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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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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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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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Was Kusha born from grass?

The original story in the Ramayana is this: During the night that Shatrughna passed in the leaf-thatched hut, Sita gave birth to two children and, at midnight, the youthful ascetics brought the ...
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After human life, is next step a low-level divine being?

युवा स्यात्साधुयुवाऽध्यायकः । आशिष्ठो दृढिष्ठो बलिष्ठः । तस्येयं पृथिवी सर्वा वित्तस्य पूर्णा स्यात् । स एको मानुष आनन्दः । ते ये शतं मानुषा आनन्दाः ॥ १॥ स एको मनुष्यगन्धर्वाणामानन्दः । श्रोत्रियस्य ...
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Can majority of Hindus living in deplorable conditions be explained by karmic law?

Glory of Bhāratavarṣa, the land bound by the Himalayas in North, Udayācala (consisting of Patkai hills, Chin hills, Mishmi hills, Lushai hills & Arakan Yoma hills) & Bay of Bengal in the east, ...
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Uniqueness question : How to identify a Soul as it doesn't have name, body, religion, country etc etc! How to differentiate a soul from another?

Every human and probably every living thing has three kinds of body, not one. Every one has multiple koshas or sheaths which form three different kinds of body. Annamaya Kosha or Food sheath Pranmaya ...
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Any examples of human cloning in the Puranas?

I don't know if this is exactly what you're looking for, but the dwarf Nishada was 'cloned' in the Vishnu Purana in that he was immaculately conceived without intercourse: The sages therefore decided ...
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