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Did Indra kill Virochan in the Tārakāmaya War?

Yes, Lord Vishnu Killed Kalanemi and Lord Indra Killed Virochana in Tarakamaya War. It is mentioned in Brahmanda Purana 3.72. 20-21a. It is he by whom all those Daityas were killed in the battle ...
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Why did Brihaspati establish Charvaka or materialistic philosophical Sect?

Brihaspati created the Charvaka system to deceive the Asuras.. Here is what the seventh Prapathaka of the Maitrayaniya Upanishads says: Brihaspati, having become Sukra, brought forth that false ...
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Who is Samyuka Barhaspatya?

According to Vayu Purana, Chapter 71, Shamyu was the son of Brihaspati who has inquired about Pitris and Shraddha to his father. सूत उवाच एतद्वोऽहं प्रवक्ष्यामि पितृसर्गमनुत्तमम्। शंयुः ...
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Who were the gurus of Brihaspati and Sukracharya?

The Devi Bhagavata Purana (Book 9; Chapter 4) talks about a particular Saraswati Mantra. During different times the Mantra is said to have been imparted by various Gurus to their respective disciples....
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Did Indra kill Virochan in the Tārakāmaya War?

Did Indra kill Virochana Did Vishnu kill Kālanemi at the time of Tārakāmaya war? Yes , Lord Vishnu Killed Kālanemi at Tārakāmaya war. This story is described in Harivamsha Purana. - chapter ...
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Why does Adi Shankaracharya think Rig Veda 10.71.3 verse implies the Vedas are eternal?

The Rishis, from various places, gather every once in a while to meditate as is enunciated through the tradition of Kumbha Mela. In such a confluence, in deep group meditation, the Rishis of yore ...
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Who is the Kshetrapala god who lives on the Pariyatra mountains?

The Kshetrapala god mentioned is Lord Krishna. Pariyatra mountains are among the mountain ranges which are termed as Kala mountains in the Mahabharata and their mentions are present in Puranas as well....
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Is the Sage Brihaspati associated with water?

According to the astrological scripture Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, the element that Brihaspati is associated with is ether (space or Akasha Tattva) and not water (Jala Tattva). Deities of ...
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Who is the wife of Prabhas & the mother of Vishwakarma?

This chapter Vishnu Purana calls her Yogasiddha: The sister of Váchaspati, lovely and virtuous, Yogasiddhá, who pervades the whole world without being devoted to it, was the wife of Prabhása, the ...
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Why did the Devas let Brihaspati be their guru even though he had sex with his brothers' wives?

The question is: Being a guru, Brihaspati had sex with his younger brother's wife and yet why did the devas let him be their guru? Puranas came into existence, post Mahabharata period. The main ...
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Why did Brihaspati establish Charvaka or materialistic philosophical Sect?

Actually, No philosophy is Man created;Every philosophy is already inherently present in the nature. It just manifests according to the demand. All philosophies are describing the role of ...
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Dhakshinamurthi and Jupiter

You might have confused between the words Guru, Brihaspati (Jupiter) and Dakshina Murthy. There are many dictionary meanings (clicking on link takes to Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English dictionary) ...
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Why Brihaspati got insulted by Gods?

The story is told in this chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Once Indra was seated in his court at Amaravati, capital of Devaloka, when Brihaspati guru of the gods came. But out of arrogance ...
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Was Brihaspati mentioned in Rig Veda and Usana mentioned in Rig Veda and Bhagavadgita the same person?

Ushanas is the name of a Vedic rishi with the patronymic Kavya (descendant of Kavi) as mentioned in Atharva veda ,who was later in puranas is been identified as Ushanas Shukra. Ye, Mitra, ...
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Tara in Panchakanya is Vali's wife or Brihaspati's wife?

As per Five Holy Virgins by Pradip Bhattacharya, Tara in Panchkanya is Vali's wife: Tara,9 wife of Vali and daughter of the vanara physician Sushena, is the next kanya we meet in the Ramayana. The ...
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Was Brihaspati mentioned in Rig Veda and Usana mentioned in Rig Veda and Bhagavadgita the same person?

Mahabharat describes the detailed reason regarding why Usnas is known as Sukra. And BG is part of Mahabharata so the reason is valid there too. Also, many commentators identified Usnas as Sukra in BG ...
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Where in the Rigveda do I find the hyms dedicated to Brihaspati?

Following is the list of some hymns from Rigveda dedicated to Brihaspati: (Number denotes Mandala.Sukta) Mandala 1, Hymn 190 (1.190) Mandala 2, Hymns 23 and 24 (2.23,24*) Mandala 3, Hymn 62 (3.62*) ...
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Why does Adi Shankaracharya think Rig Veda 10.71.3 verse implies the Vedas are eternal?

Adi Sankara says, the verse maintains that Rishis just fine-tuned themselves (like in meditation) to arrive at Vedic hymns, which proves (through Sabda pramANa) that hymns were already existing ...
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