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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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Lord Krishna's opinion on animal sacrifice

In Srimad Bhagwatam 11:21:29-30, Lord Krishna opposes animal sacrifice, Those who are sworn to sense gratification cannot understand the confidential conclusion of Vedic knowledge as explained by Me. ...
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What was Krishna's opinion on inter-caste marriage?

This is a specific question. Please do not quote Smriti Shastras. I want to know what Krishna said about inter-caste marriage in Bhagavad Gita. Was he in favour of it? Or did he criticize it?
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How do Gaudiya Vaishnavas justify their strict adherence to ahimsa, vegetarianism, etc. when Krishna himself didn't advocate these?

Gaudiya Vaishnavas claim that they follow the supreme Godhead Krishna. However, I have a few confusions. First, as we know from the Mahabharata, that Krishna never told Arjuna to chant his name all ...
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Does Lord Krishna indirectly say that Sudras are Dogs or its a misunderstanding of commentators?

A brāhmaṇa cannot in any circumstances become like a dog, accepting an ordinary master.(ŚB 11.17.47). Srila Prabhupada writes "Śva-vṛttyā, or “a dog’s profession,” refers to the śūdras, who ...
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Do we remain unconscious or conscious after death

While I was search about Hinduism on internet, I got to know 2 contradictory facts. One said that we get unconscious after death for 2 to 3 months as we become while sleeping, Other said that we ...
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Did the theft of Syamantaka happen before of after the Mahabharata war?

I am trying to ascertain the timeline of the stealing and recovery of Syamantaka and whether it happened before or after the Mahabharata war. Is this mentioned in any of the scriptures ?
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Do any scriptures other than the Bhagavatam say that Krishna washed Sudama's feet?

I read on the net that: The story of Sudama and Krishna has a great value in the Hindu world of legends. Not only just in the Bhagavata Purana or Srimad Bhagavatam, but there are also many books ...
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Did Yashoda participate in Rasa? [duplicate]

Is there any mention of Shri Yashoda participating in Rasa either in Mahabharata, Shrimadbhagavatham or Hari Vamsham or any authentic scriptures? Edit: This question is not a duplicate of this ...
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Scriptural basis for Sadhguru's claim that Yaśodā also became one of the gopīs?

https://isha.sadhguru.org/us/en/wisdom/article/krishna-women-in-his-life Yashodha’s relationship with Krishna grew in such a way that she also became one of the Gopis. She was also part of the Raas. ...
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Among Vishnu's avataras was Krishna the only one to demonstrate the power of Maya?

I think all the Gopis thought Krishna was with them, through his Maya. But the Rama Avatara seems to have been earnest and straightforward throughout. As Vishnu, he should have been able to deploy ...
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Did Siva come to Gokula to view the baby Krishna?

It is said that he wanted to see the beauty of the baby Krishna. For the 100 millionth time, the other question doesn't even remotely answer this question and has no direct citations from scripture ...
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Is there any mention of Lord Krishna in the Rāmāyaṇa?

In the Canto CXIX.: Glory To Vishnu of the Yuddha Kāṇḍa of the Valmikí Rāmāyaṇa, after Rāvaṇa has been defeated, all deities appear in the sky and eulogize Shri Rāma, as Lord Vishnu himself ...
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Does Gita 9.7 contradict the advaita vedanta's monism philosophy?

BG 9.7-8: At the end of one kalp, all living beings merge into My primordial material energy. At the beginning of the next creation, O son of Kunti, I manifest them again. Presiding over My material ...
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Union of heaven, earth and nether regions

While reading Mahabharata, I came across following verse over here That part where Bhagirathi-Ganga flows in a northward direction is known as the union of heaven, earth, and the nether regions. ...
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Who is the avatar of whom in between both Vishnu-Krishna and Lakshmi-Rukmani-Radha.?

It's gonna be a long question so please bear with me and read this question till the end. Its kind of common (though unnecessary and absurd) to have arguments between different sects like Shaivas, ...
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What happened to the Rakshasi who breastfed lord Krishna?

Video At 19:50 onwards So what happened to her in the video? Why did she die? [How can someone die when she is breastfeeding?]
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What's the story of Shri Krishna becoming Cuckoo bird to meet Lord Shani?

There's a temple in Uttar Pradesh named Shri Shani Mandir Kokilavan. The popular story behind it being: During the stay of Shri Krishna in the Gokula, Shani Deva was desperate to meet his ishta or ...
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Why are all the avatars of Vishnu born in North India?

Ayodhya, Indraprastha, Kailasha parvatha, all these religious birth places are mostly in the North. Why weren't none of the the avatars born in other parts of Bharathavarsh?
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Nyasam and the appearance of deity

While reading the Preface of Sharda-tilak tantra, the writer explained some general facts. He while stating the way to do the Nyasam writes: (I am translating) One has to use the Ring finger, middle ...
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What is the scriptural description of Shri Krshn's physical appearance?

How did He look like during His infancy, childhood, boyhood, youth and adulthood? Is there any mention of Him having an Ashtaratni body?
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Is Krishna-Kali (a combined form of Krishna and Kali, worshipped in West Bengal) male or female?

It is NOT like Ardhanarishvara, which shows the left-side being Shiva, and the right being Parvati. Instead, Krishna-Kali is just one form, resembling both Kali and Krishna, without any indication of ...
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Sri Krishna's Weighing

As the title goes, Sri Krishna Tulabharam, it's a movie made on the very act of Weighing by Scale of Lord Krishna. This story, as also heard by me in several Srimad Bhagvad Puran Katha, is generally ...
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Who are the different gods/ people in the cosmic from of Shri Krishna?

In this Image there are many heads with all different faces some I can identify like Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha. But others I can't. So who are they?
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Karna and Krishna's conversation about Karna's birth

Krishna discussed Karna's birth with him when leaving Hastinapura; all the followers were asked to go back to the city and only Karna continued on Krishna's chariot. Interestingly this conversation ...
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Did Chaitanya Mahaprabhu really chant the Hare Krishna maha mantra?

Recently, I was watching a video by an authentic Vaishnava guru named Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya (who has a YouTube channel called DharmaNation). He was doing a live Q&A session and touched ...
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Is this shloka in Brahma Vaivarta Purana?

“sri radha nama mantrena murcha sanmasiki bhavetnocarreta mata spastam parikshit hit krn munih“ Is this shloka in Brahma Vaivarta Puran, if YES, then please tell the shloka/addhyay?
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The ambiguous nature of swadharma in the Gita

In the Gita, Krishna says to Arjuna to fulfil his dharma of Kshatriya by fighting to establish dharma and order in the world. What would Krishna have told an soldier in Duryodhanas side, to disobey ...
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Is Ashwatthama no longer cursed?

I am aware that Ashwatthama was cursed by Lord Krishna that he will roam the forests till the end of Kaliyuga, with blood and puss oozing out of his injuries and he will cry for death but death will ...
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Who was Kubja? What was her relationship with Krishna? [duplicate]

In Srimad Bhagavata Purana and also in Brahma-Vaivarata Purana there is a story of Kubja, a dasi of Kamsa. Who was that in other scripture and what was her relationship with Bhagwaan Krishna? I have ...
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Classification of Brahman(ब्रह्मन्)

I was watching this program on TV and the person in there further classified the Ultimate Reality we call as Brahman / Par Brahman into three categories : Nirãkãr Brahman (निराकार ब्रह्मन्) Sãkãr ...
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Best book on Bhagavat Gita? [closed]

Which is the most accurate English version of the Bhagavat Gita?
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Did lord Krishna tell Arjuna that all the names (such as Rudra, Indra) refer to Krishna only?

I have found many people saying that all the names found in vedas and upanishads ( like Agni, Aditya, Rudra, Indra, etc.) refer to Krishna only; and Lord Krishna himself told this to Arjuna in the ...
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How does God undo destiny when one surrenders?

Whether it is the Gita or saints like Ramakrishna, Shirdi Sai Baba and Ramana Maharshi, surrender is described as the ultimate means of undoing or coping with destiny. My question is, how does God ...
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What are the eight fold paths in the Gita?

BG 4.28:Some offer their wealth as sacrifice, while others offer severe austerities as sacrifice. Some practice the eight-fold path of yogic practices, and yet others study the scriptures and ...
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What is the most probable date for Mahabharatha War? [duplicate]

Mahabharatha War is an event of tremendous religious and traditional significance to all Hindus and an important historical event in Indian and World history. To this day, the date of the event ...
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Are there mention of Zodiac signs in Mahabharata?

Are there mention of Zodiac signs in Mahabharata? If yes please cite the verses.
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Did Krishna help or teach Karna?

As Karna was very powerful and was also the son of Sun, did Krishna ever try to help or teach dharma to Karna? Did he try to make him a good person or protect him from evil thoughts?
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Can anyone with Rajo or Tamo Guna predominant be devotee of Sri Vishnu?

I have read about how we should develop Sattvic guna to be devotee of Sri Vishnu or His Avatars. But can anyone with rajasic or tamasic guna predominant be devotee of Sri Vishnu? If yes, I would love ...
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Did Krishna summon Brahmas from countless other universes to teach our Brahma a lesson about ego?

Once, Lord Brahma grew very conceited about his creation and started bragging about the various responsibilities he had. Lord Krishna, the Supreme One, smiled at this. A few moments later another ...
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who arrived first in satyug? [duplicate]

who arrived first in satyug ? Lord Ram or lord krishna According to this Lord krishna arrived first in satyug but Valmiki written ramayan before Ved Vyas- Mahabharat So here im confused
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is this mentioned in scriptures that lord kridhna's son shamva ji sailed eastwards and reached japan and lived there?

Some historians say that the Japanese people were a group of Indians following the story that the Shamva, the son of Lord Krishna sailed eastwards thousands of years ago from India to settle in the ...
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Did Bhagavaan Krshn engage in sexual intercourse with gopinis?

Attested images shows that, A) Krshn had sexual intercourse with the gopinis during the Raas Leela B) Krshn had sexual intercourse with Rukmini Who had just attained puberty and the rapture led to ...
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Why did Kamsa not kill Devaki or her husband and still make them stay in the same cell?

As per Puranas, when Kamsa knew his sister, Devaki’s son will kill him, why did he not kill Devaki or her husband; and why did he still make them live together in the same cell?
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What is the significance of the number of times Jarasandha attacked Mathura?

From the scriptures, we know that Jarasandha attacked Mathura 17 times and was defeated each time. Finally, on the 18th attack (along with Kalayavana), Lord Krishna moved the Yadavas to the island ...
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Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva in Brahma Vaivarta Purana?

Hare Krishna I have read somewhere verses from Brahma Vaivarta Purana in which Lord Krishna says to Lord Shiva like you are dearest one. What is exact verse and from which chapter of Brahma Vaivarta ...
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What is karma as described in the Upanishads and in Mahabharata?

To my understanding karma is what you get when you don't do dharma. I want to understand this with the example of Krishna, the very embodiment of dharma. What did he do to get such seemingly bad karma,...
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Krishna visiting Sudra's home or touching a Sudra

In Mahabharata, Pandavas used to visit Sudra's homes. It can be clarified from the following passage Vaisampayana said, 'Then all the citizens (of Varanavata) on hearing that the son of Pandu had ...
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How Bhagavad Gita benefits us?

Hare Krishna How Srimad Bhagavad Gita benefits us as described in Shastras, spiritually and in daily life? I know some scriptural reference, but I want to know detailed references from Puranas, ...
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Any scripture other than Chaitanya Charitamrita that confirms that He is verily Lord Sri Krishna? [duplicate]

hare krishna. I am new to ISKCON culture, but believe strongly that Lord Sri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I am yet to read any work of Srila Prabhupada completely. Since it is ...
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If sagotra mariages are prohibited, why did Krishna marry Satyabhama?

Krishna and Satyabhama ( Sathyabhama ) shared a common paternal ancestor, Anamitra.

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