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There are multiple incidents you could be referring to:. The story depicted in the TV serial you linked to is (loosely) based on a story told in this excerpt from the Shatarudra Samhita of the Shiva Purana, about a battle between Vishnu and Shiva's incarnation Vrishabha the bull, AKA Vrishesha. Most accounts of Churning of the Ocean end with Vishnu ...


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All of the information provided is well and good. But, I ask, what do the two gods represent? The same divine absolute. There are mantras from the vedas that say Twam brahma, Twam Vishnu, Twam Rudrah, Twam Prajapatihi It simply means Thou art Brahma(the paramount), Though art Vishnu(the protector), Thou art Rudra(the destroyer/the exterminator), Thou art ...


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This chapter Vishnu Purana calls her Yogasiddha: The sister of Váchaspati, lovely and virtuous, Yogasiddhá, who pervades the whole world without being devoted to it, was the wife of Prabhása, the eighth of the Vasus, and bore to him the patriarch Viswakarmá, the author of a thousand arts, the mechanist of the gods, the fabricator of all ornaments, the ...


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There are several Jain Harivamsas, but the oldest of them is the one by Jinasena, an eight-century Acharya of the Digambar sect of Jainism. (Note that he's completely different from the founder of Jainism, Rishabha, who is often called Jina.) Here is what this book says: Among the many Jaina versions of Harivamsa reference should be made to the work with ...


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Ashoksundari is Viraja. They're different names of the same goddess. She is also known as Rakkayi Amman, Jyoti, Kumari. She us the daughter of Shiva. She is said to be a "mental" daughter because she was born out of Parvati mata's forehead in the form of Jyoti while she sat under the Ashokvriksh and meditated for a daughter. Her name is also thus ...


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The three scriptures that you have asked about present a lot of overlap between them regarding Krishna's life-story but there are also certain differences that I shall point out below. Let us start with Shrimad Bhagavatam which is perhaps the most definitive of all scriptures on Krishna and forms the basis of Krishna worship in many traditions. The Tenth ...


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Although considered a sequel to the Mahābhārata, Harivaṃśa is a much later work. Also, it is generally considered authentic only as far as events of Kṛṣṇa's life and divinity are concerned. This is what Bibek Debroy says in the introduction to his translation based on the critical edition of the Harivaṃśa: What is the Harivamsha about? In a general sense,...


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As per Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) 8.13, Of the three wives of the sun-god Vivasvān, the wife named Saṁjñā had three children — Yama, Yamī and Śrāddhadeva. Chāyā had a son named Sāvarṇi and a daughter named Tapatī. Chāyā’s third child is known as Śanaiścara [Saturn]. Vaḍavā gave birth to two sons, namely the Aśvinī brothers. Śrāddhadeva is the ...


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The Shini Kingdom is most likely referring to the descendants of Śini, thier founder and who in turn is a descendant (grandson) of Vṛṣṇi. According to F. E. Pargiter in Ancient Indian Historical Tradition, pg.106: Vṛṣṇi's youngest son Anamitra had a son Śini, and their descendants were called the Śainyas. All these are shown in the table opposite. Here'...


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Its identity is disputed. Here is what page 52 of this book says: Pargiter identifies it with the hill of Gwalior, which, according to Cunningham, was originally called Gopacala, Gopagiri and Gopahvaya, and later Gomanta. But as according to the Harivamsa (Visnuparva, 39, 62-64) it lay to the south of the town of Vanavasi, it is more reasonable to place ...


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