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Padma Purana , Patala Khanda, Chapter 71 (5.71.29-31) describes that Vrishabhanu, the father of Sri Radha perceived her to be motionless, blind and deaf and requested the sage Narada to have a look at her. Then, when the best sage, after having talked to the excellent cowherd, decided to go, Bhanu spoke to him like this: "O god, I have (also) a ...


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In addition to @YDS answer, I would like to add two more incidents, but in this case, multiple Lord Krishnas were present at the same place. The famous Raas leela: In Raas Leela, Lord Krishna expanded Himself in such a way that He was with all the Gopis at the same time and same place. The festive rāsa dance commenced, with the gopīs arrayed in a ...


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Kaṇha and Kaṇhā (feminine) are the Pāli equivalents of the Sanskrit words Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇā (feminine) so it's unlikely you will find these names in Hindu scripture. The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary has the following meaning: Kanha (adj.) [cp. Vedic kṛṣṇa, Lith. kérszas] dark, black, as attr. of darkness, opposed to light, syn. with kāḷa (q. ...


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As per Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa): Skandha 10: Chapter 80, Lord Krishna shed tears of love when he met with Sudama: सख्यु: प्रियस्य विप्रर्षेरङ्गसङ्गातिनिर्वृत: । प्रीतो व्यमुञ्चदब्बिन्दून् नेत्राभ्यां पुष्करेक्षण: ॥ १९ ॥ The lotus-eyed Supreme Lord felt intense ecstasy upon touching the body of His dear friend [Sudāmā], the wise ...


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The window in Udupi is called "Kanakana kindi" or Kanaka's window. There are many legends as to how this exactly happened. In one of the more famous accounts, the story goes as follows. Kanakadasa, an ardent devotee of Sri Krishna, was refused entry to the Udupi Krishna temple as he was from lower class. Saddened by this, Kanakadasa camped behind the ...


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Why Shree Krishna accepted Gandhari's Curse? There are several verses in Mahabharata which are explaining the reasons why Shree Krishna accepted Gandharis curse. Lets see them. After the kurukshetra war was over and the the ladies of race of kuru visited battlefield and there they saw the dead bodies of all their loved ones. They started moaning after ...


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yes, Krishna says in the Gita (Swami Nikhilananda translator): 11.32 The Lord said: I am mighty, world destroying Time, now engaged here in slaying these men. Even without you [Arjuna], all these warriors standing arrayed in the opposing armies shall not live. 11.33 Therefore stand up and win glory; conquer your enemies and enjoy an opulent kingdom. ...


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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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Vedas are not only just some chants or some type of books, they are the fundamental building blocks of this universe itself. Every part of universe is composed of some vibrating Veda mantras. The particles contain abundance of RigVeda (Ayam Lokoh RigVeda), the space consists of abundance of YajurVeda (Antarikshyam vai YajurVeda), the bright particles/light ...


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Balarama never said that "why did he bet his wives and brothers, when he could simply quit". It is not from Mahabharata, but imagination of the Director. After the marriage of Abhimanyu was performed with Uttara, all the royal heroes assembled and discussed the next course of action to be taken. It was then Balarama says as follows: When ...


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Krishna promised such thing when he left for Mathura with Akrūra: गोप्यश्च दयितं कृष्णमनुव्रज्यानुरञ्जिता: । प्रत्यादेशं भगवत: काङ्‌क्षन्त्यश्चावतस्थिरे ॥ ३४ ॥ तास्तथा तप्यतीर्वीक्ष्य स्वप्रस्थाने यदूत्तम: । सान्त्वयामास सप्रेमैरायास्य इति दौत्यकै: ॥ ३५ ॥ [With His glances] Lord Kṛṣṇa somewhat pacified the gopīs, and they also followed behind for some time. ...


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This is a hard question to answer factually. However thankfully there are some passages from The Puranas and The Mahabharata that can be used to answer this. First let me answer this based on the passages from the Puranas and The Mahabharata. Then I will add my personal opinion. In Puranas that glorify Vishnu, the implied answer to this question is simple -...


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Lord Krishna meditated upon Himself daily in Brahma muhurta period. Texts 4-5: Lord Mādhava would rise during the brāhma-muhūrta period and touch water. With a clear mind He would then meditate upon Himself, the single, self-luminous, unequaled and infallible Supreme Truth, known as Brahman, who by His very nature ever dispels all contamination, and who ...


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After Sudama(Kuchela) was blessed with richness by Krishna, Sudama performed charity to brahmanas and meditated on Krishna. Sudama, along with his wife, reached Lord Krishna's supreme abode after his human life. Engaged in meditating on Lord Krishna's lotus feet and giving charity to the brahmanas, Sudama and his wife finally returned to Lord Krishna'...


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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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Your enquiry is about Shree krishna and Vyasa seeing future events mentioned in Mahabharata and the answer is Yes. Both of them were aware of the events going to happen during the Mahabharata time and this is mentioned in Mahabharata Itself . Maharshi Vyasa was having divine vision and was capable of seeing future is mentioned in Mahabharata - Vana ...


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Rules for Krishna Ashtami nirnaya are quite complex which are explained in Dharma Bindu: page 8-9 (pdf might get downloaded by clicking on this link), DHARMA SINDHU: Prathama Parichheda and Nirnaya Sindhu: Dwitya Parichheda etc in detail. The basic summary of the rules is, The most auspicious day to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami is when Bhadrapada Krishna ...


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To answer your first question, here's the full story from Viṣṇu Parva of Harivaṃśa. According to this, Kṛṣṇa and Yādavas did occupy an area called Dvāravatī/Dvārakā where Ekalavya already resided and built a city there. Chapter 84 Vaishampayana said, After some time, in the assembly of the Yadus, Pundarikaksha spoke excellent words that ...


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Yes, Shree Krishna talked about Shree Rama in Srimad Bhagavad Gita 10.31. While giving a discourse to Arjuna. Krishna reveals his divine being in greater detail, as the ultimate cause of all material and spiritual existence, one who transcends all opposites and who is beyond any duality. Krishna says he is the atman in all beings. पवनः पवतामस्मि रामः ...


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Manusmṛti has a similar verse although I'm not sure if this was borrowed from the Gītā or vice versa. varaṃ svadharmo viguṇo na pārakyaḥ svanuṣṭhitaḥ | paradharmeṇa jīvan hi sadyaḥ patati jātitaḥ || 10.97 || Better one’s own duty imperfectly performed, and not the duty of another performed perfectly; he who subsists by the function of another,...


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According to Padma Purana, after the departure of Sita in the Earth, Sri Rama ruled the Kingdom for 11,000 years. After Sita’s disappearance, Shri Rama ruled for eleven thousand years. So if we add up the number years he spent on Earth, before the departure of Sita, we will get his life span. By the time he reached Chitrakuta, at the commencement of 14 ...


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Krishna is the Lord of all universes. Personified Vedas offer prayers to Lord Maha Vishnu: Bhagavata 10.87.41 dyu-pataya eva te na yayur antam anantatayā tvam api yad-antarāṇḍa-nicayā nanu sāvaraṇāḥ kha iva rajāṁsi vānti vayasā saha yac chrutayas tvayi hi phalanty atan-nirasanena bhavan-nidhanāḥ (41) Neither the masters of heaven nor even You, ...


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I am the source of all material and spiritual worlds. Everything emanates from Me. Krishna claims he’s the source of everything. Has anybody ever checked up on that? Apparently yes. Arjuna asked Him to show exactly how that was true, and He showed the vishva rupa. How do we know He did? And what was it? It was a form that demonstrated that all of existence ...


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Sandhi Vichheda of Upendra is Upa + Indra. Here the word Upa have many meanings but two meanings "younger brother" and "above" are relevant here. Reason 1 Upendra = Upa + Indra = Younger brother of Indra The youngest son of Aditi is Lord Vishnu's incarnation Vamana (Vishnu). As Vamana is younger brother of Indra, he is also known as Upendra. Due to this ...


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It's just folklore. There is no mention of this story in the Mahabharata. In Drona Parva, Abhimanyu simply says that his father Arjuna taught him how to break into the chakravyuha: Yudhishthira placed that heavy and unbearable burden on the son of Subhadra. Addressing Abhimanyu ... the king said, 'O child, act in such a way that Arjuna, returning (from the ...


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The Viṣṇu Purāṇa itself gives the reason: But this jewel, to be of advantage to the whole kingdom, should be taken charge of by a person who leads a life of perpetual continence: if worn by an impure individual, it will be the cause of his death. Now as I have sixteen thousand wives, I am not qualified to have the care of it. It is not likely that ...


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The OP is referring to, perhaps, to the following sloka from the 3rd chapter of BG. ज्यायसी चेत्कर्मणस्ते मता बुद्धिर्जनार्दन। तत्किं कर्मणि घोरे मां नियोजयसि केशव।।3.1।। Arjuna said O Janardana, if knowledge is held to be superior to action by You, then why do You engage me in action that is terrible, O Kesava ? The following slokas are to ...


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Yes. A person who kills cow has to rot in hell for as many years as there are hairs on the body of the cow. He, who, without being checked by the restraints of the scriptures, sells a cow, or kills one, or eats the flesh of a cow, or they, who, for the sake of wealth, suffer a person to kill kine,--all these, viz., he that kills, he that eats, and he that ...


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Yes. His true devotees like Gargacharya, Shandilya muni, Vedvyas and many others, like Bhishma knew that He is the Avataree, the Supreme Divine Person. The supreme cause of all causes and avatars. Nevertheless, Krishna has His personal potency known as Yog-maya which hides the real identity of Krishna during His eternal Pastimes in mundane world. To know ...


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