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Which are the scriptures endorsed by Swaminarayana Sampradaya?

While answering question, Does Arya Samaj reject Vedanta? I found the list of scriptures approved and rejected by Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaja. Swaminarayana is one of the ...
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Does the Swaminarayan sect truly not differentiate between Shiva and Vishnu?

According to Wikipedia, the Swaminarayan sect (a subsect in Sri-Vaishnavism) does not differentiate between Shiva and Vishnu: Unlike most other Vaishnavite schools such as those of Ramanuja, Madhva ...
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What is the eight syllable holy mantra for Krishna recommended in Shikshapatri?

What is the eight syllable holy mantra for Krishna recommended in Shikshapatri in this image here.
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In which section of the Brahmanda Purana, is the advent of Swaminarayan supposedly predicted?

Some members of the Swaminarayan sect often quote the following verse supposedly from the Brahmanda Purana to prove Sahajanand Swami (more commonly known as Swaminarayan) to be an incarnation of Sri ...
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Who is the supreme God in Swaminarayan Sampradaya?

Swaminarayan Sampradaya claims itself to be a Vaishnava association. But unlike other Vaishnavas it prefers a rather Smartha way of worshipping all deities equally. So my question is who is the ...
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How many Swaminarayan sects/subsects are currently active?

someone says in Quora Entire Swaminarayan Smapraday is divided into around 45+ different sects. Is that correct?
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The Akshar-Purushottam darshan concludes that there are two distinct Brahmans. Is this conclusion supported by scriptures?

Akshar-Purushottam darshan is the youngest branch of Hindu Philosophy. It is based on the teachings of Sri Swaminarayan. Following the tradition, Sadhu Bhadreshdas composed commentaries on ...
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How Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Swaminarayan are viewed in the Srivaishnava Sect

The followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism and Uddhava Sampradaya claim that Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Swaminarayan respectively, are incarnations of Sri Krishna. Are there any references made by ...
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is there any referance of SWAMINARAYAN in Ved, Puran, Upnishad, Ramayan, Mahabharat etc Hindu Shashtras?

Thay first claimed SWAMINARAYAN as a revolutionary saint. After a little success they claimed him as an Avtar of Shri Krishna. After some time they claimed him to be even higher (SUPREME / SARVOPARI) ...
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How come there are multiple dates for Ekadashi fasting?

I live in London and I have recently started following Krishna Consciousness. I have also started doing Ekadashi fasting. Recently I made a new friend who also do Ekadashi fasting. We were discussing ...
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Sun and Moon meditation according to Swaminaraya Vachanamrut Ahmedabad 1

Vachnamrut link https://www.swaminarayangadi.com/publications/book.php?pid=143&sid=273&cid=4899 I have did my R&D online. And have not found anything useful. Can someone with good ...
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How did Swaminarayan bhagwan die?

How did Swaminarayan Bhagwan die? Did he take samadhi like Shri Ram or someone killed him like Shri Krishna?
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What is Nilkanth Varni holding in his hand?

what is the U-shaped thing in Swaminarayan's lefthand in this image? What purpose does it serve?
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