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Is the Harivamsha a canonical text as part of the Mahabharatha?

As per the Mahabaharata: Adi Parva: Chapter 2, Mahabaharata contains 100 parvas: Then comes the Purana which is called Khilvansa. In this last are contained 'Vishnuparva', Vishnu's frolics and feats ...
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When did Krishna first meet Vishnu's bird Garuda?

The first time Garuda meets with his Lord during Krishna Leela, is when, after having defeated Kālayavana and settling the Yadavas in Dwaraka, Krishna and Balarama ascend the Gomanta (Pravarsana) ...
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Are the other avatars of Lord Vishnu mentioned in Mahabharata.?

Some other avatAras of viShNu are described in this chapter of harivamsa: bhUyo bhUta-Atmano viShNoH prAdurbhAvo mahAtmanaH | dattAtreya iti khyAtaH kShamayA parayA yutaH ||1-41-104 tena naShTeShu ...
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Is the Harivamsha a canonical text as part of the Mahabharatha?

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 ...
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I want reference of this sloka

The Verse is from Sri Harivanśha Puran 3.74.24-25 (Bhavishya Khanda, 74th Adhyay, Shloka 24-25): [Gita Press - Gorakhpur version, with Tikka of Sri Ramnarayan Dutt Shastri] एक एव महाद्वारो गमनागमने ...
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Where can I find an unabridged English translation of Harivamsa?

The translations by following translators are available: Hanumath Rao MN Dutt B. Debroy. Dr. Narendra Sharma
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Was Subhadra daughter of Vasudeva or was she daughter of Nanda?

Subhadra and Yogamaya are two separate sisters of Shri Krishna. Of them, Subhadra was the daughter of Vasudeva and Rohini. She was not Yogamaya. On the other hand, Yogamaya, the daughter of Nanda is ...
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What parts of Krishna's life do Bhagavatam, Mahabharata and Hari Vamsa cover?

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 ...
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Who is the wife of Prabhas & the mother of Vishwakarma?

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 ...
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What do we know of the lives of Parvati's sisters Ekaparna & Ekapatala?

Yes, the Brahma Purana mentions them too. It's essentially the same story, but it offers a few more details. Brahma Purana Chapter 32: Brahma said: 81] After saying this I vanished there itself. In ...
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Why did Lord Shiva fight with Lord Vishnu?

First, to deal with the Vrishbha incident, the first thing to realise is that the form of Vishnu involved is Mohinī, since the text starts talking about her with no sign of stopping. While a later ...
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Who is vaivasvata manu (Manu of present manavantara)?

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 ...
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How did Subhadra die ? What is the story of her death?

Well, Vyasa's Mahabharata doesn't offer much information about Subhadra's death. For the most part, we must assume that she serves as an advisor in her grandson Parikshit's palace and eventually ...
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What is the scriptural description of Shri Krshn's physical appearance?

Lord Krishna's beauty is described wonderfully in Bhagavata Purana and is expounded further in Chaitanya Charitamrita. O son of the king of the cowherds, Your transcendental body is dark blue like a ...
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What is the Shini kingdom?

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 ...
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Who is vaivasvata manu (Manu of present manavantara)?

Vaivaswata manu was the 1st person to listen to bhagavad gita. https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m06/m06028.htm "The Holy One said,--'This imperishable (system of) devotion I declared to Vivaswat:...
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Which is the Gomanta mountain, to which Krishna & Balaram fled?

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 ...
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How is Rukmi's killing by Balarama justified?

Short Answer: I think, in this case, the answer is very simple: Rukmī's (goddess Rukmiṇī's brother), murder at the hands of Lord Balarāma wasn't justified, at least not from vyāvahārika level ...
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How is Rukmi's killing by Balarama justified?

This is best explained through Manusmriti 2.12 vedaḥ smṛtiḥ sadācāraḥ svasya ca priyamātmanaḥ | etaccaturvidhaṃ prāhuḥ sākṣād dharmasya lakṣaṇam || 12 || The Veda, the Smṛti, the Practice of ...
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