Questions tagged [krishna]

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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Is reading Srila Prabhupada's books the same as carrying out the process of Sravanam?

Srila Prabhupada stresses the importance of Sravanam in several places. From http://www.prabhupada.org.uk/sp25.htm - The bhakti-yoga process is practised by the devotees in different methods like ...
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Recording of Vishnu Sahasranamam

When Bheeshma was glorifying Krishna with Sahasranamam everyone was looking at him including Krishna and Vyasa. The first to react was Yudhistirar. He said, ‘Pithamaha has chanted 1000 glorious names ...
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What happens to a Guru when he dies?

What happens to a Guru when he dies in Gaudiya System? For example, some guru dies, who will be the next guru? His disciple or whom?
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Is there any incidence of Portend or fortell (bhavishyavani) in scriptures except Krishna birth?

Is there any incidence of Aakashvaani in scriptures except Krishna birth? Bhavishyavani of something in scriptures?
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Story of swayambhuva Shrinathji temple

What is the story of self manifested Shrinathji Temple story of Rajasthan?
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Are Srimad Bhagvatam and Srimad Bhagvad Mahapurana the same?

I have seen two books — Srimad Bhagvatam by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedant Swami Prabhupada and another named Srimad Bhagvad Mahapurana by Maharishi Vyasadeva. Are these two the same? I saw that the content ...
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Significance of Krishna's relationship to Radha [duplicate]

What does Krishna -Radha Prem signify? It is not that of wife-husband, as Rukmini, Satyabhama and Jambavanti were legal wives of Krishna. If it signifies Ras bhakti, then why only Radha is seen to be ...
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Who are Pandavas [duplicate]

This question was asked by many political speakers in TN, just writing it here, if one could answer. None of the Kuntis sons are born for Pandu. Karna born to Sun, Yudishtra born to Dharm, and so on. ...
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Story of Shvetaketu, Krishna's friend

In an old book on The Harivamsa Purana, I had read that Shvetaketu and Uddhava fought against each other for Shaibya. Both wanted to marry her, who then married Lord Krishna. They were Brahamana-...
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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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How to understand birth after moksha? [duplicate]

I heard the following statement several times Those who realize parabrahman becomes parabrahman Let us assume someone becomes parabrahman (Jivan Muktha) after realizing parabrahman. Then according ...
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What are the original Sanskrit verses where astronomical and seasonal references are made in Mahabharata, and the internal chronology of the verses?

This is regarding the research of dating of Mahabharatha War. There are too many speculations on internet ranging from 6000 BC to 500 BC all giving their own explanations with different ...
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Can anyone describe me about the look of Krishna, Shiva & Parvati as per Mahabharata?

I know there are many descriptions from puranas but I want to know as per Mahabharata that how Krishna, Shiva & Parvati does looks? What are their physical features & descriptions ? How was ...
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Puranas (Life of Shri Krishna) [duplicate]

An Arya Samaj Influencer Rahul Arya claims that All fake stories have been planted in Srimad Bhagavatam, Skanda Puran & Brahma Vaivarta Puran about Krishna that he is playing with girls, Krishna ...
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Was Bhishma really not aware about the difference between Dharma and tradition?

In Star Plus Mahabharat, season 3 episode 2, when Karna was a teenager, he wins a little competition which involved bow and arrow. Karna won, but Bhishma only praised his chariot driver skills, and ...
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Did Bhimasena laugh at Duryodhana infront of Vasudeva?

It is known that Bhimasena laughed at Duryodhana in Mayasabha due to the incident of Duryodhana falling down due to confusion. Did it happen in front of Sri Krishna? The following passage from Adi ...
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Is the formless Krishna supreme?

I was told by an elder that according to the oldest Purana, the formless Krishna is supreme and he created the Trinity. He is not that Krishna who is lord Vishnu's avatar and all the other gods ...
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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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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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Did Balram really call Krishna “Munna”?

I had read around 3 years ago somewhere (can't find that website now) that while Krishna called Balram "Dau" (Brother), Balram affectionately refered to Krishna as "Munna" (Little Boy). Can anyone ...
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Is there any clue in Hinduism religion that depicts “Tree has life”? [duplicate]

Is there any clue in Hinduism religion that depicts Tree has life? If anyone has answer please answer it. Thanks.
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How many years are remaining in Kali Yuga? [duplicate]

Could anybody tell me how many years are remaining in Kali Yuga?
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Why Krishna Killed Barbarika? [duplicate]

Krishna had killed Barbarika, the grandson of Bhima, after watching his archery skills. Barbarika could have ended the war within a single day. Although Barbarika had vowed to take part in the weaker ...
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The story of Lord Krishna's death [duplicate]

I want to know the story of death of Lord Krishna. Please,somebody answer my question.
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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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Two conflicting thoughts among hindus in recent days? [closed]

Our bagavad gita says to not have interest on material world, it talked about kama, krodha, lobha, etc and get rid of them as they cause sorrow in one's life. It says One should not have desires, ...
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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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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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Why do Hindus worship rats and Monkeys? [closed]

Why do Hindus Animal Worship ?
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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 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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I want pvarnana of Dwaraka mudra?

I want pvarnana of Dwaraka mudra? which scripture is telling about pvarnana of Dwaraka mudra ?
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Why is Subhadra ignored as an unimportant character in mythology? [closed]

Is Subhadra really an unimportant character? Why is she ignored? Is she given equal position as that given to Balram and Draupadi? Is there any book on her? Besides that, Who was the main and ...
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Is the “Bhaja Govindam” prayer attributed to Adi Sankara only a Bhakti text?

First of all - "Govinda" not being "Narayana" can refer to any deity even by Vaishnavite rules. But then a blog named shastranethralaya says Normally this is taken as a Bhakti text. But we’ll ...
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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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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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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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Are anthropomorphic features of Krishna referred to during the preaching of the Gita? [closed]

anthropomorphic = "having human characteristics" The Krishna before and after the Gita was of course a person with arms and legs and so forth and participated in the war as a charioteer and even ...

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