama-Devis/Devatas ( local/folk deities )exist in the Yugas prior to Kaliyug?
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What's the mount of Goddess Kali? Is it Lord Shiva? Who is it?

Who exactly is the mount of Goddess Kali? Please do not say lion as it is the vahana of Ma Durga.
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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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Are there any blasphemy laws in the dharma śāstras?

According to some comments & answers to What are the after-effects of insulting gods/goddesses? it appears that in the grand scheme of things, the Karma theory is going take care of all those who ...
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Do the deities punish those people who have cursed them?

Out of anger , if a person who is a normal and simple devotee of god, curses them and use very offensive and vulgar language, then do the deities punish them ? If the devotee sincerely asks for ...
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Which shloka or scripture states that there are 33 crores of Hindu gods?

Please mention the shloka that explicitly states that there are 33 crores of Hindu Gods. Please do not quote Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, because I think it just states that there are 33 gods. Not 33 ...
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Why do gods put bear foot on earth if they wear gold ornaments?

If gods wear gold ornaments, then they will be defintely wearing some kind of golden shoes. But in places where its mentioned that God landed on earth first time, we see foot marks only and not any ...
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What are some good powerful stotras that quickly destroy our bad karmas or sins

I believe that our past life sins can be destroyed or reduced through reciting stotras. I have read phalashruti of some stotras having such benefits. I want to know such stotras which are powerful ...
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If the hinduism is correct religion then why hindus are not improving their lives?

We know that God is responsible for this world and is driving this world. If the Hindus are following the correct path which leads to connect with God and order him to get what they want, then why the ...
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View of scripture on:Is blasphemy forgivable or unforgivable and what is their atonement in hinduism?

Is blasphemy forgivable or not in hinduism for A) Blasphemy by thoughts B) Blasphemy by speech C) Blasphemy by acts (intentional /unintentional) I also want to know what's the possible way of ...

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