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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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Who was the warrior in Mahabharata who had his eyelids taped to prevent sleeping?

I remember reading about a very aged warrior in Mahabharata who had his eyelids taped open to prevent him from sleeping . He was killed by Arjuna in the Kurukshetra war. Arjuna who was unable to ...
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How did the death of Karna happen?

Karna is my role model, I keep on reading about him but I am unable to find the moment of his death, I also read that Lord Krishna tested him when he was on deathbed, I would like to know what exactly ...
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Karma accumulation by violence against cows

Does killing a cow accumulate karmas equivalent to suffering those many lives equivalent to the number of hairs on the cow? (Hairs on a typical cow are millions/trillions in numbers) Is there any ...
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Was Radha aunt of Krishna?

In this answer, there is a statement which says that Krishna cohabited with Radha who is His aunt, And this blog also says same. So my question is, was Radha Krishna's aunt?
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How are these contradictory statements of Vishnu Purana harmonized?

The first chapter of 5th Canto of Vishnu Purana makes following statements: VP 5.1.2-4: MAITREYA.— I wish now to hear a more particular description, holy Ṛṣi, of the portion of Viṣṇu that came ...
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Why do i feel a discomfort when i forget or do not remember GOD [closed]

I use to do meditation and try to remember GOD every time while walking, eating, etc. But if i forget him due to some region like watching movie etc. Why do i feel discomfort like hell. Is something ...
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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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What is the Pashupatastra? Did Arjuna use it in the Kurukshetra war?

What is the Pashupatastra? Why did Lord Shiva get it in first place? Did Arjuna really use it in the Kurukshetra war? If he didn't, why did he get it from Lord Shiva? Was it the all-knowing Krishna ...
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Where is the account of Shishupala's atrocities in Dvaraka?

In Chapter 44 of the Sabha Parva of Mahabharata, during the Rajasuya Yajna of Yudhishthira, Shishupala criticises Krishna using many insults, and then Krishna retorts to Shishupala's insults directed ...
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Arjun and Subhadra's marriage

Subhadra was the sister of Krishna, and Arjun was the cousin brother of Krishna, As far as I know, Kunti was Krishna's Bua (father's sister). So if they were blood relatives, How could Arjun and ...
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Why did Shri Krishna vow not to take weapons in hand during the Mahabharata war?

Lord Krishna was a representative of Dharma during Mahabharata. He said that the war between Pandavas and Kauravas was dharmayudhdha. He also said that everyone must participate in dharmayudhdha. He ...
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How do Advaitins interpret Bhagavad Gita 7.24?

Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita 7.24 states: avyaktaḿ vyaktim āpannaḿ manyante mām abuddhayaḥ paraḿ bhāvam ajānanto mamāvyayam anuttamam Unintelligent men, who do not know Me ...
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Why was the punishment of Jayadrath's sins given to his father?

When Krishna ordered Arjun to kill Jayadratha and make his head fall in the lap of Jayadrath's father Vridakshatra & then Vridakshatra put Jayadrath head on Earth & Vridakshatra's head burst ...
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Does the Jataka account of Krishna have any basis in Hindu scripture?

The Ghata Jataka, one of the Jataka Tales that form part of Buddhist scripture, recounts the life of Krishna in a way that mostly parallels conventional Hindu accounts, except for one notable incident ...
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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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Importance of Guru [duplicate]

The scriptures tell us that the only way to God is through the mercy of a Guru. Is having a Guru and being tutored by him important and required to get liberation from the material world? Is God only ...
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Ramanand Sagar's Krishna

I am currently watching Ramanand Sagar's Krishna and I noticed some unseen and unheard details in the serial. For instance, Rohini, Vasudev's first wife was secretly taken out of Mathura to Nand's ...
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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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What is the significance of the curse given by Sri Krishna to Ashwattama?

Ashwattama who was Dronacharya's son was Lord Shiva's Ansh(part) himself.After the Kurukshetra war, Ashwattama avenged his father's death by killing Drishtidyumna and five sons of Pandavas when they ...
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Why did Lord Krishna end Karna's life in such a way?

Karna was the only person who was able to defeat Arjuna. Karna was stronger and kinder than Arjuna, but still he got an undeserved death at the hands of Arjuna,on the advice of Lord Krishna. What is ...
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Is kansa from the family of Shatrughna (Brother of lord Rama)

As commanded by lord Shri Rama , Shatrughna becomes the king of Mathura after killing Lavana. So now Shatrughna is the king of Mathura. I want to know that , is kansa from the family of Shatrughna as ...
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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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Where is it mentioned that chanting Krishna is more powerful than chanting Rama's name?

I came across a topic in which it is explained that 1000 times chanting Vishnu equals chanting rama's name 3 times and I have a subsequent question. I have heard in the temple that chanting Krishna's ...
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When did Arjuna know that Karna was his brother

There are different stories of when Arjuna is aware that Karna is his brother. Some say it happened after the death of Karna when Krishna reveals it to the Pandavas. But some say it happens during ...
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Why didn't Satyaki fight from Kaurava's Side? [duplicate]

Although Sri Krishna promised to Duryodhan that all his army would fight for him except Krishna himself however Satyaki chose to fight from Pandava's side. I think as he was also Yadav, he should have ...
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Why Bhagavata purana is considered the foremost of all puranas?

The Bhagavata Purana is considered to be the purest and greatest of all the puranas. Great Sage Veda Vyasa was credited to had authored Srimad Bhagavatam. Srimad means "beautiful" or "opulent," and ...
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Lord's Lotus Feet

Among all the bodily limbs of Lord Krishna why His Lotus feet is given so much prominence in Krishna consciousness? what is the logical reason for this?
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Mantra Lekhan (Writing) and its relevance in Vaishnavism

What is Mantra Lekhan or Mantra Writing? Please provide references from the scriptures for this practice.
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Is Radha elder than Krishna interms of age during their marriage?

Brahmavaivarta Purana says that Radha was aunt of Krishna and Radha was fourteen years elder than Krishna. So, is it true that Radha is elder than Krishna during their marriage?
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what is significance of symbol U on forehead?

I have seen in many pictures and temples that there is U symbol on forehead of lord Hanuman and other gods and some people also use it. I came to know that it is called vrindavan. But what is its ...
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I am looking for a pdf version of Skanda Purana, in Sanskrit “and” its translation (either English or Hindi) in the same book [duplicate]

I am looking for a pdf version of Skanda Purana, in Sanskrit "and" its translation (either English or Hindi) in the same book. Its quite important! Please let me know!
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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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How could Satyaki have defeated Karna so many times?

Misconception about the help of divine chariot. Since Karna fans like to cover up the facts and hide the true story about his defeats by saying that Satyaki had a special chariot given to him and a ...
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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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Is Knowledge superior to karma?

In chapter 3 of Bhagvat Geeta, Krishna says knowledge is more important than karma. I could not understand that. Can someone please explain me this?
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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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What are the events when Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna met?

This photo is one event, This is the devotional song that talks about another event, भोले भंडारी बन करके ब्रज की नारी वृन्दावन आ गए I want to know both the stories and are there any other times ...
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Why Krishna was not worthy of syamantaka jewel?

In the Vishnu Purana fourth section eighth chapter the story of syamantaka jewel is present. At last Krishna said that he was not worthy of syamantaka jewel. I want to know reason that why Lord ...
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Can Arjuna's statements in Bhagavad Gita be taken as pramAna i.e., are they on par with Krishna’s?

Such as 1.41 - When unrighteousness prevails, O Krishna the women of the clan become corrupt; when women become corrupt, there arises intermixture of castes. 1.43 - By the crimes of the clan-...
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Do the words of Krishna in the Gita support birth-based caste? [duplicate]

this is not a duplicate of Does the Bhagavad Gita declare that caste is based on birth? in answer to which the words of Arjuna are cited: 1.41 - When unrighteousness prevails, O Krishna the ...
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Why is Sri Krishna idol turned towards a window in Udupi temple?

In most of the Hindu temples, the main deity faces towards east. The devotees seeking darshan have darshan directly from the front. But this is not followed in Udupi Krishna matha, Karnataka. This ...
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Are there any special mentions about 7 children of Devki?

As we know the 8th Child of Devki or Shri Krishna himself was the God himself, but does Shri Krishna realise what happened to his slain brothers or sisters? Are there any special mentions apart from ...
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Does Goloka have any scriptural interpretation in yoga parlance?

Goloka is a place where Radha and Krishna reside. It is mentioned across many scriptures. Is there any interpretation of Goloka in yoga?
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Should we consider ISKCON devotees as Hindus or not? [closed]

We all know that International Society for Krishna Consciousness has widespread all over the world. These people are very good devotees of Krishna, followed of non violence. But many of them say ...
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Why did Rukmini stop Lord Krishna from eating beaten rice given by Sudama a second time?

In one of the popular stories from the Bhagavatam, Sudama visits his old friend Sri Krishna at his palace with beaten rice. When Lord Krishna was going to eat the beaten rice a second time, suddenly, ...
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How many types of Gita spoken by Lord Krishna(Vishnu) himself?

Another Question Suddenly raised in my mind, I know that there is Bhagvad-Gita which is told by Lord Krishna. But I heard about other Gita which is told by lord krishna like Uddhav-Gita, So, Do you ...
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Is the discovered city of Dwarka related to Lord Krishna [closed]

Many Hindu Blogs and videos claim that the Dwarka which is discovered by National Institute of Oceanography scientist S.R Rao is related to Lord Krishna. Many people are giving fake information on ...
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The question is about the timeline of the Mahabharata war in which Krishna summons Vishwakarma…?

The question I have is about the timeline in which Krishna summons Vishwakarma to make the city of Indraprastha for the Pandavas; so, did this occur after the Mahabharata war? Or did that take place ...
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Anshavatar and Purnavatar - are there different types of avatars?

Are there different types of avatars: anshavatar (partial incarnation), purnavatar (complete incarnation) etc.? One of my friends told me sage Bharadwaja and Parashurama were anshavatars of Vishnu ...
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What is the eight syllable holy mantra for Krishna recommended in Shikshapatri?

What is the eight syllable holy mantra for Krishna recommended in Shikshapatri in this image here.

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