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Gopis were attracted to Krishna because Krishna avatar was to attract people out of the worldliness. The word "Krishna" itself means "All-attractive" Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 (1) The son of Vyâsa said: 'Even though Krishna was the Supreme Lord, He, resorting to His inner potency [see yoga-mâyâ], decided to enjoy those nights in autumn when He saw ...


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Yes, there is a genuine reason for killing the washerman. Krishna killed the washerman to stop his blasphemy and then to give Moksha. The washerman talked bad words regarding Rama's relationship with Sita during his previous birth but Rama didn't choose to punish the washerman for that. The particular story regarding washerman is found in the following ...


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To answer your title question, the Pāṇḍavas just wanted one village each. 694 (31) Yudhishthira said, "O Sanjaya! ... Then you should repeatedly speak to the intolerant Prince Suyodhana, entreating him when he is seated in the midst of the Kurus. When Krishna was brought alone into the assembly hall, evil was done towards her. But we ignored ...


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By mentioning the word 'Vajra', does not always relate to Indra's Vajra. Just like if one says 'Trishula' then it does not always mean Shiva's Trishula because many other deities also possess Trishula. The word Vajra also means 'Hardest' weapon . A thing very difficult to crush. I think by word Vajra Lord refers to the hardest of all weapons. So I feel ...


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Yes, in Uttar Geeta, another conversation between Krishna and Arjuna Like the backbone of a vina or harp, the long tract of bone with many joints that stretches from the seat right up to the head of a human being is called the merudanda (spinal cord). There is a minute aperture or hole that passes right through this merudanda from the muladhara to ...


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Krishna Paramatma doesn't talk of Kundalini directly but in two cases, he has hinted about process of Kundalini in indirect manner where he says to fix the Prana in between eyebrows and remember the supreme in full devotion to attain the lotus feet of the Lord. Bhagavad Gita verse 8.10: prayana-kale manasacalena bhaktya yukto yoga-balena caiva ...


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Very good question asked in wrong perspective. Your question implies that there are multiple gods and also one (and only one) ultimate god. Before completely understanding the inherent assumptions and definitions it would be useless to refer to scriptures, as hindu scriptures, just like any other religious scriptures are interpreted differently by ...


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When Ashwamedha Yajna of Yudhishthira has finished and Lord Krishna has described the Anugita to the Arjuna, Lord Krishna said to Arjuna that he wanted to leave for Dwaraka. It is mentioned in Mahabharata: Book 14: Aswamedha Parva: SECTION LI. "Vasudeva said, 'I am the preceptor, O mighty-armed one, and know that the mind is my pupil. Through my affection ...


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Krishna !! got this name because He is all attractive, due to His four transcendental sweetnesses, viz. Roop-madhuri, Lila-madhuri, Venu-madhuri and Raas-madhuri. These transcendental sweetnesses are not manifested in any other avatars of Krishna. That is the reason He is known as the "Avataree", He Himself. Krishna has eternal pastimes in the apex ...


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Hinduism is a Henotheist Monotheist religion and the hymns of the Rigveda, the oldest scripture of Hinduism, mention many deities, but praises them successively as the "one ultimate, supreme God", alternatively as "one supreme Goddess", thereby asserting that the essence of the deities was unitary (ekam), and the deities were nothing but pluralistic ...


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आयुधानामहं वज्रं Means Those Weapons (आयुध) are used for fighting war. In these, Indra Vajra is superior because It is made up of Bones of Sage Dadhichi and In this, Maharishi Dadhichi is the fastest of penance. Background Story When Demon Rakhtabeej terrored all Devas they made refugees of Maharishi Dadhichi they gave own all weapons to Dadhichi ji. He ...


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