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The god of preservation, also called Narayana. Brahman in Vaishnavism

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What are the names of Lakshmi Devi as consort of Vishnu in His form as Kurma and Matsya?

Lakshmi Devi always accompanies Vishnu in every of His incarnations. What are Her specific forms and names as Shakti of Kurma-Avatara and Matsya-Avatara?
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Who is The Supreme Deity, Yakṣa Form?

So I tried to put the supreme deity forms of the most commonly mentioned races in Hinduism on their race's position in a family tree of life in Hinduism under their full name and noticed the Yakṣa ...
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Does anyone know of any prayer to Prahlāda?

Various Asura are mentioned as praying to Prahlāda often and so does Naranārāyaṇa Ṛṣi, after Prahlāda Daitya concedes defeat and decides to be friends with them/him. I just want to know if any of ...
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I made a diagram showing the family tree of sapient life in Hinduism. Does anyone know who the Parvata are descended from to unify the family tree?

I explained a lot of my reasoning within the Quora thread where I asked this question on there: https://www.quora.com/Heres-a-diagram-showing-how-the-sapient-races-in-Hinduism-are-related-See-anything-...
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What Vedanta philosophy is followed in Utkaliya Vaishnava of Mahapurusha Achyutananda of Odisha?

Achyutananda (and the other four saints) believed in a concept of God (Vishnu) as Shunya (emptiness, void, zero) called Shunya Purusha and/or Shunya Brahman. This shunya signifies a transcendental ...
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Which scripture mentions the verse “Chandalohpi munisrestha haribhaktiparayanah…”?

Chandalohapi munisrestha haribhaktiparayanah | Haribhaktivihinashcha dviijohapi shvapachadhamah || English Translation: Chandalas with Hari Bhakti are superior to Munis. But if a Dvija is devoid of ...
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Can someone tell me the chapter and verse of mund mala tantra where dashavatar is said to be incarnated from dasa mahavidya

There was a post that in mundamala tantra and todal tantra there is mention of 10 mahavidya as dashaavatar. The verses of todal tantra is already given But I need verses of mundmala tantra, chapter ...
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How many times can prayaschitta prapatti be done?

For a person who has already performed saranagati (or prapatti) it is mentioned in the texts that his sins are wiped out. However, in case he commits sins after prapatti, he needs to do atonement (or ...
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Can anyone chant Om Namo Narayana?

Or do u need initiation? Mantras from Smritis don’t need initiation. Not sure where this mantra falls?
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Are Srimad Bhagvatam and Srimad Bhagvad Mahapurana the same?

I have seen two books — Srimad Bhagvatam by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedant Swami Prabhupada and another named Srimad Bhagvad Mahapurana by Maharishi Vyasadeva. Are these two the same? I saw that the content ...
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Why was the epithet varAha (वराह) used for Rudra in Rig Veda I.114.5?

Rig Veda I.114.5 (dedicated to Rudra) says दि॒वो व॑रा॒हम॑रु॒षं क॑प॒र्दिनं॑ त्वे॒षं रू॒पं नम॑सा॒ नि ह्व॑यामहे । हस्ते॒ बिभ्र॑द् भेष॒जा वार्या॑णि॒ शर्म॒ वर्म॑ च्छ॒र्दिर॒स्मभ्यं॑ यंसत् ॥५॥ We call down ...
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Who is Krsanu in the Rig Veda?

In the Rig Veda, 1.155.2 it’s written yā martyāya pratidhīyamānamit kṛśānorasturasanāmuruṣyathaḥ || That which hath been directed well at mortal man, bow-armed Kṛśānu's arrow, ye turn far aside. ...
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Was the creation of Earth story has roots in the Rig Veda or somewhere else?

Harivamsha in the mahAbharata - bhaviShyaparva Chapter 34 describes as to how viShNu takes varAha avatAra to lift the Earth from Netherworld There is a legend of creation in the Taittiriya Brahmana. ...
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Do Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva represent Cosmic Energy, Cosmic Space and Cosmic Time?

Are there any interpretations of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva representing Cosmic Energy, Cosmic Space and Cosmic Time? If not, what exactly do Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva represent symbolically?
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Why is Lord Ganesha's birth celebrated on Chaturthi (Tithi) instead of on a star?

There is a system in Hindu tradition that birthday will be celebrated pertaining to the star on that day. Thiruvonam is the star for Lord Vishnu; Moolam for Hanuman; etc. Then for Lord Ganesha why ...
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Do the following incarnations of Vishnu have references in Rig Veda/ brAhmanAs/ Upanishads?

Many incarnations of Vishnu, including partial and full, were mentioned in Puranas. In Ramayana, Vamana and Parasurama were mentioned as incarnations of Vishnu, which is disputable. My area of ...
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Are there mantras specifically for Yoga Narasimha?

I am looking for dhyana mantras (or any mantra for that matter) of Lord Yoga Narasimha which may describe his posture or his calm nature etc.. Yoga Narasimha is the form of Narasimha in which he can ...
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Where were Lakshmi & Narayana mentioned separately or together, as God Heads, in the Rig Veda?

In the wiki article, it was stated as follows: In terms of theology, Ramanujacharya puts forth the view that both the Supreme Goddess Lakshmi and Supreme God Narayana together constitute Brahman - ...
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What does RV 1.156.5 literally mean?

RV 1.156.5 आ यो विवाय सचथाय दैव्य इन्द्राय विष्णुः सुकृते सुकृत्तरः | वेधा अजिन्वत् त्रिषधस्थ आर्यमृतस्य भागे यजमानमाभजत् || Even he the Heavenly One who came for fellowship, Viṣṇu to Indra, godly to ...
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Was Sudarshan Chakra given by Lord Shiva to Lord Vishnu? [duplicate]

Many puranas says that Lord Shiva had given Sudarshan Chakra to Lord Vishnu. But what epics like Valmiki Ramayana & Mahabharata says about it? Does anybody had created it? Who was the creator of ...
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Is Guru Brahspati / bhagwaan Satyanarayan an avataar of Vishnu

I keep Thursday (Brahspati vrat) fast for Brahspati bhagwaan. I have a question that whether Guru Brahspati is an avataar for Vishnu. Also, bhagwaan Satyanarayan, is he the same as well.
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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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Story of Shvetaketu, Krishna's friend

In an old book on The Harivamsa Purana, I had read that Shvetaketu and Uddhava fought against each other for Shaibya. Both wanted to marry her, who then married Lord Krishna. They were Brahamana-...
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Who is the three headed son of Ravana

In Ashok.K.Banker 's Ramayana he has written that in the forests of Chitrakoot Khara and Dushana were led by a three headed demon named Trisiras leader them against Ram. Grieved at the giants' ...
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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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Akash verses Earth verses

Are there aNY verses present in Yajur or Sama or Atharvana verses on Akasha mainly or earth?, not Rig appreciate your response
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Meaning of various Shree Vishnu chinha

I read the definitions of the Chinha of Shree Vishnu all over the print media by various scholars but no one has ever given a answer which is already not in print or discussion. Can someone explain ...
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Which texts mention that satyabhama was incarnation of bhumi Devi?

As per Wikipedia article on Satyabhama: Satyabhama is the third consort of the God Krishna, the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu. Satyabhama is believed to be an avatar of Bhumī Devī, the Goddess of ...
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Are Shiva , Vishnu and Brahma non vedic Gods?

I got to know that Shiva is non Vedic god that got assimiliated into mainstream hinduism on the Puranic age. Are Vishnu and Brahma also non Vedic gods? As those three are considered manifestation of ...
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Difference between Vaishnava agamas and tantra

There are two main agamas according to which Vishnu temple puja is performed, namely, Vaikhanasa agama and Pancharatra agama. In addition to these modes of worship, Vishnu temples in the West coast, ...
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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 ...
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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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How is Soma's Rajasuya described in different Puranas?

The part of the this episode I am most interested is Lakshmi leaving Narayana for Soma. And Vishnu unable to harm Soma as per Matsya Purana. Does all puranas have the same story?
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Manyu Suktam and Lord Narasimha

I would like to know why Manyu Suktam is associated with Vishnu’s Avatara Lord Narasimha. From Wikipedia I read : From Prajapati, when he had become enfeebled, the deities departed. Only one god, ...
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Reunion of Lakshmi and Vishnu after Soma's Rajasuya

Chapter 23 of Matsya Purana tells that after the completion of Soma's Rajasuya nine devis abandoned their husbands due to kama and served Soma( who in turn desired them like his own wives). Among them ...
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Devotion to God and Vegetarianism

We are often taught that non-vegetarians will go to Hell and it's being condemned by the scriptures and numerous Gurus. And so it implies that a devotee of God never eats meat or else he/she will not ...
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Visvaksena : a jivaatma or a Visnu tattva?

There's a nityasuri of Lord Visnu called Visvaksena who is described as being the Commander-in-Chief of Lord Visnu's army. There's also an incarnation by the same name. Are these two the same Person? ...
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What were the forms of vedas when Madhu and Kaitabha stole them?

The story of Madhu and Kaithabha stealing vedas and Lord Vishnu in the avatar of Hayagriva retrieving them have been mentioned here . However my question is what was the form of vedas. Mahabharata ...
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Why does Vishnu marry two wives

Why does Vishnu marry two wives since in Rama avatar, when the demoness asks him if he will marry her he says that he already has a wife?
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In which Kalpa-ManuVantara-MahaYuga-Yuga did the twenty-four Avatars of Sri Vishnu incarnated in? [duplicate]

As we know, Sri Vishnu has incarnated many times in the past.The most popular are ten incarntions of Sri Vishnu known as DashAvatara.They are - Matsya Kurma Varaha NaraSimha Vamana ...
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Poorva PEETIKE Vishnu Devotional Song

I am searching the translitterated text of the “ POORVA PEETIKE “ . As far i understood should be the first part of the Vishnu SAHASRANAMA, but the words of POORVA PEETIKE are different from the ...
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Existence of Hinduism

I have heard that people will be less spiritually inclined at the end of kaliyuga. The world will refurbish again to a utopian model of Satvayuga. Are there any references which states that Hinduism ...
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Why did lord Vishnu take Ram form

Sita's shadow was taken by Ravan, since Ram knew that then why did he wage a war against Ravan. Did Lord Vidhnu take Ram avatar primarily to kill Ravan and it was all a plan?
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What is Vaikuntha? How far from earth is this another planet? [duplicate]

Vaikuntha is another planet? If yes then how that time our gods travel between them
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Has Lord Shiva worshipped Lord Vishnu to incarnate in any form?

Which all Gods prayed to Lord Vishnu to incarnate as Lord Rama? Was Lord Shiva also one of them? If not, then has Lord Shiva worshipped Lord Vishnu to incarnate in any form?
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Immortality of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu [duplicate]

Is Vishnu only immortal or Shiva and Brahma also are immortal ? (I know that all afterall are the same, but just for knowing because i read somewhere that only Vishnu is immortal)
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why is it called munitraya sampradayam? Who are the three munis?

What is the munitrayasampradayam of vadakalai in Srivaishnava sampradayam? who are the three munis in this sampradayam
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Is worshipping Vishnu and Rama as Ishta allowed in ISKCON?

As we know,ISKCON is a Gaudiya Vaishnava organization. Gaudiya is a Krishna centric Vaishnava sect. So their Ishta is Krishna. For those who don't know, ishta is one's preferred form of God. Though ...
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I am looking for a pdf version of Skanda Purana, in Sanskrit “and” its translation (either English or Hindi) in the same book [duplicate]

I am looking for a pdf version of Skanda Purana, in Sanskrit "and" its translation (either English or Hindi) in the same book. Its quite important! Please let me know!
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Can anyone explain guru mantra and intent? [duplicate]

Any one explain the following guru mantra, as to why a common human guru is being compared with lords(Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva)? Gurur brahma Gurur vishnu Gurur devo maheshwaraha Gurur sakshaat para ...

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