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 Difference between Hinduism and other religion? [closed]

What is difference between Our gods and other religion gods ? According to Puranas
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How was nudity treated in Hinduism

Is there any mention of attire for women/men in any ancient texts ? How was nudity treated in Hinduism ? Did other religion deeply influence the people of India ?
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Is Kalki avatar a killer of Buddhist?

adhuna kahkula ndsavatdro bauddha pdsanda mlecchadindnca vedadharma setu panpdlandya krtavatarah kalh mpendsman stntva nirayddudhrta vanasi tavdnukampam kimiha kathaydmah ---------Kalki Purana ...
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Why doesn't Lord Shiva hate Asuras? [duplicate]

Lord Shiva had given many boons to many Asuras although the Asuras are not good. Why doesn't Lord Shiva hate the Asuras?
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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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Ramanuja and Chellapillai

When Moghuls invaded Bharat desa, a daughter of moghul emperor took the utsava vigraha of Thriunarayana perumal [Melkot in Karnataka] and was playing with that utsava vigraha. On seeing this ...
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What do hindu scriptures say about life on MARS?

is there any mention of Life on MARS in any of the hindu texts Shastras or Puranas or Vedas. I know there were some questions around but never specific to life on Mars. I am very curious to know if ...
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Exact meaning of the word "Tejas"?

From the Puranas, one can infer that the meaning refers to either the spiritual aura of a person, facial expressiveness that exudes confidence, vigor or valor, etc. Real Gurus are said be endowed with ...
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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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Who is lord varaha? [duplicate]

I have read lots of references about lord varaha but I wanna know the actual truth. From where and whom did lord varaha came from? In which timeline? What happened after? Is he mentioned in Vedas?
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Does any scripture predict the Muslim invasion of India?

Does any scripture predict the Muslim invasion of India? Does the scripture like the Bhavishya Purana or some other Purana predict an invasion?
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The Four Categories of Pralaya (Annihilation) and how it can be stopped?

What are the four categories of Universal Annihilation? There are four kinds of annihilation (constant, occasional, material and final) and how it can be stopped?
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Nigamantha Maha Desikan

Nigamantha Maha Desikan was a great Vaishnava acharya. He has composed many slokas. What are the titles given to him by the Srirangam Divya dampathis Lord Ranganatha and Goddess Ranganayaki for which ...
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Individual Anjaneya photo

Many people say that we should not keep individual Anjaneya photo in our house for worship. He should always be with Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana. Any evidence from age old puranas or scriptures ...
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Benefits of Varanamayiram

Varanamayiram composed by Kodai Nachiyar is a classic one. What are the benefits a devotee can obtain by reciting this? Can selected slokas be recited every day?Answers not from wikipedia or ...
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Importance and Worshiping of Tulasi-devi in every resident [duplicate]

I read an article of Srimati Tulasi-devi (Reference) and its importance also. Amazing and awesome. I want to know 1. there is any other historical incidents about the Tulasi Madam in Hinduism and ...
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Reference of Tithe in Vedas

I was wondering if there is any reference to giving of tithe (a certain percentage of ones income) in Vedas? Is dana same as tithe?
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How do I navigate through the website https://www.hinduscriptures.in/? [migrated]

I am interested in reading the various Puranas. I have pdf files of a few Puranas, namely the Markendeya Purana, Kalki Purana, and the Shrimad Bhagavatam. In this stack exchange post (Are there any ...
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Does smriti allows king to make new constitution?

Do smriti allows to make constitution ? My point is smriti is supreme constitution.under smriti can king can make new rules and new punishment . Do smriti/vedic/puranic scriptures given freedom to ...
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How can one say Mahabharata is history? Why are Chiranjeevis (immortals) not seen today?

If Mahabharata is history, why are Chiranjeevis (immortals) like - Parashurama, Aswatthama, Kripacharya no longer seen? In the story of Mahabharata they appear frequently and were seen by common ...
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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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Did Madhavacharya do any research on Puranas?

Did Madhavacharya do any research on Puranas? Did Madhavacharya told interpolations in Puranas ?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Eye Donation in Hindu Shastras, Vedas & Scriptures [duplicate]

What has been written about eye donation in Hindu Shastras, Vedas & Scriptures?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What kind of clothing did epic and purana characters wear?

Please mention the sanskrit words/titles for clothes, Are there instances where kind, type of clothing should be used is discussed? Or even in suggestive types in puranas? Like gods wearing clothes, ...
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What is the origin story of Kaal Brahm in our scripture? [duplicate]

I came across the origin story of Kaal Brahm. He was supposedly banished from Satyalok (along with his wife Prakriti) by Kabir Dev. He is also considered the creator of our Brahmaand , our trilok and ...
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Which purana to follow? [duplicate]

There is so much confusion 😵 shiva Purana says shiva is god, visnu purana says visnu is god which purana to follow who is right? Help me
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Why are Puranas silent on events taking place in previous Kalyugs or events of 8th Manvantara from previous Kalpas?

As seen in questions and answers here, here and here, Puranas attribute the differences in their contents to different Kalpas. However if that is indeed the case, why don't we ever read about events ...
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Puranas (Life of Shri Krishna) [duplicate]

An Arya Samaj Influencer Rahul Arya claims that All fake stories have been planted in Srimad Bhagavatam, Skanda Puran & Brahma Vaivarta Puran about Krishna that he is playing with girls, Krishna ...
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I want K.L.joshi Visnu Purana pdf

I want H.H.Wilson and edit by K.L.joshi visnu Purana pdf
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Where we can get unabridged puranas? [duplicate]

Where can we get unabridged version of puranas, uppuranas in Sanskrit - Hindi Translation with some commentary in PDF format?
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Views on puranas as texts to be taken literally or metaphorically? [duplicate]

Are the story of puranas merely used as icons(to teach us lessons)? Are they to be taken literally?Do they fall under smriti or sruti?
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What is the order of the importance of Hindu texts? [duplicate]

In Hinduism, there are many classes of books such as Vedas, Puranas, Smritis etc., Suppose any two texts from a different class of books either contradict each other or provides an alternative way ...
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Who actually were demons (Rakshash) and Danav mentioned in Ramayana, Mahabharata and other purans? [duplicate]

Were they different species or just human following adharma? We read in puranas that they were powerful, mayavi, had body features like animals. I am confused. Tulsidasji says in Ramcharitmanas ...
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Non recital of Gayatri Mantra by Women and ringtones [duplicate]

Gayatri Mantra is to be chanted by a brahmachari or grihastha who adorn yagnopaveedam. Women neither should hear the mantra nor recite. If they do so what re the consequences? Nowadays ringtone has ...
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Avatarams of God [duplicate]

Lord Ranganatha of srirangam or srirangapatna and Lord Venkatachalapathy of Tirupati are not coming under ten Avatars of God Vishnu. Why is it so? Any reference from puranas will be of great help to ...
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Is there any clue in Hinduism religion that depicts "Tree has life"? [duplicate]

Is there any clue in Hinduism religion that depicts Tree has life? If anyone has answer please answer it. Thanks.