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What is chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of Lord Vishnu incarnations/avatar?

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 ...
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Wouldn't most of the incarnations of Devi be of Sati, not Parvati?

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 ...
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What is chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of Lord Vishnu incarnations/avatar?

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 ...
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What is chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of Lord Vishnu incarnations/avatar?

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 ...
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How does the names and events reoccur in different manvantara or Kalpa or different universes?

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 ...
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How come the Vedas describe mostly the Vamana avatara of Vishnu?

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 ...
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Scriptures and characters from previous Manvantras

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 ...
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Why is Indra known as Vaikuntha in some Rigvedic verses?

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, ...
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Do Vedas mention the various people holding the title of Manu?

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 ...
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In which purana is vamana's boon that bali would be indra in next manvantara is mentioned

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 ...
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Why is Indra known as Vaikuntha in some Rigvedic verses?

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 ...
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In which Yuga did Shiva destroy Tripura?

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 ...
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Is there any text that talks about events that happened in previous manvantara?

Yes. When Narada met Vyasa and asked him to write Bhagavata, he narrates a story from previous manvantara. O Muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the ...
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For how many manvantaras did Prithu rule the Earth?

Maharaj Prithu ruled till end of 6th Manvantara i.e. Chakusha Manvantara He was succeeded by Vaivasvata Manu of Solar dynasty From Matsya's Purana Chap 8
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Who is vaivasvata manu (Manu of present manavantara)?

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 ...
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Order of Vishnu Avatars

This chapter of the Srimad Bhagavata Purana gives the order of Vishnu avatars. SB 1.3.6 — First of all, in the beginning of creation, there were the four unmarried sons of Brahmā [the Kumāras], who,...
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Who is vaivasvata manu (Manu of present manavantara)?

Vaivaswata manu was the 1st person to listen to bhagavad gita. https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m06/m06028.htm "The Holy One said,--'This imperishable (system of) devotion I declared to Vivaswat:...
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How come the Vedas describe mostly the Vamana avatara of Vishnu?

The Rigveda states that the weapon Vajra was made for Indra by Tvastar. The associated story describes Indra using the vajra, which he held in his hand, to slay the asura Vritra, who took the form of ...
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