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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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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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Is worshipping Vishnu and Rama as Ishta allowed in ISKCON?

As we know,ISKCON is a Gaudiya Vaishnava organization. Gaudiya is a Krishna centric Vaishnava sect. So their Ishta is Krishna. For those who don't know, ishta is one's preferred form of God. Though ...
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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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problems arising out of different[two] Hindu birth dates from official date of birth [closed]

I am an unmarried HINDU AS WELL AS INDIAN. MALE PERSON. my original date of birth is 05011955 is in effect. But somehow my date of birth is changed to 13011955. My question is that if I take a try to ...
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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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Are there any comments in the mahabarata or the upanishades on whether Krishna fulfilled the prophecy that he would restore dharma?

EDIT :I i only accept answers based purely on mahabharata or uphanishades. This is in no way opinion based, I am looking for an unbiased answer. Does Krishna himself comment on how he feels about this?...
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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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Was Karna's soul possessed by Narakasura?

I am reading some sections of mahabharata Over here. I am surprised to know certain passages, indicates that , Karna is actually incarnation of Narakasura . It is pretty well known that , Karna 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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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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Which scriptures discuss purusha avatars?

This article lists 6 categories of avatars one of them being Purusha Avatar: Purusha avataras Lila avataras Guna avataras Manvantara avataras Yuga avataras Shaktyavesha avataras ...
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Did Krishna fail in his quest to restore dharma to the world? [closed]

Kali yuga was on the door anyway, and even the time before wasn't marked by righteouusness with the catastrophe of the war and the destruction of yandavas just to name a few.
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Did Krishna say Karna was the stronger than him and Arjuna?

I heard a story about Barbareek, a warrior from the south that could kill both sides of the Kurukshetra war with 2 arrows. In the story Krishna realising he is too great of a warrior tricks him into ...
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Where can I find Mahabharata stories about Krishna?

Stories about his training, the wrestling, the mental training, how he went and killed his maternal uncle Kamsa, the Kurkurestra war, etc.
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There are different mantras for worshipping Lord Vishnu for different yugas. What are the meanings of them?

There are different mantras to chant Lord Vishnu's name in different Yugas. This names are known as tārakabrahma names. The mantra for Satya Yuga is- nārāya়ṇa parābedā nārāya়ṇa parākṣarāḥ। ...
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When did Dvivida the ape try to kidnap Krishna?

As I discuss in this question, the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata describes how Krishna goes to Duryodhana on behalf of the Pandavas in order to try to negotiate peace and avert the Mahabharata war. ...
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Importance of Kleem bija mantra in Kali Kula and Vaishnava Sect

Any acharyas here, please elaborate the Importance of Kleem bija mantra in Kali Kula and Vaishnava Sect. There are many Gopala mantras with "Kleem" beeja involved. At the sametime, ...
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Radha staying in Dwaraka

Till now, I thought that Radha generally live in Barsana and she never live in Dwaraka. But, the following statements clarify that Radha lived in Dwaraka also. After thus performing a rasa dance at ...
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Is Khubja a wife of lord Krishna?

Consider the following story about Kubja(Trivakra), whose previous life is Surpanakha, from the scripture Garga Samhita. Shri Bahulashva said: What severe austerities did the maidservant Kubja ...
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How could Lord Krishna kill Bhishma even if he wanted to?

There is an incident in Mahabharata when Bhishma was destroying the Pandava army furiously and Arjuna was still not fighting with high spirits. At that time, Krishna became furious with Arjuna and he ...
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Why does Krishna accept Gandhari's curse?

Krishna was not responsible for the death of the Kauravas. Why does Krishna accept Gandhari's curse?
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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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Why didn't Krishna kill only the Kauravas instead of allowing the death of many innocent people?

If Krishna was ready to break all rules and promises why didn't he just kill only Kauravas? He was ready to fight against Bhishma and was ready to break promise by lifting a wheel. But why didn't he ...
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Age differences between Lord Rama & Lakshman, Balram & Lord Krishna

What were the Age differences between Lord Rama & Lakshman according to Valmiki-Ramayana, Balram & Lord Krishna according to Vyas-Mahabharata? I mean age difference between Elder brother Lord ...
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Why Lord Krishna justified the abducting of a women forcefully?

Why Lord Krishna justified abducting a women? "Vasudeva answered, 'O bull amongst men, self-choice hath been ordained for the marriage of Kshatriyas. But that is doubtful (in its consequences), O ...
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Which scripture suggests and instructs that God needs to be praised? [duplicate]

I am interested to find out where the practice of praising God emanated from? As far as I know there is no where in the Bhagavad Gita that Lord Krishna explicitly says He should be praised. What is ...
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why we can not control our mind even chanting the hare -krishna mantra or any other highly recommended mantra by spiritual guru?

when u sexual desire/lust maya attack you , u cannot control the sexual desire/lust even chanting mantra like hare krishna maha mantra or gayatari mantra etc why we can not control our mind even ...
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Are there any stories of what Lord Krishna did after the Mahabharata till his departure from the world?

There are a lot of stories and anecdotes about Lord Krishna right from his birth till the part he played in Mahabharata and the curse of Gandhari. Then there is nothing till his death, a period of 36 ...
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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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Are Srimad Bhagvatam and Srimad Bhagvad Mahapurana the same?

I have seen two books — Srimad Bhagvatam by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedant Swami Prabhupada and another named Srimad Bhagvad Mahapurana by Maharishi Vyasadeva. Are these two the same? I saw that the content ...
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Why did Sri Krishna say he is Indra among Devatas?

Sri Krishna, while equating himself with greatest among all living beings and non-living things among various sects, says in Bhagavad Gita as follows: आदित्यानामहं विष्णुर्ज्योतिषां रविरंशुमान्। मरी...
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Are all incarnations of Vishnu born at moonrise?

In Vedic astrology, the sidereal zodaic, the band of stars surrounding the Sun's apparent path in the sky, is divided into 12 equal Rashis or zodiac signs. A person's Janma Rashi is the zodiac sign ...
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Confusion with duty ethics as instructed by Lord Krishna

I am very much confused by the karma rule, it is said that "If you are doing your duty, you won't get any sin", but how can a terrorist, a smuggler, a rapist doing all negative activities, ...
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Did people in Krishna's time know that he was God?

Background 1 Sri Aandal in Kali yuga wanted to emulate Krishna Bhakthi which Gopika women had enjoyed in his presence.She was inspired and chose the practice of pavai nombu or vratha followed by ...
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Did Parashurama ever meet Lord Krishna?

The widely held belief is that it was Parashurama who gave sudarshana chakra to Lord Krishna. However as seen in this answer it was not the case. So my question is did the two ever meet given that ...
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Significance of Krishna's relationship to Radha [duplicate]

What does Krishna -Radha Prem signify? It is not that of wife-husband, as Rukmini, Satyabhama and Jambavanti were legal wives of Krishna. If it signifies Ras bhakti, then why only Radha is seen to be ...
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Why did Arjuna forget the Bhagavad Gita?

In the Mahabharata, it's mentioned that Arjuna forgot the Bhagavad Gita which was once heard in the war field from Lord Krishna. Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest messages or advices from Lord ...
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Why does Periyalwar say that Krishna was born in Thirukottiyur rather than Mathura?

The Alwars (also spelled Azhwars) are a group of 12 ancient Vaishnava saints who lived in Tamil Nadu and are famous for their devotional poetry in praise of Vishnu. The collection of their 4000 poems, ...
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Possible contradiction between Gita and Vedas regarding rituals?

There seems to be possible contradiction between Gita and Vedas regarding rituals. Gita is supposed to be a condensed, easy to understand summary of the teachings of the Vedas. In the Vedas, there are ...
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Who are Pandavas [duplicate]

This question was asked by many political speakers in TN, just writing it here, if one could answer. None of the Kuntis sons are born for Pandu. Karna born to Sun, Yudishtra born to Dharm, and so on. ...
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It is said that Krishna fulfilled Kubja's physical desires, in other words, they had sex, is that true? If yes, is there any vedic reference to it?

Disclaimer - I am not using word sex in any derogatory manner to insult the Lord. For me sex is very natural phenomenon There is a story about Kubja that she wanted to go physical with Krishna and ...
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Is Vaikuntha a physical realm in altogether a different dimension where Sriman Narayana exist,or is it a myth? [duplicate]

There have been references about divine abodes of vaikuntha in Vishnu puran and Bhgavadam,does vaikuntha really exixts at first place ,if so what will be the day to day activities of vaikuntha vaasis ?...
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Story of Shvetaketu, Krishna's friend

In an old book on The Harivamsa Purana, I had read that Shvetaketu and Uddhava fought against each other for Shaibya. Both wanted to marry her, who then married Lord Krishna. They were Brahamana-...
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Did Rama have multiple wives?

I strongly believed that Rama has a single wife, Sita. But I know that Krishna has multiple wives. But this blog says that Rama has multiple wives and it's told in Valmiki Ramayana. Is it true? Did ...
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What is the story of Kubera's sons?

While scrolling through the Wikipedia page of Lord Kubera, I saw that it was written Kubera's son's wife was Rambha who was raped by Ravana. So, what is this story? Also, His sons were cursed into two ...
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Was verse 3.7.2 of Brihadaranyaka upanishad, a forerunner to Sri Krishna's statement in BG?

The verse 3.7.2 of Brihadaranyaka upanishad says : He said, 'Vayu, O Gautama, is that Sutra. Through this Sutra or Vayu this and the next life and all beings are held together. Therefore, O ...
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How to start reading Bhagavad Gita?

I always wanted to read Bhagavad Gita but didn't get time. Recently one of my friend suggested to read it. I have the following questions: Can anybody suggest me how to get started with Bhagavad ...
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What is the source of Gita Jayanti date?

Gita Jayanti is the birthday of Bhagavad Gita, the sacred text of Hindus. It's celebrated on the Shukla Ekadashi, 11th day of waxing moon of Margashirsha month of the Hindu calendar. Where is the ...
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Hanuman and Krishna ever met with each other

We know that Hanuman is a great devotee and follower of Lord Rama in Treta Yuga. But my doubt is, did he meet Krishna? Is it explicitly mentioned anywhere in Vyasa's Mahabharat or some other Hindu ...

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