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What is the origin of Brahma's four heads?

The story of how Brahma got four heads is told in this excerpt from the Matsya Purana. When Brahma created Saraswati, he immediately fell in love with her, and she evaded him by going in different ...
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Puranas besides Bhagavata & Devi-Bhagavata stating themselves as the foremost or best

Yes , in Shiva-Mahapurana we also find the similar description in Mahatmyam or Glory part. Chapter 1 Shloka 12 - The glory of the purana. एतच्छीपुराणं हि परमं शास्त्रमुत्तमम्। शिवरुपं क्षितौ ...
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Puranas besides Bhagavata & Devi-Bhagavata stating themselves as the foremost or best

Like Bhagavatams, Shiva Purana also says itself as best among all the Puranas and best remedy in age of Kali. Chapter 1 Glory of Shiva Purana says कालव्यालमहात्रासविध्वंसकरमुत्तमम्। शैवं पुराणं परमं ...
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Does the Devi Bhagavatam mention in which Kalpa was it written?

Yes it mentions. It was composed in the SArasvat Kalpa. 26-40. Vyâsa said :-- O King! Maharsi Nârada thus kindling knowledge in me, went away; I also thought over his words. On the banks of the ...
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Who is Jatukarnya the officiating priest for Vyasa?

Jatukarnya and Jatukarna are the same as Vayu Purana mentions: The great Vedavyasa was born as Satyavati‘s son. Vedavyasa learnt the Vedas from the great sage Jatukarna. He also composed the ...
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Puranas besides Bhagavata & Devi-Bhagavata stating themselves as the foremost or best

Just like Bhagavatams and Shiva Purana, even Agni Purana considers itself as the greatest of all Puranas. Chapter 383 - The Glorification of the Agnipurana, verses 44b-51 say: Suta said: 44b-...
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Why does each incarnation of Vishnu need an "officiating priest"?

It's simple. Paramatma can be realized through a jivatma only. When a person reaches a level of conscious only then will he be able to visualize the superconscious state? Now let us take an example :...
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Age of River Vaigai

That the river is only about 5000 years old is bogus. It is foolish to believe that Meenakshi Kalyanam happened only then. The Matsya Purana legend is reliable. So the river is old by a few million ...
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Puranas besides Bhagavata & Devi-Bhagavata stating themselves as the foremost or best

Kalika Purana is the supreme Puraan and real Bhaagvat Puraan in Tantrik tradition. In one translation on archive (https://archive.org/details/KalikaPuranamVol.1AcharyaMrityunjayTripathi/page/n31/mode/...
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