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Why Maa Lakshmi says that neither Lord Brahma nor Lord Vishnu only Lord Shiva commands her to move from one place to another.? This is the interpretation of mahapashupatastra blog for the below Sanskrit verse: न धाता न विधाता मां विदधाति कथं चन कालस तु शक्र पर्यायान मैनं शक्रावमन्यथाः śrīruvāca nō dhātā na vidhātā mā̃ vidadhāti kathañcana. kālastu śakra ...


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PV Kane in his History of Dharma Sastras Vol 2 Part 1 page 89 writes The theory of the early smṛtis was that there were only four varṇas and there was no fifth varṇa. Vide Manu X.4 and Anuśāsana-parva 47.18.890. When in modern times the so-called untouchables are referred to as the pañcamas that is something against the smṛti tradition. Panini II 4.10 and ...


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Yes , the the term Sadasiti is explained in Padama Purana - Vol. 1 - Shrishti Kanda - Chapter 77- Shloka 44. तासुयद्वाफलंब्रूमोलोकानांनिखिलंमुने | धनुर्मिथुनमीनेषुकन्यायांषडशीतय ||44|| 44 We (i.e. I) shall , O Sage, (now) tell (you) all the fruit that is (obtained by one) on these (samkranti days) . (The samkranti days) on which the sun enters the Dhanu ...


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Kuntī, the first wife of Pāṇḍu and mother of 3 of the five Pāṇḍavas, was known as Pṛthā at the time of her birth which is described in the Ādi Parva of the Mahabharata. (Note: Pṛthā came to be known as Kuntī after she was adopted by Kuntibhōja) (source): There was amongst the Yadavas a chief named Sura. He was the father of Vasudeva. And he had a daughter ...


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Yes, there is mention of Zodiac signs in Mahabharata. One such reference is present in Mahabharata: Vana Parva: Markandeya-Samasya Parva: A gift also that is made while the Sun is on the solstitial points, one again that is made on the last day of the Sun's path through Libra, Aries, Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces, a gift again during eclipses of the Moon and ...


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Abhimanyu and his mother Subhadra were in Dwarka. And as per Mahabharata: Vana Parva: Markandeya-Samasya Parva, sons of Draupadi also came from Panchala and joined Abhimanyu in Dwarka where they were trained by Pradyumna (son of Krishna and Rukmini). And Krishna also said, 'O Krishna, O daughter of Yajnasena, those sons of yours, are devoted to the study of ...


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To answer your question,I would like to bring to your notice the fact that in the Puranas ,Satya Yuga is shown as a person who actually fights(under the command of Lord Vishnu as Kalki) against Kali. Here is one quotation from Kalki Puran that describes a pre War conversation between Lord Kalki and Satya Yuga: (Kalki Puran,Chapter 19) Text 4 and 17 will ...


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Manu Smrti - Ch 10 But the dwellings of ‘Fierce’ Untouchables (Candalas) and ‘Dog-cookers’ (Svapacas) should be outside the village; they must use discarded bowls, and dogs and donkeys should be their wealth. (10.51) Their clothing should be the clothes of the dead, and their food should be in broken dishes; their ornaments should be made of black iron, ...


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Sage Vasishtha taught the Vedas to Gangadatta/Devavrata (Bhisma). As per Goddess Ganga, Devavrata was master in all the Sashtras which were known to both Usanas (Asuras' guru) and Vrihaspati (Devas' guru) though no clear indication if they taught him. And Ganga said, 'O tiger among men, that eighth son whom thou hadst some time before begat upon me is this. ...


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Yes, it was unusual but not disrespected when a women has multiple husbands. In Draupadi's case, the reason behind all the Pandavas marrying multiple husbands was due to dharma and the previous life. The Pandavas were forced to marry her because they were forced to follow their mother's order, which is "Share the Prize." In Draupadi's case, her previous self ...


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The story of Babruvahan defeating Arjuna starts from here Vaisampayana said, 'The ruler of Manipura, Vabhruvahana, hearing that his sire Arjuna had arrived within his dominions, went out with humility, with a number of Brahmanas and some treasure in his van. 2 Remembering, however, the duties of Kshatriyas, Dhananjaya of great intelligence, seeing the ruler ...


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Devi Satyabhama being the incarnation of Bhumi devi is provided in different scriptures including Brahma Vaivarta purana, Garga samhita, Padma Purana,krishnoupanishad, and Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya. Brahma Vaivarta Purana(6.141-150): 141.Lord Sesa, the master of the universes, will go to Devaki’s womb. Then Yogamaya will pull (sankars) Him into Rohini’s ...


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Why Maa Lakshmi says that neither Lord Brahma nor Lord Vishnu only Lord Shiva commands her to move from one place to another.? She didn't. If translated this way, it would be a tamasic section of the Mahabharata since it contradicts the Vedas. In the Vedas, the Purusha Sukta says: "Hri and Sri (Lakshmi) are your (Vishnu's) wives". So, Lakshmi ...


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The fact of Satyabhama as an incarnation of Bhumi Devi (the Goddess of Earth) has been mentioned across several scriptures. In Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Krishna says that Vasundhara born as Satyabhama Sri Krsna said- ........Savitri the mother of the Vedas would be born as the daughter of Nagnajit and would be known with the name of Satya. Vasundhara would be ...


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No one wrote it. The mantra mentioned is actually a mantra used for ‘Mantra Puṣpāñjali’ or offering flowers to a god after a puja or Aarti. This mantra is from the Taittirīya Ārāṇyaka (Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda) Prapāṭhaka 1 Anuvāka 31 Mantra 6: राजाधिराजाय प्रसह्यसाहिने। नमो वैश्रवणाय कुर्महे। स मे कामान्कामकामाय मह्यम्। कामेश्वरो वैश्रवणो ददातु। कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय। ...


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Bhishma means terrible. The birth name of Bhishma was actually Devavrata meaning devoted to gods and also Gangeya. Ye kings, I have already relinquished my right to the throne, I shall now settle the matter of my children. O fisherman, from this day I adopt the vow of Brahmacharya (study and meditation in celibacy). If I die sonless, I shall yet attain to ...


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Well I am answering my own question because I got some new proofs to validate the point of my own question. In the above verse It is said that no one but just Lord kala controls maa Lakshmi. It's gonna be a bit long so just read till the last. So what and who is kaala.? Where in sanskrit kala has 3 meanings - time, death and black (space) so lord shiva is ...


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