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Vyuha is a battle formation. Most references for vyuha are found in the Mahabharata.

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What are the Vedic antecedents for Caturvyūhavāda ('doctrine of four emanations') of Pāñcarātra theology?

In Pāñcarātra Bhagavatism, the four earthly emanations, or "Vyūhas", are identified as Saṃkarṣaṇa (Balarāma-Saṃkarṣaṇa, son of Vasudeva by Devakī), Vāsudeva Kṛṣṇa (son of Vasudeva by Devakī),...
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Do only Gaudiyas use the term "expansion" and how does it relate to Vyuhas and Avataras? Is there a single comprehensive doctrine regarding all the manifestations of the supreme Vaishnavite personal God?
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To whom does the Chatur Vyuha Avatars of Lord Vishnu exactly meditates upon according to scriptures.?

According to Mahabharata, other scriptures and Vaishnava agamas, Lord Vishnu has his Chatur Vyuha Avatars they are Vasudeva, Samkarsana, Pradyumna, Aniruddha. Mahabharata ( Shanti Parva) says that, ...
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How many Vyuhas were created in Mahabharata?

How many Vyuhas were created in Mahabharata? Who were the creators of the Vyuhas and who all knew how to destroy those Vyuhas? I heard that 40 Vyuhas were created in Mahabharata like: Chakravyuha ...
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Are Padma-Vyuha and Chakra-Vyuha the same?

The Padma Vyuha is often confused with the Chakravyuha, as many writers use these terms interchangeably. It is told in Mahabharata that Chakravyuha was used in the 13-th day and padma-Vyuha on 15-th ...
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Are there any dedicated Scriptures, that explain these various weapons, vyuhs and war tactics in details?

As I am reading through the Mahabharata (currently on the Drona Parva), I am truly amazed by the amount of details of war that are mentioned. The types and varieties of weapons are mind-blowing, ...
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What are some famous military formations and strategies used in Mahabharata war at Kurukshetra?

What are some military formations and strategies used in Mahabharata war at Kurukshetra? I heard Padma Vyuha was a famous one, From wikipedia Padmavyūha, is a multi-tier defensive formation that ...
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Details of the Makara Vyuha

This wiki article mentions a list of battle formations used in the Mahabharata. Amongst other formations, Makara Vyuha is mentioned. I would like to know if the details of this Vyuha are mentioned in ...
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