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Lord Vishnu's incarnations are innumerable, as time is cyclic. However, we know some incarnations such as 24 incarnations mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam or famous Dasavatara. Chapter 47 of Matsya Purana, Chapter 36 Part 2 of Vayu Purana, Chapter 19 of Prabhasa Khanda of Skanda Purana and Chapter 73 Upodgatapada of Brahmanda Purana mention timeline of Lord'...


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This question arises when one assumes that Lord Shiva (actually Shankara) is married to Sati and Parvati only one time. Actually same Lord Shiva is married to many Sati and many Parvati just like in cycles. For eg. He has married with Sati multiple times. Rudra Samhita of Shiva Purana in chapter 14 verse 9 states: केचद्वदन्ति तां ज्येष्ठां मध्यमां चापरे ...


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Yes, in each creation Lord Rudra (who is one among Trinity) manifests himself through forehead of Brahma. He merges back to Shiva after finite time. Rudra and Shiva aren't exactly same. There is a subtle difference. Rudra is the Saguna manifestation of Nirguna Shiva. I also suggest to see my answer here: Is Shiva or Rudra born and is he still alive? ...


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It's because certain names and events recur. From our perspective, the mantras found in Samhitas of the Vedas discuss how our Indra, known as Purandara, defeated a demon named Vritrasura in the present Vaivasvata Manvantara, and how Vishnu incarnated as Vamana, the little brother of the present Indra, and defeated an Asura named Mahabali. And certainly when ...


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Yes there are many scriptures existing from the previous eras and in fact the various Purans are also from different time periods. As mentioned in Chapter 53 of Matsya Purana these are the different Kalpas in which each specific Purana was revealed: Padma Purana - Padma Kalpa Vishnu Purana - Varaha Kalpa Vayu Purana, Shiva ...


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Please note that Lord Vishnu's incarnations are repetitive. So you may find more than one timeline for each incarnation. To understand this, let's read the below lines: However there are very few sources but we can't ignore the story of Kakabhushundi. Kakabhushundi has seen Ramayana 11 times with different outcomes and seen Mahabharat 16 times with ...


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Synthesis of various avatars/incarnations using Laghu Bhagavatamrta. Narada and 4 Kumaras appeared in the first Kalpa and they stay throughout the life of Brahma. They are both avesavatara. (LB 3.7) Present Kalpa / Sveta-varaha Kalpa / Brahma Kalpa Svayambhuva Manvantara (First Manvantara) Lord Varaha deva came in black form to lift the ...


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The devata of Rigveda tenth mandala 47 and 48 suktas (hymns) is Indra Vaikuntha. This is not Vishnu but one of the incarnations of Lord Indra. He is named as Vaikuntha because of his mother Vikuntha, daughter of Prajapati. There is a text called Bṛhaddevatā which is written by Sage Shaunaka. This text contains the details of the deities worshipped in hymns ...


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I am not able to figure out those references mentioned in question. So, I am answering only this part: would like to know if these Manus of previous eras are indeed mentioned in any of the Vedic verses including four parts of Veda Manu Vaivasvata is mentioned at some places in Vedic literature. She mounted up, she came to men. They called her, Come unto-...


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We find in Bhagavata eṣa me prāpitaḥ sthānaṁ  duṣprāpam amarair api sāvarṇer antarasyāyaṁ  bhavitendro mad-āśrayaḥ SB 8.22.31: The Lord continued: Because of his great tolerance, I have given him a place not obtainable even by the demigods. He will become King of the heavenly planets during the period of the Manu known as Sāvarṇi. Else where ...


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The Devata of Rig-Veda Mandala 10 - Sukta 47-50. Is Indra-Vaikuntha. And here in these suktas Indra is called as Vaikuntha. And why he is called so ? The possible answer is found in Shreemad Bhagavad Purana - Skanda 8- Chapter 5- Verse 4. Here the purana tells us that Vaikuntha is name of one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu as well as Vaikunthas are ...


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Thanks to Keshav, we have some bounds on the chronology of this event. Lower bound In regard to the destruction of Tripura, the three Asura brothers who ruled Tripura were sons of Tarakasura, whom Kartikeya killed, and they built Tripura after the death of their father. But Kartikeya did not kill Tarakasura until Muchukunda fought Tarakasura. So the ...


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As per Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) 8.13, Of the three wives of the sun-god Vivasvān, the wife named Saṁjñā had three children — Yama, Yamī and Śrāddhadeva. Chāyā had a son named Sāvarṇi and a daughter named Tapatī. Chāyā’s third child is known as Śanaiścara [Saturn]. Vaḍavā gave birth to two sons, namely the Aśvinī brothers. Śrāddhadeva is the ...


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