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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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Why do Hindu Gods and Goddess have navel?

I know its a weird question but it came to my mind today. Whenever we see an image or idol of any Devi-Devta , we can see that they have navel or belly button. Biologically, Navel is associated with ...
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Is there any deity for conclusion, like Ganesha is for beginning?

Most of us know about Ganesha is the god of beginning. But, Is there any specfic deity for conclusion?
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Who is the celestial being appears at Dasaratha's Putra Kameshti Yagna?

Most of us know that a celestial being appears at Dasaratha's Putra Kameshti Yagna. But, Who actually he is? (Note: For help, you can find is if any deity's appearance is totally same as this guy and ...
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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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Who is Samvartsara, the deity of Mathematics?

Some times ago, In this question, i have learned that Prajapati made Samvartsara as the lord of mathemathics. I'm want to know about this deity, so my question is, Who is Samvartsara and What is his ...
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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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What is the mantra for Putra Kameshti Yagna?

In 15th chapter of Bala Khanda of Ramayana, before performing Putra Kameshti Yagna, Rishyashringa said :- "I will procedurally conduct the ritual contained in the preamble of atharva-veda with ...
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About the 10th Graha and the 1100 planets whose leaded by Ketu

Most of us know that totally 9 planets (Navagrahas) and Bhumi (earth) also the planet, but not worshipped as Graha. However, I have sometimes heard that there was a 10th Graha named Jamatha (means son-...
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Is this quote really from the Bhavishya-Purana?

I came across a website which said the following quote is from the Bhavishya-Purana. “In another country a prophet will come along with his companions. His name will be Muhammad and he will appear in ...
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Who are these deities on the cow?

In the below picture, there are many deities and some rishis embodied on the cow. There are some deities are unknown to me, that i circled:- So, my question is:- Who are these deities on the cow? Is ...
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Can anyone make a flowchart for proving prakshipt or answer these questions with 2-3 examples

How to decide prakshipt Edited Question(as previous question was misunderstood/not giving exact response seeking for) : I expect answer with flowchart of question that I can ask myself to prove ...
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Is Adhyanta Prabhu mentioned in any scriptures?

In the picture given below, Ganesha and Hanuman fused into a unique form, Adhyanta Prabhu. I want to know about this form. So, my question is, Do any scriptures mentions this form?
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Do any scriptures mention Sammohana Krishna?

I have recently learned about Sammohana Krishna, a fused form of Krishna and Radha. It's actually interseting and i wanted to ask a question about that. So my question is, Do any scriptures mention ...
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How Surya and Chandra freed from Rahu, according to the scriptures?

Most of us know that Rahu is the reason of solar/lunar esclipse. But, Does any scriptures mention that how Surya and Chandra freed from Rahu?
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Can we worship Vastu Purusha normally?

Vastu Shanti Puja is a ritual for Vastu Purusha and also please him. But, Can we worship him normally, like other deities? Is Vastu worship can be suitable in temple?
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What is the story of Kolahala, Halahala and Sanda-Marka battles?

Some Puranas states that there are totally 12 major Devasura battles, somewhat from Brahmanda Purana:- The first battle was fought by Narasiṃha (originating from the Man-lion incarnation of Viṣṇu). ...
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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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Who are Ananta, Siddhesvara, Ekarudra and Srikantha?

In this chapter of Agni Purana, it mentioned the four deities, Ananta Ekarudra, Siddheshvara and Srikantha. After having worshipped duly the limbs, one has to worship the subtle Ananta. One should ...
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About Dharma Sastha in Vedas

Some times ago, i have learned about a info that there a reference about Sastha from Taittriya Aranyaka: Anthah Pravishtas Sastha Jananaam Sarvaathma | Sarvaa: Praja Yathraikam Bavanthi | Meaning: &...
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Who are these deities with Alakshmi?

In the below picture, i found Jyeshtha (Alakshmi) with other two deities, when i find to install better picture of Astha Lakshmi. I wanted to know about who are these guys with Alakshmi (in middle). ...
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What is source of this verse (त्रिया चरित्रं, पुरुषस्य भाग्यम;)?

In which scripture, this verse is present.: नृपस्य चित्तं, कृपणस्य वित्तम; मनोरथाः दुर्जनमानवानाम्। त्रिया चरित्रं, पुरुषस्य भाग्यम; देवो न जानाति कुतो मनुष्यः।। The mind of the king, The wealth of ...
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If Hinduism don't support Incest then why did Krishna married his own cousin Mitravinda and Bhadra?

My Dear King, Lord Krishna Forcibly Took Away Princess Mitravindā, The Daughter Of His Aunt Rājādhidevī, Before The Eyes Of The Rival Kings” Srimad Bhagavatam 10.58.31 Bhadrā Was A Princess Of The ...
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About Ganesha's wife, Pushti

In this chapter of Devi Bhagavata Purana, it mentioned Ganesha's another wife, Pushti:- O Child! As Lakṣmī Devī is of Nārāyaṇa, as Rādhikā is of Kṛṣṇa; as is My Sāvītrī, as Bhava’s is Bhavānī, as ...
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Can we worship Alakshmi?

I have heard that Alakshmi was worshipped at once. That's actually interesting and my doubt was arised from that. So, my question is, can we worship Alakshmi? If yes, Which scripture say that/there ...
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Can anyone find an english translation of this reference, Sangram puran skand.12, Khand-6?

I came across an article that gave this reference, but when I've searched it up, I've only seen the same source. Does anyone have an enligh translation of it, if it exists? Apparently, it's been ...
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Is this a hoax or genuine? This claims to be a prediction of Muhammad from hindu scripture but I can't find it [closed]

I haven't been able to find the source, so would appreciate it if someone could reference this in hindu literature or prove that it's a hoax. Thanks.
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Is this sloka part of the Gajendra Moksha stotra in the Bhagavta Purana?

I came across a nice rendition of the Ganjendra Moksha stortam on YouTube but I'm not sure if it has been altered from the original. soham vishva-srjam vishvam avishvam vishva-vedasam vishvatmanam ...
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Did any deities ever incarnate as demons and plants?

Everyone know that many deities took incarnation as humans, devas and sometimes animals. But, Did any deities incarnate as demons and plants?
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About combined Elephant and Bull

In Batu Caves, i saw first picture that head of elephant and bull are combined together. Also, it's likely to be connection of Shiva and Vishnu. So my question is, do any scriptures mentions about it ...
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Do any scriptures mention Vettakkorumakan?

I've recently learned about Vettakkorumakan, the son of Shiva and Parvati. (Also known as a form of Dharma Sastha.) But, do any scriptures mention him? Possibly with alternative names? (Note: You can ...
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About this form of Lord Shiva

In the below picture, Shiva appears Ardhanarishvara-like form with five faces. I want to know about this form of Lord Shiva. Is this form of Shiva and any stories/hymns of this form mentioned in ...
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Please help me identify the hymn being sung in this segment

https://youtu.be/ymoKnBGSFGM?feature=shared From 18:27 to 22:46, there is a hymn being sung in what I'm told is the malkauns raga. I hear the phrases 'Niranjana Nirākāra', and 'Dukhha bandhana ...
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Where is this statement (or its equivalent) about God's existence found in Samkhya texts?

From Wikipedia: Furthermore, there is no proof of the existence of God. He is not the object of perception, there exists no general proposition that can prove him by inference and the testimony of ...
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What is the story of Vishnu's incarnation Sisumara?

This chapter of Bhagavatha Purana mention about Vishnu's incarnation, Sisumara. From Kṛttikā, another wife of Agni, came the son named Skanda, Kārttikeya, whose sons were headed by Viśākha. From the ...
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About Devi helps Vishnu during any of his avatars

In this chapter of Skanda Purana, Devi said to Bhima, that when Vishnu incarnates, Devi helps him at the time. Whenever there is decline and decay of Dharma, Hari incarnates and at that time I assist ...
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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 all Brahmin ancestors come through Kashmir , Gandhara or North West?

There are documents mentioning the migrations of the Brahmins. Does this mean all Brahmins came from the North? What about GSB saraswats? Are Gurjaras pancha dravida or pancha gauda?
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Like Sudarshana Chakra, do any other weapons have a form?

The Sudarshana Chakra is said to have a form somewhat: Like the Sudharshana Chakra, do any other weapons also have an anthropomorphic form? What, if any, scriptures mention this?
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Did Vishnu become Trivikrama, other than during his Vamana avatar?

We know about Vishnu assumed the form of Trivikrama during his Vamana avatar. However, did Vishnu assumed this form other than it?
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Who are deities with Ayyappa Swamy?

In the below image, the two deities seen under Ayyappa. Who are these deities? Is they are folk forms of any deities (like Ayyappa is folk form of Dharma Shasta)?
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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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Who is the deity of middle direction?

Most of us know that Astha Dikpalakas are the deities of eight directions. But, Who is the deity of middle direction? Also, I saw Brahma in middle among them in some pictures of Vastu. But, Is Brahma ...
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What is the story of Harihara?

I know Harihara is a combined form of Vishnu and Shiva, but Is any stories about this form described in any scriptures? (Note: It is not a duplicate of Harihara litearture. That question is just ...
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Who are Vrisha and Bhringariti? Is any other mention about Chandikeshwara in scriptures?

In this chapter of Agni Purana, i knew about two deities, Vrisha and Bhringariti. (The goddess) Umā and (Lords) Caṇḍeśa, Nandīśa, Mahākāla, Gaṇeśvara, Vṛṣa, Bhṛṅgariṭi and Skanda should be worshipped ...
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Can anybody state the origin of this verse?

While searching for a particular topic, I came across this verse. शूद्रो वा यदि वाऽन्योऽपि चण्डालोऽपि जटाधरः । दीक्षितः शिवमन्त्रेण सभस्माङ्गः शिवो भवेत् ।। Translation: Śūdras or any other person, ...
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Other Details about Shiva's these incarnations

In this chapter from Satarudra Samhita of Shiva Purana mentiones the Mahakala, Tara, Bala, Sodasha, Bhairava, Chinnamastaka, Dhumavan, Bagalamukha, Matanga and Kamala avatars of Lord Shiva. I know ...
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What happened to Vamana?

I know about Vamana Avatara of Lord Vishnu. But, Is any scriptures mention about what happens to Vamana after he defeated Bali?
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