Questions tagged [puranas]

Puranas (Sanskrit: पुराण) are ancient Hindu texts eulogizing various deities, primarily the divine Trimurti God in Hinduism through divine stories. Questions pertaining to the 18 mahapuranas can use this tag.

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Is catur vyuha mentioned in puranas?

Is catur vyuha of Vishnu mentioned in puranas and Mahabharata?
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Do Vedas forbid Sannyasa in Kali Yuga?

Someone told me that Brahma-vaivarta Purana & Krsna-jnama Khanda have this verse: asvamedham gavalambham sannyasam palapaitrkam devarena sutopattim kalau panca vivarjayet The above verse seems to ...
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What is the story of suryagrahan and chandragrahan as per scriptures?

I have read in a quora answer that rahu and ketu desired to eat surya and chandra as revenge for what happened to them. They chased surya dev and chandra dev who took surrender in lord shiva. Seeing ...
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Is Ucchista ganapati mentioned in puranas?

Is Ucchista ganapati mentioned in Puranas? Is the story of Ucchista ganapati mentioned in scriptures?
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Who were Brahma's Manasputras? How many of them were there?

According to Judeo-Christian theology, there were Adam and Eve in the beginning. They were the progenitor of the human race. However, according to Hindu Puranas, there were many. They were known as ...
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Did adi shankara accept purans as a valid source of information/knowledge? [duplicate]

Did adi shankara accept purans as a valid source of information/knowledge? If not why did he rejected the Puranas because they are also divine in origin?
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Some mantras which require minimal level of efforts to make them siddha?

Please tell some Mantras which require minimal efforts to get Siddhi over them, so that one can feel their miracle and power.
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What Iskcon tells about other puranas like Shiva Purana?

Do iskcon answer questions form Shiva Purana ? Do Iskcon explain Shiva Purana Devi bhagavatam ? Iskcon is explaining and using rajasic Purana like Brahma vaivarta Purana, Bhavishya Purana Iskcon is ...
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How many puranas got interpolation? [closed]

Do bhagavatam got interpolation Do Shiva purana got interpolation Do Devi bhagavatam got interpolation Do Vishnu Purana Do 18 puranas got interpolation
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Is the Hinduism we follow today baseless from a Vedic Perspective?

The Vedic (Rgvedic primarily) texts are quite different from the Puranic stories we know (and love) today. Does this mean the Puranic deities* we worship and stories we read are false from a Vedic ...
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Best and easy methods to earn lots of punya

Any method to earn lots of punya which is not required to be done regularly. It should be some sort of one time activity or anything which can be repeated again and again but there shouldn't be any ...
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Is there any Vedic reference of Lord Shiva or Lord Rudra worshipping Maa Siddhidatri to attain Siddhis?

Here is what I found on Wikipedia: Siddhidhatri is the ninth form of the Goddess Durga or Parvati, the meaning of her name is as follows: Siddhi means supernatural power or meditative ability, and ...
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Any scripture mentions naagmani? [duplicate]

Is naagmani a fictional thing or mentioned in scriptures? Also what about those special kind of naags?
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What is the correct order for reading shastras? [duplicate]

There are lots of shastras in hinduism. Mahapurans and Upapurans, lots of geetas, dharma shastras, shad darshan, agamas, upanishads and vedas. Please tell the correct order to read them to grasp it in ...
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How can one become brahma/vishnu/shiv?

I heard that one can become Indra if he does 1000 rajsuvi/ashwamedha yajna(not sure). But is there anywhere in shastras written how can one become one among tridevs?
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What verses talk about other universes in the Puranas? [duplicate]

Which verses in the Puranas talk about countless other universes?
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How many lipis are mentioned in scripture?

How many lipis are mentioned in scripture like our Hindu scripture In which lipi Vedas and Mahabharata and Purana as been written
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Will a sati go to heaven or hell?

Parasara Smriti 4.30 “A widow, who immolates herself on the same funeral pile with her deceased husband, resides in heaven for ten millions of years, which is the number of hairs on the human body.” ...
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Veda vyasa mahabaratham [duplicate]

Where will I get mahabarat books written by maharishi veda vyasa in India? Also I wanted to get srimad Bhagavadam by vyasa and ramayan written by valmiki. When I search for such books I don't get the ...
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Scriptural basis for Sadhguru's claim that Yaśodā also became one of the gopīs?

https://isha.sadhguru.org/us/en/wisdom/article/krishna-women-in-his-life Yashodha’s relationship with Krishna grew in such a way that she also became one of the Gopis. She was also part of the Raas. ...
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How has Devī Lakshmī 's understanding developed, starting from the Vedic literature up until the recent times?

Similar to this question, which tries to discuss about the trajectory of Lord Vishnu's theological development and understanding, from the Vedic period to the Paurāṇika period. I'd like to get an ...
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What's the story of Shravan Kumar's parents?

As discussed in this QnA, the name "Shravana Kumara" (श्रवणकुमार), as is genrally captured in our popular imagination, is not actually found in the Valmiki Ramayana based recensions. The old ...
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Is the notion of Narada going everywhere while chanting “narayana naryana” from scripture?

Narada goes everywhere and meets with Gods and Devas of his choosing with his cymbals while chanting "narayana naryana". Is this in scripture? Im asking because in fact in the TV depiction ...
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Is there any verse or any quote we find in any of the scriptures talking abour racism?

I am searching for any mentioning about racism in sacred scriptures like Puraans, Veds, Bhagawad Geeta or Upnishads? I am unable to find it myself but I think there must be something. I will be happy ...
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Are Puranic stories symbolic? [duplicate]

Quora scholar According to him purans are symbolic, there storys are symbolic. So is it true, is this the way ancient scholar have interpretated Puranas? what is the opinion of majority of puranic ...
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Union of heaven, earth and nether regions

While reading Mahabharata, I came across following verse over here That part where Bhagirathi-Ganga flows in a northward direction is known as the union of heaven, earth, and the nether regions. ...
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Sri Vishnu Gita is present in which Puranas or ancient texts or scriptures.?

I have came accross some questions in other public forums saying there is a vishnu gita claiming there lord vishnu gave his gita gyan to lord shiva. After searching a lot thankfully I came across this ...
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In modern era debates, was calling your opponent's source “Interpolated” a debating tactic?

One reads about early modern debates in which one side would cite Puranic material. Are there instances when the opponents called it "Interpolated" to refute it?
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Are Shiva, Parvati, and their children, the only Gods who dwell on Earth?

I was referring to Mount Kailasha. Among the Trimurti, Vishnu, along with Lakshmi, and Brahma, along with Sarasvati, appear to dwell in other realms. So do the other Gods.
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In medieval era debates, was calling your opponent's source “Tamasic” a debating tactic?

One reads about late medieval debates in which one side would cite Puranic material. Are there instances when the opponents called it "Tamasic" to refute it?
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Does a commentary exist for the Linga Purana?

Are commentaries available for the following Puranas? Linga Purana Shiva Purana Devi Purana Skanda Purana Do these books have commentaries?
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Are Narada Purana and Brihannaradiya Purana the same

the words seem to literally mean "Narada Purana" and "The Big Narada Purana". are they the same work?
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What leisure activities found in Mahābhārata, Rāmāyaṇa & Purāṇa-s?

The modern world has got sports, degenerated cinema, etc. for leisure activities. I wonder what all our ancestors did as pastime?
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Different methods of doing Śivaliṅga Abhiṣekam?

What are different kinds and methods of Śivaliṅga Abhiṣekam? Several priests and jyotiṣika (astrologers) recommend doing abhiṣekam with water (जल ), milk (दुग्ध ), bhasman (भस्मन्), sugarcane ...
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What is Difference between Hinduism and other religion? [closed]

What is difference between Our gods and other religion gods ? According to Puranas
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What is the position of Mahavishnu in Hinduism as per vedic scriptures?

What is the actual position of Lord Maha-Vishnu ??? at present no one can explain the answer satisfyingly. so please help me with scriptural references .
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How is Duryodhana a son in law to Balarama?

I was reading Markandeya Purana and found that there is a mention of Duryodhana being a son in law of Balarama. I am not able to find more information about this in Markandeya Purana. I am looking for ...
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Does Kali Purusha get Moksha in the end?

I know that Time is cyclical in Hindu mythology. So, does Kali-Purusha (कलि-पुरुष) (the personification of the demon after whom Kali Yuga is named) get Moksha after the end of Kaliyuga? And if so, who ...
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What should be order of reading Hindu scriptures and texts for understanding Soul, God, Karm, Moksha and purpose of creation? [duplicate]

I do want to understand fundamental concepts like Soul, God, Karm, Moksh and of course purpose of this life or creation that include everything at more deeper and detailed level. I guess main sources ...
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does any authentic vedic scriptures depict Sri Ram alone as the ultimate parabrahman

In the present era many people worship Shri Ram as bhagavan , many people see him as merely an incarnation and many people consider him to be just an ideal man. But other than Sri Valmiki Ramayana , ...
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Do deities other than Brahma, Vishnu, Devi etc. have the power to create other universes?

I am aware that in many Hindu texts, famously the Puranas, explained that the gods Brahma creates universes constantly, Vishnu constantly creates universes by inhaling and exhaling also infinite ...
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Are there any asura that asked for a boon/wish and they didn't became evil?

There are many asura's that asked for wishes and became evil. Example ravan. So are there asura's that were good even after there wish were full filled. Any examples of those asura who's boon itself ...
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Can anybody prove that Ganesha and kartikeya are not sons of Devi Bhuvaneshwari? (That Devi mentioned at Srimad Devi Bhagwatam)

As we know Ganesha and kartikeya are sons of Devi Parvati. And Lord Maha Ganapati is son of Ma Tripura sundari . And we can also see the iconography of Devi Tripurasundari where Lord Ganesha and ...
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Where can I find the details about the weapons that kshatriyas had at olden times?

Are there any Vedas, Puranas, or holy scripts that contain their descriptions?
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Henotheism in the Puranas?

The henotheism, a kind of halfway house between polytheism and monotheism reflects the demotion of the many gods of the Hindu pantheon to the position of portions (amsas) of one primary God. This ...
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I need to know the names of the angels and their actions in Hinduism [closed]

I have a research and I need to know all the names of angels in different religions and their actions, and since I am an Arab, my sources are not enough and I need the names of angels in Hinduism
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What are the mleccha-desha in Bhavishya Puranas? [duplicate]

Does 'mleccha-desha' refer to the followers of Abrahamic faiths in general or foreigners in Bhavishya Purana? My question relies on Puranas. Puranas belong to Sanatana Dharma. You call it &...
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Are Puranas of divine origin?

Do the Puranas have divine origin or inspiration,like vedas and Bhagavad Gita. And can we take puranas as literaler truth.
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Does 'mleccha-desha' refer to the followers of Abrahamic faiths in general or foreigners in Bhavishya Purana? [closed]

http://www.mahapurana.com/bhavishya-purana/bhavishya-purana-the-prediction-of-indias-kings/ From Bhavishya Purana we can find Krshnamsa words addressed to Baliraja: These demons should never come to ...
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When did Lord Shiva slash Lord Vishnu's head?

In Lord Shiva's thousand names according to Shiva Maha Purana there is a name which is number (755) Vishnukandharapatana which translates to "the one who slashes Vishnu's head". Here in ...

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