We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

Questions tagged [shukracharya]

Questions about Sukracharya, a God of planet Venus and Guru of Asuras, Daityas.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Who was Kavyamata (Shukra's mother)? [duplicate]

Is Kavyamata (Shukracharya's mother and Bhrigu's wife) the same person as Khyati? If not, whose daughter was she - Devhuti or Prasuti or someone else?
1
vote
0answers
64 views

Who was Shukracharya's mother?

We know that Shukracharya's mother was slain by Vishnu on behest of Indra. Matsya Purana claims it was Khyati. And then Bhrigu cursed Vishnu to be born 7 times. But Srimad Bhagvatam (4.1.43 to 4.1....
2
votes
0answers
35 views

Shukracharya the Guru of Asuras

There is a Shukracharya who is the Guru of Bali Chakravarthi in Vamana avatar of Vishnu. There is also Shukracharya who is the guru of Vrushaparva, during the time of Yayati forefather of the Kurus in ...
1
vote
1answer
147 views

Every Brahmin does aachman (purification) in the name of Vishnu. Then on whose name shukracharya will do so (aachman)?

Is shukracharya does aachman in the name of Vishnu or any other way? Because every Brahmin does aachman in the name of Vishnu. So what about shukracharya who hates Vishnu.
3
votes
2answers
132 views

What's exact “ShukropAsita Mrityunjaya Mantra”?

Can someone tell me the exact "ShukropAsita Mrityunjaya Mantra" which is the combination of mrutyunjay mantra and gayatri mantra?
5
votes
0answers
172 views

Why is Shukracharya connected with Venus & Brihaspati with Jupiter?

Of the navagriha some of the connections are quite apparent like those of Surya and Chandra with the star and satellite respectively. Shani is connected to Saturn and Budh to mercury & it is ...
5
votes
1answer
445 views

Who were the gurus of Brihaspati and Sukracharya?

A Guru in Hinduism is of paramount importance in spiritual matters. So I want to know who were the gurus of Guru Brihaspati and Sukracharya? I heard that Shiva taught Shukra the art of reviving the ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

How & Why did Shukracharya become the guru of Daityas?

We know Brihaspati is the guru of Devas and Shukra of the Asuras. Both of them are sons of Brahma's Manas Putras so would have had equal chance to lead either of the clans so how did they end up on ...
1
vote
2answers
695 views

What is the origin of Shukracharya gotra?

When I asked my parents, what is our gotra, they told me Shukracharya is our gotra. I tried searching over the internet but could not find about Shukracharya gotra. It is not present under the list of ...
4
votes
1answer
165 views

Was Shukracharya a Brahmarishi?

Shukracharya was the preceptor of the asuras and was the only one who knew the sanjeevani mantra. Since he commanded such power, I'm wondering if he was a brahma-rishi. The wiki page as well as other ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

Story of Tara, Chandra and Tarakaamayam

In Jyotisha, stories are used to make astrological concepts easier to learn and remember. This wiki article describes the story of Chandra as such: Budha, a beautiful child, was born to Tara. ...
3
votes
0answers
143 views

Did Sukracharya invite Lord Srinivasa for marriage with Goddess Padmavathi?

When I went to Tirupati a week ago, I read the story of Venkateswara on the walls of the main temple. It says Sukracharya invited Lord Srinivasa for marriage with Padmavathi on behalf of Gods. I could ...
2
votes
6answers
21k views

Who is Allah according to Hinduism?

Who is Allah according to Hinduism? What do Hindu scriptures say about Allah? Are there any references to him in Hindu scriptures? BTW, I saw some blogs stating Shukracharya as Allah and all Muslims ...
3
votes
0answers
199 views

Who was Sukracharya?

Sukracharya was a teacher of King Bali, and also of Ravana. Did both Bali and Ravana belong to the same Treta yuga? Who really was Sukracharya? Why did he support Asuras? When and how did he die?
6
votes
0answers
5k views

Was Sukracharya ever the guru of the gods?

In the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata, Vaishampayana describes to Janamejeya the lineage of the gods, Asuras, and other beings, and in particular he says this about Sukracharya: The learned Sukra is ...
3
votes
0answers
271 views

Where is the verse of Sukracharya quoted by Krishna?

In the Shalya Parva of the Mahabharata, before Bhima faces Duryodhana in the mace battle, Vishnu's incarnation Krishna warns Arjuna about how formidable Duryodhana will be, since Duryodhana has just ...
12
votes
2answers
9k views

What is the story of Vishnu killing sage Bhrighu's wife Kavyamata?

In the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana, Rama is hesistant to kill the Rakshasi (demoness) Thataka because she's a woman, but the sage Vishwamitra tells him that even the gods have fought women when they ...