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How were the Trimurti born?

Basically by asking "How were Trimurthis born?" This question is asking "Who is the originator of whom?" Or "Who is the Ishwara?" Several answers are given here, but most ...
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Do birth marks signify anything?

Do birth marks tell something about the previous birth or reveal any other facts? Yes they do Garuda Purana - Vol. one - Achar Kanda - Chapter -64,65 are about Samudrika science which gives us detail ...
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Is liberation possible only through a human birth?

Yes, usually that's what is stated in the scriptures. But in certain exceptional circumstances (may be due to compassion/grace of God) even animals or beings lower than humans can also get it. ...
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How is being born on Nag Panchami beneficial?

Naga Panchami falls on the Sukla Paksha (the bright phase of moon) Panchami Tithi of the Shravana month. So, we need to check the effects of getting born on the bright phase of moon as well as that ...
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Do birth marks signify anything?

Yes, it has significance in the Samudra Shastra part of astrology. Which tries to predict the nature and future of a native by studying his/her various bodily signs, palm lines etc. We can find some ...
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Can animals attain moksha?

Well,they probably can get Moksha too.Its all upto Parameswara to decide. Manu Smriti says that even insects & plants can attain higher worlds(i.e heavens) by austerities!.So,if they can attain ...
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Can animals attain moksha?

Yes , animals can attain moksha. Sri vaishnavas take sharanagathi from a guru. The guru can also give sharanagati to a cow in the house of a vaishnava. From Padma Purana Uttara Kanda Chapter 224 ...
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Any examples of non-brahmin or non-kshatriya incarnations of gods?

Lord Dharma's incarnation Vidura was born in the the Sudra order: And there was a Rishi of the name of Animandavya of great fame. And he was conversant with the interpretations of the Vedas, was ...
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Is there any reincarnation of Ma Saraswati?

Does any reference of Ma Sarswati being reincarnated as another Devi? As per Shiva Purāna: Umā-Saṃhitā: Chapter 48 - The manifestation of Sarasvatī, the goddess who was slayer of Śumbha was an ...
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Is there any verse that talks about bad human births?

Yes, we have such verses. For example from Manu Smriti: 11.51. A stealer of (cooked) food, dyspepsia; a stealer of the words (of the Veda), dumbness a stealer of clothes, white leprosy; a horse-...
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Why was Lord Rama born on the 9th tithi and Lord krishna on the 8th tithi?

Although the Supreme Lord is beyond the nature of time and planetary influence, but still he acts in such a way that he is being influenced as a part of his leela. For eg. See the verses of Valmiki ...
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Is it possible to take birth in a different species(i.e supernatural beings)

Is it possible to take birth in a different species(i.e supernatural beings).... So can one(human) take birth as a Gandharvas, Apsaras, Arayas, Kimidins, Pishachas and all Rakshasas. Yes. And what ...
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What are the different types of birth?

As mentioned in one comment under the question the 4 types of yoni/birth mentioned in various Hindu scriptures are --- Udbhija, Andaja, Swedaja and Jarayuja. I have read about these types of birth in ...
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What is the purpose of life? Is it all about being happy or being useful to others?

Ramakrishna mission sums it up best: आत्मनो मोक्षार्थं जगद्धिताय च Atmano mokshartham jagad-hitaya cha For one’s own salvation AND for welfare of world
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How were the Trimurti born?

I see most Hindus focus on Puranas, which are really trying to describe an abstract thru poetic imagery. they confuse these imageries as personae and start fighting as to who came first and who is ...
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How were the Trimurti born?

There is a flow to read Puranas.Note: Gunas are not for the book or for the Lord in it but to the people whom read. For example, If an individual knows nothing about Hinduism. They should read Puranas ...
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How were the Trimurti born?

Sarvollāsatantram alone provides five stories or call them 'Uttpati Prakaran' (the discription of the case called creation) of which 4 are abstract. The last one being the most abstract. The last one ...
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In which Yuga was Tarakasur born?

Tarakasur was born Before Kartikeya During Sat Yuga.He was son of Vajranga who was son of Sage Kashyapa . Here is how Tarakasur born according to Padmapuran Sage Kashyap blessed his wife Diti to ...
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Hindu astrology and the timing of birth

The first breathe coming out of the body is the one we must look for because breathe is a unit of time measure as per the Rishis. The below is from Surya Siddhanth : Chapter 1 verse 12 in Phanindra ...
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Is Human birth better than heaven?

Human life is more conducive to attain Atma sakshatkaaram, as well as to progress spiritually compared to lives in certain other planes(lokas) , is well-known by its emphasis on vedantic texts (...
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The verse which particularly says that it's the same Lord Brahma who takes birth from Lord Vishnu's navel everytime.?

I found a verse where Lord Brahma said what i have asked above. So, i am posting it as my answe,if there is another verse where plLord Vishnu said it then provide me with it. The Mahabharata, Book 12.:...
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How was Lakshmi born? Was she born in Samudra Manthan?

Lakshmi emerged from the ocean during the Samudra Manthan. From Vishnu Purana 1.2: Thus the churning went on. And wonderful were the things that emerged out of the ocean as a result of the churning. ...
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Do all the so-called Satvik puranas agree as to the birth of Brahma?

The story of the emergence of brahmaji is given as, in the waters of inundation only one lay, reposing on his serpent bed. When he desired to create, adopting the mode of Rajas, a lotus with the sun ...
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is there any scripture/commentary that reconciles wildly different stories about the "birth" of Rudra?

Reconciling becomes very easy if you replace the English word "birth" with the word "emergence". So when does Rudra emerge? In Sukla Yajur Veda Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa as the "...
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On which day goddess Parvati was born?

No. Goddess Parvati was not born on Akshaya Tritiya, which is celebrated on the third day of the bright fortnight of the Vaishakha month. However, as per the Shiva Purana, Devi Parvati was born on the ...
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Any examples of non-brahmin or non-kshatriya incarnations of gods?

Yes. Vitobha, considered to be a svarup of Lord Vishnu himself by Warkaris and Haridasa, sects based out of Maharashtra and Karnataka, can be considered to be non-brahmin and non-kshatriya form. Some ...
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Using hypnotism as a mean to access past or future lives?

In his book Raja Yoga, Chapter VI 'Pratyahara and Dharana', (Complete Works, Volume 1, 'Raja Yoga', Available here - http://www.advaitaashrama.org/cw/content.php), Swami Vivekananda writes: The ...
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