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Why doesn't Shiva worship anybody where as Vishnu worships him in all his incarnations?

Puranas are sectarian literature. You will find them disagreeing about the supreme Deity. You should instead read a non-sectarian scripture like Mahabharata. Mahabharata Vana Parva Section CCLXX ...
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Why doesn't Shiva worship anybody where as Vishnu worships him in all his incarnations?

Though the god is one, when we see in terms of Generation, Operation, Destruction these are taken care by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva respectively. Since Vishnu is responsible for execution, it is He who ...
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Are there other Brahmas and universes?

Chapter III On seeing the Devî of Devi Bhagavatam says, there are multiple Brahmas, multiple Vishnus and multiple Rudras. After killing Dânavas Madhu Kaitabha, three deities got into a beautiful ...
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How was the universe created?

2. who was the creator? It was Brahma who created everything and that's why we call the universe as ब्रह्मांड (BrahmAnd). Some of the slokas from Bhagavad Gita do indicate towards the creation of ...
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Are there other Brahmas and universes?

Yes, there are as many Brahmas and Rudras as there are universes: ananta brahmāṇḍera yata brahmā-rudra-gaṇa cira-loka-pāla-śabde tāhāra gaṇana [CC - 2.21.58] Meaning Actually it is ...
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Why was earth created and why did we come to Earth?

Earth is stage, we all are actors Earth is like a stage where we all see drama movie. We all are actors and we are performing our roles. We are the eyes, mouth and hands of existence. If the self ...
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How was the universe created?

I have edited my answer to go through each of your points in detail. Before addressing each point, let me begin by stating that 'creation' is the wrong word. Hindu scriptures all refer to 'projection',...
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Where does Rig Veda states about Cyclical Nature of Creation?

10.190 is the Hymn to the creation in Rig Veda. In it's third verse it states sun and moon were created like that of previous creation. सूरय्याचन्द्रमसौ धाता यथा पूर्वमकल्पयत् I दिवं च पृथ्वी...
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Why doesn't Shiva worship anybody where as Vishnu worships him in all his incarnations?

Vishnu or Krishna is the Supreme Being and He is worshiped and followed by Shiva's incarnations. For example Hanuman was an incarnation of Shiva and Rama was an incarnation of Vishnu, as Wikipedia ...
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How was the universe created?

Hindu creation myths comes in various forms and narratives. Hindu texts do not provide a single canonical account of the creation; they mention a range of theories of the creation of the world, some ...
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What is the theory of creation of the universe as per agama/tantra section of Hinduism

I have posted it in my groups and blogs and reposting it here in parts. षट् त्रिंशत् तत्त्वानि विश्वम् ShaT triMshat tattvAni vishvaM (ParashurAma kalpasUtra.) This universe is nothing but ...
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Does Hinduism also have the Creation Story?

Hinduism doesn't have a creation story, it has a lots of creation stories. Creation stories are central to puranas, local myths and beliefs. So there are a lot of variations to the stories even ...
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How was the universe created?

I will try to keep my answer brief- How it started? A: There is no start. The Universe is the result of Avidya (ignorance) which is anaadi (without beginning) but with an end. The creation and ...
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Why there are numerous contradictions about origin of universe and other creations in Hinduism?

Here is what Adi Shankara says in his commentary regarding the apparent contradictions seen in creation doctrine: It is not possible-- our opponent says--to prove either that Brahman is the cause ...
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How was the universe created?

The birth of the universe is with Big Bang Explain In Rig Veda. very nice Hymn in Rig Veda (Sukta 129th in the tenth Mandala), about the origin and creation of universe and is written more than 5000 ...
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What is the need of creation?

According to Sankara there is no creation. There is only vivarta vada - apparent manifestation. Swami Vivekananda says (Complete Works, V3, pp 12-14, also available here under the heading Lectures ...
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Which scripture says Shiva first created Brahma-Vishnu and delegated rest of the creation to them?

Yes, there are plenty of scriptures which tell Lord Shiva created Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu just as there are scriptures which say Lord Vishnu created Lord Brahma and Lord Rudra or Lord Brahma took ...
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How do Rakshasas look? Physical appearance of Rakshasas?

Citing from The Mahabharata, Book 7: Drona Parva: Ghatotkacha-badha Parva : SECTION CLXXV, describing the battle between Vikartana's son, Karna, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha. Of blood-red eyes, ...
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Is Vishwamitra also a creator of a new Universe like Brahma?

Yes, Vishwamitra did his own creation. This is described in the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana. The solar dynasty king Trishanku wanted to go to Swarga in his own body, so he asked the sage Vasishta to ...
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Is Vishwamitra also a creator of a new Universe like Brahma?

The detail story of Rishi Vishwamitra creating another new creation and a second Svargaloka (Heaven) is also can be found in Book 7 - Chapter 14 - of Devi Bhagavata Purana. Chapter Name -"On the ...
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Why doesn't Shiva worship anybody where as Vishnu worships him in all his incarnations?

I found that nearly every Purana states its main diety as the supreme one. And sometimes to support that they also say that the deity was there from the beginning and then he later gets incarnated ...
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Is Vishwamitra also a creator of a new Universe like Brahma?

How could Vishwamitra able to create duplicate things? Due to the boon given by Lord Shiva, he got the power of creation. This is described in the chapter named Vishwamitra Commences New Creation in ...
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Where from human came first?

Since you are asking from Vedas perspective, so I am giving the answer from Rig Veda. In Rig Veda, Mandala 10, Sukta 90 it is mentioned that, Brahmins came from Purusha's mouth, Kshatriya from His ...
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Where from human came first?

Almost yes but replace bramha with purush in purush sukta Purusha sukta (puruṣasūkta ) is hymn 10.90 of the Rigveda, dedicated to the Purusha, the "Cosmic Being". 11 When they divided Puruṣa how ...
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Where is Hiranyagarbha?

Hiranyagarbha literally means the Golden Womb or by extension - One born from the Golden Womb - which refers to Brahma's birth from the golden egg that became the Universe. The famous Hiranyagarbha ...
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What is the purpose of life?

Well, according to Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the goal of human life is to realise God and become one with Him, for He alone has the ability to grant us perennial bliss. Of course, it is ...
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Why Shiva created the universe for Kshetrajñahah?

The chapter of that Mrigendra Aagama is talking about 'Pashu Lakshanam' or the 'Nature of the Bound Soul', so the Kshetrajna there refers to Individual souls. Why would Shiva create the universe for ...
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Where is Hiranyagarbha?

In Hindu scriptures Hiranyagarbha is actually associated with one the Trinities viz: Lord BrahmA. Now, Lord BrahmA has many GAyatri Mantras dedicated to him. One such Mantra is the following: ...
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