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Vaishnavism is one of the branches of Hinduism with followers worshiping lord Vishnu as the greatest or supreme god

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Why are shaivas so rude to Vishnu. Why can’t they admit both are one and worship eachother? [closed]

I see so many toxic shaivas blame EVERYTHING on ISKCON, even tho very little of us are iskcon and most are Sri Vaishnavas. Shiva worships and loves Vishnu and vice versa. If we as a religion can’t ...
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Where can I find copies of Bodhayana Vritti and Bodhayana Vritti by Kuresha?

Sri Ramanuja went to Kashmir with Kuresha, his disciple, to read and write commentary on Bramasurtras, based on Bodhayana Vritti which was a short commentary already written on it. He wanted the ...
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Scriptural reference for offering sashtanga pranams infront of dhwaja-stambham

Respected members, In Vishnu temples in South India it is a practice for the men to offer sashtanga namaskarams before the kodimaram (dwaja-stambham) and then enter the garbha-griha. Could you please ...
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What is reality of Kabir Sagar and other scriptures on Sant Kabir

What is Kabir Sagar written by Sant Dharmadas ji which claims that Lord Hanuman and many famous Vaishnav and famous Shaiva saints were initiated by Sant Kabir in some form in and helped them achieve ...
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Logical methods based on Vedic sources

Nyaya has prominently outlined the methodologies of reason towards looking at scripture. Outside of Nyaya are there any other scriptures that detail a similar methodology for other schools of thought? ...
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Nyaya-like works by Vaishnavas

Are there any Nyaya works written by Vaishnavas or Vaishnava works like Nyaya with rational inquiry? I know Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had been born close to Nyayaikas he must have had a work syncretizing ...
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Nyaya Vaishnavism

I wanna be a Nyaya, but follow the Vaishnava school of thought and text like the Bhagavad Gita. Are there any Vaishnava scholars who commented on Nyaya Sutras and Bridged them using Upanishads and ...
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Similar concepts to Cells and Atoms in Hindu texts

Curious if there are any concepts similar to cells and atoms in Hindu text especially those with either vaishnava or yoga links. I wish to know more about Hindu concepts on Prakriti in this way and ...
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Yoga and Vaishnava Sampradaya

I am wondering if I could be a Vaishnava and go through Yoga philosophy versus Vedanta it's more catered to my style of learning and worshiping the supreme and seeing my relationship with him. I ...
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What Tattva is Ganesha

So, I come from an Iyer background, but during my scriptural study and even before I felt inclined towards Vishnu worship. While I do worship Bhagavan Maha Vishnu as the supreme being. I still wish to ...
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Is there any relation between Bhairava (as Himself, not as Shiva) and Krishna/Vishnu? If so can someone please elaborate?

I have heard of the relation between different gods, however in the pantheon of Bhairavas, the association is mostly to do closely with manifestations of Shakti. Therefore it would be interesting to ...
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How Vaiṣṇavas resolve the paradox regarding belief in the transcendental world where a devotee comes after his death?

If Vaikuntha or Goloka is transcendental to material time, space, the entire material world, then how can we apply the law of causality to these spiritual world? Because if we say that our behavior in ...
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Which is the most authentic edition of Bhaktamal

Which is the most authentic edition of Bhaktamal so far?
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Have Śaivācāryas defeated Vaiṣṇavācāryas in debates?

If such things happened state those incidents with proper inscriptional data!!
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Inquiring about the authenticity of Hayagrīva Upanishad

I came across one Hayagrīva Upanishad and researched about it. Many websites seem to offer its translation. (Like this popular Sri Vaishnava site.) I have never come across any quotation, reference, ...
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Is Śiva a Vaiṣṇava? Does Shastras speak of Viṣṇu being the greatest devotee of Lord Śiva? [duplicate]

I wanted to know whether shastras say otherwise ie viṣṇu being the greatest Śaiva. I always see Vaiṣṇava Katha vachakas constantly quoting from Śrīmad Bhagavatam about Śiva being limited to only ...
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Is Narayana understood in Shri Vaishnavism as an anthropomorphic being or are his descriptions as a human-like being understood symbolically?

I'm interested in the answer to this question from the perspective of Shri Vaishnavism, though I would be interested in the position of other Vaishnava schools (other than ISKCON/GV, which I am ...
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Are there any older commentaries on Narada Bhakti Sutras?

I want to study Narada Bhakti Sutra.Are there any old and popular commentaries on the Narada Bhakti Sutra?
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Are there any philosophies other than Dvaita that have the concept of Nitya Samsari?

I have heard that the Dvaita school of Madhvacharya has the concept of 'Nitya - Samsarins'; which means that as per them a particular class of souls would perpetually be bound in the cycle of rebirth. ...
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What did Ramanujacharya think of the caste system?

My question is more specifically pertaining to Bhakti. In the sense of can Chandalas perform Bhakti or Shudras etc.
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Does Gaudiya Vaishnava believe that Lakshmi mata left Sri Narayana bhagvan for Lord Krishna ji?

That Krishna and Vishnu are closely related but two different gods is a well known philosophy within Krishna centric sects like Gaudiya or Nimbarkas. So in them Krishna is more beautiful and important ...
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Moksha According to Shiva and Vasihnav agamas

I have heard that the Vaishnava and Shaivite Agamas mention that the Jiva is different from the Param Atma and that during moksha, the Jivas main their individual personality. Can anyone provide these ...
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Signs of Kali Yuga

Just a question. I have heard that an onset of certain things would indicate that Kali Yuga is getting increasing worse. Just recently, I have seen a lot of friends and family get daughters rather ...
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Jayanthi Determination of Gurus

Yesterday (25th April 2023),was Sri Ramanujar Jayanthi (Chithirai Thiruvadhirai) and Sri Sankara Jayanthi (Vaishaka Panchami). Why is the birth of one Guru based on Star and the other Guru based on ...
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What is the meaning of Vishwaroopa Sevai in Vishnu Temples?

What is the meaning of Vishwaroopa Sevai in Vishnu Temples? Can someone tell me what is the meaning of this sevai?
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Moolavar and Utsavar

It seems that in every temple (predominantly Vishnu Temples, I am not that very sure about all Shiva temples, please correct me if I am wrong) there are 2 presiding deities, namely, Moolavar and ...
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What are the important Vaikhānasa texts?

Vaiṣṇavas usually use Pāñcarātra āgamas. However, there is also another South Indian Vaiṣṇava tradition, that worships according to Vaikhānasa āgamas. What are the principal Vaikhānasa āgamas? If ...
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Vaali and Sugriva

I just want to know whether, when Vaali returned back to the Kingdom while Sugriva was made the King, did Sugriva apologize? Some lectures say Sugriva apologized while some say, he apologized but ...
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Difference between Gopi Chandan & Vibhudhi

Can someone tell me the Differences between Gopi Chandan & Vibhudhi? Who wears which one?
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Are there tantric forms of Vishnu too?

The purpose of the following question is to have a deep understanding of the nature of Sanathana Dharma From my basic understanding (please correct me here if I'm wrong). The basic pillar of central ...
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Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Opinions

Is there any evidence that shows that Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur (founder of Gauriya Mat) was critical/not critical of Ramkrishna Paramhamsa, Omkaranath Thakur, and Prabupad Bijoy Krishna ...
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Difference between Sorgam (heaven) & Trishanku Sorgam (Heaven) - Anusham Star

I've heard from one experience that one Mahaperiyava - The Great Sage of Kanchi saying that his highness's birth Star (Anusham) is special because it is not found in Trishanku sorgam. I just want to ...
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Can we do Sandhyavandanam without taking bath?

Can we do Sandhyavandanam without taking bath? Is there some restrictions before doing Sandhyavandanam?
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Sandhyavandanam and Maadhiyanikam

Many people in this current world are not able to do Trikala Sandhyavandanam. In that case, I have heard people saying the Prata Sandhyavandanam and Maadhiyanikam can be done together. Is it allowed ...
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Why in Ramayana, Rama is referred as Raghuvamsha?

In Ramayana, there are many Kings before Lord Rama. But yet, while referring in certain places, why only it is said as Raghu-vamsha and Ishvaku clan? Why Raghu and Ishvaku are referred, leaving the ...
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Does the our karma influence the gender of the child that we might have? Does the gender indicate something about our karma?

Let me try to convey my question better. Keeping the gender-based Hindu stereotypes aside, usually, in normal Hindu tradition, after marriage, it is the girl who moves to the boy's side and lives with ...
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Etymology of Thaligai and Samayal

In Srivaishnava Sampradaya, the cooking of food is called "Thaligai" and in Smarta Sampradaya, it is called as "Samayal". Can someone please tell me the etymology of the two words, ...
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Seemantham Putran or Putri, according to our scriptures/references

Seemantham Putran or Semmantham Putri? Can someone tell me which is given more preference according to our scriptures? Can someone tell me the things mentioned about baby boy and baby girl according ...
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Correct way of performing lamp aarti

I've heard the following ways of performing Lamp aarti: offer four circles to the lotus feet, two circles to the navel, and three circles to the Lord’s face; then offer seven circles to the Lord’s ...
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Oldest scriptural reference of Sri Hayagriva

What are the oldest known scriptural evidences of Sri Hayagriva? Does He already present inside the Vedas with some sort of Horse hymn ?
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Why do Gaudiyas believe that Krishna and Gopis are eternal teenagers?

I have heard that Gaudiyas believe that Krishna is eternally 15 years old and that Lalita is eternally 14 years old. Why do they believe this? Is this stated in scripture?
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Under what category of texts does Narada Pancharatra come?

I have seen the term Panchatantra being used for Panchatantra agamas.Under what category does Narada Pancharatra come?
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While eating among devotees

While eating food among devotees, what is the permission word to ask the elder, when we finish and get up before they complete eating?
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What is the exact literal translation of the word "Shaligram."?

As we all know, Shaligram Shila is the symbol which represents Lord Vishnu just like a Shiva Linga represents Lord Shiva. But, i want to know what is the literal word meaning or translation of the ...
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What is the story of Tulasi and her emergence from the Samudra Manthana?

There are two legends of Tulasi that are currently known, the one related to Jalandhara and the other related to Shankhachuda, both currently found in the Shiva Purana. In both the stories, Lord ...
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Meaning of Varavave Munaye namah

I've seen in many places, "Srimathe Varavara Munayeh Nama:" along with "Srimate Ramanujayah Nama:" Can someone tell the meaning of "Srimathe Varavara Munaye Nama:" and ...
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The curse to the dvarapalakas of Vishnu by the sons of Brahma

Vishnu, the infinite manifestation knows everything that will happen in the future? Did he already know the Brahma Putra would curse Jaya and Vijaya? Was it all Vishnu's leela to get into the Material ...
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Importance of Rama Nama

We all know that the Lord has 1000s of names. But only the name, "Rama" stands out. If we chant, "Rama" once, it is equal to chanting the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu. My question is, ...
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How important is the seemandhan function and is it OK to be avoided?

I'd like to understand a few points on the Seemandham function. How important is it to the mother and the baby? Is it OK for the function to be avoided overall? How important is the Udhagha Shanthi ...
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Who are the first relatives whom we have to inform for any function

I've heard that, if we are going to start any function we have to inform our 7 relatives (boys and girls side relatives included) to get their blessing first. Can someone tell me who are those first 7 ...
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