Questions tagged [vishnu]

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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Does Dirghatamas ever call Vishnu Keshava in the Vedas?

One of the most popular names of both Krishna and Vishnu is my name, Keshava. There are two common explanations of the name: "one who has Keshu", i.e. long hair, and "the killer of Keshi", a demon ...
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Does Shiva or Vishnu or Trikaladarshi Yogi know our Aagami Karma or our free will?

Aagami Karma is actions we do in this birth. This is generally said to be free will. See this question: Is our destiny predetermined? If yes, then why do our actions affect our karma?. Does Shiva or ...
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Why is Lord Vishnu blue in color?

Why is Lord Vishnu portrayed in blue color? Is there any incident in Hindu mythology explaining this? If yes, then please do share that story!
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Why did Vishnu in Vamanavathar push Bali into the netherworld?

For what fault or great sin did Vishnu punish Mahabali by pushing him to Pathala? Mahabali was known to be a pious person, even direct paternal grandson his great devotee Prahlad , a king kind to his ...
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Is Naradha Muni a Mischief Maker as Depicted in popular culture

Few South Indian movies portray Naradha muni as mischief maker involving in creation of quarrels between Wives of Trimurti (Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma & Lord MahaVishnu). He also involves in creating ...
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Did Sukracharya invite Lord Srinivasa for marriage with Goddess Padmavathi?

When I went to Tirupati a week ago, I read the story of Venkateswara on the walls of the main temple. It says Sukracharya invited Lord Srinivasa for marriage with Padmavathi on behalf of Gods. I could ...
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Who is the main God of Hinduism? Shiva or Vishnu? [closed]

Some people said that Lord Shiva is the main God of Hinduism and people said that Lord Vishnu is the main God in Hinduism. So,who is the actually the main God? Is it Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu?
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Will Parashurama reappear in Kaliyuga?

According to Hindu mythology, Parashurama is the sixth avatar of Vishnu. He appeared during the last Treta and Dwapara Yugas, he also played important role in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Are there ...
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Most of the Gods' stories end after the marriage stage. Are there any stories of Gods after their marriage?

I heard many stories about different gods in Hinduism. A God's life also rolls in many stages as a human being like birth, love and marriage. I have a doubt that most of the God's followers didn't ...
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Why Lord Krishna is also called “Bankey Bihari”?

In Vrindavan,there is a temple of Lord Krishna named "Bankey Bihari" and Lord Krishna's another name is also Bankey Bihari. So,why Lord Krishna's another name is Bankey Bihari?
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Is Lord Ayyappa the Hindu God of growth?

Certain websites like http://www.mythologydictionary.com/ mention that Ayyappa is the god of growth but I don't understand what type of growth is that. Wikipedia just says that he is an avatar of ...
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Why do all Gods resemble humans and why are they mostly linked to Earth but not other planets where humans don't exist?

I have had this doubt right from my childhood. Why do all Gods resemble humans and why are they mainly on Earth but not on other planets or other parts of the Universe where Humans don't exist? For ...
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Is Ekadashi Tithi ruled by Rudra or Vishnu?

Wikipedia says Rudra is the ruling deity of Ekadashi, but I have seen an answer here based on the Puranas that says it is Lord Vishnu. So which one of them rules the Ekadashi?
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Was Krishna in moksha state during his life?

Krishna is Vishnu who lived during Dwapara yuga for the establishment of dharma. My doubt is whether he was in the state of moksha at that time or not? Suppose someone attains moksha after death, ...
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What is Ayyappa and Hanuman god of?

Shiva is the god of Destruction,Vishnu is the god of preservation and Brahma is the god of creation.Durga is the goddess of power,Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and Sarawati is the goddess of wisdom....
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Was King Bhagirath an ancestor of King Dasharath?

One day,my uncle told me that King Bhagirath was an ancestor of Lord Rama's father King Dasharath. Is this true or false?
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Do any scriptures apart fom Sabarimala Sthala Purana foretell the birth of Ayyappa?

One of the most popular religious destinations in the world is the Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala; it gets far more visitors per year than Tirupati and the Vatican combined! The story of the temple ...
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What bodies (Koshas or layers) do Devas, Trimurthis and their Shaktis (consorts) have?

The two questions What are Five Layers (Pancha Kosha) of Human? and Where does a Soul attached to the Body? explain various koshas (Sheaths) of human body. Trimurthi and their respective Shaktis are ...
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How come the Vedas describe mostly the Vamana avatara of Vishnu?

The Vedas are the eternal truths of God, Apaurusheya and constant throughout Time. Therefore they must contain all knowledge of all time. But (at least if you go through the other questions) you find ...
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What scriptures describe Narasimha turning into a mountain after killing Hiranyakashipu?

The most famous tenple for Vishnu's man-lion incarnation Narasimha, whom I discuss here, is Ahobilam, the place in Andhra Pradesh where Narasimha killed the demon Hiranyakashipu. But there's another ...
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Sudarshan Chakra's failures

Vishnu's Sudarshan Chakra is a very powerful weapon. Most of Vishnu's battles were won through the Chakra. Now, I want to know what were the instances in which Sudarshan Chakra had to face defeat. I ...
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What scriptures describe Vishnu's general Vishvaksena defeating three Asura brothers?

It is well-known that Shiva's son Ganesha is the general of Shiva's army of Ganas. What is not as well-known, however, is that Vishnu also has an army, led by the god Vishvaksena. The Skanda Purana ...
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What scriptures describe Vishnu freeing the Bhutas from the curse of Shiva?

I just came back from a trip to India, and one of the places I visited was Sri Perumbudur. As I discuss here, it is the birthplace of the famous Sri Vaishnava Acharya Ramanujacharya. But my question ...
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Why did Thirumazhisai Alwar never sing about the Thirumazhisai Jagannath temple?

I just came back from a trip to India, and one of the temples I visited was the Madhya Jagannatha Vishnu temple in Thirumazhisai. Most people only know about the Jagannatha temple in Puri (which I ...
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What is the Story of Vishnu's incarnation Chaitanya? [duplicate]

What is the Story of Vishnu's incarnation Chaitanya? According to Bhavishya Puran Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was an incarnation of Lord Sri Krishna. My Question is What Story Behind this ...
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Why does Thirumazhisai Alwar say the Pandava Thoothar statue of Krishna is older than him?

The Alwars (also spelled Azhwars) are a group of 12 ancient Vaishnava saints who lived in Tamil Nadu and are famous for their devotional poetry in praise of Vishnu. The collection of their 4000 poems, ...
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Common interpretation of Shiva purana concerning: Who is the greatest Brahma, Vishnu, or Shiva?

Is there a consensus between Followers of Vishnu, Followers of Shiva, Followers of Brahma, And adherents of Advaita Vedanta Concerning the conclusion from the quarrel between Vishu and Brahma ...
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Did Krishna's devotee Uttanka ever attain Moksha?

I am currently visiting India, and I just went to the Adi Keshava Perumal Vishnu Temple in Sri Perumbudur, the birthplace of the famous Sri Vaishnava Acharya Ramanujacharya. On the walls of this ...
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What scriptures describe Vishnu marrying a rebirth of the golden Sita statue?

I'm currently visiting India, and I just went to my Mom's Kula Devata, the Veeraraghava Perumal Vishnu Temple in Thiruvallore. Many things have happened in this location over the ages, including ...
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Did Madhurakavi Alwar miss seeing Krishna due to meditation?

The Alwars (also spelled Azhwars) are a group of 12 ancient Vaishnava saints who lived in Tamil Nadu and are famous for their poetry in praise of Vishnu. The collection of their 4000 poems, known as ...
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Tamil poetess Avai said that Lord Shiva is the Supreme god of all? [closed]

In a poetic song Avaiyar said that lord Bharama was born from Lord Vishnu's navel where Lord Vishnu born from ocean and where ocean adapted into saga Gurumoni's vessel and he born from kalasam and the ...
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What scriptures describe Parashurama's mother's head being attached to a low-caste woman's body?

I'm currently visiting India, and as I was leaving my native village of Poondi (which I discuss in my questions here and here), I passed by a temple which was built at a location visited by the ...
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After how many years of gap did the Dwadash Madhav yearly Parikrama restart?

After how many years did the oldest parikrama on Earth, bhagwan shri dwadash madhav parikrama, tirthraj Prayag of Bhagwan Shri Vishnu restart?
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Hare Krishna Hare Ram mantra for Vishnu or Supreme God?

The holy verses: hare kṛiṣhṇa hare kṛiṣhṇa kṛiṣhṇa kṛiṣhṇa hare hare hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare Lord Krishna and Lord Ram were incarnations of Lord Vishnu? So these maha-mantras are ...
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Is Vishnu's Vaikuntha Sea located on Earth or not?

I don't know where is Lord Vishnu's Vaikuntha sea. Is it on Earth or not?
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What is the purpose of Venkateshwar incarnation?

Generally, Gods incarnate for some specific reasons like, destruction of some evil forces, to enlighten people with knowledge, establish dharma, etc. We have seen the same in case of most of Lord ...
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Who were Jay and Vijay?

I have heard that there were two brothers named 'Jay' and 'Vijay'. I have also heard that they were cursed by Lord Brahma's sons. So,what is the story of Jay and Vijay?
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Why is Lord Krishna called the complete Vishnu as compared to his other incarnations upon earth?

I have read somewhere that Shree Krishna is called the complete version of Vishnu compared to other of his 9 incarnations. Well it's understandable that Shree Krishna is different from Buddha, ...
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Is Krishna mentioned in the Chandogya Upanishad?

This chapter of the Chandogya Upanishad makes a rather curious statement: taddhaitadghor āṅgirasaḥ kṛṣṇāya devakīputrāyoktvovācāpipāsa eva sa babhūva so'ntavelāyāmetattrayaṃ ...
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Was Tulsi really Lord Vishnu's wife?

Everyone uses Tulsi leaf when they worship Lord Vishnu and many people say that Tulsi was Vishnu's another wife. Is this true?
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Was Lord Krishna himself Vishnu or not? [duplicate]

Lord Krishna was an avatar of Lord Vishnu but once I have heard that one day Lord Krishna and Arjuna went to Ksheera Sagara to see Lord Vishnu and they had met him. So,if Lord Krishna was a form of ...
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What was the surname of Lord Krishna?

I want to know the surname of Lord Krishna. Is there any reference from scriptures which points to Krishna's surname?
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What are all Varaha Avatars of Vishnu?

In the Chapter Manifestation of Rudra - Rudra Samhita Section one of Shiva Purana (Pg 224), Brahma said this to his son Narada, A boar has the power of steadily going deep below. Hence, Vishnu ,...
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Is Lord Vishnu a Brahmin?

I once saw an image of Lord Vishnu wearing a sacred thread which Brahmin's wear on their body. Does this mean that Lord Vishnu is a Brahmin?
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What is the exact birthdate of Kalki avatar going to be?

Some blogs on internet write 'Kalki Avatar will born in next 50-100 years and He will kill all evil people on Earth in third world war'. How far is this true? What do present day astrologers in India ...
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Why are most of the Avatars rulers?

Why are main human avatars of God in the form of kings/ rulers/ princesses (lord Rama, Krishna)? Are there any "regular profession" avatars - eg teachers, householders, merchants?
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Is Kali yuga the last yuga of the world? [duplicate]

Is our Kali Yuga is the last yuga of the world? Please somebody answer my question!
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Why did Vishnu want to see Krsna and Arjuna?

As discussed in this question, Krsna and Arjuna go to Svetadvipa to retrieve the Brahmana's sons. Now when they reach there, Vishnu says this (of all the beautiful words he could say): I brought ...
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What is the story of Lord Rama's departure?

I have heard Lord Rama left his physical body and went to vaikunta. So, what is the story of Lord Rama's departure?
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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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