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Visnu-Purana (Sanskrit) One of the most celebrated of the 18 principal Puranas, conforming more than any other to the definition of pancha-lakshana (five distinguishing marks) assigned as being the character of a complete Purana by Amara-Simha, an ancient Sanskrit lexicographer.

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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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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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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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Why did Vyasa depict different Supreme Gods in different Puranas?

I see that many people (including me) remain confused about who is the Supreme God. The main reason for confusion is that in different Puranas, different Gods are shown as Supreme God, e.g., in Shiva ...
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According to Vishnu Puran, Vishnu created Shiva and according to Shiva Purana it's vice versa. What's the truth?

According to Vishnu Puran, Lord Vishnu created Lord Shiva and according to Shiva Purana it's vice versa. In Devi Bhagavata Purana, Adi Shakti created both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. So, what is the ...
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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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What scriptures describe the layers of the Earth mentioned by Engalalwan?

This verse in Amsha 1 Adhyaya 4 of the Vishnu Purana describes the aftermath of Vishnu’s incarnation Varaha rescuing the Earth from the water: Uttishtatah tasya jalaardra kuksheh mahaa varaahasya ...
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How many types of Pralayas are there?

According to Hindu Puranas, repeated creations and dissolutions happen in a cycle. How many types of Pralayas are there according to the Puranas? What is the difference between Pralaya and Mahapralaya?...
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Does Vishnu purana mention anything about kalki avatar?

Kindly provide links to the verses if Vishnu Purana mentions anything about Kalki avatar. I know Bhagavata Purana does mention kalki avatar.
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Where is the source for vasishtha throwing himself in Vipasha river with a stone tied to his leg?

There is a story that Vasishtha bound himself hand and foot with a strong rope and jumped into a mountain river swollen with rain. The river refused to kill him, and, loosening his bonds, cast him ...
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Is this mantra from vishnu purana ? Vasudeva manārādhya ko mokṣaṁ saṁvyāpasatī

Hi all wanted to confirm if this mantra is from Vishnu purana Vasudeva manārādhya ko mokṣaṁ saṁvyāpti वासुदेव मनाराध्य को मोक्षं संव्याप्ति if so does anyone know its verse number in Vishnu purana? ...
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Do any of the puranas talk about the history of Punjab, sindh, haryana? sapta-sandhu region

We know that this region played a significant role in early vedic period before the establishment of mahajanpadas But due to lack of sources on indian history ie lineages of kings, histories of ...
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Varaha Avatar story versions

Though I don't know much about hindu Mythology , I know that Bhagavan Vishnu takes avatars to destroy evils. When I was reading Lord Vishnu's stories. I came to know that varaha avatara was taken by ...
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Why did Holika die, even though she had a boon of not being burnt by fire?

The demoness Holika had a boon that she was invulnerable to fire, but when she was made to sit with Prahalada, she was burnt down. Is this an example of Gods not fulfilling their boons? Please site ...
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Why did Devaki keep having children even though she knew they'd all be killed except for the last one?

Why did Devaki keep having children even though she knew they'd all be killed except for the last one? It must have been hard for a mom to see her newborn baby being killed- but she still continued to ...
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Does srimad bhagvatam and Vishnu puranas mention shaligram worship or tulasi-jalandhar myth?

Is the story of tulsi cursing Lord Vishnu found in any other puranas? Also, is the story on the origin of shaligram only found in non-Vaishnava puranas?
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When did Lord Shiva slash Lord Vishnu's head off.?

In Lord Shiva's thousand names according to Shiva Maha Purana there is a name which is number (755) Vishnukandharapatana which translates to "the one who slashes Vishnu's head." Here in ...
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Panchayata puja in vaishava puranas?

Do Vishnu Purana (or) bhagavatam tells about panchayata puja About five god worship which is given by adivata and Adi shankaracharya Padma purana tells about five god worship like that Vishnu Purana ...
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Why didn't Lord Vishnu drink the poison that came out from the churning of ocean?

As I was looking at this question, I got another question in my mind that why didn't Lord Vishnu drink the poison that came out from the churning of ocean? Lord Vishnu is also powerful to consume the ...
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Significance of Shree Satyanarayan Puja

Shree Satyanarayan Pooja What is the significance of Shree Satyanarayan Puja? What are the different rituals in the Puja?
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Which book do Vaishnavas give more importance of the two Vishnu Purana and Srimad Bhagavatam and why?

Vishnu Purana and Srimad Bhagavatam are two important Vaishnava puranas. Of the two, which is given more importance in Sri, Madhva, Pushti & Gaudiya Vaishnavism? why if any reason?
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When did Kamsa defeat the Devas?

I was going through the Vishnu Puran and came across the following description in Book V, Chapter IV: KANSA, much troubled in mind, summoned all his principal Asuras, Pralamba, Keśin, and the rest, ...
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Is Parashara the original author of Vishnu Purana?

https://www.quora.com/It-is-believed-that-Veda-Vyasa-was-the-author-of-all-the-Puranas-However-is-this-actually-true-As-there-were-most-likely-lots-of-sages-who-authored-these-teachings/answer/Rami-...
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Where is Kalápagrama associated with king Maru and Devapi?

Vishnu Purana: Book IV: Chapter IV: The son of this saintly king was Pushya; his son was Dhruvasandhi; his son was Sudarśana; his son was Agnivarńa; his son was Śíghra; his son was Maru, who through ...
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What is the story of Parashurama's wife Dharani?

In this passage of the Vishnu Purana, the various incarnations of Vishnu's wife Lakshmi are described: For in like manner as the lord of the world, the god of gods, Janárddana, descends amongst ...
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Did Sagara originally desire 60,000 daughters ergo threatening Indra?

What's the scriptural basis behind the lore of Indra feeling threatened by Sagara's desire to beget 60,000 daughters?
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How is Rukmi's killing by Balarama justified?

The slaying of Rukmi by Lord Balarama is described in Srimad Bhagavatam, Harivamsa and Vishnu Purana. This page gives a comparative study of all three texts as to how they differ in the details of ...
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Why Bharata Varsha (India) alone is called Karma Bhoomi?

According to Vishnu Purana, In Jambu-dwípa, Vishnu, consisting of sacrifice, is worshipped, as the male of sacrificial rites, with sacrificial ceremonies: he is adored under other forms ...
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What is the story of Rishi Durvasa and King Ambarish?

I want to know the story of Rishi Durvasa and King Ambarish. Please somebody answer my question!
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Is there a contradiction in the tree parentage of Māṛṣā? (whether multiple or one)

In the Viṣṇu purāṇa, Māṛṣā is described as the offspring of trees. WHILST the Pracetasas were thus absorbed in their devotions, the trees spread and overshadowed the unprotected earth, and the people ...
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How can deity plants like Tulsi and Rice be reconciled with the destined progression of the soul?

The Viṣṇu Purāṇa states souls are destined to proceed through successive births, but deity plants like Tulsi and Rice are surely the zenith already. The gods in heaven are beheld by the inhabitants ...
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Timeline Of Various Puranas

It is well-established by the great yogis, after attaining siddhis, that the stories told in the Puranas are not at all metaphorical and allegorical. It is known when these stories were revealed. ...
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Where is this verse found in Vishnu Purana?

Kindly provide chapter and verse number for the Shloka. Is this shloka found somewhere else other than Vishnu Purana? त्रयस्त्रिंशत्सहस्त्रनी त्रयस्त्रिंश्च्चतानी च। त्रयस्त्रिंशत्त्था देवा पिबंती ...
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When was Shiva a disciple of sage Angiras?

One of the most famous wars between the gods and the Asuras (demons) was the Tarakamaya war. The war was started when Chandra the moon god kidnapped Tara, wife of Brihaspati guru of the gods. (...
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Why does the Vishnu Purana and Mahabharat promote Child Marriage?

A Hindu basher online presented lines from the Vishnu Puranas, that make it acceptable for child marriage to occur. In fact, this entire paragraph seems so weird. If he marry, he must select a maiden ...
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Is the Hinduism we follow today baseless from a Vedic Perspective?

The Vedic (Rgvedic primarily) texts are quite different from the Puranic stories we know (and love) today. Does this mean the Puranic deities* we worship and stories we read are false from a Vedic ...
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Is Ganga a wife of Vishnu according to Vishnu Purana?

We all know that Ganga is the wife of Shantanu according to Mahabharata. But I heard somewhere that Ganga is the wife of Vishnu. Is it true? Pls give proof from Vishnu Purana.
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What scriptures mention the all-consuming eternal fire burning North of the Himalayas?

If you've read the Vishnu Purana, then you're probably familiar with the story of how Vyasa's father Parashara, upon learning that his father Shakti had been killed by the Rakshasa Kalmashapada, ...
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What is the connection between Soma (Vasu) and Soma (Chandra)? [duplicate]

As per Vishnu Purana: Part1: Chapter 15, in Vaivasvata manwantara, Brahma's son Daksha incarnated as Prachetas' son. As Daksha's mother Márishá was daughter of Soma (Chandra, the Moon god) and ...
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Is dhruvaloka temporary region?

I am wondering , whether the dhruvaloka which was bestowed to Prince Dhruva by Vishnu is eternal or it will be there only for a kalpa. Here are the quotes from Vishnu purana A station shall be ...
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Do devatas have martial tings ? Do Devatas have semen?

Do devatas like Vishnu Shiva krishna ganapati as sense Do they have semen
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Is Vishnudharmottara the second part of Vishnu Purana?

Every Mahapurana states that Vishnu Purana has 23 thousand verses but if we count the actual no. of verses there are only around 7000. So about 16 thousand verses are missing. I found another purana, ...
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How many verses are there in extant Vishnu Purana?

According to tradition, Vishnu Purana has 23,000 verses. How many verses exist in the extant Vishnu Purana?
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Where in the Garuda Purana is it said that only three Vaishnava Puranas are authoritative in Kali yuga?

I read somewhere that Garuda Purana declares that only three Vaishnava Puranas should be considered authoritative in Kali Yuga. By priority they are:- Bhagavata Purana Vishnu Purana Garuda Purana ...
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Is Vaikuntha a physical realm in altogether a different dimension where Sriman Narayana exist,or is it a myth? [duplicate]

There have been references about divine abodes of vaikuntha in Vishnu puran and Bhgavadam,does vaikuntha really exixts at first place ,if so what will be the day to day activities of vaikuntha vaasis ?...
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Does Varaha have only one tusk(ekashringa)?

I read somewhere that Varaha has one tusk instead of two. Is that true?
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Vishnu Purana, 1st Amsha, chapter 4 Shloka 35, refers to Varaha as "one who enveloped earth in 1 step". How can Vamana reference come?

Vishnu Purana, 1st Amsha, chapter 4 Shloka 35 (पदक्रमक्रांता भुवम), refers to Varaha as "one who enveloped earth in 1 step". Can someone please explain as to how Vamana avatar reference ...
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English translation (and source) of the Sanskrit shloka from Prabhupada's commentary on SB 3.20.18

Srila Prabhupada quotes the following shloka(s) from Viṣṇu Purāṇa in his commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.20.18, but he did not give us the English translation. So I'd like to know the precise ...
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What are the arguments given by some scholars that the Vishnu Puranas are Tamasic?

Some scholars think that the Vishnu Puranas are actually tamasic, but what are their arguments for this?
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Bhakth prahlad chanting Om Namo Bhagvate Vāsudevāya before the birth of Lord Krishna [duplicate]

I was watching Vishnu Puran... i just have a doubt.. the name Vasudeva was for Lord Krishna and hence for Lord Vishnu ... But since birth of Lord Krishna was after prahlad .. how can he chant that ...