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Do Yajurveda 40.9, Yajurveda 32.3 and Bhagavadgita 7.20 reject idol worship?

Don't believe blindly what you see on internet. Hinduism or सनातन धर्म (Sanātana Dharma) can't be false as name itself says it is eternal and has "Dharma" in it. Hinduism is confusing for some people ...
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Is each of the 18 Mahapurans related to a different Kalpa?

As mentioned in this answer, different Puranas were revealed during onset of different Kalpas. Chapter 53 of Matsya Purana mentions Kalpas of all Puranas except Brahma and Markandeya Puranas. Padma ...
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The Oracle said that the eighth son of Devaki would kill Kansa, then why did he kill seven sons?

The reason was the fear and insecurity created in Kamsa's mind after meeting with sage Narada. After hearing a prophecy by an unembodied voice (Akash vani. It was not by a sage) that eighth son of ...
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Why does Canto 4, Chapter 2 of Bhagavata Purana insult Shiva devotees?

Bhagavata Purana has nothing to do here. It was Brigu who spoke those words. Even Daksha cursed Shiva out of arrogance and ignorance. First Daksha cursed Shiva, as Shiva didn't stand when he came to ...
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Is killing infidels allowed in Hindu Scriptures?

No , killing of Infidels are not fully allowed in Vedas. There are some mantras in Atharva-Veda which asks god agni about destroying evil minds of foes , pardoning / Sheltering then , Welcoming those ...
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Why did Ramanujacharya & Adi Shankaracharya never refer to the Srimad Bhagavatam in their works?

There is a discussion about the date of the Bhagavata Purana in the Introduction to the English translation by Swami Tapasyananda. There was a view that attributed the authorship of the Bhagavata to ...
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Why did Lord Krishna ask girls to raise their hands when they came out nude from the pond to get back their costumes stolen by Krishna?

The complete story of Kṛṣṇa Steals the Garments of the Unmarried Gopīs is given in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) 10.22. Few important verses are as follows: Gopis' prayer: kātyāyani mahā-...
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Does SB 4.25.41 give a hint to the thing that women like men who are expert in rape?

No it doesn't say so. Translation of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.25.41 is as follows: O my dear hero, who in this world will not accept a husband like you? You are so famous, so magnanimous, so beautiful and ...
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What was Prahlada's age when his father was killed?

Prahlada was five years old. Here is what Hiranyakashipu says to his servants in this chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam: O demons, take this boy away from me! He deserves to be killed. Kill him as ...
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Why did Shiva not swallow the poison arising from Samudra Manthan?

Adi Shankara in Shivananda Lahiri states that Lord Shiva kept poison in neck and didn't swallow because stomach of Lord Shiva also contains worlds and it was to protect those worlds: नालं वा ...
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Why didn't Lord Vishnu drink the poison that came out from the churning of ocean?

These type of questions can't be answered in absolute perspective: One can generate infinite number of questions regarding why some xyz deity did only a particular role in particular abc story ? ...
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What are the names of the Kalpas as mentioned in Srimad Bhagavat Mahapurana or in any other scriptures?

There are thirty Kalpa are described by Lord Matsya in Matsya Purana, Chapter 290. Their name are as follows: मत्स्य उवाच कल्पानां कीर्तनं वक्ष्ये महापातकनाशनम्। यस्यानुकीर्तनादेव वेदपुण्येन युज्यते॥...
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Does Vaishnavism ordain one to cut the tongue of a blasphemer?

The passage you quoted in your question is from Shreemad Bhagavata Maha Purana 4.4.17 and it says that "one should by force cut out the blasphemer's tongue and kill the offender". And your ...
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What scriptures describe Vyasa's son Shuka creating a duplicate of himself?

Chapter 334, Shanti Parva of Mahabharata and 19th Chapter, book 1 of Devi Bhagavatam say Lord Shiva created "Chaya Shuka" on seeing grief of Vyasa Maharshi. Shanti Parva says As Vyasa was ...
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Why is there a huge difference regarding the liberation of Parikshit in the Mahabharata and the Bhagavatam?

The problem is not only with description of Parikshit but also with the narrator (of Bhagvatam) there. Because as per Mahabharata Suka had already attained Moksha long time before. This chapter of ...
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Are there non-ISKCONic translations of the Bhagavata Purana?

Check the following translation by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers. But it doesn't appear to be a word-for-word translation. https://archive.org/details/BhagavataPuranaMotilalEnglish If you see below ...
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Why Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 9 Chapter 14 insults women too much?

The quotes you mentioned in your question are not insulting women at all. Although it looks like a insult , but we can't conclude that with just interpretation of 2-3 verses , without knowing the ...
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Apart from the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Brahma Vaivarta Purana, is Goloka Vrindavana mentioned anywhere?

Yes, apart from Shrimada Bhagavatam 10.27.1, Goloka is mentioned in many scriptures. While Bhagavatam describes Goloka as a place where the celestial cow Surabhi resides, but some other scriptures ...
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What is the difference between Shrimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita?

What is the difference between Shrimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita? Srimad Bhagavatam or the Bhagavat Puran, is the 5th major purana amongst 18 different puranas. It contains 12 different parts (...
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Why is the Bhagavata Purana considered the foremost of all puranas?

There are several reasons why Srimad Bhagavatam is considered the foremost of all Puranas. Firstly what must be understand is the that Puranas mirror Sruti. They are called Puranas because they ...
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The story and Principle of adding "shree" "श्री" before our sacred religious books?

Lord Shiva says in KulArnava Tantram that Sri should always be added at the start while addressing Gurus, Shastras and the Holy places. SriGurum KulashAstrAni PujyasthAnAni YAni cha || BhaktyA ...
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What is the difference between Shrimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita?

What is the difference between Shrimad Bhagvatam and Bhagvad Gita? Are they equivalent to each other or both are different? The "Bhāgavata Purāṇa" is otherwise known as Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam or Śrīmad ...
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Did Bhishma attain Swarga or Vaikuntha?

Your enquiry is about whether Bhishma attained Swarga-Loka or Vaikuntha. And as mentioned in Srimad Bhagavata Purana he became one with Shree Hari and Mahabharata's Svargarohanika Parva he was ...
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Spiritual significance of Goddess Lakshmi serving the Lotus feet of God Vishnu

Goddess Lakshmi (Sanskrit: लक्ष्मी} is the goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. Goddess Lakshmi is the “eternal” consort and shakti (energy) of God Vishnu. Goddess Lakshmi is also considered ...
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Did Shri Rama and Shri Krishna kill all the adversaries

Yes, Sri Rama and Krishna spared the lives of their opponents on some occasions. First incident is from Ramayana, Bala Kanda where Sri Rama spared the life of Mareecha in at sage Vishwamitra yajna. ...
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Does Balarama ever regret killing Romaharshana?

It looks like Balarama was aware of His divinity. Balarama is avatar of Adishesha who is Lord Vishnu Himself. So, it's like Lord Vishnu killing Romaharshana. Even it is virtuous or a boon to get ...
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Does Bhagavata Purana say moon has its own light?

You misinterpreted the verse. Verse says with Moon light, Soma distributes food to manes and Gods. It also says Moon God divides the month into two fortnights. It doesn't say Moon is self illuminating....
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