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There is no fixed order, Considering the life of an Human being today, one cannot read and understand  everything that's available. Even before starting to read, one needs to know how to read! Understanding the grammar, history, rules etc is important  as it provides enough eligibility to understand. (Like the Vedangas are neccessary to understand vedas). ...


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According to Shankaracharya Puranas are authentic, but the Puranas mentioned in Upanishads refer to Brahmana portion of the Vedas as per his Upanishadic Bhasya. As from a fire kindled with wet faggot diverse kinds of smoke issue, even so, my dear, the Ṛg-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sāma-Veda, Atharvāṅgirasa, History(Epics), Mythology(Puranas), arts, Upaniṣads, verses,...


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32 forms of Lord Ganesha are mentioned in Mudgala Purana one among which is Ucchishtha Ganapati. From this article (which names the 32 forms and their Dhyana Shlokas) on Hindupedia.com: 4.Pingala (Sidhi ) Ganapathi (The occult Ganesa) Pakva chootha kalpa manjarim ikshu danda thila modhakai saha , Udwahan parasu hastha they Nama sri samrudhipatha deva ...


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Yes. Adi shankaracharya accepts puranas as valid sources of information/knowledge. Adi shankaracharya mentioned verses from vishnu Purana in Gita bhashya. For example - ।।3.37।। ऐश्वर्यस्य समग्रस्य धर्मस्य यशसः श्रियः। वैराग्यस्याथ मोक्षस्य षण्णां भग इतीरणा (विष्णु पु 6।5।74) ऐश्वर्यादिषट्कं यस्मिन् वासुदेवे नित्यमप्रतिबद्धत्वेन सामस्त्येन च वर्तते उत्पत्ति...


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Yes, chatur vyuhas are mentioned in Mahabharata: Santi Parva: He who is the eternal Supreme Soul and is known by the name of Vasudeva. ... There is nothing among mobile and immobile things in the universe that is immutable, except Vasudeva, the eternal Purusha. ... That illustrious one, viz., Vasudeva, who is called Kshetrajna, and who is freed from ...


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Krita Yuga - Dhyana. Treta Yuga - Yagna. Dvapara Yuga - Puja. Kali Yuga - Nama Sankirtan Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.52 कृते यद्ध्यायतो विष्णुं त्रेतायां यजतो मखै: द्वापरे परिचर्यायां कलौ तद्धरिकीर्तनात् Whatever result was obtained in Satya-yuga by meditating on Viṣṇu, in Tretā-yuga by performing sacrifices, and in Dvāpara-yuga by serving the Lord’s lotus feet ...


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Here is one event that happened in a previous kaliyuga. From Skanda Purana, Pursotama-kshetra-Mahatmy, Section 2 21-23. In a former Kaliyuga, O Brāhmaṇas, the Prajāpati (Patriarch) named Dakṣa was moved with pity on seeing men suffering from distresses coming from bodies and other sources. He went there and celebrated the great festival in the manner ...


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The verses are out of context and incomplete. Linga Purana 1.24.141-143 says "All devas and Ganas are identical with Vishnu. There is no goal equal to the goal of attaining Vishnu. Thus sing the Vedas perpetually. Then how did this happen that the Lord of Devas(Vishnu) worshipped you in the Linga and remained ever devoted to you? " Shiva answers as ...


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I have read in Devi bhagavatam . you can refers for it


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There are scriptures that have a contradictory view. These 2 verses from Manu Smriti proove that Sati wasn't enforced or even common during those days. He who takes care of his deceased brother's estate and of his widow , shall after raising up a son for his brother, give that property even to that son. (Manu 9.146) If the widow of a man who died without ...


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A Jiva cannot become Ishvara. Who is Ishvara? Janmadyasyayatah - "From whom is the birth, continuation, and dissolution of the universe," - He is Ishvara - "the Eternal, the Pure, the Ever-Free, the Almighty, the All-Knowing, the All-Merciful, the Teacher of all teachers"; and above all, Sa Ishvarahanirvachaniya-premasvarupah - "He ...


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That depends upon your definition of Sati. The source of the title is Maa Sati, who burned herself for hearing insult of her husband in front of her. This was out of pure love for her husband, Lord Shiva. By Sati, we basically means a chaste woman. Every shastra praises a chaste woman. As you already give references in the question, the first two references ...


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The Saura Purana texts don't talk about Sri Madhvacharya. The text talks about a certain Brahmin named "Madhu Sharma" who was born in Andhra Pradesh (Sri Madhvacharya was born near Udupi, Karnataka). Madhu Sharma is said to be the disciple of Padmapaada Acharya. (Sri Madhvacharya was born 400 years after Padmapaada Acharya). There's too many such ...


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