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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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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 ...
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Those who do certain things will undergo the same

In Mahabharata, Krishna told a sentence with similar meaning Those who do the things in a particular context will have to face the same things on the same circumstances These lines may be the ...
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Conflicting idea about Karma in Bhagavad Gita?

In Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says that he is the reason why anything happens or why someone does something. Also, the mighty God says that, a person will get results according to his karmas(deeds). ...
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Where does the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Ghatikasatham Ammal discuss Radha?

Unlike the Gaudiya Vaishnava and Pushtimarga sects, the Sri Vaishnava does not place much emphasis on Krishna’s lover Radha. This is for multiple reasons. First of all, Sri Vaishnavas emphasize the ...
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How many son(s) and daughter(s) did Lord Krishna had? [duplicate]

I found a comment in following question Is it true that in the battle of Mahabharata, the Son of Lord Krishna fought from the Kaurava side? in that there is comment that is asking for ...
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why is 'Klim' beejakshara used in krishna mantra (even though it's goddess Shakti's mantra)?

I found it confusing to use a KLIM beejamantra in Krishna prayers even though it is for goddess Shakti and later after googling found out that Shakti and Krishna(Supreme GOD and source of all) are ...
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On what basis/definition/Minimum Parameters the Sikhism is considered as a separate religion than that of Hinduism?

Many scholars have stated that the Granth contains specific references to Hindu gods such as Rama and Krishna. Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Guru, declared: “Na koi hindu na koi mussalman" (No one is ...
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Does Krishna advocate the use of astrology?

I read the Gita many years ago, and most recently this HSE page. However, I was unable to find an answer. In any text, does Krishna advocate the use of astrology in a worshipers life?
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Why did Krishna and Rama even care about what others think about him? [closed]

Krishna proved his innocence In the following context Sons of Satwata. Bhoja princes of Mrittikávatí. Súrya the friend of Satrájit: appears to him in a bodily form: gives him the Syamantaka gem:...
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Why did Lord Krishna pick up the Govardhan Hill only with his little finger?

Lord Krishna pick up the Govardhana Hill and saved Vrindavan from the wrath of Indra deva, But the use of an only little finger there is any specific reason?
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Can anyone control Krishna?

Lord Krishna is self-reliant and believed to depend on no one. I came across the following statements: Krishna controls the whole universe and Radha controls Krishna with love. I heard from ...
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Does Bhagavad Gita state that “… Atmaa discards old bodies and assumes new bodies”? [duplicate]

While watching a famous hit Hindi movie Kudarat (1981), I came across a place where the protagonist states below in a court: "In Gita, the blessed lord has told that, how human throws away old ...
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Shri krushna's revelation of his real form

Shri Krushna had made many others understand "who is he" -- Shri Narayana himself. But after revealing it, he made them forget the revelation by using "Maya", the illusive power. The reason being ...
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Did Krishna stop time while preaching the Gita to Arjuna? [duplicate]

Did Krishna stop time? If he did, then sanjaya must have not been able to narrate to dritarashtra and hence we would have never known it. If he did not, how was so much preached — they would have been ...
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Why do Hindus say “Radhe Krishna”?

Why do Hindus say "Radhe Krishna"? Why "Radhe" is pronounced before Krishna? Is there any story? Please tell me the story.
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Why did Gandhari curse Sri Krishna? [duplicate]

I have heard that Gandhari cursed Sri Krishna .But I dont know why ,can anyone please explain. And I also want to know that whatever Sri Krishna was 100% correct then Why did she curse.
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Whether in mahabharat itself(not in purana), krishna is depicted as makhan chor(stealing butter)?

Whether in mahabharat, esp. BORI edition(though other edition may also do), krishna is depicted as makhan chor(stealing butter) ? Please do not give reference of any purana.
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Why Hindus worship Cow? [duplicate]

What is the story behind Hindus worship Cow? I want to know the story. Please tell me the story.
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How do we reconcile Rama vs. Ravana and Krishna/Arjuna vs. Karna scenarios?

Comparing the two scenarios: Secnario 1: Rama has destroyed all of Ravana's weapons, chariot etc..and has him completely unarmed. However Rama sends him back to come the next day stating that it is ...
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What was the previous life of lord Krishna? [duplicate]

I've heard little accounts of Shri Krishna's past life, such as - he was Shri Rama in his past life. I recently heard he could have been Lakshmana (Rama's brother), in the previous incarnation too. ...
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Does this Rigvedic Hymn hint at Goloka being the most Supreme Abode of Lord Vishnu?

I was reading a commentary on Goloka by Jiva Goswami and it led me to the Rig Veda Book 1, Hymn 154 which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and ends with an exhortation to reach his Supreme abode: 1 I ...
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In what manner, we are qualitatively one with God/Krishna?

According to achintya bheda abheda philosophy started by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, we the living entities are quality wise the same with God but are different quantity wise (i.e. those same Godly ...
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What is the ultimate destination for souls in Bhagavad Gita?

The English translation of Bhagavad Gita isn't quite perfect to what actually Krishna conveyed in Bhagavad Gita. When I read that, there Lord Krishna mentions the word, Paramatma, Parameshwar in so ...
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Is the Divine Body of Krishna beyond Nirguna and Saguna? [closed]

The phenomenal and celestial realms are filled with the constant ebb and flow of the gunas which are sattva, rajas and tamas. Is the Divine Body of Krishna made from gunas, or is he there in these ...
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What is the way to Liberation: direct communication with lord Krishna or the reading scriptures? [closed]

Which is it better the reading of the multitude of scriptures from different schools of Hindu thought whose aim is to show you the way to self realization, Moksha, Brahman, or direct communication ...
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Goloka and Nirguna Braman

Beyond the multitude of Universes and Celestial Realms is Goloka the supreme abode of Krishna. is it located before Nirguna Brahman or after Nirguna Brahman ?
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Why did Krishna punish Yudhishthira for lying after telling him to lie?

Drona was an exceptional fighter in the Mahabharata war and was unkillable on the battlefield. So to kill him, Krishna told the Pandavas to lie that Drona's son, Ashvattama, was killed, so that Drona ...
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Has Lord Krishna ever reincarnated or appeared in his ethereal body in this phenomenal world?

Since Krishna's death has he ever reincarnated or appeared in his ethereal body in this phenomenal world? Have there been any recorded sightings or visitations. I am not asking about other Vishnu ...
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Sources of Krishna's mantra

Please let me know all the sources of the below Krishna's Mantra. It looks like there are 2 or more sources of this mantra. One source that I know of is Gopala tapani Upanishad. So please provide all ...
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Are there any unhealthy situations for Pandavas or Krishna in Mahabaratha?

Are there any situations in Mahabaratha where either Krishna or any Pandava is/are affected with disease or faced unhealthy situation ? If there are no such instances, are there any slokas saying ...
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Is Lord Krishna from South of India since lot of Kshatriya Yadav families were from the South?

It is quite possible that Lord Krishna later must have gone to North and thence to Dwarka. Also his color was brown which might indicate a south Indian origin .
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Why was Mahabharat necessary when Shri Krishna could have killed all the Kauravas and their allies with Sudarsan charkra? [duplicate]

After 13 years of exile , when Pandavas returned back to ask for Indraprastha they were denied to have it and when Krishna went to Hastinapur and asked Duryodhan to reconcile his decision then why ...
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Can Vishnu's multiple avatars exist at the same time on earth?

I thought Vishnu takes an avatar to remove adharma from our planet yet two avatars of Vishnu can exist at the same time on earth? Why is there a need for two avatars at the same time? Parashu Rama and ...
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Krishna marrying sixteen thousand royal maidens

Consider the following slokas from Srimad Bhagavatam SB 10.59.32: Sukadeva Gosvami said: Thus entreated by Goddess Bhumi in words of humble devotion, the Supreme Lord bestowed fearlessness upon ...
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If Draupadi (of Mahabharata) was dark skinned why does Krishna call her a fair skinned woman?

"Vaisampayana continued, 'In that assembly of heroes Vasudeva then spake unto the weeping Draupadi as follows, 'O fair lady, the wives of those with whom thou art angry, shall weep even like thee, ...
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What happens to the Syamantaka Jewel(श्यामन्तक मणि) after Krishna leaves the material world? [duplicate]

The story about Syamantaka mani is well discribed in the Vishnu Purana and the Bhagavata. Is there anything mentioned in Puranas about what happens to the gem after Krishna leaves the material world ?...
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Difference between giving curse and taking revenge

There are several revenge stories in Mahabaratha such as between Drona and Drupada. Similarly there are many curse giving scenarios in Mahabaratha such as Krishna giving curse to Ashwatthama as well ...
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Was Dhrishtadyumna the rebirth of Ekalavya to take revenge on Dronacharya?

I heard in a video Ekalavya was killed by Lord Krishna and at that time Lord Krishna gave a boon. i e. rebirth as Dhrishtadyumna to take revenge on Dronacharya. Is that true?
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What is the punishment for abusing god? [duplicate]

If a person abuses God, what punishment the person has to undergo? Let us consider the following slokas from Geetha 1 2 O son of Kunti, even those devotees who faithfully worship other gods also ...
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Krishna and Ganesha activities

Is there any scripture in which Krishna and Ganesha are performing super-heroic activities together as duo ?
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Sri Ramanujacharya’s advice on why example of Kaliyan(the snake) should be emulated in preference to Kshatrabandhu’s

There is a story in which some devotees of the Lord approached Sri Ramanujacharya at Srirangam, to verify if Kshatrabandhu’s words addressed to the Lord were right. Kshatrabandhu’s words were that:- ...
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Is there any specific story that shows Arjun became egoist after Mahabharat war? [duplicate]

I have little background of a story in which Arjun became egoist after Mahabharat war and to make him realize Krishna did some maya/leela. It would be great if anyone could light on it.
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What scripture descibes the story of Goddess Kalikrishna?

According to this website, there is a place in Bengal where Goddess Kaali is worshiped as Lord Krishna and Her name is KaliKrishna. It says, once Radha was caught by Her husband when She was with Lord ...
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Did Krishna get defeat during his lifetime?

During his lifetime, does Lord Krishna got any defeat other than wars with Jarasandha?
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Did Sri Krishna show His universal form in Dhritarashtra's court?

Did Lord Krishna show His universal form to Duryodhana when he tried to captive Lord Krishna in Dhritarashtra's court? If yes, then how many people saw His Universal form in this episode?
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Why did Pundalika order Lord Krishna to stand on the stone?

I have heard the folk story about Pundalika. He was busy with doing some work and suddenly Lord Krishna came to his home. He ordered Lord Krishna to stand up on the stone. If this is true, then I ...
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The Oracle said that the eighth son of Devaki would kill Kansa, then why did he kill seven sons?

If only the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudev was to kill Kansa, why did Kansa kill the first seven sons?