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Do Vaishnavites accept the ancient origin of the Harihara or Sankaranarayana concept?

In this excellent answer Harihara literature Swiftpushkar traces the concept to ancient scriptures. However, in If some of the early Alwars used to consider Venkateswara as Shiva and Vishnu both then ...
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What are the qualifications for a religious figure to be called "Yati"?

Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati is currently in the news. How is this title "Yati" conferred"?
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Are static and mobile mounts of Gods called by different names?

Vishnu lies on Adisesha but uses Garuda to move around. Garuda is called "vahana" I believe, how about Sesha?
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Are there duplicate/almost same verses in scripture?

For example, from Bhagavad gita: yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O ...
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What is Kaisika Mahatmyam?

What does "Kaisika" mean? Does it have something to do with vaishnavite devotee nampaduvan who was afflicted by a Brahma Rakshas?
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What are the qualities and qualifications of maharishi? [duplicate]

What are the qualities and qualifications of a maharishi. And what are maharishies?