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Indra stopping Janamejaya's Ashwamedha

The story, described in the Bhavishya Parva of the Harivamsa, is related to the aftermath of Janamejaya’s sarpa satra and him having finished listening to Vaishampayana’s narration of Mahabharata and ...
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How exactly is the Indra-Ahalyā affair narrated in Ṣaḍviṃṡa Brāhmaṇa?

In the Ṣaḍviṃṡa Brāhmaṇa, there is no elaborate tale of Ahalya per say. There is only a mention of Indra being her lover in the Subrahmaṇya Āhvānam, similar to the one found in the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa ...
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Who spoke the Lakshmi ashtakam & did Lakshmi really kill Kolhasura?

Question - What is the backing for the statement that she killed Kolasura or any other asura for that matter? The reference to Mahālakṣmī killing Kolāsura is found in the Skanda Purāṇa Verse 4.1.5.(...
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Did Indra know Krishna as Avatar of Lord Vishnu?

1. Did Indra know Shri Krishna as an avatara of Hari? Yes, Indra knew that Shri Krishna was an avatar of Vishnu after the Govardhana Hill incident. The same is known from the following lines selected: ...
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What are Parva days and restrictions on cutting trees

Parva days are mentioned in Manu Smriti on multiple occasions. Here is one such instance: 4.150. Let him always offer on the Parva-days oblations to Savitri and such as avert evil omens, and on the ...
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"Indra is the position of being the king of the gods which changes in every Manvantara": What does this mean?

Indra is a position and occupied by different people at various times. Please see Narada purana for the list of manvantaras and the indra of each manvantara. “I will first tell you about the ...
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Why did Indra kill Vritra and why did Bhagwan Vishnu help him?

Section X of Udyoga Parva of Mahabharata has a version of this story. According to that, it was Vishu only who suggested Rishis and Gandharvas to propose peace offering between Indra and Vritra. And ...
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Is Maya Dānava the first Dānava?

No, Maya Dānava is not the first Dānava. His was son of Danu (but not the eldest). ~ Is Mayasura a Daitya or Danava? What is the important difference between these two groups? Dānavas are descendant ...
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Is there any relation or similarity between Rudra & Indra?

Preface: Before we describe the relationship or contrast between Rudra and Indra, one has to understand that Vedas describe both Divinities (Devas) and Divine-Concepts (All encompassing Deva). Divine ...
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Why do the Krodhavasas take away the merits of people with dogs?

I think it is because they dislike dogs. Ekalavya was also born from Krodhavasa. https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01068.htm Ekalavya, and Sumitra, Vatadhana, and also Gomukha; the tribe of kings ...
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Is Indradhanush really bow of Indra?

According to Karna, Vijaya dhanush used to be the bow of Indra. Below is an excerpt from Karna Parva section 31. My bow, called Vijaya, is the foremost of all weapons (of its kind). Desirous of doing ...
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