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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 has Hinduism spread & existing in Russia?

Russia & nearby countries were part of communist USSR for a while, which was typically anti-religion. Yet there are several Hindu Russians (0.1% of population). How did it spread in such remote ...
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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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in Gita whether Krishna says that 'Gita is Krishna himself' [duplicate]

A local preacher yesterday said that: In gita Krishna explicitly literally said that: "anyone believing in him should believe that Bhagwad Gita is Lord Krishna Himself" Can somebody help me in ...
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What is the Gita verse for “Worshipping demigods fulfils material desires, but for Moksha, one should worship Me.” [duplicate]

Where does in Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna say that: "Who worship demigods will get material desires, but to get moksha one must worship me only."
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Can advaita's nirguna brahman speak? [duplicate]

Some advaitins claim that Nirguna Brahman spoke through Krishna, but is this in accordance with advaitin theory that Brahman is without any characteristic, is speaking not considered a characteristic, ...
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What does Krishna say in Bhagavad Gita about his relationships to the Tri-murtis? [duplicate]

Does he say that Vishnu & him are the same? Interestingly, the word "narayana" never occurs in the Gita. Does he say that the other Gods are all parts of him?
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What events in mahabharata can be explained only if Krishna was God?

the killing of Bhishma, Drona, Karna and Duryodhana were just adharmic trickery - don't need a God to make them happen. Making karna and the other Kauravas forget the Vasavi shakti that had been kept ...
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What is Vaijayanti Mala?

What are the uses and significance of Vaijayanti Mala? Is it only offered to lord Krishna?
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Where to find the full story of King Muchukunda?

In Joseph Campbell book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces", he wrote: an ancient Hindu warrior-king named Muchukunda. He was born from his father's left side, the father having swallowed by mistake a ...
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Is Krishna's famous argument for the mahabharata war correct?

hato vA prApsyasi svargaM jitvA vA bhokShyase mahIm| tasmAduttiShTha kaunteya yuddhAya kRRitanishchayaH ||2.37|| "O son of Kuntī, either you will be killed on the battlefield and attain the ...
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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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Did Krishna interact with any foxes in Vrindavana?

The Sarva Siddhanta Sangraha is a work by the Advaita philosopher Adi Shankaracharya describing the views of various schools of Indian philosophy which existed in his time. One of the schools he ...
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Apart from living beings, does Paramatma exist in atoms of non living material world also?

In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says that ParamAtma exists in the hearts of all living entities. Question: Does he exist even in atoms of the non living material world?
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What does Krishna mean when he says falsehood may be uttered on the occasion of enjoying a woman? [duplicate]

From here "Listen to it, O Dhananjaya! One who speaks truth is righteous. There is nothing higher than truth. Behold, however, truth as practised is exceedingly difficult to be understood as ...
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What is the reason for metaphors relating to liquor being so frequently used in Hindu holy books? [closed]

All the Dharma shastras place ban on intoxicating products, similarly all the spiritual discourses/geetas promote satvic food. Then why is the mohini the avatar of Vishnu depicted to be dancing in ...
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Is this verse of mahabharata found in the BORI critical edition of Mahabharata?

Did this verse make the cut for the critical edition? उभौ मध्वासवक्षिप्तावुभौ चन्दनरूषितौ । स्रग्विनौ वरवस्त्रौ तौ दिव्याभरणभूषितौ ॥ (I saw) both of them (Krishna and Arjuna) drunk with ...
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Which mantras of Krishna and Vishnu does not require initiation and does not have any rules to follow?

Mantras of Krishna and Vishnu which does not require any initiation, does not have any rules to follow, can be chanted anytime and anywhere. Please don't include Hare Krishna Maha mantra in your ...
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According to Shri Krishna, who can be trusted as our true friend?

What is a true Friendship according to Shri Krishna? How can someone identify his true friends?
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Which scripture is the source of this mantra- “Achyutananda Govindaya Namaha”?

Which scripture contains the following mantra?: Achyutananda Govindaya Namah Who is the author of this particular scripture? Where can I download this scripture?
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Why did Krishna give Garuda's brother legs in Thiruthangal?

I'm currently visiting India, and I just went to the Nindra Narayana Perumal Vishnu temple in Thiruthankal.  The story of the temple is that Vishnu's three wives Sri Devi, Bhu Devi, and Nila Devi once ...
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Is Lord Ganesha considered same as the ultimate truth and reality (Brahman)?

Many Texts associate OM with cosmic creation and that OM is everything. Ganesha is associated with OM and hence known as oṃkārasvarūpa (Aum is his form). The Ganapati Atharvashirsa states that Lord ...
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Who was the Guru of lord Krishna?

Did Lord Sri Krishna have a Guru in his life? At what age did he meet a Guru? Did he stay at his Guru's Ashram like Lord Sri Rama?
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What is the story about Shri Krishna lifting Govardhan Giri to save the villagers from heavy rain?

What is the story about Shri Krishna lifting Govardhan Giri to save the villagers from heavy rain?
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Did Lord Rama or Lord Krishna ever convince any Rakshasa?

Did Lord Rama or Lord Krishna ever convince any Rakshasa and also did the Rakshasa changed his attitude to only spiritual life leaving behind all his sinful actions and follow them?
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Who gave the flute (murali) to lord Krishna?

Who gave the flute to lord Krishna? Where Lord Krishna got his flute from?
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If one simply needs to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead,then why many people dedicate their lives in the studying of the Vedas?

Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad (3.2.3) Our relationship with the Supreme Lord is never advanced by simple study of the Vedas. There are many Māyāvādī sannyāsīs fully engaged in studying the Vedas, Vedānta-sūtra ...
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To whom devi Radha rani was married? [duplicate]

Do we have any scripture, which describe the earthly marriage of Radha-ji with a person, i.e. her husband? Extra Qn: Keeping aside the leela part, would their love be considered as an affair from ...
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Is panini's work “jambavati vijayam” fully lost?

Do any of the scriptures or commentary refer back to the epic "Jambavati Vijayam"? Or are some of its verses surviving somewhere?
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Why did Lord Krishna ask girls to raise their hands when they came out nude from the pond to get back their costumes stolen by Krishna? [duplicate]

Why is Krishna done this ? Lord Krishna stole the costumes of girls bathing in pond and told them to come out of water.They out of the water full nude , but covered private parts by hands.Then he ...
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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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Did Bhishma vow to make Krishna pick up arms?

I have heard stories that Krishna tried to attack Bhishma because Bhishma vowed to make Krishna pick up arms. Is the story about the oath true? (There are questions about Krishna picking up arms. I ...
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Why was lord Krishna driving Arjuna's chariot in Mahabharat war?

What is the significance and why lord Krishna driving Arjuna's chariot in Mahabharat war?
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What are some of the devotional works by Madhusudan Saraswati?

Madhusudhan Saraswati, the author of the famous work, Advaitasiddhi was a Vaishnava belonging to the Shankarite sect. A great devotee of Shri Krishna, he is said to have been initially against Advaita ...
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What does other sects & acharyas believe in Bhagavad Gita 7.19 Sloka except Vasinava Acharayas or Sects?

Most of every acharyas accepted Bhagavad Gita is best medium to attain Moksha and gave their commentary on it. And Bhagavad Gita is also accepted as authenticate holy book in Most of every Vedanta ...
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Were the holy names “Raam” , “Hari” and others originally used for Brahman?

So this might be a little controversial, but I was really curios what is the earliest reference of names "Hari" and "Ram" in vedic scriptures ? The way I think it is this way : Names like Ram and ...
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Why Shri Krishna referred Arjuna as conqueror of wealth? [duplicate]

Bg 7.7 — O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread. My question: Why Arjuna here is referred as conqueror of wealth? Did he ...
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What happened to wives of Lord Krishna after he left?

Lord Krishna has many wifes excluding Radha or Rukumini (i assume both are same), this question says about what happens to Radha after Lord Krishna. but What happened to other wives of Lord Krishna ...
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What type of flute did Krishna use?

I've been trying to find out whether Krishna used a bansuri flute (6 holed North Indian traverse flute), or the venu (7 to 8 holed South Indian/Carnatic traverse flute). I couldn't find a clear ...
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What was the actual reason for Krishna to kill washerman?

The following episode from Bhagavatam clearly says that Krishna got angry on washerman and then killed him. SB 10.41.32: Seeing a washerman approaching who had been dyeing some clothes, Krishna ...
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Different hair dos & bhakti style of Krishna bhakts and Shiva bhakts?

I have seen that most all Shiva bhakts have long hair and long beard where as Krishna bhakts have clean shaven heads having long 'choti' at the center towards the backside of the skull. Secondly, ...
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What are vatsalya bhava, madhura bhava and sakhya bhava described in the scriptures?

Shri Krishna is adored in three different ways: vatsalya bhava, madhura bhava and sakhya bhava. Radha adored Him in madhura bhava. Yashoda and Nanda worshipped Him in vatsalya bhava, and the cowherds ...
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What are the differences between Vaikuntha loka and Goloka?

Differences between Vaikuntha loka and Goloka.
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Which is correct name Krushna or Krishna?

I have listen from one of the preist after some discussion about god and he suggested me to say as krushna instead of Krishna. I wondered and said that both are same. But he insisted and I was treated ...
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Did lord Krishna took Avatar when sons of Shatrughna were king of Mathura?

I heard like lord Rama had two sons, similarly all other brothers had also two sons each. I would like to know their names. Later two sons of Shatrughna become king separately at Mathura and Brij. ...
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Was Krishna's son Pradyumna a rebirth of Kama or of Sanatkumar?

SECTION LXVII of the Sambhava Parva of Mahabharat mentions the various gods and demons who incarnated in human forms as characters of Mahabharat. There's something that I noticed and would like to ask ...
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What are the three mistakes made by Duryodhana in the kurukshetra war?

When Duryodhana was taking the last breath in the field of Kurukshetra, at that time he had raised his three fingers. Lord Krishna went to him and understood that Duryodhana wants to say that if he ...
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What did lord Krishna describe about Kali Yug?

How did lord Krishna describe about Kali Yug? According to lord Krishna, What is Kali yug? and what will happen during Kali yug?
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What is the definition of sorrow according to Sri Krishna, what are the main reasons of sorrow?

According to Sri Krishna, What is sorrow? and what are the main reasons of sorrow in one's life? How can someone overcome from it?
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When and how did lord Krishna bring back six brothers, sons of Devaki who were killed by Kamsa?

I have heard that the six sons of Devaki were killed one by one by Kamsa but never heard before that they were also brought back by lord Krishna. I listen, as soon as Kamsa knows their birth, he ...
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Was there a battle between lord Krishna and Arjun in Mahabharat?

Krishna battles Arjuna here is the story about the battle between lord Krishna and Arjun in Mahabharat. But i am not sure whether this is right or wrong information. So i like to know whether any ...