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Are there any Gods who are girls?

Bālā Tripurasundarī or Kumārika is a form of Adi Shakti who is worshipped in the form of a girl who is around 9 years old. She is worshipped by people during the first two days of Navaratri. Girls of ...
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Is Radha really a Hindu goddess or not?

Yes most definitely she is a Hindu Goddess. She is mentioned in PurAnas as well as in the Tantras i.e Agamas. In Brahma Vaivarta PurAna's Prakriti Khanda, it is mentioned that a beautiful and ...
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Is there any god / deity for the mathematics?

According to Vayu Purana, Chapter 70, Samvatsara is the overlord of Ganita. When, everything was created by Prajapati Kashyapa, then he assigned every god their respective domain. In this process ...
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Do gods and fairies not blink?

Yes, it is true. Gods do not blink. There are four physical qualities of Gods which differentiate them from humans. They do not blink. Hence they are called Animisha. They do not sweat. Their feet ...
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Do gods and fairies not blink?

According to the Devi Bhagavata Purana 6.15 (Book 6, Chapter 15), twinkling of eyes do not happen for the Devas. They have a fixed gaze. In contrast, for human beings, beasts etc the blinking of eyes ...
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Who is this Devi?

She is Sri Saradamba of Sringeri. Dhyana Sloka of Saradamba: (which resembles Dhyana Sloka of Dakshinamurthy as Saradamba is feminine form of Dakshinamurthy) मुद्रामक्षगुणं सुधाढ्यकलशं विद्यां च ...
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Reflection of "Yada yada hi dharmasya..." in Durga Saptashati?

Yes, In chapter 91 of Markandeya Purana (or chapter 11 of Saptashati), Devi speaks about her various coming incarnations in future to destroy demonic forces. In the last verse or verse 55, Devi states:...
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Was Goddess Durga really an avatar of Shiva's wife Goddess Parvati?

From the texts it appears that there is a deep connection between Parvati and Durga and generally we believe that the former has emerged from the latter. However Devi Bhagwat Puran Chapter 28 of Book ...
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Is Goddess Brahmacharini an avatara of Mata Durga?

No, not an avatara. Brahmacharini is one of the 9 forms of Devi Durga. Sailaputri-adi 9 forms of Goddess Durga is collectively known as the Navadurgas. They have been defined in the beginning verses ...
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Do any Hindu deities take onion and garlic?

I have seen many Hindu deities being offered meat (mainly the Goddesses) and alcohol. You might have seen that but what you have missed seeing is that they are purified meat-alcohol. All the Pancha-...
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Are there any temples exclusively for women?

There are certainly a lot of women-only temples. Two of the famous ones, which I can recall are: Kamrupa Temple in Guwahati The Kamrupa Temple is a Shakti Peeth, where the yoni of Sati fell. During ...
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Are idols only imagination or someone had really seen God(s)

It is not required that some one must see a God first before drawing his image. When, Gods are essentially formless, how they will look, when they assume a form, are mentioned in the Dhyana Shlokas (...
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Neela Saraswathi and Nila Devi

Nila Saraswati is another name/form of Goddess Tara, the second Dashamahavidya. So, she isn't the wife of Lord Vishnu. 2.Munda mala vibhooshithe neela rupinee , Yeka jata neela Saraswathi nama ...
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Who is Uma Goddess ? is it name of Parvati or a different Devi like Sati

Uma is another name of Parvati as I discuss here. In Valmiki Ramayana: तस्याम् गंग इयम् अभवत् ज्येष्ठा हिमवतः सुता | उमा नाम द्वितीया अभूत् कन्या तस्य एव राघव || १-३५-१६ "From Mena, this ...
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Is any god name eligible for nama japa?

From Third Samas-Fourth Dashak of Shree Dasbodh by Samartha Ramdas,  Majority of the part explains the benefits and importance of "Rama-nama", but the following two verses are more generally ...
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Who is this goddess in the picture

Who is this goddess? Padmavati Devi (Ps- Do not confuse her with Padmavati Devi of Tirumala & Tiruchanur, or with the Padmavati Yakshini of Jainism.) She is one of the 700 Mahavidyas or 13 ...
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Who was Ahimsâ dévî?

Various Puraans mention that thirteen of Daksha Prajapati's daughters were married to Dharma but none of those is Ahimsa. For example, Vishnu Puran Chapter 8 mentions the following wives of Dharma: ...
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If Radha and Krishna aren't married, why do we worship Them together, like Sita-Rama?

Besides the Brahma Vaivarta Purana mentioned in the other answer, the 39th Chapter of the 9th Book of Devi Bhagavatam also mentions the origin of both Radha and Lakshmi from Krishna: 4-33. Nârâyana ...
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Questions about the image of goddess Chhinnamasta?

ChinnamastA means the one with severed head. In the shAkta tradition, she is the sixth cosmic goddess of the ten "mahAvidyAs". Her form is very fierce and hence has attracted many ...
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Is there any god / deity for the mathematics?

Astrologically planet mercury or Budha is the deity related to mathematics. From Horasara: Chandra’s Amsh in such case indicates: pearls, carriers run in water, husbandry, water, clothes etc., ...
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Is there any avatar supposed to be born between the death of Krishna and the birth of Kalki?

SB 1.3.24 Then, in the beginning of Kali-yuga, the Lord will appear as Lord Buddha... So Buddha is mentioned after Krishna and before Kalki incarnation.
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Who is Goddess Shyamala?

Shyamala Devi is not just a folklore.She is mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana.How she was created by Lalita Parameswari is mentioned in the Lalitodhvaba episode(Manifestation of Lalita) of the ...
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What is Siddha Kunjika Stotra?

Siddha Kunjika Stotra is recited before Chandi Patha or before reciting the Devi Mahatyam. It is said that just by reciting this stotram the fruits of reciting the Devi Mahatyam are obtained. And,if ...
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Who was Chhati Maiya?

The origins of this festival are not clear but it seems to be related to the Surya Upasana that the eldest Pandav Yuddhishthir performed. The Section 3 of the Aranyaka Parva of the Mahabharat mentions ...
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What is the meaning of Swadha?

Mantras are of 3 basic types viz-masculine,feminine and neutral.Those ending with Hum or Phat are masculine,those ending with Swaha are feminine in nature and those ending with Namaha are neutral ...
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All 108 Names of Maa Durga?

|| durgaa ashTottara shata naamaavalee || om shriyai nama: om umaayai nama: om bhaaratyai nama: om bhadraayai nama: om sharvaaNyai nama: om vijayaayai nama: om jayaayai nama: ...
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Were there any temples in Satya yuga?

According to the Devi BhAgavata PurAna, there were temples even in the Satya Yuga. See the following passage. It also addresses your other question: Janamejaya said :-- “O Bhagavân! Describe ...
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Who is Uma Goddess ? is it name of Parvati or a different Devi like Sati

Uma is name of parvati mata,parvati mata is daughter of the Himalayas.In Ramayana parvati mata is called daughter of himalayas by the name Uma and Shiva s consort that is parvati mata is usually ...
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