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Krishna is considered Brahman by sects like Gaudiya Vaishnavism etc, while others consider Him as the eighth incarnation among ten principle incarnations (Sanskrit दशावतार, IAST daśāvatāra) of Lord Vishnu. Use this tag to the questions that are concerned anything with Krishna

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Timeline of Lord Krishna's departure from earth

The below graph shows that it has been over 108,000 years since the disappearance of Krishna from earth. However, it's generally described that Krishna was present until ~5000 years ago i.e., the ...
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chandra, bruhaspati and his wife Tara

I have read this story of chandra and Tara, wife of deva guru, bruhaspati. It is kind of hard to digest despite soma and bruhaspati considered as demi gods. What is this story trying to tell? Why did ...
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If lord krishna was vegetarian, why did he hunt animals and for what?

I'm no expert in my religion but have a lot of doubts. Some of them is lord Krishna hunting animals, use of Dholaks made from animal membrane in temples for Kirtans. Is that not hypocrisy
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Krishna's Marriage Age

Did Bhagavan Sri Krishna marry wives older than himself isn't that against the Dharmashastras or is this simply a liberal's myth?
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What are the most important mantras/hymn, stotrams and chants for Ram and Krishna?

My parents tell me that Nama Ramayanam (Shuddha-Bramha) is by far the most important hymn for pleasing and worshipping Sri Ram. What are some other hymns, mantras and stotrams dedicated to Shri Ram ...
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Who is Vasudev Krishna and who is Yashodanandan Krishna?

I have heard many Acharyas and saints mentioning Vasudev Krishna and Yashodanandan Krishna to be different. Is there any scriptural reference to it? If yes, what is the difference between the two? Who ...
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How to donate Flag in dwaraka

Like puri Jagannath temple, How to donate flag in dwaraka. What colour is specified. Please some one clarify
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Did Arjun ask Krishna to become his charioteer?

Did Arjun asked Krishna to become his charioteer ? Or Did Krishna become the saarthi (charioteer) himself ?
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Who is Supreme Brahman?

In many Upanishad's such as the Skanda, Ganapati and Ganesha Upanishads, the principle deities of that Upanishad are proclaimed as the supreme Supreme Brahman but how can more than one deity be the ...
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Can bad things happen to a devotee of god?

If a person is a complete bhakt of god: he always remembers god, always thinks about god in any situation. Can bad things happen to such a person? (Obviously due to bad karma committed by him in the ...
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Where can I find the original bhaagwat text of gopi vastra haran by Krishna incident?

I am looking for the original text with hindi or english translation of Krishna stealing gopis clothes while they were bathing in a river naked. I have heard that it is written in the original text ...
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What is the meaning of this Krishna mantra? [duplicate]

What is the meaning of this Krishna mantra - कृष्णाय वासुदेवाय हरये परमात्मने। प्रणत क्लेशनाशाय गोविन्दाय नमो नम:
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If Ayodhya Ram temple is so dear to Hindus, why don't we see lord Krishna ever visiting ayodhya/talk about his last avtar ? (500 years dream of hindus [duplicate]

Heard that avatars concept is fabricated at the time of Buddhism.
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Why are shaivas so rude to Vishnu? [closed]

I see so many toxic shaivas blame EVERYTHING on ISKCON, even tho very little of us are iskcon and most are Sri Vaishnavas. Shiva worships and loves Vishnu and vice versa. If we as a religion can’t ...
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Do Gods have to take on an avatar form or can they materialize as themselves?

This section may be skipped, but this is essentially just a background to my question. I know basically nothing about Hinduism but I am curious about learning about it. My only experience with ...
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How did Arjun conquer sleep ( acquire name gudakesha)and how one can conquer that?

How did Arjuna overcome his sleep cycle and acquire the title -" conqueror of sleep" . What were the process he followed and is it possible to do in this era('kalyug').And if possible then ...
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Sankalpa of naam japa

What are the rules for Sankalpa of naam japa? If someone is chanting 108 or 1008 storam of a deity. How to decide the following: number of days to continue. number of times per day. Day to start ...
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Did Barbarik see that in both sides only Krishna was present and all people fighting were Krishna only?

Is it true that when Barbarik was asked what he saw in the Mahabharat war, he replied that in both sides every person was Krishna himself and the only person who was fighting was Krishna. Is such a ...
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Age old divine confusion: Shiva or Krishna?

My spiritual journey: I was not a firm believer for the better part of my life. The lure of science (especially physics (my career) and the theory of evolution) led me to stray off of my somewhat ...
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What is the method of going into the Sharan of Krishna?

Bhagwan Krishna in Bhagwad Gita (18:66) says to go into his Sharan ? I want to know what is the method for it ?
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How Do Advaitins interpret Scriptural statements where the Impersonal aspect of Brahman is Subordinated to the Personal?

In the Scripture texts, One can at times Comes Across Verses Where The Formless Nirguna Brahman is subordinated to the Personal Form of Lord Krishna, where the personal form is either stated as the ...
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Chanting of Maha Mantra

Hare Krishna, Do we need to chant it like Hare "Krishnaa" or Hare "Krishn" . In japa it is Hare "Krishn" but in Keerthan it is Hare "Krishnaa". Please guide (...
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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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Alternative to mantras

Chanting mantras without initiation is not fruitful. I found few references: Sin of chanting mantras without initiation. Mantras without initiation not possible. I read shiv puran(English ...
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correct verse and its reference - govinda prekṣaṇā kṣepi vāspa pūrā vivarṣinam ucce anindadānanda maravinda vilocanā

I think I might have incorrectly listened to this verse from a lecture and wanted to know what's the correct verse for it: govinda prekṣaṇā kṣepi vāspa pūrā vivarṣinam ucce anindadānanda maravinda ...
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Dasam Granth being offensive on Hindu Gods

I came across a post about Dasam Granth saying the following: I do not seek the blessings of Ganesh, I do not worship Krishna or Vishnu. I do not recognize them. I am engrossed in the loving devotion ...
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As per Upanishads, do people who attain Brahman also acquire its properties like omniscience and omnipotence?

I was reading S. Radhakrishnan's Indian Philosophy, and there, in the chapter 'Philosophy of Upanishads' he says that when a person attains Brahman, that is, it merges with Brahman, that person then ...
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mindful action is related to the naive notion of morality and ethics

In the verses up to Verse 2:35, Krishna talks about Atman being inde-structible and seems to be telling Arjuna that, “Go ahead and kill these guys. It is f i ne because you can’t kill the Atman and ...
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Question about karmyog(need guidance)

I want to ask few things how to sacrifice all my karma to shri hari? Is it a mental state , if yes please describe? if problems arises I get a bit tense and anxious , so is being a little anxious and ...
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Was Mahabharata entirely just and fair?

I have some queries regarding the Mahabharata epic. Though I have not read the Mahabharata epic , I have heard it from my grandparents and watched The Mahabharata by B R Chopra. 1.Was Kunti a just ...
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Incessant mind chatter and narcissistic parents

This really is a personal question but It needs a spiritual angle so that I could be set free from this endless cycle. My parents are not proud enough of me no matter what I accomplish and what I ...
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Why are Hindu texts like Mahabharata so focused on race, lineage and varna?

I was reading Mahabharata, the abridged version from C Rajagopalachari ji. I liked the literature aspect of it and some of the advices there. But one thing that bothered me was the hyperfocus of the ...
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If reincarnation is false, doesn't that make the whole argument of Bhagavad Gita invalid?

The way I understand Gita is that Krishna is basically telling Arjuna throughout the scripture to fight because it is futile to think about the dead and alive because we are all gonna be born again ...
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Various roopas of gopalakrishna

Can anyone explain various roopas of gopalakrishna and how they differ from each other like santhana gopalakrishna, navaneetha gopalajrishna etc.
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where is this shloka from: uccenninda ānaṅda maraviṃda vilocanaḥ?

Trying to identify the source of this shloka uccenninda ānaṅda maraviṃda vilocanaḥ उच्चेंनिंद आनंद मरविंद विलोचनः उच्चेन्निन्द (uccenninda): High praise आनंद (ānaṅda): Joy, bliss मरविंद (maraviṃda): ...
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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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Does Krishna give material success to his devotee?

Aim of our life is getting Moksha. But sometimes getting material success is also needed (भूखे भजन न होय गोपाला i.e. How can one do bhakti of Krishna with a empty stomach ?) So, does Krishna give ...
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Is Vishnu avatar of Krishna or krishna avatar of vishnu?

You know in general perspective it was always vishnu taking avatar as Krishna but if you go in depth and listen to the devotees of iskon they seem to say the reverse infact they even go a step ahead ...
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What are the instances in Hindu mythology where Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva are said to have met?

What are the instances in Hindu mythology where Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva are said to have met? I came across these bhajans which mention meetings between Bhole Bhandaari (Lord Shiva) and Braj Ki ...
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Karna Armor and earings

If karna Armour and earings was indestructible and impenetrable according to the lord Surya so how warriors like duropad ,chitrsen ,arjuna arrows penetrate his armour
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On the nature of Sri Krishna

If sri Krishna is beyond material existence then how or why did he leave behind his body after his death is there a story behind this ?
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Stotra and mantra reciting positions: sitting at one place or otherwise?

I have had this doubt for ages about the best way to get the benefits of the stotras and the mantras that we recite. But is it necessary to sit down at a place and recite them both or can we do our ...
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Does Vishnu care only about his devotees?

I had read somewhere that Vishnu is not concerned about anyone or suffering of anyone as everyone gets the fruits of their Karma only. But He is concerned only for his Bhakts, is involved in their ...
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Can a person do only Bhakti in his life ? Or Is engaging in wordly activities also necessary?

Gita is the ultimate book to know how should one live his life. Gita focuses on Karma Yoga and in Gita Krishna asks Arjun to engage in war i.e. Krishna didn't tell Arjun to do only Bhakti of him. I am ...
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Which Cow should be donated to brahmana? Cow with calf or Any single healthy Cow?

Namaste, If someone wishes to buy a cow and donate to a Brahmana, Is it necessary that at present that cow should be in the milking stage or is it okay to donate a healthy cow which will get pregnant ...
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If Yamuna gave way to Lord Krishna, then why didn't the Ocean (Varuna) do the same for Rama?

If Yamuna gave way to Lord Krishna, then why didn't the Ocean (Varuna) do the same for Rama? Two possible reasons I could think of are that The Ocean affects the earth's wind cycle Splitting the ...
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King Nriga's curse cure by Krishna

Valmiki Ramayana Uttarakhanda describes the curse of the king Nriga by two Rishis. It says You become a lizard and remain invisible to all beings; in that state you shalt pass hundreds and thousands ...
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If we carry our karma to our next life, does it mean people who are poor/sad/disabled deserve such a life? And isn't helping them a sin too?

I have heard a lot in hinduism about our karma passing on to our next life. If I am a horrible person this life and living a great life, the next one is going to be miserable. By that logic, people ...
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Bhagvad gita 18 :66 , is surrender to krishna possible without leaving duties

BG 18.66: Abandon all varieties of dharmas and simply surrender unto Me alone. I shall liberate you from all sinful reactions; do not fear. Now, everyone can't leave all duties but wants liberation ...
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Are puranas, radha rani and sai baba fictional or real? [closed]

arya samaj says that puranas are manipulated after bhakti moment in 12th century. And many serials use sources from purans to write their imaginary stories. -Historical manipulation in purans ? -Was ...
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