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 ...
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 ...
As per Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa): Skandha 10: Chapter 80, Lord Krishna shed tears of love when he met with Sudama:
सख्यु: प्रियस्य विप्रर्षेरङ्गसङ्गातिनिर्वृत: ।
प्रीतो व्यमुञ्चदब्बिन्दून् नेत्राभ्यां पुष्करेक्षण: ॥ १९ ॥
The lotus-eyed Supreme Lord felt intense ecstasy upon touching the body of His dear friend [Sudāmā], the wise ...
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 ...
It's not true that Vishnu worships Shiva in all His incarnations but Shiva doesn't worship Vishnu at all.
Hanuman, the greatest devotee of Sri Rama, was an incarnation of Shiva:
चक्रे स्वं क्षुभितं शम्भुः कामबाणहतो यथा। स्वं वीर्यमपातयामास रामकार्यार्थमीश्वरः॥ ४॥
तद्वीर्यं स्थापयामासुः पत्रे सप्तर्षयश्च ते। प्रेरिता मनसा तेन रामकार्यार्थमादरात्॥ ५॥...
As per Valmiki Ramayana, Sita Devi had no brothers. This was specified at time of Kaushilya admonishing Kaikeyi post Dasaratha's death.
वृद्धः चैव अल्प पुत्रः च वैदेहीम् अनिचिन्तयन् |
सो अपि शोक समाविष्टः ननु त्यक्ष्यति जीवितम् || २-६६-११
Janaka too who is aged, and who is not having sons, will be thinking of Sita, over whelmed with grief and will ...
The SB version of Rama's story is in very short form:
O King Parīkṣit, the transcendental activities of Lord Rāmacandra have been described by great saintly persons who have seen the truth. Because you have heard again and again about Lord Rāmacandra, the husband of mother Sītā, I shall describe these activities only in brief. Please listen. ~ ŚB 9.10.3
First, the context of the verses makes it clear that it is talking about modes of material natures(3 gunas)
See for eg:
SB 10.88.3: Śrī Śukadeva said: Lord Śiva is always united with his
personal energy, the material nature. Manifesting himself in three
features in response to the entreaties of nature’s three modes, he
thus embodies the threefold ...
I am providing answer related to heights of humans in different yuga only
In the Skanda Purana, while explaining the greatness of the Yugas, their extent and special features, Brhaspati told the measurements for heights of humans in different yugas.
[KRTA YUGA]: ....They are as tall as five Talas(Palms).....
[TRETA YUGA]: ....They are one Tala (palm ...
After Sudama(Kuchela) was blessed with richness by Krishna, Sudama performed charity to brahmanas and meditated on Krishna. Sudama, along with his wife, reached Lord Krishna's supreme abode after his human life.
Engaged in meditating on Lord Krishna's lotus feet and giving charity
to the brahmanas, Sudama and his wife finally returned to Lord
Yes, one Krishna took birth simultaneously in 2 forms in the wombs of Yasoda and Devaki. However, they are same not like the two Krishna theory suggested by modern interpretations. Krishna in Vrindavan is predominated by sweetness and in Dvaraka or Mathura, there is predomination of aisvarya(opulence).
niśīthe tama-udbhūte jāyamāne ...
Yajur Veda 13.12: Rise up, O Agni, spread thee out before us, burn down our foes, thou
who hast sharpened arrows. Him, blazing Agni! who hath worked us
mischief, consume thou utterly like dried-up stubble. (Griffith)
There is no reference to irreligious here. That ...
Here are two more references that Jiva Goswami provides from Svayambhuva Agama and Mrtyunjaya Tantra in Krishna Sandarbha.
svāyambhuvāgame ca svatantratayaiva sarvopari tat-sthānam uktam | yathā īśvara-devī-saṃvāde caturdaśākṣara-dhyāna-prasaṅge pañcāśītitame
dhyāyet tatra viśuddhātmā idaṃ sarvaṃ krameṇa tu |
Goloka is mentioned in Shiv Purana
There are no worlds above it. The Goloka is near it. Mother cows named Suśīlā are there. They are favourites of Śiva.
The protector of that world is Kṛṣṇa. He is established there at the behest of Śiva by Śiva himself who moves about as he pleases due
to his power.
As far as spiritual progress is concerned, we should not link it to any particular way of worship. However, since the OP raised question based on the Bhagavata Purana, I would like to provide answer based on that text only.
The Bhagavata (VII. 5. 18) speaks of nine aspects of bhakti in a well-known verse. They are:
Hearing the names ...
Irrespective of the yuga, it is simply impossible for a single human being to perform a thousand-year yajña.
"sahasra-samam" or "1000 years" in the context of yajñas should be interpreted as 1000 days. This is what Ganganath Jha says summarizing the Pūrva Mīmāṁsā arguments on this topic:
Whenever the Veda enjoins the ...
Prahlada's son was Virochana, who was the father of Bali.
Bali was the grandson of Prahlada. This is mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam itself.
Below words are spoken by Bali -
पितामहो मे भवदीयसम्मत:
प्रह्लाद आविष्कृतसाधुवाद: ।
The crux of this story was mentioned in Adi Parva of Mahabharata.
Sukra then answered, 'I never speak an untruth. Even now, O king, art
thou attacked by decrepitude. But if thou likest, thou art competent
to transfer this thy decrepitude to another.'
Yayati said, 'O Brahmana, let it be commanded by thee that that son of
mine who giveth me his ...
Yes. Bhagavatam gives clear direction of 24 Avatars in Canto 1 Chapter 3.
A spiritual seeker should always remember the difference between BRAHMAN and BRAHMA, viz while Brahma is one of the Trinities, BRAHMAN referred to in Vedas and Upanishads refer to the Sachidananda swaroop of the Formless & Supreme Tatva - " SATYAM GNAANA, ANANTAM BRAHMA, who is ...
In Text 441 of Laghu Bhagavatamrta Rupa Goswami states:
devady-amsavatarane pravrtte padmajajnaya vasudevadikanam ye svarge
'msah kasyapadayah nitya-hlantarasthais te vasudevadibhir gatah
sayujyam amsibhis tatra jayante sura-mukhyatah
When portions of the devatas through order of Brahma appeared on
earth, the portions of Vasudeva and others(...
I am quoting any sources rather want to give a logical answer. Now time is an illusion(Maya), and Maya is inherent part of ब्रह्म, He is controller of Maya not otherwise. Thus, time becomes irrelevant when we talk about ब्रह्म .
And the quote stated is only used to describe how time scale is irrelevant.
According to Padma Purana too, Padma Kalpa and Varaha Kalpa both are not same.
Padma Purana, Srishti Khanda, Chapter 3 - Kinds of creation:
At the end of the night which is of the same measure (as the day)he
again brings about the creation. Such is the year of Brahma and
likewise are his hundred years. Long is the life-span of that great
one, viz. ...
As per bhagavatam and as explained by Sriman Madhwacharya, who propagated Dwaitha matha, the 24 names of Sriman Naarayana, are , kesava, naaraayana, madhava, govinda, vishnu, madhusoodana, trivikrama, vamana, sridhara, hrushikesa, padmanabha, damodhara, sankrushna, vasudeva, pradyumna, aniruddha, purushottama, adokshaja, narasimha, achutha, janardana, ...
It seems to be the avatar Ajit mentioned by you in the question as well. The Satvata Tanta Part 2 Verse 24 mentions this:
In the 6th Manvantara the Lord appeared as Ajita, the son of the brahman Vairaja. Seeing the demigods broken by a brahman's curse the Lord became unhappy. Assisted by the demigods and demons, He at once churned the ocean of milk.