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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What will happen to Indra's wife Shachi and Indra's mother Aditi when Bali takes over the post of Indra in 8th manvantara? [duplicate]

In the Vamana Avatara, Lord Vishnu had given a boon to Asura king Bali that he would become Indra in the 8th manvantara. So what will happen to Aditi and Shachi? Will they leave the heaven with ...
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What is Hindu view on evolution? [closed]

In purans there is avtar of lord vishnu. https://images.app.goo.gl/b2qMNkdSe2VCwegy5 But purans are mythology and should not be taken seriously as many scholar say. So what is the actual human ...
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Can forgetfulness be considered as a sin?

Consider a person has forgetfulness as a habit, I.e., forgetting small things or small details regularly. Does it consider as a sin? Is there any incident in scriptures where a person forgets about ...
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What scriptures describe the story of Vishnu's general, Vishvaksena?

It is well-known that Shiva's son Ganesha is the general of Shiva's army of Ganas. What's not as well-known, however, is that Vishnu also has an army, led by the god Vishvaksena. Vishvaksena plays ...
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Reference form kalika Purana

Puri Shankara charya told that mayavadi means kapalika in YouTube video It is true means I want reference that kapalikas are mayavadi in kalika Purana
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What were the different theories of origin of Universe as per Matsya and Kurma Puranas? [closed]

How was the Universe created according to Matsya and Kurma Puranas? Each Purana had it's own theory for origin of Universe. (Please cite references from the Puranas)
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Does any Āstika text mention Gunas association with the Adharmic cults?

Someone said that Abrahmic cults are associated with Gunas [Tamoguna for Islam and Rajaguna for Christianity]. This information I have read was not documented by any Shastras quotation. So I want to ...
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Were ancient Hindu polytheists?

Only looking for Ancient Shastras and Agamic or Tantra or Rig Vedaic based on answers. Pre-Vedic based question. For Ancient History of Sanatana Dharma Students and Scholars. 1.Where Hindu and can ...
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How does one start in Hinduism? [closed]

I've recently gotten really involved into religion. A couple months back, I was very close to converting to Islam, as many of my friends introduced me to the faith, but as I researched more into ...
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Did Bhagavaan Krshn engage in sexual intercourse with gopinis?

Attested images shows that, A) Krshn had sexual intercourse with the gopinis during the Raas Leela B) Krshn had sexual intercourse with Rukmini Who had just attained puberty and the rapture led to ...
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If a person is born inside an Abrahmic place, can they become with time and devotion good Sanataani? [closed]

Preface: I didn't find nowhere in the Shastras which I have read, nor in other books, if a person who was born inside a Western Country and feels devotion for Sanataan Dharma conducts of life, Devas ...
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Why did God choose India? [duplicate]

I know that God is all pervading according to Advaita Vedanta, but I want to know why the Vedas and Upanishads originated in India and why the puranas revolve around the Indian region.
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Were there any humans in our stories which possessed supernatural powers?

I mean humans who possessed powers and not any supernatural weapons such as Dhanush, Gada or anything. And by powers, i mean teleporatation, flying, telekinesis etc.
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Eye Donation in Hindu Shastras, Vedas & Scriptures [duplicate]

What has been written about eye donation in Hindu Shastras, Vedas & Scriptures?
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Complete English translations of Puranas

Some English translations of Puranas can be found online here: Vishnu purana (a) Garuda purana (abridged) (b) Garuda purana (full) Bagavata Purana Shiva Purana Linga purana (a) Brahmanda Purana (b) ...
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Why does Vishnu have eight arms when Krishna and Arjuna go to see him?

Most people only know of occasions in which two different incarnations of Vishnu met, for instance the encounter of Rama and Parashurama as described in the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana. What is not as ...
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Can anyone give me a list of people mentioned in our ancient texts who attained Siddhis through meditation only

By siddhis, i mean the superpowers mentioned in Hanuman Chalisa, Asta Siddhis like growing large and small, flying and other powers. Can someone give me a list of people who attained super powers ...
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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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Are there Non-sectarian texts in Sanatan Dharma? it is not a duplicate Q [duplicate]

Disclaimer: The following question has been edited in order not to be confused with another pre-existent question which has been linked below in the body of this question. Many times it is read ...
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How is it possible for the yugas such as Dwapar and Kali to be personified in human-like form?

It is mentioned at many places that they were present in human forms, it doesn't make sense. Like in Kalki Puran, it us shown that Satyug in human form is with Lord Kalki. Also, in Dwapar Yug,Kali is ...
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It is said that Kali was present in Satyug as Gandharva and in Dwapar as dice, the biggest sinner lived through it all

Kali did many wrong things in Dwapar Yug and in Satyug and yet he is spared. The main of starting another yug to start over and eradicate all that is wrong in current yug. Its almost like he is a ...
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Jaya and Vijaya:Vishnu's option

After the curse to Jaya and Vijaya from Kumaras , Vishnu appeared before them, and the gatekeepers requested Vishnu to lift the curse of the Kumaras. Vishnu said that the curse of the Kumaras cannot ...
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Help me find this verse from Mahabharata

So I am reading Hindu superiority by Sarda Har Bilas and in that Mr Sarda puts this verse Time is the root of all created beings, And uncreated. of pleasure and of pain. Time creates existence. Time ...
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Shloka 20 & 21 in sixth adhyay of Bhagwat Puran Mahatmya [closed]

Please give word by word explanation and meaning of Shloka 20 & 21 in sixth adhyay of Bhagwat Puran Mahatmya.
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Did Lord Vishnu give Lord Shiva his trident? Isn’t it the opposite way around?

Why is it said that Lord Vishnu has given Lord Shiva his trident when there seem to be only 2 tales in this regard?: 1st as per Shiva Purana, the opposite happened, i.e. Shiva gave Vishnu his ...
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Interpolations in puranas according to Bhusunda

There is a great conversation between Bhusunda and Vasistha in the scripture Yoga Vasistha. In that conversation, there is a verse about Puranas, which has been told by Bhusunda. The verse is as ...
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How many classes of scriptures understanding is necessary to understand Puranas?

It is well known that all stories in the Puranas shouldn't be taken literally (or physically). Many (such) stories of Puranas are symbolism to facts or phenomenon from other class of scriptures. I ...
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Is the vedic supreme God different from the puranic supreme God?

Is the vedic supreme God different from the puranic supreme God? If not, then why is the puranic concept of God trimurty and vedic concept, brahman?
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Jambavan's composition of slokam on Hanuman

Jambavan has composed a slokam on Hanuman comprising 12 hymns. It starts with: Melai virinjan veeya migai naalir Any puranic reference for this???
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Can we compare Big Bang theory with the beginning/ending of a Kalpa? [closed]

There is a recent statement by the Nobel Laureate Prof. Roger Penrose, who says that the Big Bang was "not the beginning" of our universe rather it was the end of the previous one. This ...
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What is the concept of God according to hindusim? [duplicate]

I a confused because Shiv puran say Shiva is the supreme God. Bhagavata gita say Krishna is supreme God. Vedas say Indra is supreme God. Upanishad say the God is one without second. But on the other ...
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Is there any yoga which helps in levitation and disappearing?

Is there any yoga that helps in levitation and disappearing? Heard enough stories about this that Baba Yogis do it in Himalayas but without any proofs. What type of Yogis are they? Are they referred ...
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Why did Kamsa not kill Devaki or her husband and still make them stay in the same cell?

As per Puranas, when Kamsa knew his sister, Devaki’s son will kill him, why did he not kill Devaki or her husband; and why did he still make them live together in the same cell?
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What is the story of Kalanemi who was reborn as Kamsa?

The Sambhava Parva of Mahabharat mentions that Kamsa was a rebirth of the demon Kalanemi: "There was also born on earth a mighty Asura known amongst the Danavas by the name of Kalanemi, endued with ...
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What is Ravana gita, is it ever mentioned in any puran?

I have heard of Ravana gita many times in which purana is it mentioned and please give the verses too.
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Influence of early communication in prenatal vasana modeling

The Video (Telugu) reminds viewers that Abhimanyu and Prahlada had acquired Bhakthi transmitted by intelligent oral suggestions which after birth gave prenatal and primordial connection to natural ...
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Had any incident happened in Hinduism history where a Yaksha did penance and got boon from supreme Gods?

Had any incident happened in Hinduism history where a Yaksha did penance and got boon from supreme Gods? I want to know about Yakshas. Do they also do penance and get boon like Asuras?
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Does the concept of multiverse exist in vedas?

Does the concept of multiverse exist in vedas just like puranas in samhitas,aranyakas,brahmanas and major upnishads. I think it's a puranic concept if i am right then give evidences that establish ...
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Why curses don't work nowadays?

We often read in ancient texts that someone cursed somebody else and something bad happened to that person. It is obvious that nowadays if somebody curses somebody else we really don't see any effect ...
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What are the details of the story of Indra giving the Crest-jewel(chudamani) to king Janka?

The son of the wind-god,Hanuman, apprised Sri Rama(avatar of god Vishnu) about the discovery of Sita(avatar of goddess Lakshmi),on returning to Kishkindha (from Lanka).Then Hanuman delivered to Sri ...
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Mahavishnu's Avataaras

Apart from the well known Dashavatra, Mahavishnu has taken many incarnations. Two readily come to the mind as Hari for liberation of Gajendra and Hu Hu and as Kapila Muni giving knowledge to His ...
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Why a husband is called पतीपरमेश्वर (Pati Parmeshwar)? Whom should a wife devote to at time of death?

As the question says, why a husband is called पतीपरमेश्वर? What does that mean for a wife? Also, our scriptures say that one who devotes to the the Supreme Soul at the time of death, reaches the ...
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Do new God's emerge from Parabrahman at the end of each Mahapralaya?

Please clarify the following: If other Mahapralayas have occurred before, have the same God's always emerged from Parabrahman (such as Shiva, Shakthi, Vishnu etc) or do different God's emerge at the ...
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Which other texts apart from Shri Bhagvad Gita talk about the indestructible nature of human soul/atman?

I was wondering that Hinduism had so many different sects for different deities, was this belief of the soul being indestructible followed by Vaishnavism? also lord Shiva has been called the destroyer ...
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What is the purpose of marriage? [duplicate]

Is it to get rid off loneliness, to attain lustfulness, to have more commitment, sacrifice, inheritance, safeguard wealth and oneself? Or what exactly? People do get married before these questions ...
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Which Purana describes Jatila and her seven husbands

In this answer, its quoted that: I have heard in the Purana that a lady of name Jatila, the foremost of all virtuous women belonging to the race of Gotama had married seven Rishis. Question is, ...
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Do devatas have martial tings ? Do Devatas have semen?

Do devatas like Vishnu Shiva krishna ganapati as sense Do they have semen
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Brihan-nandikeswara Purana -Source for Ahuti Mantra

We are looking for PDF text Brihan-nandikeswara Purana & exact source or the ahuti mantra ॐ दक्ष यज्ञ विनाशिन्यै,महाघोरायै, योगिनीकोटी, परिवृत्तायै, भद्रकाल्यै, ह्रीं ॐ दुर्गायै नमः स्वाहा
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Were Puranas extant during Mahabharata

Did the Mahabharata warriors know about the Puranas (except Bhagavata) during the time of war or before it? I doubt it, as if they knew the content of puranas, then they would have known that Krishna ...
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When did Dvivida the ape try to kidnap Krishna?

As I discuss in this question, the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata describes how Krishna goes to Duryodhana on behalf of the Pandavas in order to try to negotiate peace and avert the Mahabharata war. ...

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