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The existence of Amritha can neither be proved not disproved. Unless you experience it for yourself, there is no way to know. However here is a spiritually-interpreted answer: Amritha Amritha is that which makes you immortal. The body, which is composed of five elements, is bound to die and decay. Sri Krishna says in the Gita 2:27 For the one who has ...


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As goes with any Hindu myth, the culprit of the entire mayhem was Lord Indra. Once upon a time Indra who was riding his elephant came across Durvasa Rishi, who gifted him a garland of flower. Indra, who absent mindedly instead of keeping the garland himself, put it on the elephant. Since the garland was made of flowers, insects and bees started to get ...


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Adi Shankara in Shivananda Lahiri states that Lord Shiva kept poison in neck and didn't swallow because stomach of Lord Shiva also contains worlds and it was to protect those worlds: नालं वा परमोपकारकमिदं त्वेकं पशूनां पते पश्यन् कुक्षिगतान् चराचरगणान् बाह्यस्थितान् रक्षितुम् । सर्वामर्त्यपलायनौषधमतिज्वालाकरं भीकरं निक्षिप्तं गरलं गले न गिलितं ...


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According to stories given in Shiva Purana, there is one Lord Shiva who is the main GOD and then Lord Rudra, who is a manifestation of Lord Shiva born from eyebrows of Lord Bramha. The TV serials hardly show this. This Rudra form is actually the one who resides on Mount Kailash and is also the one who married Mata Parvati. But, in most of the stories the ...


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His dressing style makes him look like a Persian. Yes, he looks like a Persian because these paintings were drawn during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar. Most of these paintings were drawn by a painter named Mushfiq and other painters of that time. He contributed to a lot of paintings for Persian versions of Ramayana and Razmnama. Razmnama which means ...


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It is known by the name Kshir Sagar, as explained here: In Hindu cosmology, the Ocean of milk (kṣīroda, kṣīrābdhi or Kṣīra Sāgara) is the fifth from the center of the seven oceans. It surrounds the continent known as Krauncha.2 According to Hindu mythology, the devas (gods) and asuras (demons) worked together for a millennium to churn the ocean and release ...


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Your inquiry is about the color of the KalaKuta poison and why it is depicted Blue in shivas throat? The answer is the Kaalkuta poision which came out of Samudra manthan was not originally blue in color but because of it was the mala of the water it shown its effect on even Lord Shiva's throat. According to Mahabharata the nature of the poison was as ...


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Story of Alakshmi is described in detail in Chapter 6 Uttarabhaga of Linga Mahapurana. Lord Vishnu created Alakshmi as a part of His divine sports. Since she was created before Goddess lakshmi, she is called Jyestha. But she came into world during churning of ocean. सूत उवाच अनादिनिधनः श्रीमान्धाता नारायणः प्रभुः॥२॥ जगद्द्वैधमिदं चक्रे मोहनाय जगत्पति:। वि...


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Yes, there is reference of Alakshmi in the Markandeya Purana which also talks about the family lineage in which she was born. Quoting from this page,which describes the various creations of Brahma: Brahma also created Swayambhu Manu and his wife Shatarupa; the latter gave birth to girls Akruti and Prasuti; Akruti was wedded to Prajapati Ruchi and ...


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According to Skanda Purana chapter 9, it was Kalakuta poison which made Lord Vishnu black or dark blue (color of Taamala). The excellent mountain had adamantine strength. It rolled on the back, neck, thighs and the space between the knees of the noble-souled tortoise. Due to the friction of these two, submarine fire was generated. The Halähala poison too ...


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The seven oceans were formed by the impressions of the chariot wheels of Priyavrata, the eldest son of Swayambhuva Manu. From Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Skandha 5, chapter 1: While so excellently ruling the universe, King Priyavrata once became dissatisfied with the circumambulation of the most powerful sun-god. Encircling Sumeru Hill on his chariot, the sun-god ...


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According to Hinduism, nectar exists. 4 Nectar drops According to legends four drops of the nectar fell upon earth at Ujjain, Prayag, Hardwara and Nasik and the four are pilgrim places. People take bath near the banks of rivers at those places. If this is true than nectar really existed. Other forms of nectar in Hinduism Ayurveda considers milk as ...


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The Amarakosha gives the names Kalakuta and Halahala to the poison of the Nagas in Bhogivarga or The Section about Snakes. The Amarapadavivrtti Commentary By Lingayasuri gives the following meanings: Kalakoota: Kalavarnasya Kootah Iti - The poison (fumes) that is black in colour Kalam Yamam Api Kootayati Iti Va - That which burns even Yama, the god of ...


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The story of Samudra Mathana is described in several Puranas and both of the Itihasas. In Srimad Bhagavatam, the Eighth Canto details the story of Samudra Mathana from Chapters 5 to 11. In the Seventh Chapter, this is said: SB 8.7.18 — The fish, sharks, tortoises and snakes were most agitated and perturbed. The entire ocean became turbulent, and even ...


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There is no discrepancy at all. The churning of the ocean happened in the current Vaivasvata Manvantara only. It is due to a slight translation error that such a confusion arises. Let’s look at the verses which begin after Śukadēva Gōswāmī describes demigods of the Cākṣuṣa Manvantara i.e. verse 9 onwards (there are translation errors, which I have marked by ...


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The gods were mortal when they were born just as their brothers Asuras. However, they gained immortality even before drinking Amrita as is evident from the following verses from the Shatapatha Brahmana 2.2.2: Now the gods and the Asuras, both of them sprung from Pragâpati, were contending with each other. They were both soulless, for they were mortal, and ...


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Yes, she existed. It is the case of disappearing and reappearing again after some time. The Brahma Vaivarta Purana gives a story according to which she existed before the Samudra Manthana too. The story, in short is like this: Durvasa Muni, a devotee of Lord Vishnu, once received a flower garland from Lord Vishnu as Prasad of Puja. While the Muni went to ...


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Swami Prabhupada provides answer to this in his commentary on ŚB 8.9.24: Here one may ask why the Supreme Personality of Godhead could not detect Rāhu. The reason is that the Lord wanted to show the effects of drinking nectar. In the commentary of next verse, he mentions Rāhu had been drinking nectar through his mouth, and before the nectar entered ...


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The devtas were born to Aditi, and so the law of the universe applied to them. "All things born must die." They were able to go against this law by drinking the amrit. However God was immortal. The devtas are not equal to god. They are rather the attendants of God who fulfill several necessary tasks in the God's absence.


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As per what i know, i only remember of Lord Shiv and Goddess Parvati getting their daughter Ashok sundari from kalpavriksha. I am not sure but i think this is given under Padma Purana. But i donot know which verse, etc says about this incident.


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Who else had swallowed the poison then, had Lord Siva not done so? Each and every scripture that has described the Churning of the Ocean episode has confirmed that Lord Siva consumed it. In fact, it was ONLY Lord Siva's ability to swallow the 'Halahala' poison. And another thing, almost all our authentic scripture including the Vedas, the Upanishadas, the ...


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Samudra-manthan is the churning of the Ocean of Milk. Here is the exact story of it in an article on Wikipedia for Samudra Manthan:- According to this the story for Samudra-Manthan is as such:- Indra, the King of heaven, while riding on the elephant Airavata, came across Sage Durvasa who offered him a special garland given to him by Lord Shiva. Indra ...


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I could not find refernces of samudra manthan in vedas but I found refernces of amrita- for,wealthy waters,ye control all treasures:ye bring auspicious intellect and amrta ye are the queens of independent riches sarasvati give full life to the singer!(Rig veda book 10 hymn 30 verse 12). Now,ye sapient ones,make ye the axes sharp wherewith ye fashion bowls ...


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It seems to be the avatar Ajit mentioned by you in the question as well. The Satvata Tanta Part 2 Verse 24 mentions this: In the 6th Manvantara the Lord appeared as Ajita, the son of the brahman Vairaja. Seeing the demigods broken by a brahman's curse the Lord became unhappy. Assisted by the demigods and demons, He at once churned the ocean of milk. ...


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The Word "Kausthubha" is a combination of two words, Kausa+Abha(कौस्थ+अभा).Abha means Light or Grace , Luster , Brightness etc. सशंख चक्रं सकिरीत कुण्डलं, सपीत वस्त्रं सर्सि रुहेक्षनं । सहार वक्षस्थल कौस्तुभश्रियं, नमामि विष्णुं शिरसा चतुर्भुजं ।। sashankha chakraM sakiriita kuNDalaM, sapiita vastraM sarsi ruhekshanaM sahaar ...


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atri rishi r saptarishi of both 1st & current manvantar!!& so is vashishtha...so kashyapa & aditi were before vaivasvat & they maybe give birth to new set of gods every manu but it is also said that a god of heaven & a demon can live up to kalpanta if not killed.what i wanna say is samudra manthan happened in chakshusha only...as it is ...


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Samudra Manhan : Mrut = Dead Amrut ( Amrit ) = A liquid which can give immortality to anyone (Elixir of life). Manthan = to churn Once Devtas & Asuras came togather to get Amrut by doing Samudra Manthan ( Churning of The Ocean ). They come down to ocean of milk and took the mountain Mandara as a churning-pole and the hundred-headed serpent Vāsuki as ...


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While I cannot quote anybody famous, I tried some research. Pls see dictionary meaning of sura-http://spokensanskrit.org/index.php?tran_input=sUra&direct=se&script=hk&link=yes&mode=3 सूर m. sUra teacher सुर m. sura image of a god सूर m. sUra Crown flower plant [Calotropis Gigantea - Bot.] सुर m. sura image of deity [idol] ...


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