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The reason that Balarama is called an incarnation (avatara) of Vishnu is that the serpent Adiseshan is himself a form of Vishnu. Here is how Balarama's birth is described in the Srimad Bhagavatam: When Kamsa had killed six of the children born from Devakî, the seventh one, a plenary expansion of Vishnu who was celebrated with the name Ananta, therefore [...


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As per Sthala Purana of Chidambara Nataraja Swami Temple, Adi Sesha manifested into saintly Patanjali to see Aananda tandava of Lord Shiva. Adhisesha, the serpent who serves as a bed for the Lord in his manifestation as Vishnu, hears about the Änanda thaandava and yearns to see and enjoy it. The Lord blesses him, beckons him to assume the saintly ...


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This book lists two scriptural citations which prophesy Ramanujacharya. The first is from the Vriddha Padma Purana (I'm not sure if it's different from the regular Padma Purana): Long, long afterwards, the Lord himself will come down on earth as a Tridanda Sanyasin, to restore the good law. At that time heretics and men of perverted intellects will ...


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Yes, there is the story how these posts are attained. Kaśyapa Prajāpati is not only the progenitor of snakes and reptiles, but also to many creatures like creepers, Daityas, Adityas, Vasus etc., After the progeny of the mobile and immobile, the great sage started to assign chief of respective domain. Adi śeṣa was the eldest son of Kadrū( also known as ...


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Adishesha lies on the Garbhodaka Ocean. This universe lies inside Hiranyagarbh which also has 14 planetary systems. Beneath the 14 planetary system is the cosmic ocean known as Garbhodaka ocean. According to SB 5.23.9, the last planetary system is Patala. Further 30,000 yojanas(ancient distance measurement unit) below, Adishesha lies on Garbhodaka ocean but ...


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But I want to know form scripture point of view, who holds the earth/bhumi? Chapter 15 of Umasamhita of Shiva Purana says Adi Sesha holds the Earth. तस्याधारः स्थितो नागः स च विष्णुः प्रकीर्तितः। ब्रह्मणो वचसो हेतोबिभर्तिं सकलं त्विदम्।।११।। Sesa is the base of the globe, who is also called Visnu, who according to Brahma preserves the universe....


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Yes, Advaitins consider Patanjali and Govindacharya to be incarnations of Vishnu's serpent Adiseshan. In this excerpt from Vidyaranya's Madhaviya Shankara Digvijaya, Adi Shankaracharya recites the following hymn upon meeting Govindacharya for the first time: I worship thee, the incarnation of the great serpent Sesha, who is the bed of Mahavishnu, an ...


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Here are scriptural sources that describe different kinds of animals supporting the Earth: World Elephants: In the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana, Indra steals the horse of Ashwamedha Yagna of Rama's ancestor Sagara, and so Sagara tells his sons to dig the Earth to find the horse, as described in this chapter of the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana: "Let the earth ...


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Apart from the puranas the theory of earth being supported or upholded by four elephents is mentioned in "Brihatsamhita" by Varaha-Mihira". Chapter 32 " Bhukampa Laxan Adhyay , Signs of an earthquake. क्षितिकंम्पमाहुरेके बृहदन्तर्जलनिवासिसत्वकृतम् । भूभारखिन्नदिग्गजविश्रामसमुद्भवं चान्ये ॥१॥ Some hold that an earth-quake is caused by huge ...


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The only way to say that somebody is an avataara of somebody, is through Agama pramANa. If it is not supported by Agama pramANa, it is just blind belief - be it in case of Sri Krishna being Vishnu's avatara. There are conflicting pramanas even for the ones that we accept. But that does not mean we resort to blind belief Instead, we should resort to ...


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Balarama is neither. Kṛṣṇa is clearly shown to be Svayam Bhagavān by Bhāgavatām whose feet are respected hundreds of times by all other scriptures, with the help of other texts such as Gītā, Gopāla-tāpanī Upaniṣad, and other scriptures. Other Purāṇas also state what Bhāgavatm states, that Kṛṣṇa is Svayam Bhagavān. For instance Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa says that a ...


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There must some Puranic stories saying something or the other. But in Vedas its clearly stated that its truth that upholds or supports the earth. So I am only answering the following question of yours. But I want to know form scripture point of view, who holds the earth/bhumi? satyena uttabhita bhumihi. ........ The earth is supported by the ...


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalki In this you will find:- it is written in Kalki Purana that he will have four brothers who are Sumanta, Prajna and Kavi.


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When Lord Krishna has chastised Kaliya Naag and ordered him to leave river Yamuna, the Kaliya has requested to free him from the fear of Garuda. Then Shri Krishna has told him that Garuda will not attack on you because you have my footprints on your head. This incident is mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam as: SB 10.16.63 — Out of fear of Garuḍa, you left ...


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Mainly answering the Qn in title, from the analytic perspective. According go Swami Sachhidananda from Gujarat (no English or web source for this), the serpent related to the deities or gods have to be interpreted as possibly awakened Kundalini. Different spiritual traditions teach methods of "awakening" kundalini for the purpose of reaching spiritual ...


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Ramanujacharya is the avatara of Lakshmana and Balarama . Lakshmana and Balarama are themselves an avatara of the Sesha Nag on which Vishnu is lying down . The Sesha Nag was incarnated as the brother of Vishnu each time he was born on Earth . Hence Ramanujacharya is an avatar of AdiSeshan . There's a Temple near Sri Perambadur , the birth place of ...


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