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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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What was the surname of Lord Krishna?

I want to know the surname of Lord Krishna. Is there any reference from scriptures which points to Krishna's surname?
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What is the story of Krishna rescuing kings abducted by Shakuni's uncle Nagnajit?

In this chapter of the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata, Arjuna delivers a message to Duryodhana, urging him to reach a peaceful resolution to avert the impending war. Arjuna says that if they go to ...
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Why did Akash (sky) betray the gods?

After the marriage of Devaki, there was an Akashvani (voice of sky) warning Kamsa (Devaki's Brother) that her eight son would kill him. When Kamsa tried to kill Devaki, Devaki's husband stopped Kamsa ...
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Any scriptural references of Hanuman being known as Giridhara- Upholder of Mountain?

"Giridhara" literally means Holder of the Mountain. When Shri Krishna wanted to break the ego of Indra, Shri Krishna lifted Govardhan mountain on his finger. After this He was given the name ...
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Where is the Parsamani(Gold Stone) which Satyabhama's father had?

I read a book on Krishna written by K.M. Munshi called "KRISHNAVATAR" in which author wrote that, Satyabhama's father had a parasmani(Gold Stone), and with proper pooja of that stone turn anything ...
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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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Is Khubja a wife of lord Krishna?

Consider the following story about Kubja(Trivakra), whose previous life is Surpanakha, from the scripture Garga Samhita. Shri Bahulashva said: What severe austerities did the maidservant Kubja ...
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Which form of god is referred to as Dhanakapuri Dakurnath in Hinduism?

I was curious about the origin of the name Dakurnath, specifically. It is my priest's given name after my birth and initiation to a Hindu family. I googled it and found google book like 'Dhanakapuri ...
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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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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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Why Lord Krishna didn't celebrate Deepavali?

Why Deepavali is not celebrated by Lord Krishna in Dwapara Yuga ? One of my friend asked me this tricky question. I didn't have an answer. Moreover, Why there is no mentioning of Ramayana incidents ...
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Did Lord Vishnu have any avatar in other parts of world as well?

People believe Krishna was God. And it's not a fiction, it was reality. So when it's reality, we must admit he saw whole world by same eyes. And he is/was Dharma. He is/was everything. Personally I ...
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Where are the stories of Chandravali and Ayan found?

Where is the story of Radha’s cousin named Chandravali, and childhood friend and lover named Ayan found?
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Where is the full story of Radha Krishna?

In which Hindu scriptures can we find the stories related to Radha and Krishna where Krishna purified Radha from her anger, moh, jealousy, fear, ego .
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Goddess Kaali as Shri Krishna

It is widely known that Lord Sri Krishna is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Yet recently I came across a story where it is said that Goddess Kaali incarnated as Lord Sri Krishna. Is this mentioned in ...
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What is implied by the Tribhanga form of God or Goddess?

Lord Sri Krishna is known as 'Tribhanga MurAri', as shown in the enclosed image. As per the Dhyana-Mantra of Goddess Durga, She is also having a Tribhanga form. What exactly is meant or signified by ...
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Who is Ayan ghosh in Dwapara yuga?

Who is Ayan ghosh in Dwapara yuga? Under what circumstances and when Radha got married to Ayan?
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Why did Shishupala and his supporters thought Krishna would take away Rukmini?

Srimad Bhagavatham says, The day when Shishupala and Rukmini's wedding was decided, Shishupala and his supporters (Śālva, Jarāsandha, Dantavakra and Vidūrath SB 10.53.17 ) said if Krishna and ...
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How Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Swaminarayan are viewed in the Srivaishnava Sect

The followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism and Uddhava Sampradaya claim that Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Swaminarayan respectively, are incarnations of Sri Krishna. Are there any references made by ...
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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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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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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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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 Shri Krishna show his power to everyone

I am trying to understand something about Hinduism particularly Shri Krishna. I want to understand why he would show how powerful he is. I guess I am looking at this in terms of today. If someone said ...
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In the Kurukṣetra war, did anyone attempt to kill Kṛṣṇa and end the war instantly?

In the Kurukṣetra war, we often hear of great one-on-one battles between Arjuna & Bhīṣma, Arjuna & Droṇa, Bhīma & Karṇa, Arjuna & Karṇa, etc. Since Kṛṣṇa was performing the role of ...
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Which characters in Mahabharata and Mahabharata war are fit in definition of 'Yoga'

Definition of Yoga as Defined by Bhagwan Shri Krishna in Bhagwad Gita Chapter 2 verse 48 is योगस्थ कृरु कर्माणि सङ्गंत्यक्त्वा धनञ्जय | सिद्ध्यासिध्यो समो भूत्वा समत्वं योग उच्यते||२.४८|| ...
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Where else is the story of Rukmini's called-off Svayamvara mentioned?

Most of us will be familiar with the story of how Krsna married Srimati Rukmini. Rukmini, due to her brother's friendship with Jarasandha, was betrothed to Shishupala. She then sent a Brahmana to ...
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Did Krishna's devotee Uttanka ever attain Moksha?

I am currently visiting India, and I just went to the Adi Keshava Perumal Vishnu Temple in Sri Perumbudur, the birthplace of the famous Sri Vaishnava Acharya Ramanujacharya. On the walls of this ...
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Ages of Radha and Krishna?

What are the ages of Radha and Krishna when they were in love with each other while both are not get separated?
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Where is the verse of Sukracharya quoted by Krishna?

In the Shalya Parva of the Mahabharata, before Bhima faces Duryodhana in the mace battle, Vishnu's incarnation Krishna warns Arjuna about how formidable Duryodhana will be, since Duryodhana has just ...
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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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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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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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Radha staying in Dwaraka

Till now, I thought that Radha generally live in Barsana and she never live in Dwaraka. But, the following statements clarify that Radha lived in Dwaraka also. After thus performing a rasa dance at ...
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Do Hindu Gods commit sin and go to hell? If yes please quote the scripture

because Krishna said that Gods are also trapped in the system of creation Krishna said He is the one who does all- both good and evil by incarnating himself. Does it mean that when a bad guy is ...
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Did Lord Shiva write a stotram of Shri Krishna while coming to meet him at Gokula?

Is there any Stotram of Shri Krishna which Mahadev wrote and sing for the beauty of Baby Shri Krishna (BalKrishna) while coming to meet him in Gokula.
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History and philosophy of Krishna sects

Krishna sects seemed to have risen in medieval period. What caused the sects to rise? Name of the sects and their beliefs can be stated in the answer. ( I know about Gaudiya tradition and Vallabha ...
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Why did the gopi-s suffer so much after Knowing God so closely?

God is worshipped because He is the source of Eternal Bliss. It is accepted in Upanishads and Gita. The Gopi-s are believed to be in the highest state of God-realisation. Why did then they suffer so ...
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How many times Krishna called Arjuna with different names? And what are those names?

I am curious to know that in Bhagavad Gita, what were the names used by Krishna to call Arjuna to boost him?
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What is the result of worshipping Lord Sri Nityananda Rama Chandra Prabhu only/exclusively?

Srila Prabhupada says here https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/adi/8/31 that - A neophyte student who is not sufficiently educated or enlightened should not indulge in the worship of Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the source of Uttara Gita

There are several websites that mention uttara Gita (not to be mistaken with Uddava Gita from Srimad Bhagavatha), which is another conversation between Sri Krishna and Arjuna. Can someone help with ...
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Is the Vamana deity in Thirukoilur considered an incarnation of Krishna?

I'm currently visiting India, and I just went to the Ulagalantha Perumal Vamana temple in Thirukoilur. It's most famous for being the "Naalayira Divya Prabandha Avatara Sthalam", meaning the ...
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What is the importance of Dhwajasthamba in any of the temples that we go?

It is said to be the respect that the King Mayura Dhwaja has earned by donating his complete left half of his body to Lord Sri Krishna in one of his leelas? Is that the reason why we need to pray to ...
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What is the significance of touching someones forehead

Hello I am hoping someone can put my curiosity to rest. Now this might be an ignorant question but I have wondered about this for a long time without knowing who to ask. When I worked in a shop ...