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The verse occurs in this excerpt from the Vasudeva Mahatmya of the Skanda Purana: By becoming Buddha, I shall delude by the use of fallacious reasoning and deceit the Asuras who adopting Vedic practices will harass the three worlds. When the Asuras killed by me as Krishna and by Arjuna in the battles, will promote and establish Adharma (unrighteous ...


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Krishna tells the story to his son Pradyumna in this chapter of he Anushasana Parva of the Mahabharata, while discussing how one should treat Brahmanas. Durvasa used to wander around asking who would invite him as a guest to their house, given that he's so irritable and prone to curse people at the smallest perceived slight. So Krishna decided to invite ...


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The episode of Saraswati Devi incarnating as Ubhaya Bharati has been mentioned in Sankara Digvijaya: The Traditional Life of Sri Sankaracharya by Madhava Vidyaranya According to it, Saraswati Devi laughed at the Durvasa after hearing his out of tune utterance of Vedic mantras. Durvasa then cursed Saraswati due to her misdeed and out of leniency, showed her a ...


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There are 3 methods of adoring the Almighty, as far as I understood. Performing religious rituals, as laid down in Sastras, offering prayers at prescribed times, following Dharmic way of life - ritualistic life.- Example: Dasaratha, Yudhisthira, etc. Performing tantric rituals, as laid down in tantra texts, undergoing severe austerities, if necessary by ...


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