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In the start of Satya yuga, Narad muni misguided Daksha Prajapati's all sons, to take Sanyaas and perform meditation for Lord Shiva. Because of this, Daksha's sons declined to marry and to accept society. They all went to jungle to perform meditation. This made Daksha Prajapati worried about how he will handle the kingdom, because he will not have any ...


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The exact verse you quoted in question is found in Shrimada Bhagavatam, Canto 1, Chapter 5 SB 1.5.23 — O Muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the service of brāhmaṇas who were following the principles of Vedānta. When they were living together during the four months of the rainy season, I was engaged in ...


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According to Skanda purana - volume 7- chapter 50, Lord Krishna gave veena to Sage Narada. Sage Narada requests Krishna to grant him a boon, ie., He would always sing glories of Lord and His devotees. Thus being requested by Sage, Krishna grants him boon and gave him Mahati Veena which helps him in singing. लोकान्तरसुखं यत्तद्वैदिकैरेव कर्मभिः । देवैः ...


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Yes, they are incarnations of Vishnu. This chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam lists 22 of the countless incarnations Vishnu has taken, and in particular it says this: In the millennium of the ṛṣis, the Personality of Godhead accepted the third empowered incarnation in the form of Devarṣi Nārada, who is a great sage among the demigods. He collected ...


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How Narada became Devotee of Narayana is told by he himself to Veda-Vyasa in The Skanda one Chapters Five and Six of Srimad Bhagavatam - These chapters are about Past life of Narada Muni and his brief life story , like how he became Parshada of Lord Vishnu by his devotion . Here is the brief life story of Narada Muni. He was the son of the most ...


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Talking about Samhitas of Vedas, Narada is a seer of 33 mantras of 13th Suktas of 8th Mandala of Rigveda but there is no mention of Narada in the text of Rigveda. Narada is mentioned in Atharva Veda Samhita At 5.19.9 तं वृक्षा अप सेधन्ति छायां नो मोप गा इति । यो ब्राह्मणस्य सद्धनमभि नारद मन्यते ॥९॥ Taṃ vṛkṣā apa sedhanti chāyāṃ no mopa gā iti । ...


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The story of Lord Krishna teaching music to Sage Narada is described in Linga Purana, Volume 2, Chapter 3 but it doesn't mention Lord Krishna giving Vina to Sage Narada. The story goes like this: Sage Narada is a great devotee of Lord Vishnu, so he always wanted to please him. Because of this he used to sing for lord but he was ignored by Lord and other ...


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The reference to different types of Bhakti or Divine love is found the Shloka 82 of the Narada Bhakti Sutra. Shloka |Gunmahatmyasakti roopasakti poojasakti smaranasakti dasyasakti | || Sakhyasakti vatsalyasakti kantasakti atmanivedanasakti || || tanmayatasakti paramavirhasakti rupa ekadha api ekadashadha bhavati || Translation …Though it is only one, ...


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Yes, in the Bhagavatam, 1st Canto, 3rd Chapter, there is a list of avataras of Vishnu: Verse 8: In the millennium of the ṛṣis, the Personality of Godhead accepted the third empowered incarnation in the form of Devarṣi Nārada, who is a great sage among the demigods. He collected expositions of the Vedas which deal with devotional service and which inspire ...


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Muni just means "sage", so Narada is often called Narada Muni or Devarishi, just like e.g. Brighu is often called Brighu Maharishi. As far as the Veena goes, Narada uses his Veene, called the Mahati, to provide musical accompaniments for his songs about Vishnu. Apparently Narada is credited with the origin of the Veena. This book summarizes a story from ...


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Veena of Narada Muni was given by Goddess Sarasvathi in Garga Samhita. Austerity of Narada Muni towards Goddess Sarasvathi : O queen of Vraja, for one hundred celestial years Narada performed austeries. Fasting from food and water, he meditated on Goddess Sarasvati. Goddess Sarasvathi Gives Vina to Sage Narada : Pleased, Goddess Sarasvati gave to ...


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Devarshi Narada was created by Lord Brahma alone. So,he is only Lord Brahma's progeny. I am using the book "Essence of Narada Charitra" as my reference here: Creation of Brahma: Later on Brahma continued his Srishti from his ‘Prishta’ (rear side) Adharma and Alakshmi; from his ‘nabhi’ (navel) Vishwakarma the Shilpa Guru, from his ‘Balaparakrama’or ...


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That alleged verse from the Narada Smriti is not cited by the 9th century scholar, Vācaspati Miśra in his work known as Vivada Chintamani, which is a summary of Dharma based on several Dharma Shastras, in the sections named "Punishment of adultery, fornication, and rape", "Intercourse with prostitutes and unnatural crimes", "Of prostitutes", and "Of women ...


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The discussion between Narada and Yudhistira occurs in the Tirtha-Yatra Parva a section of Vana Parva in Mahabharata. Yudhistira asks about the merit attached to sacred pilgrimage and Narada recounts a conversation between Bhishma and Sage Pulastya. "Bhishma said, '[...] But, O thou foremost of virtuous persons, if I have deserved thy favour, I will ...


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Narada as we know him now was actually a normal boy of a maidservant in his previous birth. Due to association with some asectics he devloped faith in God and practiced meditation and austerity. Pleased by his devotion, Vishnu appeared before him for one time and said that only in his next birth he will be able to associate with God. So Narada led that life ...


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The story is told in this chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Daksha had 10,000 sons called the Haryaśvas, and he instructed them to populate creation with more beings. But then Narada convinced them to become Sanyasis rather than beget children. Then Daksha had 1000 more sons, giving them the same instruction, but Narada similarly convinced them to become ...


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The story is described by the Advaita philosopher Vidyaranya in this excerpt from his Jivanmukti Viveka, in the context of describing different kinds of Shastra Vasana: Addiction to many subjects of study is similarly of the nature of impure Vasana, inasmuch as it is not the last aim of existence. This is seen in the Kavasheya-Gita. A sage by name ...


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ChhAndogya upanishad, the entire chapter 7 has instruction on brahman given to sage Narada by Sanatkumara. https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/chandogya-upanishad-english/d/doc239334.html It starts as below - ॥ सप्तमोऽध्यायः ॥ अधीहि भगव इति होपससाद सनत्कुमारं नारदस्तं होवाच यद्वेत्थ तेन मोपसीद ततस्त ऊर्ध्वं वक्ष्यामीति स होवाच ॥ ७.१.१ ॥ || ...


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The Devas and Asuras in the Hindu saga are actually direct descendants of Lord Vishnu. Lord Brahma is born on a Lotus that grew from the navel of Lord Vishnu. So, Brahma is considered to be the son of Vishnu. स पद्मकोशः सहसोदतिष्ठ- त्कालेन कर्मप्रतिबोधनेन । स्वरोचिषा तत्सलिलं विशालं विद्योतयन्नर्क इवात्मयोनिः ॥१४ With the Time that ...


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As I discussed in this answer, Mahabharat was not a battle of Dharma and Adharma. Both sides had good and bad deeds. If it was a sin to remove a woman's clothes, then it was also a sin to stake his own wife. Book 18 chapter 3 12 शुभानाम अशुभानां च दवौ राशीपुरुषर्षभ यः पूर्वं सुकृतं भुङ्क्ते पश्चान निरयम एति सः पूर्वं नरकभाग्यस तु पश्चात ...


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Dice is the "Lord Chance" incarnate-- the incomprehensible mix called destiny or Karmic comeback. Karkotaka is our spiritual power, our kundalini, that can manifest as magical powers or siddhis. If we use our siddhis to mess with destiny, influence karma or "cheat at dice" we will be punished by having our spiritual power locked up-- frozen by the curse of ...


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As is considered a tradition, Narada Muni first describes the viewpoints of various other Rishis. After that, he presents his own viewpoint. तल्लक्षणानि वाच्यन्ते नानामतभेदात् ।। १५ Different rishis, different traditions have spoken about this divine love and its characteristics. But they are all different - different perceptions. The Truth ...


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Getting ideas about Gods, saints, religious and allied stuffs by watching movies is the last thing you should do I guess. Anyways, Devarishi Narad is not the trouble maker as he often appears to be. His moves are always sanctioned by the Lord himself and his actions play key role in fructifying God's plan of action or loosely speaking, he triggers things ...


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