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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 soon as possible! This boy Prahlāda is the killer of my brother, for he has given up his family to engage in the devotional service of the enemy, Lord Viṣṇu, ...


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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 so easily gotten. Alternate translation from Motilal Publications: Oh girl, what girl in my position (like me) would not accept a husband a famous, ...


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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 present in Swarga. There is description of Bhishma asking the leave of Shree Krishna to leave his body in Mahabhrata - Anushasana Parva - Bhishma-Swargarohana ...


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The verse is not talking about cinema songs. Here is the original Sanskrit: jihvaikato ’cyuta vikarṣati māvitṛptā śiśno ’nyatas tvag-udaraṁ śravaṇaṁ kutaścit | ghrāṇo ’nyataś capala-dṛk kva ca karma-śaktir bahvyaḥ sapatnya iva geha-patiṁ lunanti || Prahlada is talking about how the different sense-organs are pulling him in different directions, ...


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The details is mentioned in many chapter of Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana but as you are "specifically looking for references to section where Sri Krishna is said to have touched the charred body of the baby, vowing to his brahmacharya and truthfullness", I think you are looking for passage from Mahabharata: Aswamedha Parva: Anugita Parva: Section LXIX: ...


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As per Ramanuja's Vishistadvaita, there are two kinds of souls, - the jivatma(which is every living creature's individual soul), and the paramatma - the super soul who is identical with supreme brahman. This paramatma is the soul's inner soul. In other words, just as all jivatmas in the material universe have a material body, the jivatma itself functions as ...


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According to Sripad Ramanujacharya, Vyasa is actually defending the worship of tetrad of divine manifestation in the Brahma Sutras rather than criticising it. This is what Sripad Ramanujacharya in His "Sri-Bhashya" says while commenting on the Adhyaya 2, Pada 2 , Verses 42-43 of the Brahma Sutras: ...If Sankarshana, Pradyumna, and Aniruddha are of the ...


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The Srimad Bhagavatam indeed portrays Lord Shiva as the greatest of all Vaishnnavas: nimna-gānāṁ yathā gaṅgā devānām acyuto yathā vaiṣṇavānāṁ yathā śambhuḥ purāṇānām idam tathā English Translation: Just as the Ganga is the greatest of all rivers, Lord Acyuta the supreme among deities and Lord Sambhu the greatest of Vaishnavas, so ...


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In the Ramacharitmanas 3.35 - 3.36, Lord Shri Rama explains Navdha Bhakti to Shabri: नवधा भगति कहउँ तोहि पाहीं। सावधान सुनु धरु मन माहीं।। प्रथम भगति संतन्ह कर संगा। दुसरि रति मम कथा प्रसंगा॥ गुरु पद पंकज सेवा तीसरि भगति अमान। चौथि भगति मम गुन गन करइ कपट तजि गान॥ मंत्र जाप मम दृढ़ बिस्वासा। पंचम भजन सो बेद प्रकासा॥ छठ दम सील बिरति बहु ...


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Yes, there is a genuine reason for killing the washerman. Krishna killed the washerman to stop his blasphemy and then to give Moksha. The washerman talked bad words regarding Rama's relationship with Sita during his previous birth but Rama didn't choose to punish the washerman for that. The particular story regarding washerman is found in the following ...


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To show how sweet his feet are to the devotees. So, he is hinting us to catch hold and worship his feet. Babies have a tendency to suck their toes. It is a tendency to discover more about new things. If we notice, they try to keep every new item they see to discover more about that item. But Lord Krishna is unlike other babies. Even though it looks like a ...


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Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) » 10.13 also mention Lord Krishna's physical presence at multiple places. When Lord Brahma took away all the cowherd boys and calves to show some of his own power and see the power of Lord Krishna: SB 10.13.19 — By His Vāsudeva feature, Kṛṣṇa simultaneously expanded Himself into the exact number of missing cowherd ...


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This is quite easy actually. We know that we have the 5 Jyanendriyas (senses related to knowledge/perception) + the 5 Karmendriyas (senses related to action). Plus we have the mind (or Manas) as the 11th Indriya (sense/sensory organ). See the following verses from the Manu Smriti: 2.89. Those eleven organs which former sages have named, I will properly (...


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In Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.22, Brahma said the following: तस्मादिदं जगदशेषमसत्स्वरूपं स्वप्नाभमस्तधिषणं पुरुदुःखदुःखम् । त्वय्येव नित्यसुखबोधतनावनन्ते मायात उद्यदपि यत्सदिवावभाति ॥ Therefore this entire universe, which like a dream is by nature unreal, nevertheless appears real, and thus it covers one’s consciousness and assails ...


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Most probably it appears first in Sri Rudram of the Yajur Vedas. Mantra 11 विकिरिद विलोहित नमस्ते अस्तु भगवः । यास्ते सहस्रँ हेतयोन्यमस्मन्निवपन्तु ताः ॥ Meaning: विकिरिद- Destroyer of miseries like sin, disease, poverty etc., विलोहित- Of white complexion, भगवः- Possessor of six glories like wealth etc., ते- to you, नमः ...


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First of all, the Madhwa commentator Viijayadhvaja Tirtha and the Pushtimarga Acharya Vallabhacharya both say that the word "pravrajantam" in this verse does not mean taking up Sanyasa, and that Shuka did not take Sanyasa without doing Upanayana; see page 15 of this book. Second of all, the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan actually discusses Shuka in ...


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Sri Vaishnavas Sri Vaishnavas, who are worshippers of Lakshmi-Narayana considers the Vishnu Purana as the best of all Puranas due to its primary focus on the supremacy of Sri Vishnu. This is what Sripad Ramanujacharya says about the importance of Vishnu Purana in His "Vedartha Sangraha": The Vishnu-Purana has been unanimously adopted by all the great ...


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Usually ancient Sanskrit works do not have chapter names. There are only chapter numbers and the names of the chapters represent that. As can be seen here which shows the actual Sanskrit (some verses are pasted below). Hence it can only be an interpretation of the work. Since there is similarity with the creation described by the Purushasukta, I think the ...


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I will say about Bhagavatam. We see in SB 12.13.19 I meditate upon that pure and spotless Supreme Absolute Truth, who is free from suffering and death and who in the beginning personally revealed this incomparable torchlight of knowledge to Brahmā. Brahmā then spoke it to the sage Nārada, who narrated it to Kṛṣṇa-dvaipāyana Vyāsa. Śrīla Vyāsa ...


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Why cow is given special importance is described in Mahabharata: Anusasana Parva: Chapter 50, 51, 76 to 83 in detail. Here is the English translation of few verses: Yudhishthira asked Bhishma पवित्राणां पवित्रं यच छरेष्ठं लॊके च यद भवेत पावनं परमं चैव तन मे बरूहि पितामह ||1|| Tell me, O grandsire, what is that which is the most sacred of all ...


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