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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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Does Lord Vishnu really look like as shown in images?

Like human form as a blue skinned deity . Having four arms , and very beautiful form. Does Lord vishnu really look like this , or is this metaphor ? metaphor as in 4 arms means omnipotence of Brahman ...
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In Mahabharata, were people aware of Krishna's Reality?

I have following question:- Krishna wielded the Sudarshan Chakra. At several instances as per Mahabharata and Bhagvatam he used it in front of several people. So, wasn't it clear to everyone that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can someone provide non-ISKCON online resources for Krishna-related scriptures?

If you search for something like Bhagavatam, you get overwhelmed by "supreme personality of godhead" type material.
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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 Krishna suck his toe while lying on a Banyan leaf?

The very famous imagery of a baby Krishna sucking his own toes is mentioned in various places. The first paragraph of the Balamukundashtaka clearly depicts the scene: Kararvinde na padarvindam ...
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Abhimanyu's death: Was he destined to die at a young age?

It is known that Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna, was killed during the Chakra Vyuh (a.k.a Padmavyuha) in the war. Why did he die? Why couldn't Lord Krishna save him? Was he destined to die in this way?
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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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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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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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Where is it mentioned that Lord Krishna is 16 kalas but Lord Ram is 12 kalas, when both are same? [duplicate]

It is being popularized by ISKCON I think, that Krishna is purna avatar with 16 kalas but Rama is 12 kalas and is inferior to Krishna, when both are same. Is this even mentioned anywhere by any of the ...
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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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Best book on Bhagavat Gita? [closed]

Which is the most accurate English version of the Bhagavat Gita?
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Can Sri Krishna be called 'a person'?

In Gita, Sri Krishna says: 4.6 Though I am birthless, undecaying by nature, and the Lord of beings, (still) by subjugating My Prakriti, I take birth by means of My own Maya. 4.9 He who thus ...
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Did Lord Rama show Vishwaroopa Darshan to Sati Devi?

I know Krishna showed his Vishwaroopa Darshna during Mahabharatha War. But Shiva Puranam by DSR Anjaneyulu, which was translated to English from Telugu by RM Chella says, Rama had shown Vishwaroopa ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Why does Vishnu have eight arms when Krishna and Arjuna go to see him?

Most people only know of occasions in which two different incarnations of Vishnu met, for instance the encounter of Rama and Parashurama as described in the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana. What is not as ...
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What does Krishna running away from Jarasandha signify?

It is a well-known fact that Krishna is also known as "Ranchor", a name he earned after running away from a battle with Jarasandha. But, how is it that the same Jarasandha was defeated by Karna? So,...
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Is dhruvaloka temporary region?

I am wondering , whether the dhruvaloka which was bestowed to Prince Dhruva by Vishnu is eternal or it will be there only for a kalpa. Here are the quotes from Vishnu purana A station shall be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is Jesus an avatar of Lord Vishnu?

Here and there, I heard that Jesus is an avatar of Lord Vishnu (or even a reincarnation of Krishna). Is this true?
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The Varna system and capitalism

I usually tend to accept most of the teachings of Gita pretty easily. However, I can not easily digest the verse 18.47: It is better to engage in one's own occupation, even though one may perform ...
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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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Why was Lord Krishna in a confusion about who his parents were if he is almighty?

Lord Krishna is one of the most popular Gods in Hinduism. In the mythological story, Krishna did not know who his real parents were. We know Krishna is also the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. If he is ...
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Where in the Mahabharata does Krishna discuss Archa forms of Vishnu?

The Tattva Matrika is a work by the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan about the Sri Vaishnava philosophy of Visistadvaita. Among the topics discussed are the five types of manifestations of ...
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Why did Shiva not swallow the poison arising from Samudra Manthan?

I was watching a TV show in which Samudra-manthan was in progress. In that when the poison came out of the sea, Lord Shiv has to drink it but he didn't swallow it. Because if he swallows it, he will ...
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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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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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Are there other Brahmas and universes?

Lord Brahma is said to be the creator of Earth but what about other planets? Who created them? I have heard that for every planet there is a creator like Brahma. I have also seen an incident in ...
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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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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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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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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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