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For questions on the god of preservation, among the Trimurti. Also called Narayana. The Supreme God or Brahman in Vaishnavism. In case of questions exclusively on his avataras, the respective tag is preferable like Rama, Krishna.

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What is the position of Lord Śiva in Śuddhadvaita sampradāyas?

I'd like to know what the Śuddhadvaita philosophy has to say about Lord Śiva. Śri Vaiṣṇavas consider him to be a jīva. Gaudiyas say he's got his own Śiva tattva and is not Nārāyaṇa but close. What ...
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Can we recite only Sri Venkatesha Prapatti daily?

Usually Sri Venkatesha Suprabhaatam, Venkatesha Stotram, Venkatesh Prapatti and Venkatesha Mangalaashaasanam are recited together traditionally. Can we recite only Sri Venkatesha Prapatti daily? Thank ...
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What will happen if i broke a vow made to lord Narayana

After my exams, I made a vow to Lord Narayana that I will never Masturbate if I get good grades and if I broke it , I will lose my intelligence. After 2 months my results got announced in which I got ...
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Is Surya and Surya Narayana Upanishad the same or are they different

I was looking at Openn and found Sūryātharvaśirasupaniṣad and Sūryanārāyaṇopaniṣad. So are these two scriptures the same and if they're different how so? Also is the first Upanishad the Surya ...
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What sources state that Lakshmi's blessings are attained only through action?

Recently a popular new mythological TV show (not a good source) based on Lakshmi and Vishnu has stated repeatedly that the blessings of Lakshmi can only be obtained through action, and not through ...
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Why does shreemat bhagvatam padam puran ghord puran narad puran said that vyas appear before shree ram

In shreemat bhagvat mahapurana padam puran ghord puran narad puran said that vyas appear before shree ram why does these puran said this because vyas appear in treatayuga
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Goddess Lakshmi reborn with an elephant face?

I was going through the Skanda Puran where I came across an interesting story related to the curse of Lakshmi to a girl and the resultant curse of that girl's father on Lakshmi to be born with an ...
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When did the specific proper features and characteristics of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva start appearing in the Hindu literature?

Note: This is a research question. By specifc proper features and characteristics I mean Niravakasha Linga. My question is when did atleast a couple of the Niravakasha Lingas listed below, of Lord ...
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Shri Vishnu and Mata Parvati

I came across an article with a very weird title: The Tale of Lord Vishnu and his consort Parvati It mentions stories I have never heard or read about in any sources. So I wanted to know whether there ...
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What is REAL story behind Venkateshwara Temple (Tirupati Balaji)?

A lot of people give a lot of completely contradicting tales as the origins of the highly esteemed Venkateshwara Temple. Some of them to be honest sound ridiculous. One was that Vishnu took form of ...
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Why was Bhisma unable to glorify Lord Shiva as he previously glorified Sri Hari Vishnu without hesitation?

In Mahabharata, Anushasana Parva we see that when Yudhisthira asked Bhishma to say about Lord Shiva , Bhisma expressed his inability to do so but when Yudhisthira asked to glorify Vishnu ji then ...
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Can a Kshatriya put on a Urdhvapunda Tilak?

I read some where that Narada Purana says a Brahmin should wear a Urdhvapundra (for Vishnu) and a Kshatriya should wear a Tripundra (for Shiva). Does the Narada Purana say it is absolutely necessary? ...
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How Do Sri Vaishnavas and Madhva Vaishnavas interpret passages from scriptures where Krishna is shown to be the originator of Vishnu?

Sri Vaishnavism and Madhva vaishnavism regards Narayana/Vishnu to be the mula rupa of God and Krishna to be his Avatara . However , one often comes across passages from scripture which goes against ...
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Is there a verse in the Bori Mahabharata in which Shiva says that he was born from Vishnu?

Is there a verse in the Bori (critical edition) Mahabharata in which Shiva says that he was born from Vishnu?
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Are there any mentions of gemstones in the Bhagavta purana

Edited from a previous post. I came across the following quote, "Bhagavata [mentions] gemstones being discovered under earth and sea." But when I looked online I couldn't find any reference ...
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Are Airavata and the churning of the white ocean mentioned in the Bhagavata purana?

I came across the following quote, "Bhagavata [mentions] gemstones being discovered under earth and sea. ‘Airawata‘, the white celestial elephant emerging out of ocean etc." But when I ...
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Is this verse present in bori Mahabharata

"Maheswara said, "Hari is superior to the Grandsire himself. He is the Eternal Purusha. Otherwise called Krishna, he is endued with the splendour of gold, and shines with effulgence like a ...
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Do any scriptures give us any methods to worship the Mohini Avatara of Vishnu?

Do any scriptures give us any Puranik and Agamik methods to worship mohini Avatara of Vishnu. The Vaishnava Puranas, Upanishads and pancharatras provide upasana vidhis for many avataras such a Rama, ...
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How and when can god listen our pray?

The concept of time in Hindu mythology has remarked that one day of god is equal to billions years of human. for example( correct me if wrong) One day of Brahma = 4.32 billion human years One year of ...
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Was any verse in bori Mahabharata in which Shiva said that he was born from Vishnu or Vishnu said that Shiva born from Vishnu

Was there is any verse in bori Mahabharata in which Shiva said that he was born from Vishnu or Vishnu said that Shiva was born from him
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How did Holika "trick" Prahlad into the pyre?

Many retellings of the Holika Dahan mythology (including from sources one might think were authoritative) mention that Holika "tricked" her nephew Prahlad into sitting in her lap while she ...
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Was there any avatar of Nara during Ramavatar?

It is being said that Nara and Narayan together takes birth in each Yug to establish the Dharma. During Krishna avatar, Krishna is the avatar of Narayan while Arjun is the avatar of Nara. I want to ...
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Significance of Sharabha avatar defeating Narasimha?

What is the spiritual significance of sharabha avatar pacifying Narasimha avatar ?
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List of characters who have been able to Withstand Lord Vishnu's chakra or Shiva's Trisula?

Do the epics and Purānas mention any characters who have been able to resist and withstand the effects of Lord Vishnu's chakra or Lord Shiva's Trisula in a battle? If possible, please provide a ...
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Question regarding the Guna based classification of Kalpas and the devatas therein

According to certain Puranas, Kalpas are divided into three categories. In Sattvika kalpas, the greatness of Vishnu is predominant, In Rajasika Kalpas the greatness of Brahmā is predominant and in ...
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Meditation practice in the name of god

we must Always keep your mind on God and be meditating in the name of god, right. Can anyone please tell me what kind of practice is supposed to be incorporated here. should we be thinking about him, ...
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Why does Bhavishya Puran say that Shiva or Vishnu can be glorified in front of each other but not in front of Durga?

The Bhavisya Purāna has the following quote - वासुदेवामतश्चापि रुद्रमाहात्म्यवर्णनम् ।। रुद्राग्रे वासुदेवस्य कीर्तनं पुण्यवर्धनम् ।। 2.1.7.३० ।। दुर्गाग्रे शिवसूर्यस्य वैष्णवाख्यानमेव च ।। यः करोति ...
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Brahman versus Ishvara for the 5 or 6 main forms

Vishnu, Shiva, Ambika, Ganapati, Skanda, and Surya are five forms of Brahman or Ishvara. If they're five forms of Ishvara how can they marry, start famillies with themselves?
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Why do Hindu Gods and Goddess have navel?

I know its a weird question but it came to my mind today. Whenever we see an image or idol of any Devi-Devta , we can see that they have navel or belly button. Biologically, Navel is associated with ...
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Is Vishnu Puran the only correct puran for our time?

I came across this video on TRS Clips by Ranveer Allahbadia where the guest says the reason why our Purans contradict each other so much (for example claiming different Supreme Gods) is because they ...
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Are Vishnu and Shiva the biggest devotees of each other?

Are Vishnu and Shiva biggest devotees of each other? I read online that Shiva is the foremost Vaishnav and Vishnu is the foremost Shaiv, is this true? If yes please quote your source. It would make ...
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Who is The Supreme God according to Bhagavata Purana?

I've heard from others that Sri Narayana is The Supreme Deity according to Bhagavata Puran (Srimad Bhagavatam) since it is a Vaishnava Text. Ironically upon reading it I actually found multiple verses ...
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Does Lord Shiva have any Mace (Gada)? Did Lord Shiva ever fight with mace?

As we know that Narayana has a mace named Kaumadi.. in the same way, does Lord Shiva also have a mace? Does Lord Shiva know mace fighting?
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A specific number which represents Vishnu based on Scriptural sources

Is there an abstract numerical number directly representing or connecting with Vishnu as per scripture, please don't say an answer like Dashavatar unless it says the number 10 of the dashavatara ...
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How to identify if someone is Avatara?

My Sikh friends have told me that it is in their holy books that Guru nanak was avtar of Vishnu How can we identify if this is true ? Are there certain signs to look for ? Thanks
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Why is worshipping multiple idols/symbols of certain deities forbidden in the Narada Purana?

The Narada Purana (I.67.120) says- शंखचक्रशिलालिंगविघ्नसूर्यद्वयं तथा ।। ६७-१२० ।। शक्तित्रयं न चैकत्र पूजयेद्दुःखकारणम् ।। One must not perform simultaneous worship of Two Sankha Chakras or (...
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A naturalistic view of Trimurti

I am a Vaishnava, and I am in no way converting just satisfying my curiosity. Does any non-Vedantic Darshana have later works that try and view Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva as creative, preservative, and ...
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A form of Vishnu with all Navagrahas

I know there is a Nakshatrapurusa or form of Vishnu with all Nakshatras, but is there one with all Navagrahas or a Navagrahapursa of sorts?
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Vishnu Prayer while invocation of other Deities

Is there any way I can invoke and praise (Budh, Brihaspati, Mangala) and various other devatas and rishis before I start my prayer solely dedicated to the lotus feet of Vishnu?
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Understanding Vishnusuktam

तद्विष्णोः परमं पदं सदा पश्यन्ति सूरयः । दिवीव चक्षुराततं । ।१.२२.२०.। तद्विप्रासो विपन्यवो जागृवांसः समिन्धते । विष्णोर्यत् परमं पदं ।।१.२२.२१.। अत्र रावणभाष्यं । विष्णोर्व्यापनशीलस्याऽपि परमात्मनः ...
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Vishnu Yantra and other abstract symbolism

Is there a Yantra or other abstract form of Vishnu I can draw for protective or devotional purposes, but others as well? Other examples are numbers and letters found in scripture.
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In Which ocean does Bhagwan Vishnu sleep?

In the pictures of Bhagwan Vishnu, it is shown that he sleeps on Shesh-Naag, surrounded by some ocean. I want to know which ocean it is ? Where it is located ?
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Are Parijatahara and Amrtaharana forms of Lord Vishnu actually Krishna and Mohini?

I have learned sometimes that Vishnu also has 38 Vibhava forms. The forms called Parijatahara and Amrtaharana are the reasons of this question, because of their names (Parijata is related to Krishna &...
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Why god takes birth only in India?

Why God take birth only in India (Aryavrata) ? Why not in any other place ?
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What is the guru parampara of varkari sect?

Varkari sect is Vaishnava community in Maharashtra which serves Panduranga(incarnation of Shri hari) in Pandharpur. Since every Vaishnava tradition traces its Guru parampara back to Shriman Narayana, ...
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Vishnu as a Brahmin guru

Other than Parashurama and maybe Vamana is there any full incarnation of Vishnu who is a guru or guru-like form? This can be a rare form not known.
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Is Bhagwan Vishnu's color Blue or White?

As per shantakaram shlok - meghvarn whereas as per shuklam bardharam shlok - shashivarna. So, What's the actual colour of Vishnu?
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Why are shaivas so rude to Vishnu? [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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Do all devatas work under Vishnu?

Since Vishnu is operator (sanchalak) of the universe. Do all devatas work under Vishnu ? Does Yama also work under Vishnu ?
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