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Where did sage Bhrigu do penance?

According to this article, Bhrigu Rishi tested the Trimurti of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh(Shiva) for who is the best God and should be worshipped. It is also mentioned in this question about him ...
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Why Lord Shiva is in tapasya?

Lord Shiva is said to be in 'tap' (तप) for Yugas, but Lord Shiva is one of the Trimurti gods and also the Mahadev, then why is he in tap? . It is said that he prays lord brahma, and Lord brahma ...
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What is exact meaning of UTPATTI(उत्पत्ती), STITHI(स्तिथी) AND LAYA(लय)

As we know the works of trimurti. Lord Brahma's work is UTPATTI(उत्पत्ती). Lord Vishnu's work is STITHI(स्तिथी). Lord Shiva's work is LAYA(लय). I want to know what are the exact meanings of those ...
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when is the Trimurti referred to first?

The concept of Brahma as Creator, Vishnu as preserver and Siva as destroyer seems to be a Puranic concept. By definition Trimurti cannot appear in Rig Veda since Siva as a God's name does not appear ...
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Did Ravana's boon of invulnerability include the trimurtis?

तेन गन्धर्व यक्षाणाम् देवतानाम् च रक्षसाम् | अवध्योऽस्मि इति वागुक्ता तथेति उक्तम् च तन् मया || १-१५-१३ "Ravana said while seeking boon that, 'I shall not be killed by gandharva-s, yaksha-s, ...
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Can God(s) get bored?

Boredom & loneliness is the byproduct of lack of inner taste of Self. When one identifies himself with something limited which he is not, one gets such feelings owing to lack of experience of ...
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Do Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara die?

It is said during universal dissolution the universe gets merged into Supreme Brahman. Do Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara also die at that time? Please try to answer with Vedas as proof if possible.
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Why did Lord Shiva take 44 avatars if his primary role is to be the destroyer?

Lord Maha Vishnu is the protector of whole universe and he said that he will take avatars whenever there is degradation of righteousness on this planet. Famous dashavatars are the avatars of Lord ...
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Do the Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva) cleanly map onto the 3 gunas (sattva, rajas, tamas)?

I've read Shiva referred to as "tamasic", and Brahma seems to be a suitable embodiment of sattva. However, rajas doesn't fit very well here. I'm not sure how to match the energy/activity aspects of ...
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Was a Brahmastra ever fired on Vishnu, Shiva or Brahma? If not, what would happen if fired on them?

I have read many incidents in which the Brahmastra was invoked and then later revoked. But was a Brahmastra ever fired on Vishnu, Shiva or Brahma or it came close to being fired on one of them? If ...