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Vishvaksena or Vishwaksena is the commander-in-chief of Lord Vishnu. He is also called as 'Sena Mudaliyar' in Tamil Language. People belonging to Sri Vaishnava and Vaikhanasa tradition worship Vishvaksena as the remover of the obstacles.

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Can we eat vishvaksena prasadam?

In the Pancharatra Samhitas (Ishvara samhita and some others), it is explicitly stated that we should not eat food offered to Vishvaksena because it will trouble the lives of those who eat it. I know ...
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Does Vishwaksena, the army-chief of Vishnu, appear only in Puranas?

I don't think he is mentioned in the Ramayana. In the Mahabharata, Vishwaksena is a name of Krishna/Vishnu. Before his final defeat, Bhishma says In the battle, the brave and intelligent one, the ...
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Has the army of Vaikuntha under the command of Vishvaksena ever fought alongside the Devas or humans in wars against Asuras and Rakshasas?

Just like the Devas have their own army under the command of Kartikeya, and Shiva has his army of Bhuta Ganas, Vishnu has his own army in Vaikuntha under the command of Vishvaksena, who is a nitya ...
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Does Vishnu maintain a standing army?

Vishwaksena is said to be his army-chief - but does scripture mention Vishnu maintaining an army?
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Is Vishvaksena mentioned in any major scriptures?

By major, I mean Vedas and related Shruti, Upanishads, the two epics, and Mahapuranas.
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Do any sects other than Sri-Vaishnavas worship Viswaksena?

Being generally familiar with major Hindu sects, I never heard of Vishwaksena till recently. SriVaishnavas like to say that when they worship an elephant-headed God, they are worshiping Vishwaksena ...
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Are there temples where Vishwaksena is the main deity?

Wiki article of Vishwaksena says: "Vishvaksena or Vishwaksena, also known as Senai Mudalvar (Sena Mudaliar) and Senadhipathi (all literally "army-chief"), is the commander-in-chief of the army of ...
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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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