Questions tagged [krishna]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3 votes
2 answers
71 views

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 ...
-3 votes
1 answer
221 views

Why are shaivas so rude to Vishnu. Why can’t they admit both are one and worship eachother? [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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
81 views

Gomukhi mala bag attachment to Sakshi Mala

How does one attach Gomukhi Mala bag, and a Sakshi Mala?
0 votes
0 answers
46 views

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 ...
1 vote
4 answers
203 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
41 views

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 ...
2 votes
2 answers
159 views

What is meant Bhagvad Gita 7.23?Isn't god one?

"Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My ...
0 votes
1 answer
28 views

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 ...
0 votes
0 answers
10 views

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 ?
0 votes
1 answer
45 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
31 views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
57 views

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 (...
1 vote
1 answer
119 views

Why do Gaudiyas believe that Krishna and Gopis are eternal teenagers?

I have heard that Gaudiyas believe that Krishna is eternally 15 years old and that Lalita is eternally 14 years old. Why do they believe this? Is this stated in scripture?
0 votes
1 answer
175 views

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 | ...
4 votes
1 answer
208 views

Varna of Nandagopa and Maa Yashoda?

Gopala bhatta goswami in his sat kriya sandarba mentions the 11 jatis of shudra varna (pic below) While Swami karpatri had said that they're Vaishyas (like other gowala-s) So were Nandagopa, Maa ...
6 votes
1 answer
227 views

Meaning of celibacy in reference to Garuda Puran

Having undertaken the incarnation of Koumara and lived in the celestial region the first deity Hari, 0 Brahman, practised the most difficult vow of celibacy without any break Narayana or Hari who was ...
0 votes
0 answers
45 views

Were the Gopikas and Srimati Radharani blond-haired?

How is the physical description of them given in the Puranas?
0 votes
0 answers
41 views

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 ...
13 votes
5 answers
1k views

In trying to win Karna over to the Pandava side, did Krishna suggest that Draupadi would accept him as her sixth husband?

After Krishna's efforts to avert the Kurukshetra war fail, as one final attempt, he tries to win Karna over to the Pandava side, but in doing so, does Krishna suggest that Draupadi would accept Karna ...
2 votes
2 answers
98 views

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 ...
0 votes
0 answers
14 views

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 ...
3 votes
3 answers
241 views

Was Mahabharata war fought for honour of Draupadi or Kingdom?

Commonly, it is said that Mahabharata war happened for the sake of honour of Draupadi. Pandavas wanted to take revenge from Kauravas for insulting her and Lord Krishna helped them. But then we see ...
1 vote
1 answer
86 views

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 ...
0 votes
0 answers
69 views

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 ...
1 vote
5 answers
153 views

doubt/question about karma yoga

In continuation of should I be totally involved or non-attached? my second question is killing doing wrong deeds eg. serial killer is karma yogi because he is not thinking about result (psychopaths ...
2 votes
1 answer
39 views

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
60 views

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 ...
0 votes
4 answers
439 views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
85 views

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 ?
0 votes
0 answers
17 views

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 ...
1 vote
5 answers
220 views

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 ...
3 votes
2 answers
480 views

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 ...
2 votes
0 answers
18 views

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): ...
1 vote
2 answers
165 views

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 ...
0 votes
0 answers
14 views

Various roopas of gopalakrishna

Can anyone explain various roopas of gopalakrishna and how they differ from each other like santhana gopalakrishna, navaneetha gopalajrishna etc.
4 votes
1 answer
412 views

Is Nama Japa of both Sita Rama and Rama equivalent when it comes to spiritual merits?

Nama Japa is considered easiest path to get God's grace in Kali Yuga as it enkindles dormant Bhakt in one,s heart. However different saints give different names for Nama Japa. RamaNama is recommended ...
1 vote
1 answer
624 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
106 views

After a Vishnu avatara is ended, does that avatara usually permanently merge back into Vishnu?

If you take Rama and Krishna, they both die in their human form and go back to Vaikuntha and merge into Vishnu. On the other hand, the Varaha Avatara is said to be permanent and lives at the ...
1 vote
2 answers
109 views

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 ...
1 vote
4 answers
113 views

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 ...
1 vote
2 answers
86 views

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 ...
0 votes
0 answers
27 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
95 views

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 ...
-1 votes
3 answers
2k views

Is Padma Purana a bad Purana?

I have heard that Padma Purana gives wrong descriptions of God such as Vishnu creating Shiva. Does Padma Purana tell us real or duplicate stories?
1 vote
2 answers
124 views

To expect or not to expect in life?

According to Buddhism, attachment and expectations causes suffering. Even in the Vedas, it is written that maintaining relationships without expectations avoids pain. So what does it actually mean ...
1 vote
0 answers
43 views

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
5 votes
2 answers
455 views

Is Arjun, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Some people claim that Arjun is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. But is it true?
2 votes
0 answers
28 views

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 ...
24 votes
8 answers
9k views

Why is the Bhagavata Purana considered the foremost of all puranas?

The Bhagavata Purana is considered to be the purest and greatest of all the Puranas. The great Sage Veda Vyasa was credited to have authored Srimad Bhagavatam. Srimad means "beautiful" or &...
0 votes
0 answers
14 views

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 ...

1
2 3 4 5
23