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Where can I read the original story of Bhasmāsura?

The Story of the Demon Bhasmāsura and his death at the hands of God Viṣṇu's Mohinī avatāra is narrated in the Gaṇeśa Purāṇa. Chapter 39, Krīḍā Khaṇḍa, Gaṇeśa-Purāṇa (2.39.17-24) यस्मिन् भस्मासुरो रा...
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What are the purposes of Devi's five main forms from the Devi Bhagavata Purana?

The five forms that the Devi as Para Brahman assumes are called Panch Prakriti viz are Durga, Laxmi, Saraswati, Savitri(Gayatri), Radha. As you asked about, what was the role of these if already ...
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Do Gods inherit sins committed by their avataras?

Avatara or an Incarnation is above sin. MASTER: "But this idea of sin does not by any means affect all. For instance, the Isvarakotis, such as Incarnations of God, are above sin. Sri Chaitanya ...
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What is the story of Sharaba?

There have been many misconceptions and confusions regarding the form of 'Sharabheshvara' taken by Parameshvara, so I'll try to resolve them with authentic proofs from scriptures. Sharabheshvara in ...
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Are there any verses which say Vishnu is source of all avatars?

Are there any verses which say Vishnu is source of all avatars? Yes. There are several scriptures that state Vishnu to be the source of all avataras. I am giving two examples, for instance. 1. Padma ...
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Does god (Ishwar) incarnate in this cosmic material world? Please provide reference from Vedas!

Jiva the enjoyer is none other than Brahman itself. “sarvaanana shirogriivaH sarvabhuutaguhaashayaH | sarvavyaapii sa bhagavaa.nstasmaat.h sarvagataH shivaH |” (Svetaswatara Upanishad. 3:11) “All ...
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Is Kalki an avatar of Vishnu?

Shri Kalki Bhagavan Ji has been mentioned as among the 10 main incarnations of Shri Vishnu Bhagavan. He will be like Shri Nrsimha and Shri Parshurama. He will wipe out all mlecchas/evil doers at the ...
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Is Kalki an avatar of Vishnu?

Who said lord kalki is partial incarnation and worst is that he is empowered one . What is dharma purana . On internet it is said to be published in 1890. Can that kind of text is to be considered ...
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On which day goddess Sita was born?

In my research, I couldn't find any specific scriptural reference to goddess Sita's birth tithi to fall on Vaishakha in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami tithi. However, as suggested by a prolific user (...
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What scriptures mention Shiva's Dakshinamurthi form?

Besides several other texts, the references to Shiva's form of Dakshinamurti are also found in the Sharda-Tilaka Tantra compendium. I'm self translating the Hindi translation by Sudhakar Malaviya ...
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