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What is the frequency and impact of Amavasya on Chaturdasi day?

It is mentioned in the chapter that such a combination (Chaturdasi + Amavasya) happened after 36 years. Nope, Amavasya falling on Chaturdashi is quite normal. It atleast happens once a year (at ...
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Why did Kauravas hate Pandavas?

There can be several reasons for the enmity and hatred between the Pandavas & the Kauravas. 1. Destiny Well, few things are pre-ordained, and the enmity in the case of Pandavas & Kauravas can ...
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Why did Gandhari, a re-incarnation of Mati and a model wife, have to suffer so much?

I don't know who exactly the divinity Mati is. She may not necessarily be goddess Saraswati though. So, your question parts - 1 & 3 cannot be answered satisfactorily perhaps. In any case, why ...
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Krishna's time with gopis and Bhagavad Gita verses 3.21-23

Rasa Lila is not for ordinary mortals. It is an example of madhur bhava. It is only people who have gone beyond all sexual feeling who can have such ecstatic love for God. The problem of teaching ...
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Krishna's time with gopis and Bhagavad Gita verses 3.21-23

From an ordinary state of consciousness its inexplicable and impossible to understand / comment on the state of Gopis(their plane of awareness). Unless one attains that superior State , it's ...
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References to Varanasi in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata

Yes, Kashi (Varanasi) finds mention in both the itihasas - the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. 1. The Valmiki-Ramayana (i). Bala-Kanda Verse 1.13.23 तथा काशीपतिं स्निग्धं सततं प्रियवादिनम् । सद् ...
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In trying to win Karna over to the Pandava side, did Krishna suggest that Draupadi would accept him as her sixth husband?

It doesn't seem so. Krishna had already told in Vana Parva to Draupadi that all her culprits (which includes karna) shall be punished & in Mahabharat Krishna says to Arjuna in BG that he has ...
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What are the names of kulas mentioned in Mahabharata?

Airavata Kula is mentioned in Gita press version. ऐरावतकुले जातः सुमुखो नाम नागराट् । [Udyog Parva 103]
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Conch use in Mahabharata and Ramayana

In Mahabharata And Hrishikesha blew (the conch called) Pancajanya and Dhananjaya (that called) Devadatta; and Vrikodara of terrible deeds blew the huge conch (called) Paundra. And Kunti’s son king ...
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Is Indra's vehicle Airavata a Naga?

No. This Airavata is different. Aravata (elephant) was not son of Kasyapa. Kaśyapa married Dakṣa’s daughter, Krodhavaśā who bore him ten daughters. They were: Mṛgī, Mṛgamandā, Harī, Bhadramatā, ...
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When did Kamsa defeat the Devas?

The Garga Samhita describes the battle between Kamsa and the Devas in its First Canto, Chapter 7. According to this narration, after Kamsa had acquired the friendship of all the asuras such as ...
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How do Gaudiya Vaishnavas justify Krishna's role in Khandava Dahana?

Unnecessary violance is prohibited, however Gaudiya Vaishnavas have not restricted following Varnashram. Violance is one of the Svadharma of the Kshatriya varna to maintain peace & order. Those ...
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Conch use in Mahabharata and Ramayana

The use of conch-shells (shankha) by the warriors is given in detail in the Mahabharata by Vyasa, as discussed in this post - What are the names of conch shell ( shankh ) used by the warriors in ...
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Does the universe get recreated at the end of every Yuga?

That statement on "the end of a Yuga" might be better interpreted as an implication to the end of a Kalpa (the daytime of god BrahmA), and not the regular end of Yugas (the Mahayuga-cycle). ...
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Why did Arjuna marry his cousin sister Subhadra going against the Smriti?

Both arjuna and kruShNa belonged to puru-yadu > yayAti > soma family i.e. Lunar dynasty which was heterodox family (as one can find many controversies like soma-tAra-brihaspati issue, in musaLa ...
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