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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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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Did Arjuna marry bhanumati

Did Arjuna marry bhanumati after the death of duryodhana and karna? Did bhanumati became Arjuna's wife, by she declaring herself?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eye Donation in Hindu Shastras, Vedas & Scriptures [duplicate]

What has been written about eye donation in Hindu Shastras, Vedas & Scriptures?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What were the different theories of origin of Universe as per Matsya and Kurma Puranas?

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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Did Lord Vishnu give Lord Shiva his trident? Isn’t this 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Books on Hindu warriors

I am looking for a book which has stories of great Hindu warriors both from our epics and history
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What is the beejam of Lord Dakshinamurthy?

Every God and Goddess have their beejams. For example, Lord Dattatreya has beejam "Dram". What is Lord Dakshinamurthy beejam?
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How did Tarakasura know about future incarnations of Lord Vishnu?

In Shiva Purana Rudra-samhita, Tarakasura boasted and also disrespected Lord Vishnu before his war with Kartikeya. During his boasting, he also mentioned Rama avatar and Krishna avatar which happened ...
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Pralaya Mention or related Pralaya Verses in Rig Veda or Only in Krishna leela or other puranic stories

Are there any references to last prlaya in vedas or puranas ? verses appreciated

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