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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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There is this popular bhajan which has again became quite popular recently. It starts with श्यामा आन बसों वृंदावन में मेरी उमर बीत गई गोकुल में Who is the author of this Bhajan? What does the bhajan ...
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What is the frequency and impact of Amavasya on Chaturdasi day?

Consider the following excerpt from the Mahabharatha, which discuss possible implications of the astrological phenomenon "Beholding these signs that indicated the perverse course of Time, and ...
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Qualities Comparision of Rama VS Ravana, Krishna VS Kamsa?

I want, list and comparision; of qualities and characteristics between Rama VS Ravana , Krishna VS Kamsa (backed-referenced) from Scripture Verses comparision among of those qualities can we derive ...
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What's the significance of the two 'Mool-Dwarkas' (in the Kodinar district, and in the Visavada) ? Which one is significant for Krishna devotees?

There are two 'Mool Dwarkas'. One in the Kodinar district and another one in the Visavada. What is the significance of both? Which one is significant for Krishna devotees? Planning to visit Somnath ...
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Why Hindu is not connected to other hindu but Every Hindu is connected with Lord Kirshna?

People claim that only Hindu stand against the Hindu and the hindus are always connected to Lord Krishna but not with each other. They are never together but they all are one united with God Krishna ...
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Krishna as Dwarkanath, scriptural references?

I am searching any scriptural references, even mantras, sutras, stotram etc., regarding Krishna as Dwarkanath.
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Is Asura Krishna mentioned in the Rigveda the same as Lord Sri Krishna?

I saw this particular verses from the Rigveda which says that an Asura named "Krishna" had a great enmity with Indra. I want to confirm that is this the same Sri Krishna or is it someone ...
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Krishna's time with gopis and Bhagavad Gita verses 3.21-23

Even though I am a great devotee of Sri Krishna,It has always been troublesome for me to understand Rasa Lila and Sri Krishna's relation with Gopikas. Some were even married. Sukhadeva's explaination ...
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Meaning of a dream

What does it mean to see the following things in dream? There is a temple of lord Krishna a priest is praying there, suddenly the priest turns into lord krishna many devotees come they also turn in ...
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kabir was lover of lord Ram, and this is established fact why then now this upstart by Rampal call kabir as god

as by popular belief kabir was devoted to lord Ram. what has made into people believe that kabir is god
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What is the story of Krishna as DWARAKANATH?

What is the story behind DWARAKANATH ? Is that a particular form of Krishna or just a different representation?
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Source of saying: नित्यं एकमनस्कौ तौ (Nithyam Ekamanaskou tou)

In this video, a Swamiji belonging to Shri Madhwacharya order of Sannyasis, say that Lord Krishna and Bhima had the same mindset and same opinons. He says in Sanskrit, नित्यं एकमनस्कौ तौ They both ...
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mathura Krushna janmbhumi mandir references

mathura Krushna janmbhumi mandir references plz provident me the krushna mandir in mathura was half destroyed by outsiders. Can i get some reference from shastras about the ancients temple and place ...
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Is Arjun incarnation of Shiva ? Is this written anywhere explicitly?

There are too many things that indicates Arjuna is the avtara of shiva. Like - Krishna and Arjun are friends , Vishnu and Shiva are also friends. Arjun marries Subhadra , sister of Krishna . ...
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Why does Krishna say he is the Ganga among rivers, when, as Parabrahman, he is ALL rivers? [duplicate]

https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/10/verse/31 पवन: पवतामस्मि राम: शस्त्रभृतामहम् | झषाणां मकरश्चास्मि स्रोतसामस्मि जाह्नवी || 31|| BG 10.31: Amongst purifiers, I am the wind, and amongst ...
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The impact of Shirdi Sai on Hinduism

I wanted to discuss Shirdi Sai because of his influence on Hindus. He is claimed by some to be an incarnation of Shiva, by some to be incarnation of Dattatreya, and by some a God in his own right. ...
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How does Krishna clarify the ambiguity Arjuna perceived in Bhagavad Gita chapter 3 verses 1-2?

https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/3/verse/1-2 अर्जुन उवाच | ज्यायसी चेत्कर्मणस्ते मता बुद्धिर्जनार्दन | तत्किं कर्मणि घोरे मां नियोजयसि केशव || 1|| व्यामिश्रेणेव वाक्येन बुद्धिं मोहयसीव मे | ...
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Why does Krishna say worshipers of other deities do not reach him, although they are also only worshiping him indirectly?

https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/9/verse/23 येऽप्यन्यदेवता भक्ता यजन्ते श्रद्धयान्विता: | तेऽपि मामेव कौन्तेय यजन्त्यविधिपूर्वकम् || 23|| BG 9.23: O son of Kunti, even those devotees who ...
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Why does God stress both on Sansar and Moksha

In Vishnu stuti It is said to pray Sridhara before meeting one's dear in the line and says one who repeats all of his names attains Vaikuntha that is moksha Sridhara priya Sangame which shows Being ...
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Favourite colour of Vishnu

I am planning to buy a Rose plant, I would love to know Maha Vishnu's favourite colour (Probably Krishna's and Narasimha's, as they are my ishta and kula devas), I would love to buy the rose colour ...
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If a parent has one and only child, will he not be able to learn to play the flute?

My father said, "If mom and dad have only one child, then that child will not be able to learn to play the flute." I asked, "Who told you that ?" He said it was forbidden in ...
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Was Krsna ever wrong?

Was Krsna ever wrong? Can you give examples? I have not tried anything else to solve my problem. Why is that a problem? I am here to solve my problem. That is my question and I don’t have anything ...
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Why did not demons think of burning only prahlad (without holika) on fire?

I am watching Shri Krishna, story of holika and prahlad, Is the story true? Why did holika with prahlad on fire? I cannot believe that Demons were that dumb, that they did not think of burning only ...
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a devotional sentence that uses all letters [closed]

There are a few common sentences used to practice keyboard skills, like The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog or The five boxing wizards jump quickly I wonder if there would be a similar ...
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The source of the saying Smruthi changes with time?

I have heard this so many times by the word of mouth and read it many times, from sources I can't remember, that Shruthi remains constant but Smruthi changes with time. What is the source of this? ...
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Where this statement "I know how to control the universe" Mentioned in Bhagvad Gita?

In which Slok of Bhagvad Gita , Supreame Lord Krishna said that "I know how to control the universe?" . I suspected that he said something different from that but not exactly that Statement ...
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When the soul does Dharma or Karma, does the intellect rise or the consciousness level?

It is given that the soul is ever still, non moving, constant and the same eternal every time. SO when the soul does dharma or karmas to uplift consciousness, does the human intellect rise or the ...
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On the nature of Krishna

I want to know whether Lord Krishna was a realized person but at birth born like us normal creatures (because he says many times that=he was aware of the divine nature of the soul and his previous ...
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Does Gauḍīya-vaiṣṇavas believe that Prahlāda and Dhruva were devoted specifically to "Kṛṣṇa" & not "Viṣṇu"?

Both Dhruva and Prahlāda are cited as the two foremost examples of devotion, specifically within the Vaiṣṇava tradition. Mostly portrayed as having unflinching devotion to god Viṣṇu in his popular '...
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Was Sri Krishna actually “unable” to repeat the Gita,what’s the Vaishnav/Shaiva stance on this? [duplicate]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=90RFARD8Rfk&list=PLoKnMdfD1SWLFMIDJojhUTHHIuEQ9esAT&index=14 2:24-2:43 Above is the basis of my question.If this is actually true,then does it mean Sri Krishna ...
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What is meant by "Doing work without thinking about the Fruit of activity"?

After reading Bhagvad Geeta, one common thing which I learned is "Doing work without thinking of Fruit of your activity". But it is really difficult to understand the meaning of it because ...
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What is relationship between Krishna and Shiva so they worship each other? [duplicate]

How Krishna and Shiva are related to each other so they worship each other? Are they same?
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Whose Vishwaroop did Arjuna actually see?

It is common knowledge/understanding that Lord Krishna showed the Vishwaroopa to Arjuna on his request. A video (1:23-1:59) says that it is Lord Shiva who showed the Vishwaroop. What is the actual ...
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Where exactly is the Bhagavad Geeta quote that the "ultimate aim of life is to attain moksha" found?

I regularly watch the Bhagavad Geeta on CD, there, Lord Krishna says that the ultimate goal of human life is to attain Moksha, but man is trapped in temptations, attachment, greed and that's why he ...
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How did Arjuna know that Krishna would submerge Dwarka in the ocean before it happened?

https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m03/m03012.htm The relatives of the Pandavas visited them after they were banished. Vaisampayana said, 'Hearing that the Pandavas had been banished, the Bhojas, the ...
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What's the significance of the title 'Śrīla (श्रील)' generally used by Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas?

One may generally observe, that almost all the ācāryas from the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava lineage (especially the ISCKON) use this term - "Śrīla", as a title, for their ācāryas, and even for ...
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What authentic information is available on 'Shri Kripalu Maharaj (श्री कृपालु महाराज)'?

Kripalu Maharaj, formally known as Jagadguru ShrīKripālu Jī Mahārāj was a Bhakti Yoga spiritual leader with sole focus on Kṛṣṇa Bhakti. On the Wikipedia, following sweeping claims have been made about ...
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How is it possible to remember Krishna at the time of death?

Since it is quite well known that those who remember Krishna at the last moment preceeding death get Moksha.( Gita 8:5 and Gita 8:6) But people are generally unconscious at the time of death , then ...
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For getting Moksha , Whom should we be devoted to - Krishna or Shiva? [duplicate]

Some people say that for getting Moksha , we should be devoted to Krishna . Others say that Shiva is the God of Moksha and we should be devoted to him for Moksha. Most hardcore ascetic sects like - ...
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Interpretation of Rigveda verse 1.164.31 according to Advaita Vedanta

While looking up for verses on the Rigveda Samhita, I stumbled upon the verse 1.164.31 on a blog which says this: अप॑श्यं गो॒पामनि॑पद्यमान॒मा च॒ परा॑ च प॒थिभि॒श्चर॑न्तम् । स स॒ध्रीची॒: स विषू॑ची॒र्वसा...
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What are the hundred mistakes of shishupal in Mahabharata?

In Mahabharata what were the hundred mistakes of shishupal ?
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Is Arjun, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Some people claim that Arjun is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. But is it true?
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What is brukta rahita taraka raja yoga

I have come to know about it a few days ago. But I’m kinda surprised that we haven’t heard anything about that philosophy in any scriptures. Do any scriptures mention details of shambhala or brukta ...
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What was irreligious in the marriage between Krishna's grandson and Rukmi's grand daughter?

Please see the attached verses from Bhagvatam Carumati was Krishna's daughter who married Krtavarma's son. Her son Aniruddha married Rocana. Rocana was Rukmavati and Pradyumna's daughter and Rukmi's ...
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How to understand the words of Prabhupāda about the custom of bathing in rivers by girls and women?

Consider the following comment by Prabhupāda on the custom of bathing in rivers by girls and women. Śrīla Prabhupāda comments as follows: “It is an old system among Indian girls and women that when ...
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Does enlightenment (moksha) imply the dissolution of "bad" karma?

For example, Krishna was definarely a liberated being at the very least, and even in his own teaching to Aryuna he said that one who reaches that state crosses over to the side beyond sin, ad misdeads....
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What kind of mantras and spiritual rites did Krishna do?

Did Krishna do offerings and meditations on Shiva, I know he did extensive deep meditations, were there any specific teqnuques or rituals he used, during the mahabharata or as described in puranas.
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Historical Origin of Deities

Current Hinduism knows several deities as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Krishna, ... , each having a meaning in the same religious/philosophical context. According to source research, have all these deities ...
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How is “Om” best name and whom does it represent?

In story of Ajamil, I found out that chanting the name of god destroys the sins. He said “Narayana” when he was dying. In Stayarth Prakash , it is written that “Om” is the best name of god. But it ...
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Who's devi Koutavi who shielded Banasura from Krishna?

Koutavi (also identified as Vijaya) in Harivamsa tries to shield Banasura from Shri Krishna by standing before the Lord. She even sheds her clothes and stands naked in front of Krishna, pleading for ...
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