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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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Can Vishnu's multiple avatars exist at the same time on earth?

I thought Vishnu takes an avatar to remove adharma from our planet yet two avatars of Vishnu can exist at the same time on earth? Why is there a need for two avatars at the same time? Parashu Rama and ...
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Krishna marrying sixteen thousand royal maidens

Consider the following slokas from Srimad Bhagavatam SB 10.59.32: Sukadeva Gosvami said: Thus entreated by Goddess Bhumi in words of humble devotion, the Supreme Lord bestowed fearlessness upon ...
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If Draupadi (of Mahabharata) was dark skinned why does Krishna call her a fair skinned woman?

"Vaisampayana continued, 'In that assembly of heroes Vasudeva then spake unto the weeping Draupadi as follows, 'O fair lady, the wives of those with whom thou art angry, shall weep even like thee, ...
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What happens to the Syamantaka Jewel(श्यामन्तक मणि) after Krishna leaves the material world? [duplicate]

The story about Syamantaka mani is well discribed in the Vishnu Purana and the Bhagavata. Is there anything mentioned in Puranas about what happens to the gem after Krishna leaves the material world ?...
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Difference between giving curse and taking revenge

There are several revenge stories in Mahabaratha such as between Drona and Drupada. Similarly there are many curse giving scenarios in Mahabaratha such as Krishna giving curse to Ashwatthama as well ...
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Was Dhrishtadyumna the rebirth of Ekalavya to take revenge on Dronacharya?

I heard in a video Ekalavya was killed by Lord Krishna and at that time Lord Krishna gave a boon. i e. rebirth as Dhrishtadyumna to take revenge on Dronacharya. Is that true?
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What is the punishment for abusing god? [duplicate]

If a person abuses God, what punishment the person has to undergo? Let us consider the following slokas from Geetha 1 2 O son of Kunti, even those devotees who faithfully worship other gods also ...
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Krishna and Ganesha activities

Is there any scripture in which Krishna and Ganesha are performing super-heroic activities together as duo ?
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Sri Ramanujacharya’s advice on why example of Kaliyan(the snake) should be emulated in preference to Kshatrabandhu’s

There is a story in which some devotees of the Lord approached Sri Ramanujacharya at Srirangam, to verify if Kshatrabandhu’s words addressed to the Lord were right. Kshatrabandhu’s words were that:- ...
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What scripture descibes the story of Goddess Kalikrishna?

According to this website, there is a place in Bengal where Goddess Kaali is worshiped as Lord Krishna and Her name is KaliKrishna. It says, once Radha was caught by Her husband when She was with Lord ...
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Did Krishna get defeated in any war during his lifetime?

During his lifetime, did Lord Krishna get defeated in any war other than the one with Jarasandha? Note that the defeats of Krishna may be either intentional or unintentional.
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Did Sri Krishna show His universal form in Dhritarashtra's court?

Did Lord Krishna show His universal form to Duryodhana when he tried to captive Lord Krishna in Dhritarashtra's court? If yes, then how many people saw His Universal form in this episode?
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Why did Pundalika order Lord Krishna to stand on the stone?

I have heard the folk story about Pundalika. He was busy with doing some work and suddenly Lord Krishna came to his home. He ordered Lord Krishna to stand up on the stone. If this is true, then I ...
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The Oracle said that the eighth son of Devaki would kill Kansa, then why did he kill seven sons?

If only the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudev was to kill Kansa, why did Kansa kill the first seven sons?
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What is the story of Lord Krishna's Panchajanya conch? [duplicate]

Lord Krishna killed the demon Panchajanya and made a conch of his bone and gave a name Panchajanya. What is the full story of this incident?
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Are idols only imagination or someone had really seen God(s)

I'm always thinking how Lord Krishna is seen different in every photo , sculpture idol etc . Was there anyone who drew the first painting of him or what we see everywhere is only imagination?
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What was the chat between Lord Krishna and Arjuna in Kurukshetra when Yudhishthira insulted Arjuna's Gandiva?

When Yudhisthira once insulted Arjuna and his bow Gandiva, Arjuna tried to kill Yudhishthira because he had a vow that if anyone spoke badly about his Gandiva then he will kill that person. Lord ...
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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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Did Krishna stay in touch with Pandavas after the war?

I read somewhere that Vidur informs Pandavas about Krishna’s death & they didn’t know about it until Vidur informs them. Also Vidur didn’t reveal this info on his own & only gives out the info ...
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Did Krishna warn Bhishma not to interrupt any actions of Kauravas and Pandavas during the game of dice?

In Peter Brooks play/movie adaptation of Mahabharat the following conversation ensues between Krishna and Bhishma before the game of dice was to commence;[Given here below. Shortened/edited by me, but ...
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What are the legends of Narasih Mehta?

In Gujarat there was a saint named Narasih Mehta, it is heard that he is a renowned saint and famous as well as the kind person. I would like to know his full story. What I heard about him was Lord ...
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What scriptures describe Shiva discussing selling salt in the Banasura story?

The Sri Vaishnava sect has two sub-sects, Thenkalai and Vadakalai. Vadakalais follow the teachings of Vedanta Desikan, whereas Thenkalais follow the teachings of Pillai Lokacharya. My question is ...
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How king Janaka attained perfection through karma-yoga?

कर्मणैव हि संसिद्धिमास्थिता जनकादय: | लोकसंग्रहमेवापि सम्पश्यन्कर्तुमर्हसि || Shlok 20, Chapter 3, Bhagvat Geeta. Lord Krishna had given an example of king Janaka for how to attain a perfection ...
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Did Krishna show evidence of being God in the Mahabharata after the war was over?

Not counting events in Harivamsa. He saved Parikshit and assuming the story is not interpolated he save Bhima from Dhritarashtra's embrace by substituting an iron statue. From then on until his ...
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What parts of Krishna's life do Bhagavatam, Mahabharata and Hari Vamsa cover?

Do the time periods and stories overlap among these three scriptures?
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When was the last interaction between Pandavas and Krishna?

If I understand correctly, Krsihna didn't accompany them on their final ascent to the Himalaya and beyond.
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How many days Lord Krishna stayed at Sandipani's ashram?

I know that Lord Krishna stayed at Sandipani's ashram very few days and he completed his all education like 64 arts and 14 science. I don't know the exact figure of days what he stayed an ashram.
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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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How was lord Krishna born?

Did Lord Krishna come on earth via a normal birth or his birth was a supernatural event ? What is the exact story related to it?
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Is the story of vamana's promise to aditi found in Vedas?

There is a story where vamana promises to aditi that he will always take birth from her womb, as kosalya was incarnation of aditi and rama of Vishnu, and devaki was incarnation of aditi and Krishna of ...
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Why did Shree Krishna have 16108 wives if Kshatriyas are only eligible to take a maximum of three wives?

Various scriptures such as the Mahabharata have prescribed a maximum of three wives for Kshatriya men: "Bhishma said, 'For the Kshatriya, O delighter of the Kurus, two wives have been ordained. The ...
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In which scripture (if any) is Krishna called “ranchor”? [duplicate]

This is in Hindi and not Sanskrit - and so the source is unlikely to be Puranic. Is this only folklore? This question is asking for a scripture that uses the word "ranchor".
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Does Kunti pray to Krishna to always give her troubles so that she would always remember him?

I remember this as folklore - does this occur in any scripture?
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Did Samba participate in Mahabharata war against lord Krishna's wishes?

When Narayani sena was given to Duryodhana, Was shri krishna's son samba was the head of that army? If yes, then in-spite of being a son of lord Krishna, did Samba go against him in Mahabharatha war? ...
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What are the 28 yugas of Lord Vitthala?

Lord Vitthala is said to have been on earth for 28 yugas. What are these 28 yugas? Source 1 Source 2 It is emphasized in his stories and also is sung in his aarti.
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What scriptures describe a Gopi dying upon hearing Krishna's flute?

The Sri Vaishnava sect has two sub-sects, Thenkalai and Vadakalai. Vadakalais follow the teachings of Vedanta Desikan, whereas Thenkalais follow the teachings of Pillai Lokacharya. My question is ...
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Where does Krishna criticize Arjuna's indifference to Draupadi's disrobing?

The Sri Vaishnava sect has two sub-sects, Thenkalai and Vadakalai. Vadakalais follow the teachings of Vedanta Desikan, whereas Thenkalais follow the teachings of Pillai Lokacharya. My question is ...
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Does Krishna claim identity with Vishnu as supreme being in Bhagavad Gita? [duplicate]

He of course claims that HE is supreme. The question is does he recognize other supreme beings and claim he is one with them and they are one with him. When he says "Among Adityas I am Vishnu" “...
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What is the life story and miracles associated with kanakadasa?

Kanaka dasa was a poet saint hailing from Karnataka region. He belonged to the bhakti sampradaya and composed many devotional songs and kirtans especially on lord Krishna It is also said that some ...
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Why did Lord Krishna stay at Vidura's house instead of Duryodhana's house when he had gone for an alliance with Kauravas?

If Lord Krishna wanted to stay with Duryodhana's house But why he chosen the Viduar's house? I have heard one notable thing is that Lord Krishna had eaten the dandelion's bread in Vidura's house.
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what is the background behind the killing of Sisupala? [duplicate]

From what I understand, he was killed only for abusing Krishna. Wiki says that "In the Mahabharata, Shishupala's mother was given a vow by Krishna, her nephew, that he would pardon his cousin ...
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Is capital punishment allowed in hinduism for abuse?

From Wikipedia- In the Mahabharata, Shishupala's mother was given a vow by Krishna, her nephew, that he would pardon his cousin Shishupala for a hundred offenses. When Yudhishthira underwent ...
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Is K.M. Ganguli's translation of the Anu Gita in line with other Mahabharata translators?

The Anu Gita is a discourse given by Shree Krishna to Arjuna after the Mahabharata war when the latter confesses that he had forgotten the discourse given by Krishna on Kurukshetra before the war i.e. ...
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Non fruitful actions [duplicate]

Isnt it slightly confusing bcz everyone in this world struggle hard for his work to get completed for some specific reason like success,money,etc.How it is really possible not think abt outcome. Also ...
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Detachment and non fruitful actions

Isnt it slightly confusing bcz everyone in this world struggle hard for his work to get completed for some specific reason like success,money,etc.How it is really possible not think abt outcome. Also ...
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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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Lord krishna is in tenth dimension [closed]

It is said in shrimad bhagvat that lord krishna is the greatest lord of all and he is living in tenth dimension but lord vishnu is in 6th dimension and krishna is incarnation of vishnu so how it is ...
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Does Bhagwat Puran mention that Lord Krishna was born to annihilate Kshatriyas?

In Annihilation of Caste, Section 18, Dr. Ambedkar says that The Bhagwat tells us very definitely that Krishna had taken avatar for one sacred purpose: and that was, to annihilate the Kshatriyas....
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Where do the Puranas describe Krishna fighting suitors after marrying Nagnajiti?

The incident I am talking about is this: Finally, Krishna and Nagnajiti departed towards Dwarka, accompanied by their army to protect them. On this way, they were attacked by the princes who had ...
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Why do some temples show Balarama as 8th avatar of vishnu

While visiting Kanchipuram temple in Tamil Nadu, I noticed that they displayed Balrama as 8th avatar of Vishnu, Krishna as 9th and skipped Buddha. Balrama is actually an avatar of Sheshnaga with a ...