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 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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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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What were the acts of the first human between the Svāyambhuva Manvantara and Vaivasvata Manvantara. (Manvantaras 2-6) What do other humans do then?

In the long period of not hearing about the first human a lot, he was born by the names Svārociṣa, Uttama, Tāmasa, Raivata, and Cākṣuṣa. What was that Sāvarṇi up to during those times? How did his ...
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Why aren't other religions detailed in Puranas and other scriptures?

Why don't Hindu texts talk much about other religions? Some people say no other religion existed at the time of Santana Dharma but as per holy books of other religions their religions existed right ...
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How is Soma's Rajasuya described in different Puranas?

The part of the this episode I am most interested is Lakshmi leaving Narayana for Soma. And Vishnu unable to harm Soma as per Matsya Purana. Does all puranas have the same story?
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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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Is Vishnudharmottara the second part of Vishnu Purana?

Every Mahapurana states that Vishnu Purana has 23 thousand verses but if we count the actual no. of verses there are only around 7000. So about 16 thousand verses are missing. I found another purana, ...
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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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What are the names of Lakshmi Devi as consort of Vishnu in His form as Kurma and Matsya?

Lakshmi Devi always accompanies Vishnu in each of His incarnations. What are Her specific forms and names as Shakti of Kurma-Avatara and Matsya-Avatara?
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Did lord Brahma commit incest with his daughter?

According to Shiva purana, "Brahma desired Sarasvati and went to her, asking her to stay with him. She, being his daughter, was furious at this and said, 'Your mouth speaks inauspiciously and so ...
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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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Discrepancy in Tarakamaya War as described in Padma Purana

Tarakamaya war was the 5th of the 12 wars fought between Devas and Asura. The background was as follow : Maharishi Atri performed very difficult tapasya. So difficult was the tapasya that Atri’s ...
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When Devi Bhagavatam says Gods as doers of karma and that they are sinners, how they can remove my sin?

According to the following chapters of Devi Bhagavatam, Lord Krishna, Lord Vishnu and lord Rudra are doers of karma and thus sinners. • Devi bhagavatam: 4 book: 2 chapter: 8-9 • Devi bhagavatam: 6 ...
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Some questions on Cobra pearl real [duplicate]

Does cobra pearl and stone are entirely different in shape and colour? And how big is it? A tiny gel like transparent capsule as shown in by youtubers?
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Does anyone have any the images that sometimes accompany scriptures (e.g. in the Purāṇas)? Can you post them? [closed]

I heard some scriptures were found with attached images to help explain the text. Since then, I have always wanted to see some.
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Do Vedas mention that Vedas ALONE are to be followed and Itihasa/Purana should be discarded?

We sometimes hear these arguments : 'Vedas ALONE are truth', and 'Whenever there is conflict between Sruti and Smriti, Smriti must be discarded'. Do the propoents of this argument: know what all the ...
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Are there specific mantras or hymns created by Navagrahas?

I have read about Narasimha Stuti By Shani (Saturn). Was wondering if there were other stotras mentioned in Puranas created by the rest of 8 grahas.
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Importance of kasam in Hinduism?

Is kasam same as vachan/shapath? What if It is taken in a fit of anger, that you won't talk to so and so person and it is taken in the name of your deity. Does it have dharmic importance, if yes, is ...
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Where to read about Lord Dhanvantari?

Lord Dhanvantari appears in the churning of the ocean by the demigods and demons. Srimad Bhagavatam Purana describes his appearance as follows: SB 8.8.33 — He was dressed in yellow garments and ...
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Where do mlecchas come from? [duplicate]

Do any Puranas elaborate on the origin of the Śaka, Hūṇā, Yavanas, etc? I have only heard suggestions like being the progeny of Asuras or rogue members of different Varnas.
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Are there any English puranic storybooks ? Specific purana or multiple both will do

I am looking for Puranic storybooks in english. Can be one specific purana or stories from many puranas.
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Are there any references in Puranas to justify the deification of epithets, which is contrary to Rig Vedic principles?

Rig Veda II.1 states that there is only one Brahman, though attributed different epithets like Indra, Vishnu, Rudra, etc., to denote different actions of the same Almighty. The same was reiterated in ...
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Mention of Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi as Masik Shivratri Tithi in Hindu Shastras other than Skanda Purana?

Aside from one previous reference I found in the Skanda Purana (What is the importance and concept behind Masik Shivratri?) is there any additional reference to Masik (monthly) Shivratri in the Hindu ...
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Scriptural verses that assign masculinity and femininity to varnas

So my friend (of the Katyayan gotra) she is saying that kshatriyas are the masculine dominated varna, while braahmins are the androgynous dominated varna, a combination of masculine and feminine ...
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Can someone mention the puranic source of Navgraha mantra?

For example, the mantra for Surya is the following one - Japakusum Samkasam Kashyapeyam Mahadhyutim Tamoarim Sarvapapaghnam Pranatosmi Divakaram Like this one there are mantras for nine planets. ...
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Qualification to read the puranas

Is there any qualification required to read the puranas. can you please quote from hindu scriptures to prove your point.
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Why Lord Shiva is considered as the destroyer of world?

I don't know that why Lord Shiva is considered as the destroyer of the world? Please somebody answer my question!
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Where to find the puranas with slokas in it [duplicate]

I wanted to know if there is any site/book to read the puranas with slokas in it.
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Condensed form of Shaiva Purana

Just wondering if there are any works like Narayaneeyam which is a condensed version of Srimad Bhagavatham, similar to Purana of Lord shiva, Shiva Purana, Linga Purana, etc., in Sanskrit language?
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What is the background story behind the creation of Sri Rudra Kavacham by sage Durvasa?

What is the background story behind the creation of Sri Rudra Kavacham by sage Durvasa? Who was he telling it to? It is found in the Skanda Purana.
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How did the Puranas justify the deification of epithets, which is contrary to Rig Vedic principles, therefore, anti-Hindu or anti-Sanatana Dharma? [closed]

Rig Veda II.1 states that there is only one Brahman, though attributed different epithets like Indra, Vishnu, Rudra, etc., to denote different actions of the same Almighty. The same was reiterated in ...
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The other bow of Shiva - Ajagava

Lord Shiva had 2 bows - Pinaka and Ajagava. There are few stories associated with the first bow Pinaka like Sita swayamvar. Are there any distinct stories/incidents associated with Ajagava that have ...
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Are Vaishnavism, Shaivism, etc., which encouraged sectarian attitude, contrary to Rig Vedic principles, therefore, anti-Hindu or anti-Sanatana Dharma? [closed]

Rig Veda II.1 states that there is only one Brahman, though attributed different epithets like Indra, Vishnu, Rudra, etc., to denote different actions of the same Almighty. The same was reiterated in ...
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Did the Battle of the Ten Kings really occur? [closed]

There is already a question existing - Timeline of the battle of the ten kings in the Vedas. However, there are no answers posted yet and my question is different. It was mentioned in this wikipedia ...
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Is the story of Sita's banishment present in any scriptures other than Valmiki Ramayana?

The story of Mother Sita's banishment by Sri Rama present in the Uttara Khanda of the Valmiki Ramayana, is perhaps the most controversial part of Sri Rama's story. Many Hindu acharyas such as Swami ...

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