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Why Devi Bhagavata Purana, being a Purana for feminine deity, insults women?

अपुत्रस्य गतिर्नास्ति स्वर्गो नैव च नैव च। पुत्रादन्यतरन्नास्ति परलोकस्य साधनम् ॥ १५ ॥ मन्वादिभिश्च मुनिभिर्धर्मशास्त्रेषु भाषितम् । पुत्रवान्स्वर्गमाप्नोति नापुत्रस्तु कथञ्चन ॥ १६ ॥ There ...
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Why did Ramanujacharya & Adi Shankaracharya never refer to the Srimad Bhagavatam in their works?

There is a discussion about the date of the Bhagavata Purana in the Introduction to the English translation by Swami Tapasyananda. There was a view that attributed the authorship of the Bhagavata to ...
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Does the Devi Bhagavatam say that Lakshmi and Saraswati are daughters of Parvati?

There is nothing bizarre or surprising in it. Even the Brahmanda Purana says that Mother Lalita recreates the entire universe and recreates every deities including Lakshmi and Saraswati. H. At the ...
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Does the Devi Bhagavatam mention in which Kalpa was it written?

Yes it mentions. It was composed in the SArasvat Kalpa. 26-40. Vyâsa said :-- O King! Maharsi Nârada thus kindling knowledge in me, went away; I also thought over his words. On the banks of the ...
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What is the importance of Goddess Radha in Shaktism?

RAdhA is not a deity of Shaktism. She belongs to Vaishnavism, where she is worshipped along with Krishna. In Shaktism, the principle deities are 1. The Dasa MahAvidyAs (who are mainly worshipped ...
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Difference between Bhuvaneswari and Lalitha devi & their location

Both Bhuvaneshwari & Lalita also known as Tripura Sundari & Shodashi, belong to the group of goddesses known as the Dash Mahavidyas. The story of their origin can be found from this question ...
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Are the 10 Mahavidyas an expansion of Goddess Sati or that of Goddess Shakambhari?

As shown in this answer, the Devi PurAna account gives the widely known 10 MahAvidyAs. The account from the Devi BhAgavatam, on the other hand, does not include the origin of 2 MahAvidyas namely- ...
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Where can i get original versions of the Devi Bhagavata and Markandeya Puranas?

Markandeya Purana; Here is Markandeya Purana unabridged in English. And from here you can get it in Sanskrit-Hindi (Sanskrit original slokas with their Hindi translations). Devi Bhagavatam From ...
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Can the Devi Bhagavatam and Srimad Bhagavatam co-exist?

Does this mean that both Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) and Devī Bhāgavata count as MahāPurāṇas? Most Definitely, NOT. It can be only one of them, and that, I think depends upon the sect of the ...
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Are there references of Devi Bhagavata Purana in other puranas?

This chapter of Shiva Purana first gives the name of all 18 Puranas as: अष्टादश पुराणानि प्रणिनाय स्वलीलया ।। ११९ ।। ब्राह्मं पाद्मं वैष्णवञ्च शैवं भागवतं तथा ।। भविष्यं नारदीयं च मार्कंडेयमतः परम् ।।...
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Does the Devi Bhagavatam say that Lakshmi and Saraswati are daughters of Parvati?

Swami Vijnanananda in his Foreword to his translation to the Devi Bhagavatam says: What the Srimad Bhagavat is to the Vaisnavas, the Devi Bhagavatam is to the Saktas. The question of the priority ...
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Where can i get original versions of the Devi Bhagavata and Markandeya Puranas?

You can get unabridged Devi Bhagavata Purana and Markandeya Purana in Sanskrit and English with verse by verse translation from IndianScriptures site. Here are links for them. Devibhagavata Purana ...
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Is the form of Devi complete in herself? Does she need Purusha to become complete?

You can quote the following conversation between Shumbha and the Devi in Devi Mahatmyam if you want to take the position that the Devi is complete. This is the position of Tantrikas and not Vedantins. ...
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Is the form of Devi complete in herself? Does she need Purusha to become complete?

There are various quotes in scriptures which say: 'Devi is everything and Devi is all that exists'. Some of the verses are: In the Durga Saptashati, Markandeya Purana when Sumbha accuses Devi of ...
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I am looking for an accurate pictorial description of the so called Gokarna Mudra

From an Upasmriti called the ViswAmitra Smriti, composed by Rishi ViswAmitra, finally was able to get an accurate textual description of how to form this so called Gokarna Mudra. And, from this ...
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Was Shiva really cursed and did his phallus really fall to the ground as claimed in this image?

It is not Shiva's own penis but the the penis of a hideous form which Shiva took to test his own devotees. Full story is in the Shiva Purana, Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā, Chapter 12 - The reason for Śiva’s ...
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Full text of the 'Sri Mahalakshmi Dhyanam & Stotram'

The Stotra is Indra Krita Lakshmi Stotram, from the Devi Bhagavata Purana, 9th Canto, Chapter 42, and was chanted by Lord Indra to Goddess Mahalakshmi. The original Devi Bhagavata chapter seems to ...
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What is the correct source of this verse?

Yes, the verse is from Padma Purāṇa (Uttara-kāṇḍa, Ch. 252-253: Modes of Viṣṇu's Worship) You can find the Sanskrit verse in this PDF (p. 1079): आराधनानांसर्वेषांविष्णोराराधनंपरम् तस्मा...
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What are the purposes of Devi's five main forms from the Devi Bhagavata Purana?

The five forms that the Devi as Para Brahman assumes are called Panch Prakriti viz are Durga, Laxmi, Saraswati, Savitri(Gayatri), Radha. As you asked about, what was the role of these if already ...
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Can the Devi Bhagavatam and Srimad Bhagavatam co-exist?

The question itself is not quite right. More appropriately, Are both of them valid and if not and if only one of them is valid, which one is it. The answer to that must not be a personal opinion, but ...
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Why is this line " Worshipping thy lotus feet " present in all puranas?

It must have to do with the generation of devotion, surrender etc. According to the following nirukti of Purana (why it is so called), as given by Lord Shiva in the Kularnava Tantram (which is a ...
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When Devi Bhagavatam says Gods as doers of karma and that they are sinners, how they can remove my sin?

Since OP wants answer only from Devi Bhagavatham,Let me answer from it. Though Lord Rudra, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma are said to be sinners or influenced by karmas, they are not as influenced as we ...
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Is Draupadi the incarnation of Devi Kali as per Devi Bhagwatam?

The Story of Draupadī as per Devī Bhāgavata Purāṇa According to Devī Bhāgavata, Draupadī was a partial incarnation (Aṃśa) of svarga Lakṣmī - Śacī (शची). Chapter 22, Book 4, Devī Bhāgavatapurāṇa ...
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Full text of the 'Sri Mahalakshmi Dhyanam & Stotram'

This sloka is in the Stotramālay book, although I'm not quite sure where it came from. It is part of a longer text, I'm fairly certain, but the 'Dhyanam' part is just the following. I have attached a ...
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Is Goloka mentioned in the Srimad Devi Bhagavatam? If yes, what does it say?

Yes, there are many references in the Devi Bhagavatam to Goloka, most of them in the 9th Skandha. Here is what the first chapter of the 9th Skandha says: This (Highest) Prakriti is recognised as ...
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