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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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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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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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In addition to @YDS answer, I would like to add two more incidents, but in this case, multiple Lord Krishnas were present at the same place. The famous Raas leela: In Raas Leela, Lord Krishna expanded Himself in such a way that He was with all the Gopis at the same time and same place. The festive rāsa dance commenced, with the gopīs arrayed in a ...


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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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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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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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According to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bhrigu's curse is not applicable to all devotees of Shiva. It is only applicable to those who worship Lord Shiva as different from or superior to Lord Vishnu: After bathing in Bindu-Sarovara and taking darshana of Sri Bhuvaneshvara, the all- opulent Lord, Sri Krishna Chaitanya sat contentedly, wholly immersed in ...


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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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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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Short answer: As per this shloka (which you quoted in question), 18 Mahaapuraanas are: Madwayam: 1. Maarkendya, 2. Matsya Bhadwayam: 3. Bhavishya, 4. Bhaagavat Bratrayam: 5. Brahma, 6. Brahmaanda, 7. Brahmavaivarta Vachatusthayam: 8. Vaamana, 9. Vishnu, 10. Varaaha, 11. Vaayu* ANaPaLinGa KuSkani: 12. Agni, 13. Naarada, 14. Padma, 15. ...


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There is Bhagavata Purana With English Translation by Gita Press. It can be found on Archive in below links: Bhagavata Purana: Skandha 01-08 (Sanskrit verse/shloka and English translation) Bhagavata Purana: Skandha 09-12 (Sanskrit verse/shloka and English translation) As mentioned in sv.'s answer, other translation is Bhagavata Purana Motilal English (only ...


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Saraswata Kalpa is as same as Sveta Varaha Kalpa only. In the Mahabharata 12:350 (Shanti Parva), previous birth of Vyasa is narrated. After Brahma was created from the navel of Narayana, the goddess of intelligence (Buddhi) upon the orders of Narayana entered into Brahma, then Brahma finished the creation. Thereafter Vishnu decided to incarnate in the ...


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According to the English translation of the Srimad-Bhagavatam by Gita Press Gorakhpur, Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.40 translates as follows: Not fully gratified, the palate pulls me, O immortal Lord, in one direction (towards dainties); the generative organ drags me in another direction (towards sexual gratification); the tactile sense, the (empty) stomach and ...


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