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How many avatars of Adi Shakti in Kalika Purana and what is the story of Kubjika?

I know Kali, Bhadrakali, Ugrachanda and Durga is mentioned as the avatars of Devi in Kalika Purana. But Is other avatars of Devi mentioned in Kalika Purana? I know Kubjika, a goddess was mentioned in ...
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Who is Brahmari Devi?

Brahmari Devi is the goddess of Black bees, hornets and wasps Is she an incarnation of Parvati? Which Puranas mention about Brahmari Devi? Why did Devi ma take this incarnation?
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Is any mention about Siddhambika in scriptures?

I have heard about Goddess Siddhambika, from a temple in Juna Disa. But, Does any scriptures mention about this goddess?
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Meaning of Varavave Munaye namah

I've seen in many places, "Srimathe Varavara Munayeh Nama:" along with "Srimate Ramanujayah Nama:" Can someone tell the meaning of "Srimathe Varavara Munaye Nama:" and ...
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Vishnu's form of Adhoksaja

What was the story of Adhoksaja, an incarnation of Vishnu. In which Puranas is the name Adhoksaja mentioned? Why did Vishnu take the incarnation?
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Is Manonmani mentioned in any scriptures?

I know Manonmani is the goddess in South India. But, Is any mention about her in Puranas or other scriptures?
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Who is Goddess Vanadurga?

I have heard about the goddess called Vanadurga and I want to know about this goddess. So, my question is:- Who is Goddess Vanadurga? Is any mention of this goddess in scripture? Please clear my ...
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Is Vishalakshi and Devi Vimala mentioned in any scriptures?

I know Vishalakshi is a goddess of Kashi and Vimala a goddess of Puri. But, any scriptures mentioned about this goddesses?
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Who is Goddess Ishani?

I have heard about a goddess named "Ishani" and i want to know about this form of Devi. But, Who is Goddess Ishani and Is any scriptures mentioned about this goddess ?
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The story of Lord Saṁkarṣaṇa

I came to know Saṁkarṣaṇa was an incarnation of Lord Viṣṇu. I want to know his description as given in Purāṇas, Why did Viṣṇu take that incarnation and the story behind the incarnation?
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To whom does the sloka "Shuklam Baradharam Vishnum, Shashi Varnam Chaturbhujam" refer?

Does the sloka mean Lord Vishnu or Ganesh ji?
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What is Sri Rama Taraka Mantra?

Some information about Sri Rama Taraka Mantra from Drik Panchang site Taraka Mantra is a popular Mantra among devotees of Lord Rama. Taraka Mantra is Trayodasha Akshari Mantra which consists of 13 ...
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The story of Goddess Nimishamba

I have visited a temple in Paris, Chennai Where the presiding deity is Devi Nimishamba, I wanted to know the History of the God and found Wikipedia which mentions Goddess Nimishamba is considered as ...
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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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What is the name of the demons in the picture?

I saw this below picture of Mahishasura Mardini. I will confused by two demons seen in this picture. Who was these demons? Is any detail about these demons?
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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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Sanskrit translation of Mahabharata Adi Parva, Section CCXXXIV

I'd like to know the praise of Agni Deva of below translation from Mahabharata, Adi Parva, Section CCXXXIV: Jaritari said, 'Thou art, O fire, the soul of air! Thou art the body of the Earth's ...
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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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Is any mention about Grama Devathas in Puranas and Tantras?

In puranas and tantras, is there any information about Grama Devathas?
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Correct direction for sleeping? [duplicate]

As per this article on correct direction of sleeping: Which Direction Is Best to Sleep in? According to ancient traditions like vastu shastra, the best direction to sleep in is toward the south. This ...
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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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What is the source of "Japatho nasthi pathakam"?

The continuous repetition of sacred words such as god names, mantras, etc. is said to be a Japa. Japa is so much powerful. It is crore times more powerful than Puja and Stotra. You can read more about ...
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From which scripture are these shlokas?

From which scripture are these shlokas from? स्थितस् तत्र जना यूका इव सीमन्त-संस्थिताः ॥ This earth here is the body of a giant living being, self-supported in empty space. On that are situated the ...
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Can anyone provide me correct Hanuman Dwadashnaam stotram verses and source of this stotram?

Can someone please provide the Hanuman Dwadashnaam stotram verses in sanskrit and the source of this stotram?
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Is there any specific significance attached with green colored Hanuman-murtis?

Found this photo online, and this is unlike any color depiction of Hanuman, I have seen yet. Mostly, red or orange depictions, I have come across. Is this depiction a canonical one? Or based on any ...
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Saraswati mantra for students who have lost concentration in studies

There is a 2 line Saraswati mantra and the first word is very long and it starts with 'k'. This is all I know about the mantra. Can someone guide what is the mantra, its meaning, and in which book it'...
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What is the name of this Tilaka (तिलक)?

Most of the times, in religious-practice, I encounter people using this Tilaka predominantly with red kumkum, but also with yellow kumkum (turmeric derived) dot on the top of the red tilaka followed ...
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Which texts contain the following verses regarding the arrival and departure of goddess Durgā during Navarātris on different Vāhanas?

As per this blog , we have the following verses in reference to the Vāhana (vehicle - mount) of goddess Durgā on which she’s said to arrive and depart during the Navarātris. Arrival शशिसूर्ये गजारूढ़ा...
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What is the source of the Navadurga Stotram and Stuti?

The Navadurga stotram comprises of nine/ten verses, with each verse describing one aspect of the nine-formed goddess. Quoting from the document hosted by Sanskritdocuments नवदुर्गास्तोत्रम् । देवी ...
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In which scripture did Shankaracharya mentioned not to say "Aham Brahmasmi"?

I heard that it is not recommended to say "Aham Brahmasmi" in a vague sense. It is because of the reason that Adi Shankaracharya told to split the tongue of one who says "Aham Brahmasmi&...
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What's the source, and context of this verse - 'vāmā bhūtvā yajet param (वामा भूत्वा यजेत् परम्)'?

In some articles I encountered this - वामा भूत्वा यजेत् परम् vāmā bhūtvā yajet param If I understand this correctly, this basically means - Every aspirant has to realise the 'latent female ...
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What is the name of asana in which Lalitha devi sit?

Consider the following picture of Lalita Devi She sat in a particular asana. I want to know the exact name of the asana here. What is the name of the asana in which the Lalita Tripura Sundari sit?
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What does the following Shloka mean and can someone find me a source of this Shloka?

tarti shokmatmavit brahmosanstho mrutvameti I am trying to search for the meaning of the shloka but I am not able to find it so far, it would be helpful if someone can find the reference, and ...
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What is the source of the song "Jagadisha Sudisha Bhavesha Vibho"?

What is the source of the song "Jagadisha Sudisha Bhavesha Vibho"? Link:- https://m.soundcloud.com/jaisanth/sounds
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Where's this quote come from "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः" ? What is complete version of it? [duplicate]

We keep hearing in many forwarded WA msg and other tweets that अहिंसा परमो धर्मः is not complete quote and the complete quote is अहिंसा परमो धर्मः, धर्महिंसा तदैव च! So my question is where this quote ...
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Which character from Mahabharata is the one who have this history?

I was remembering a character from the Epic, he was a sage(who was a Rishi) who didn't want to do marriage (he didn't have any interest in Woman) but then, at last, his father or some other relative ...
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What is the source of the verse that says that everything is established in yajna (fire sacrifice)?

yajneshu devastisthanti yajne sarvam pratisthitam| yajnena dhriyate prithvi yajnastarayati prajah|| annena bhuta jibanti parjanyadannasambhavah| parjanyo jayate yajnat sarvam yajnamayam tatah|| ...
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What is the source of Saraswati Stotram?

श्वेतपद्मासना देवी श्वेतपुष्पोपशोभिता । श्वेताम्बरधरा नित्या श्वेतगन्धानुलेपना ॥ १॥ श्वेताक्षी शुक्लवस्त्रा च श्वेतचन्दनचर्चिता । वरदा सिद्धगन्धर्वैरृषिभिः स्तूयते सदा ॥ २॥ स्तोत्रेणानेन तां देवीं ...
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What is the source of shloka: "Daivadhinam Jagat sarvam, mantradhinam tu daivatam Tan mantram brahmanadhinam, brahmano mama devata"

What is the source of shloka: "Daivadhinam Jagat sarvam, mantradhinam tu daivatam Tan mantram brahmanadhinam, brahmano mama devata" Alternatively देवाधीनं जगत सर्वे, मंत्राधीना च देवता, ...
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Looking for scriptural reference of Shanta Durga

There is a form of mother Durga by name Shanta Durga which is worshiped almost everywhere in Goa. In fact, many houses names are after mother's name. When we enquire there about it from local people, ...
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Which Goddess is this whose idols were discovered recently in Kashmir?

There was recent news about the accidental discovery of two idols of Devi Durga in Kashmir, one of which has been dated 1200 years old while the other is 1300 years old. 1,200-year-old Goddess Durga ...
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In which war related to Bhuvaneswari or Lalitha, devas did not respond?

I heard the following story related to either Bhuvaneswari devi or Lalitha devi. In a war between devas and asuras, devas and asuras started fighting each other. Asuras applied some weapon on the ...
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Where is the Kishkindha region of Ramayana located?

There seem to be a two candidates for the location of Pampa, the area where Shri Rama performed his Aranya Kanda leelas. One is in Karnataka, a very recent development. The other is in Kerala which ...
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Is it true that pre colonial Hinduism never taught that all religions are same?

A few days back, prominent Hindu rights activist,Shefali Vaidya shared a post on her facebook feed. It had a message from Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya. Here it is- As I travel the nation delivering ...
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Where is mention of famous Mantra Sarve Sukhino Bhavantu in Scriptures?

Where is this prayer mentioned? I checked in Shanti Mantras of Upanishads but couldn't find reference Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah Sarve Santu Niramayah Sarve Bhadrani Pasyantu Ma Kaschid-Duhkha-Bhag-...
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Which scripture mentions the verse "Sanghe Shakti Kali Yuge" used by RSS?

The verse "Sanghe Shakti Kali Yuge" (संघे शक्ति कलियुगे ) means "Unity is strength in Kali Yuga". It's mostly used by RSS(which is also known as Sangha) and other Sangh Parivar ...
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What is the scripture verificiton of the sine-wave based seven vedic gods concept?

some of These picture everyone can see flying around the net, tellings about 7 modes of the supreme bhrahman realities. i thinks , There is some of the peculiar answers in several platforms regarding ...
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Where is this verse attributed to the garuDa purANa found?

I was reading excerpts from a book called sva-dharmAmR^ita-sindhu, which gives many instructions about worship and daily practice for devotees of the nimbArka sect. In one place, it talks about the ...
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Is the phrase "Sanatana Dharma" (सनातन धर्म) found in the Vedas?

The phrase "Sanatana Dharma" seems to imply the eternal duties. So, is the phrase found in the Vedas because I have seen many people saying that they are Sanatani and their religion is ...
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