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The Samudra Manthan is an episode in the Puranas and Mahabharata in which the ocean of milk was churned by the devas and asuras.

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What is the scenario when Shiva consumed halahal (poison) as per Shiva purana

Please describe briefly about the incident, when Shiva had consumed poison in the request of gods & to keep low the body temperature of Lord Shiva, moon was placed on his head & how gods have ...
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Why is Halahala Poison the one that came out of Churning of Ocean depicted in Blue in Shiva's throat?

Why is Halahala Poison the one that came out of Churning of Ocean depicted in Blue in Shiva's throat? Any scripture backing to this?
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Did Lakshmi exist before Kshir Sagar manthan?

Some scriptures state that Vishnu married Lakshmi, who came from churning of ocean of milk. Did Lakshmi exist before that event?
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Question about Mother Parvati and Maa Tara?

i would like some explanation about this picture. The legend tell that Mother Parvati became Maa Tara to save the Lord from the Halahala. My question is: Does this picture represent Mother Parvati ...
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Who is this Persian-looking man in the Samudra Manthan?

In multiple portrayals of the Samudra Manthan, a man is seen in the waters, pulling from neither side. His dressing style makes him look like a Persian. Who is this?
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Kshira Samudra- The Milk Ocean

The Supreme Lord, Vishnu is said to recline on an ocean of milk. This is mentioned in Bhagavatam 8.5.24: śrī-śuka uvāca ity ābhāṣya surān vedhāḥ saha devair arindama | ajitasya padaṁ ...
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Is there any mention of Amrit falling at different places after quarrel between Dev and Daityas

I saw an episode of 'Shiv Mahapuran' serial and there it was shown when Amrit came out of Samudra Manthan, Dev and Daityas were running after one another, quarrelling and snatching the Amrit holding ...
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Which Ocean did samudra manthan took place in?

Do we know where exactly samudra manthan was done if it ever did go on ?
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What is Samudra-manthan? [duplicate]

I heard the word "Samudra-manthan" in many places. This word is used in many puranas as well. But I don't what it is actually. How can amrit(elixir) and also Halaahal(poison) can be produced from ...
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Why did God Shiva drink kalkut or halahal but not any other God(s) or Goddess(es)? [duplicate]

Like God Shiva, God Vishnu and God Brahma(i.e. tridev) and the tridevis has equal power then why did God Shiva had to drink the poison that also alone?
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Is amrita or legend of samudra manthan mentioned in Vedic scriptures?

The legend of samudra manthan and amrita is mentioned in itihasa, puranas but the legend of samudra manthan mentioned in verses of vedas, Upanishads or brahmanas or is the drink of immortality amrita ...
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Kshirasagara (the Ocean of Milk) where it comes from?

We all know the story: Churning the Ocean of Milk (Samudra-manthan) The churning of the Ocean of Milk was an elaborate process. Mount Mandarachala was used as the churning rod and Vasuki (King of ...
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What form of Vishnu held Mandara at the top during the Churning of the Ocean?

Most people only know that Vishnu incarnated as Kurma the tortoise during the Churning of the Ocean. What is less well-known however, is that at least three forms of Vishnu were involved in the ...
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Which scriptures talk about the Kurma avatar of Vishnu?

I would like to know more about the Kurma avatar of Vishnu. I know that Vishnu took the form of a tortoise to facilitate Samudra Manthana. Although, no other details are known. The Wikipedia article ...
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Why was vasuki used in Samudra Manthan great ocean Churning [closed]

Why did trimurti use Vasuki Naga instead of Ananta AdiShesha of Shriman Narayana, for Samudra Manthan?.
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What is known about the Kaustubh Mani that came out of the Samudra Manthana?

What is known about the Kaustubh Mani that came out of the Samudra Manthana? This wiki article says that the gem is worn by Vishnu. Are there any texts which go into more details?
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Why is the poison that came out of Samudra Manthana called Halahalam and Kaalakootam?

This question discusses how poison was the first thing that came out of Samudra Manthana. Shiva drank that poison to save everyone and is known as Neelakantha. The poison itself is called हलाहलं (...
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What was the first object that came out of Samudra Manthana?

This wiki article gives an overview of the Samudra Manthana. What was the very first thing/person that came out of it?
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Did the Churning of the Ocean happen again in the Vaivasvata Manvantara?

One of the most famous incarnations of Vishnu is Kurma the tortoise, who helped the gods during the Churning of the Ocean. Now I had always assumed that the story of the churning of the ocean only ...
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What scriptures describe Vishnu's body being blackened by Vasuki?

As I discuss in this answer, the Pancharatra Agamas are the foundational texts of Vaishnavism. Similarly, the foundational texts of Shaivism are known as the Shaiva Agamas, aka the Shaiva Tantras. One ...
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Samudra Manthan and Immortality

I was reading stories of Samudra Manthan in Bhagavata Purana. It has been described that, Indra had insulted sage Durvasa and was cursed in return to loose all his material opulence. That time, they ...
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Is there any description available of Kalpavriksh?

It is said that during Samudra Manthan, appeared the wish fulfilling tree called Kalpavriksha. It was later taken by Devas. But, is there any more description of this tree, how it looked like, was it ...
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Why did Shiva not swallow the poison arising from Samudra Manthan?

I was watching a TV show in which Samudra-manthan was in progress. In that when the poison came out of the sea, Lord Shiv has to drink it but he didn't swallow it. Because if he swallows it, he will ...
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What is the story of Alakshmi?

I have read somewhere that in the process of Sagar-Manthan, along with Goddess Lakshmi came her sister Alakshmi. Opposite of Lakshmi, Alakshmi is the goddess of misfortune. There are some other ...
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Is there an actual existence of nectar (अमृतं)?

Is there actual existence of Nectar (अमृतं)? If yes, then where and if no then why not, because I heard that Devtas got nectar from the sea, and they all became immortal.
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What is the story of Amruth Manthan? [duplicate]

I heard Amruth Manthan today. I do not know what it means. Can anyone explain me the story of Amruth Manthan?
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Why was the Samudra Manthan performed?

There was a mention of "Samudra Manthan" (the churning of the ocean) in Hindu mythology. Why was it performed? Please also mention the items which resulted from the churning, with a small explanation ...
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Samudra Manthan and the role of Alcohol - Suras, Asuras and Varuni

The relationship between Samudra Manthan and alcohol came up in a comment thread to another question, with one commenter stating that alcohol was forbidden in Hinduism because Daanavs drank alcohol ...