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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Who is that Bhuvaneshwari devi as mentioned in Srimad Devi Bhagavatam?

As all shaktas know that the Deity of Devi Bhagavatam is Adya shakti Bhuvaneshwari. But there are some confusions though. In devi bhagvatam devi Bhuvaneshwari is called as Moolprakriti from whom 5 ...
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What is the story of Parvati closing the eyes of Shiva?

There is a story in our scriptures where Goddess Parvati closes the eyes of Lord Shiva and the entire Universe went dark due to it. Lord Shiva has been described as Tryambakam (one with three eyes) in ...
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Why is it considered as bad to become ghost after death ? Do ghosts live a very miserable life?

It is being said that people who die by suicide or suffer violent death usually become ghosts . So, why is becoming a ghost considered a bad thing ? Is there more suffering in it ? What things can a ...
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What is the story of the “Shaiva Itihasa” or Shiva Rahasya Itihasa?

The Shaiva Linga Mahapurana mentions the Shaiva Itihasa in Chapter 1.26 For the propitiation of eighteen Puranas beginning with Brahma, for the propitiation of eighteen Upapuranas beginning with ...
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What are the different types of vighnas discussed in our puranas?

What are the different types of vighnas (obstacles) discussed in our puranas from which lord Vighneshwara will protect us if we worship him?
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Is the order of creation of Puranas given in Puranas?

While reading the article "Kamakshi Mahatyam" (on Kamakotimandali) I found the claim that Brahmanda Purana is the last among the Puranas. The limitless glory of Sri Kamakshi has been ...
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Why almost all Hindu scriptures are written by Non-Brahmins (as per Smritis)?

As per smritis only people born to parents who are both Brahmin parents can be Brahmins. For example, in Manusmriti 10.5, 10.10 and 10.14 it says: सर्ववर्णेषु तुल्यासु पत्नीष्वक्षतयोनिषु । आनुलोम्येन ...
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How and When did Parvati die? Or she still alive?

Parvati was a normal human . So, death must have come to her . How and when did she die ? Or Is she still alive ?
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How did an Asura like Tara beat up and scare off Vishnu?

The following story is from Linga Purana, Chapter 101, verses 10 to 13 - By means of his penance as also by the grace of lord Brahma, he had acquired great power. Tara of great splendour conquered ...
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Is there any difference between Mantra-Brahmin and other kinds of Brahmin?

The following is from Shiva Purana's Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā (Chapter 17). It is about how Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras can become Brahmins. क्षत्रियः पञ्चलक्षण क्षत्रत्वमपनेष्यति । पुनश्च पञ्चलक्षण ...
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How did Vishnu lose to sage Dadhicha in battle?

Linga Purana (99.20 - 100.2) tells the story of Vishnu losing a fight and getting cursed: The son of Cyavana was the well-known and intelligent Dadhica... the leading sage conquered Visnu in battle ...
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Is there a solution to stop suffering?

Does Hinduism provide a solution to stop suffering due to past life karmas? As suicide is not an option according to Garuda Purana, is there another way? What does a man to do according to scriptures ...
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Should most brahmins today be considered as shudras?

Since most brahmins particularly those living in urban areas today don't follow the duties of a brahmin , should they be considered as shudras ? Many of them indulge in degenerate things like alcohal ...
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How did Mlechha (foreigners) people come into existence? [duplicate]

People of four castes that is found in India were born from mouth , shoulders , thighs and leg of Brahma. How mlechhas (foreginers) came into existence ? Do Vedas or any other Hindu texts specify them ...
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What is the reference to the “mythical story” behind Sadhguru's Dhyanalinga consecration?

In this video, Sadhguru reveals the secret of the Dhyanalinga. In this context, he said that there was a yogi named Sunira. He was the next generation of Saptarishis. He had the plan to create a ...
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Why bhagavatam is authentic for Iskcon?

Why iskcon is taking bhagavatam as authentic other then Vishnu Purana and Shiva Purana and skanda Purana ? Do iskcon consider other then bhagavatam all puranas are interpolated
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Did Madhavacharya do any research on Puranas?

Did Madhavacharya do any research on Puranas? Did Madhavacharya told interpolations in Puranas ?
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Is it a sin to be unproductive in Hinduism?

I know that doing Karm and hard work is the only source to the fruit. But does wasting time and not doing Karm is a sin? (wasting time by indulging in materialistic pleasures such as playing video ...
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Do any commentators told about interpolation of puranas?

Commentators told about interpolation in Puranas Which Purana do commentators takes as authentic ? Do any commentators list interpolation puranas ?
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How to tell if a new scripture is authentic, according to scripture?

The dating for the Purāṇas is not given in scripture, meaning one could easily conclude they are still being composed to account for language changes, changes in theme, etc. Anyway, say a new ...
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Does the fever curing mantra given by Dvivida found elsewhere? Is it in a mantra group family? Are any other mantras supposed to be written?

In Chapter 27 of the Kalki Purāṇa a short mantra is written by Dvivida for curing Lakṣmaṇa of a fever: समुद्रस्योतरे तीरे द्विविदो नाम वानरः Samudrasyotare tīre Dvivido nāma Vānaraḥ This is an odd ...
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Are all the 18 paurāṇika literature authentic? [closed]

Are all the 18 Purāṇas authentic? Bhagavatam is interpolated thus, bhagavatam is unauthentic? Devî bhagavatam is interpolated thus, Devî Bhagavatam is unauthentic? Vishṇu Purāṇa lost some slokas for ...
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Are the epics mentioned in Hinduism but never written down and given to humans ever named?

When we think of epics in Hinduism, we usually think of the Mahābhārata or the Rāmāyaṇa. However there are a bunch more epics that are suggested to exist somewhere, but not retold to humans. The most ...
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Skanda Purana in sanskrit

I am trying to find pdf of Skanda Purana in sanskrit. Is complete unabridged sanskrit Skanda Purana online or in PDF format? Please provide it.
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Is Nala and Damayanti story mentioned in Puranas?

Is Nala and Damayanti story mentioned in Puranas like Skanda Purana and others?
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Most Hindu stories are told by someone in another story. How do you know you can trust the narrator?

Is there any way to tell if a narrator is trustworthy or not. Do scriptures ever deal with the issue of which narrators are trustworthy and which are not? This is especially true for stories within ...
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Is there any scriptural basis for the claim that Europeans/White people are vanaras and belong to Hanuman's lineage?

According to some Europeans, they were treated as untouchables in the 17th century in India. According to the Nepali civil code of 1854 they were "Pani Na Chalne Chhoichhito Haalnu Naparne" ...
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Is Kurma Purana really both highly praising and degrading Shaivas at the same time? [closed]

Here I am giving unconfirmed sources. In Kurma Purana II.39.56-62, Shiva says Indeed the holy Pasupata vow has been formerly designed by me for the achievement of liberation. It is the greatest of ...
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Which 4 Vishnu / Vaishnava Puranas are called Tamasic and not meant for Brahmins?

Sholkas 45-50 in the 2nd Adhyaya of Sambhav Khand which is part of Shiv Rahasya Khand of Sankara Samhita of Skanda MahaPurana, plainly state that the 10 Shaiva Puranas are Sattavik and 4 Vishnu ...
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Is Sanskrit literature really oldest?

Is Sanskrit literature oldest ? The history is showing proofs that Sanskrit literature is only in 1st century But Hebrew literature is 10th century B.C.E But we are saying that our puranas are written ...
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Is Earth Jambudvipa or Bhu-mandala?

Is Earth Jambudvipa or Bhu-mandala? There are seven dvipas in BhUloka. One of the dvipas is Jambudvipa. Jambudvipa has 9 varshas. One of the varshas in Jambudvipa is Bharatavarsha: Text 5: Bhū-...
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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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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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