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Krishna is considered as the eighth incarnation among ten principle incarnations (Sanskrit दशावतार, IAST daśāvatāra) of Lord Vishnu.

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What stanzas in Vyasa Mahabharata convey that Sri Krishna held Bhishma as adharmic or protecting adharma?

In Gita, he already tells Arjuna that bheeshma, drona & karna were already slain by him, so Arjuna shouldnt worry and just kill his enemies. That is a very indirect message. But are there other ...
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What scriptures describe Mahabali stealing Vishnu’s crown and Garuda giving it to Krishna?

The Sri Vaishnava sect has two sub-sects, Thenkalai and Vadakalai. Vadakalais follow the teachings of Vedanta Desikan, whereas Thenkalais follow the teachings of Pillai Lokacharya. My question is ...
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What are the expansions of Lord Sri Krishna

I need an answer only from the gaudiya vaishnava (ISKCON) point of view. I want to know all about the Lord's expansions from the first (Balarama), to the chatur vyuhas, to the secondary chaturvyuhas ...
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Is the “Bhaja Govindam” prayer attributed to Adi Sankara only a Bhakti text?

First of all - "Govinda" not being "Narayana" can refer to any deity even by Vaishnavite rules. But then a blog named shastranethralaya says Normally this is taken as a Bhakti text. But we’ll ...
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What is the status Of Rudra's alleged delusion by Krishna?

There is a claim that Krishna has stated in the Mahabharata that he has illusioned Rudra and others: http://www.vrindavana.net/academy/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/visnu-sahasra-nama-baladeva-I.pdf ...
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Gopis' views on Sri Krishna stealing their cloths [duplicate]

I see some atheists saying Sri Krishna possessed bad behavior since he stole the clothes of the gopis while they were bathing. (I DO NOT AGREE WITH THEM) They also say the gopies may not have liked ...
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Do the long term actions of Avataras survive the end of the respective Avataras?

There is a claim that Krishna has stated in the Mahabharata that he has illusioned Siva and others: http://www.vrindavana.net/academy/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/visnu-sahasra-nama-baladeva-I.pdf ...
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How many times was Dwaraka invaded in the absence of Krishna as narrated in the Mahabharata or other puranas?

How many times was Dwaraka invaded in the absence of Krishna as narrated in the Mahabharata or other puranas? One is known to me when king Shalva attacked Dwaraka to avenge the killing of his friend ...
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Is Rama a Jagadguru?

Krishna is popularly called as Jagadguru. Rama is also an purnavathara of Vishnu. Why he is generally not called as Jagadguru? Is it true that he is Jagadguru?
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Are anthropomorphic features of Krishna referred to during the preaching of the Gita? [closed]

anthropomorphic = "having human characteristics" The Krishna before and after the Gita was of course a person with arms and legs and so forth and participated in the war as a charioteer and even ...
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Is the formless Krishna supreme?

I was told by an elder that according to the oldest Purana, the formless Krishna is supreme and he created the Trinity. He is not that Krishna who is lord Vishnu's avatar and all the other gods ...
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What scriptures discuss Krishna's time in relation to the Yuga Sandhi periods?

It is commonly said that Krishna departed the Earth in 3102 BC and the Mahabharata war occurred in 3138 BC, a little over five thousand years ago. But I just found indication these events may have ...
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What is the original Hare Krishna mahamantra [duplicate]

The Hare Krishna mahamantra which I have heard from my family and saints is the following: Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Wikipedia ...
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Why did Shishupala and his supporters thought Krishna would take away Rukmini?

Srimad Bhagavatham says, The day when Shishupala and Rukmini's wedding was decided, Shishupala and his supporters (Śālva, Jarāsandha, Dantavakra and Vidūrath SB 10.53.17 ) said if Krishna and ...
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Does Krishna say in the Bhagavad Gita that he alone can grant liberation?

He does say that he is sufficient: Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja: "Give up all other duties and surrender unto Me." If he says anywhere that he is necessary - that would make ...
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Why does Bhagavan Krishna use the phrase “other deities” in Gita (7.20)?

We all know that Srimad Bhagavad Gita is coming from the mouth of Sri Bhagavan. There is a well known difference between Bhagavan or The God and devatas or the deities. Sri Krishna is the God and not ...
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Does Moksha Dharma Parva contain this alleged quotation from it?

In an answer to the question How were the Trimurthi born? The following material is quoted: ' As Krishna says in the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata, "The ancestors of civilization, and entities ...
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Why do some Vaishnavas not consider Radha as Sati or the Mother of the world & mention Her only as the Hladini shakti?

The well-known pranama mantra of Sri Radha reads नवीनां हेमगौरांगीं पूर्णानन्दवतीं सतीम्। वृषभानुसुतां देवीं वन्दे राधां जगत्प्रसूम्॥ Meaning: I bow down to Goddess Radha, who is young, ...
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When did Sri Krishna worship Goddess Durga?

In the Argalastotra of Sri Srri Chandi (which is a part of the Markandeya Purana) we get: कृष्णेन संस्तुते देवि शश्वद्भक्त्या सदाम्विके Meaning : O Goddess! Lord Krishna worshipped you ...
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Why each word of Srimad Bhagavad Gita is considered to be so important?

Bhagavad Gita was compiled by Vyasadeva ('Vyasena grathitam') in the anustubh and indrabajra/upendrabajra metres. To convert the conversations into such metres, He surely had to change or add words to ...
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Are there Acharyas who talk about Krishna offering Droupadi to Karna as a wife?

As I know, there are almost 20 translators from the Mahabharata including KMG and BORI that contain the translation of Krishna offering Droupadi as a wife. But I'm curious if Acharyas have talked ...
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Has there been any mention of withdrawal of maya sarees by Krishna in any version of Mahabharata?

It is stated in the video by the Swamiji (as narrated to him by his Guru) Lord Krishna supplied unending sheet lengths of saree at first as a rescue measure in the hour of Draupadi's need when ...
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Sanskrit verses & English translations of references of Rama and Krishna from the Primary Vedas

This blog gives lot of references of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna from the primary Vedas, at many places only verse number is mentioned. Can someone provide the full verse and their English translations....
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Was Radha aunt of Krishna?

In this answer, there is a statement which says that Krishna cohabited with Radha who is His aunt, And this blog also says same. So my question is, was Radha Krishna's aunt?
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Is it allowed(good karma) to marry many wives as practiced by Hindu gods? [closed]

I have heard that Krishna had more than 16000 wives and many children. So my question is, is it right to practice polygamy? How moral is it? We know that Kunti had five sons. It is written in ...
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Is setting a goal useless if Bhagavad Gita says to work without expecting the rewards?

So, I have this doubt in my mind. I have read Bhagavad Gita and in that book I remember that Krishna told Arjuna to focus only on your actions but not on the results of your actions. Now if I follow ...
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Are Rama and Krishna anywhere mentioned in sruti? [duplicate]

Rama and Krishna are two important gods of hinduism. Do we have any references of them from Sruti? I want direct references from Vedas but excluding upanishads since I am already aware of their ...
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Where is it mentioned that chanting Krishna is more powerful than chanting Rama's name?

I came across a topic in which it is explained that 1000 times chanting Vishnu equals chanting rama's name 3 times and I have a subsequent question. I have heard in the temple that chanting Krishna's ...
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Did Parashurama give Sudarsana chakra to Krishna? [duplicate]

As per BR Chopra' Mahabharata TV serial, Parashurama gifted Sudrasana chakra to Krishna. But comments under How was the succession sequence of the Sudarshana Chakra among the avatars of Vishnu? ...
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Does Lord Vishnu really look like as shown in images?

Like human form as a blue skinned deity . Having four arms , and very beautiful form. Does Lord vishnu really look like this , or is this metaphor ? metaphor as in 4 arms means omnipotence of Brahman ...
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What happened to Radha after Krishna left Vrindavana?

Bhagavata Purana is silent about what happened to residents of Vrindavan after Krishna left Vrindavana. What happened to Radha? To be more generic, What happened to all residents of Vrindavan? ...
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Guarding of women's quarter in the later Vedic and Puranic eras

We come to learn from the Mahabharata and various puranas that Krishna had 16,000 or 16,100 wives besides his 8 principal consorts. Is there any direct or indirect reference in any of the major/minor ...
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Is there any reference that Krishna was connected to Brahman while speaking Gita?

I recently came across a claim that it is not Krishna who spoke Bhagavad Gita, but he was connected to Brahman while speaking Gita. Is there any reference for this?
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On what basis is Krishna claimed to be source of Vishnu?

It is a well accepted view that Vishnu is source of all avatars including Krishna. This is what we all heard from childhood. I also came across the opposite opinion that Krishna is source of Vishnu. ...
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Is reading Srila Prabhupada's books the same as carrying out the process of Sravanam?

Srila Prabhupada stresses the importance of Sravanam in several places. From http://www.prabhupada.org.uk/sp25.htm - The bhakti-yoga process is practised by the devotees in different methods like ...
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Is there a variation of Madhurashtakam with Mathura in it?

Madhurashtakam is an eight versed chant composed by Vallabhacharya composed on Lord Krishna. It describes about the beauty of Lord Krishna. In the stotra, Vallbhacharya says everything about Lord ...
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Does the person become Krishna once he attains moksha?

According to Advaita, does the person become Krishna once he attains moksha?
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Exact References of number of wives of krishna in mahabharat?

Please give exact shloka number(and its translation) in Mahabharat(not puranas) , where number of wives of krishna is mentioned, Esp. the 16000 wives in narakasura episode and other wives? I will ...
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Where can we find the description of how Maharaja Parikshith (as a baby) was saved by Sri Krishna?

I am looking for references on the story of Sri Krishna saving Parikshith. Specifically looking for references to section where Sri Krishna is said to have touched the charred body of the baby, vowing ...
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What is the result of worshipping Lord Sri Nityananda Rama Chandra Prabhu only/exclusively?

Srila Prabhupada says here https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/adi/8/31 that - A neophyte student who is not sufficiently educated or enlightened should not indulge in the worship of Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa ...
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What is the message that Lord Krishna giving to us stealing butter? [duplicate]

We all know that Krishna is god, but he also stolen butter in his childhood, so what someone can perceive good in that? How can we look into it in a positive way?
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Why “Margasheersha” month is auspicious?

In "Bhagavad Gita", Bhagwan says "I am Margashirsha amongst the months". But majority of the Hindu festivals and Muhurtas fall not in "Margashirsha" month. In fact, as this Q discusses, "Kartik" month ...
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Conversation between the Krishna and Karna

Krishna had given many offers to Karna for coming to Pandava's side. Like... If Karna would come into the Pandava's side then Krishna would make him king of Hastinapura after winning the battle of ...
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Does Uddhava belong to Yadu Dynasty and if so why did he not die because of sage's curse on the dynasty?

We know Uddhava is a dear associate of Krishna in Dwaraka. Who are the parents of Uddhava? Or atleast can we conclusively say that he belongs to Yadu dynasty? If he belonged to Yadu Dynasty, why didn'...
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Why was Lord Krishna in a confusion about who his parents were if he is almighty?

Lord Krishna is one of the most popular Gods in Hinduism. In the mythological story, Krishna did not know who his real parents were. We know Krishna is also the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. If he is ...
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How Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Swaminarayan are viewed in the Srivaishnava Sect

The followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism and Uddhava Sampradaya claim that Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Swaminarayan respectively, are incarnations of Sri Krishna. Are there any references made by ...
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Did Krishna ever talk beyond the four caste system?

In this question, I am assuming the meaning of words caste, Varna, class stands for same. Don't consider tribes as same as caste. Consider the following talks by Krishna in Mahabharata From Udyoga ...
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Why Casteism is there in Hinduism? [duplicate]

If we the people are the actual reason for building our own castes then why do gods (krishna as kshatriya, parasurama as brahmana) take birth in particular castes?
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Physical presence of Krishna at multiple places at same time

The following slokas from Srimad Bhagavatam indirectly says that Krishna is present at multiple places at the same time SB 10.59.43: The Lord, performer of the inconceivable, constantly remained ...
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Does Arjuna ever ask Krishna to prove Himself?

In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna (or any of the others) doesn't ask for Krishna a proof of His supremacy/divinity/Godliness. He just assumes Krishna to be divine and correct. Is there a dialogue (chapter ...