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In Shreemad Bhagavatam 7th Chapter of 12th Canto. Each and Every Mahapurana is best to read because Adishakti, Brahma Shiv, Vishnu gives good wishes for us next Stage of Life. In Shri Vishnu Purana 6th Book 2nd Chapter of 15 - 16 Shloka In Garuda Purana 227th Chapter of Karma Kand 9 - 11 Shloka respectively VyasaJi states Kaliyuga is Yuga of evils ( ...


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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-47a. I have heard the Agneyapurana with respect by the favour of Vyasa. The Agni (purana) is a manifestation of the Supreme Brahman. You and other sages ...


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Ordinarily a person after attaining knowledge of Brahman is not reborn. But, the case of those who have a divine mission to fulfil is different. Those perfected sages have one or more births until their mission is fulfilled. Brahma-Sutra 3.3.32 - Adhikarana summary: Perfected Souls May Be Reborn For The Fulfilment Of Some Divine Mission: यावदधिकारमवस्थि...


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Normally liberated souls don't come back in any cycles but if they want they can. So, there is a choice. Wherever he stays, he enjoys supreme bliss. The proficient in Yoga should practise these five Dharanas. Then his body becomes strong and he does not know death. That great-minded man does not die even during the deluge of Brahma. 104-105. ...


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Shiva The Pancabrahma Upanishad describes five forms of realities (Brahman) or Shiva that arose from highest reality – Sadyojata, Aghora, Vamadeva, Tatpurusha and Ishana. He is panchatmak, who conceals all five Brahmas, and to realize him is moksha. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancabrahma_Upanishad#Contents Hanuman In Kamba Ramayanam (in Tamil), the ...


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Having multiple head mean they are deities of tantrik cult.Vishnu do have a form with 4 heads known as vaikuntha or skatish according to pancaratra.The four head are - vishnu,nrsimha,varaha and kapila.


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Rama adhered to Dharma as ideology and duty but unaware of this as an avatar function. But Krishna did the same with full self consciousness and stated the same unequivocally to Arjuna. Do not know how the 12/16 scale rating was devised by ISKON or other pouranic commentator,authority biographer,devotee etc. Please research more quickly on the sources/...


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Since you mentioned other scriptural references, I am quoting what Garuda Purana says on the classification of Puranas according to Gunas. Garuda Purana classify Puranas according to Gunas in completely different manner. Garuda Purana, Brahma Khanda, Chapter 1: The Puranas devoted to Vishnu are called Satvikas. These should be preached to peoples ...


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The Vishnu Dharmottara Purana context mentioned by Engalazhwan only lists the names of these worlds. The verses are found in Chapter 1.22 also known as Ganga-Vyaapti or the Pervasion of Ganga. I'm reproducing the verses below: ekībhūtā praviṣṭhā sā bhogavatyām samīpataḥ। śvetabhaumaṃ gatā tasmād raktabhaumaṃ tato gatā ॥30॥ śilābhaumaṃ gatā tasmād ...


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The answer is No. Vyasa says there are not inauspicious. In fact, a sensible man should worship her. Kashi Khanda of Skanda Purana chapter 4 contains characteristics of a chaste woman. These are said by Brihaspati. These are again narrated by Vyasa. After talking about duties and characteristics of a chaste woman, Vyasa continues to talk about duties of ...


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Skanda Purana says so. Skanda Purana, Vaishnava Khanda (Book II), Vasudeva Mahatmya (Section IX), Chapter 22: Of all inauspicious things, a widow is the most inauspicious one. Her sight or touch destroys the merit of men. (11) If at time of starting on a journey one sees a widow in front, one shouldn't go at that time. Otherwise death is certain....


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