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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 lit and milk puddings are kept in the moonlight which are then offered as prasada to the deity. A wake should be held at night enlivened with dance and songs. ...


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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 called Tarakamaya (the war caused by the abduction of Tara by Candra) after adopting a body consisting of (the essential spirit of) all Devas and holding all sorts ...


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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. SB 5.20.12 says स्वगोभि: पित्रुदेवेभ्यो विभजन् कृष्णशुक्लयो: | प्रजानां सर्वासां रजान्ध: सोमो न आस्तवीति || svagobhi: pitrudevebhyo vibhajan ...


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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 Amavasya: During the day of Amavasya Surya and Chandra are in same Rashi. Also there comes a time when they come in exactly same degree. For eg. In Baisakh Surya ...


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First of all, it's true that Soma is a sacred drink that crucial in the performance of Vedic Yagnas, at least before Hindus lost the identity of the plant that produced it. (It's thought to be ephedra by most modern scholars.). But this verse isn't dedicated to an inanimate object, but rather to the god of the Soma drink, often called Soma but more commonly ...


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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 Asuras in consequence: appeased by Brahmá. Birth of Budha: married to Ilá, daughter of Vaivaswata. Legend of his son Pururavas, and the nymph Urvaśí: the former ...


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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 signified as soul(atma) and moon as mind(mann) because hindu weddings are considered to be an auspicious ritiual. So it can ressemble manno-atma sangam. This can be ...


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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 48 - Kaalnemi Vadha eimination of Kaalnemi . In this chapter we find the story of Lord Vishnu Killing Kaalnemi in Tārakāmaya war.The chapters from 42-48 are ...


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Unsurprisingly, it depends on whom you ask. As you've anticipated in your question, this verse (which, as Keshav notes, is found in Ṛgveda 9.96.5, and also in Sāmaveda 2.3.1.19) has been used polemically by Advaitins like Appayya Dīkṣita to argue against the Vaishnavite position. One relatively well-known Vaishnavite counter-interpretation can be found in ...


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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 the relation of reflection (Pratibimba) between the jiva and Brahman. The reflection of infinite consciousness in the mirror of Avidya is jiva. In the commentary ...


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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 hymns of the Rig Veda are given in my answer here. As per your specifications, I'm excluding hymns that are partially addressed to Chandra and partially ...


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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 and the Gopīs). Now, every soli-lunar distance of 12° span marks 1 Tithi | 1 lunation. Amāvāsya: Moon's stay-period with the Sun When both luminaries occupies ...


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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 Chandra Grahan are generally observed. However, if the eclipse is visible then it may be counted. Last night's (Shravan Purnima - 7th August 2017) partial ...


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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 end note further clarifies it: 9 Not to be confused with Tara, wife of Brihaspati, preceptor of the gods who elopes with his disciple Chandra, or with Taramati, ...


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Yes Mahabharata mentioned that moon affects the waves of ocean in the following passage "Sauti said. 'Then when the night had passed away and the sun had risen in the morning, O thou whose wealth is asceticism, the two sisters Kadru and Vinata, having laid a wager about slavery, went with haste and impatience to view the steed Uchchaishravas from a ...


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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 wrong. As Rudra mostly support Deva-s. It's clarified in other Purana. According to Vishnu Purana Chapter VI, Rudra didn't fight against Deva-s, but supported ...


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Srimad Bhagavatam, 8th canto, 10th Chapter, 31st verse starts with this: Rahuna Ca Tatha Somah. Notice the use of Soma, as in the text you quoted. (I know speculation is discouraged, but nevertheless..) And this is an excerpt from the battle of the devas and asuras, after Samudra Mathana, in which the devas were victorious. So this can be a possible ...


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