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Is there a scriptural basis for the celebration of Kojagari Purnima?

Yes there is. Chapter 124 (pg 30) of Volume 4 of Narada Purana mentions various vratas performed on Full Moon days. One such is Kojagiri Purnima. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this day. Lamps are ...
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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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Does Bhagavata Purana say moon has its own light?

You misinterpreted the verse. Verse says with Moon light, Soma distributes food to manes and Gods. It also says Moon God divides the month into two fortnights. It doesn't say Moon is self illuminating....
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Story of Tara, Chandra and Tarakaamayam

This story is told in this chapter of Vishnu Purana: CHAP. VI. Kings of the lunar dynasty. Origin of Soma, or the moon: he carries off Tárá, the wife of Vrihaspati: war between the gods and ...
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How is the position of Surya and Chandra related to Amavasya and Poornima?

Normally Surya changes it's position by 1 degree per day. As there are 30 degrees in a Rashi hence Surya changes it's Rashi in a month. Change in Surya Rashi also indicates change in Solar Month. In ...
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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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Who is the daughter of Surya mentioned in Rig Veda 10.85?

There can be a meaning that this marriage is not a physical marriage but it symbolizes some non- materialistic meaning. This verse can be of astrological significance, here sun might have been ...
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Allegory of the Moon and its shadow - Dvaita, Advaita and Vishishta Advaita

Not sure if this is what you're looking for but this research paper - THEORY OF CAUSATION IN VEDANTA PHILOSOPHY mentions the following on page 17-18: Pratibimbavada: Advaita philosophy maintains ...
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How many Vedic hymns are attributed to Soma?

115 Hymns of the Rig Veda. Chandra the moon god, aka Soma, was an important Vedic god because he is the god of the Soma drink, which is vital to many Yagnaas. In any case, Rishis and Devatas of the ...
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Effect of moon on ocean tides

Yes Mahabharata mentioned that the moon affects the tides of the ocean in the following passage "Sauti said. 'Then when the night had passed away and the sun had risen in the morning, O thou ...
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Effect of moon on ocean tides

In all the oceans the water remains at all times the same in quantity, and never, increases or diminishes; but like the water in a caldron, which, in consequence of its combination with heat, expands, ...
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Why do Hindus only count Umbra as the eclipse?

I believe the answer lies in your question itself - Total Eclipse occurs only for an observer in the Umbra region. Penumbral Lunar Eclipses are not visible to the naked eye hence no rituals related to ...
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How is the position of Surya and Chandra related to Amavasya and Poornima?

The ancients have observed that everyday the Luminaries (includes both the ☽|Moon & ☼|Sun) dance throughout the BhūMaṇḍala (i.e., Zodiac taken as sky) as Rādhā & Kṛṣṇa (or alternately, Kṛṣṇa ...
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Why did Rudra fight against the devatas in the Tārakāmaya war?

Seems to be a difference of interpretation. Unable to find "Rudra" word in the verse 9.22. Suppose a synonym or sandhi of Rudra is present in 9.22, even then it's likely that the translation might be ...
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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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Does singing about certain things offend gods?

Singing is a mode for appeasing the deities. If you are praising through your singing there is no reason the deity will get offended. Usually people know about the 5 Upachara Puja or even the 16 ...
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