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Is there any Vedic verse that explicitly says Brahma and Shiva did not exist before creation? No. As per the Vedas and Upanishad. Shiv, Vishnu and Brahma are one. For ex:-eighth mantra of Kaivalya Upanishad. स ब्रह्मा स शिवः सेन्द्रः सोऽक्षरः परमः स्वराट् । स एव विष्णुः स प्राणः स कालोऽग्निः स चन्द्रमाः॥८॥ He is Brahma, he is Siva, he is Indra. ...


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Yes, that's true as per the Puranas and that's what the Hindu belief is. That's why many Bengalis used to build additional homes in Kashi so that they can pass their last days in Kashi. And, that's how Kashi has become the second home of the Bengali people. Kashi is considered as the chief among all Mokshapuris or the abode/city of Moksha and is considered ...


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Literal meaning of "Namah Shivaya" is "adoration to Shiva". "Namah Shivaya" also represents panchabhutas(5 elements). It is well explained by Bodhinatha Veylanswami ji in his book Path to Siva. I'll quote that part here: Namaḥ Śivāya is the most famous and holy of Saivite mantras, chanted daily by millions of devotees. Namaḥ Śivāya means “adoration to ...


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Krishna lays out in Uddhava Gita, Chapter XXII how worship is to be conducted. In one of the last verses of the chapter, however, the Lord says (Swami Madhavananda translator): By worshiping Me with devotion, regardless of any other consideration (such as going to heaven, etc.) he verily attains Me. This devotion is accessible to him who worships Me in ...


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According to Vedanta schools, upAsanA of the Parabrahman is the only path to mokSha. However several scriptures attribute the fruit of no rebirth to specific actions. E.g. In Bhagavad Gita chapter 4, the Lord declares that one who understands the secret behind his incarnations sheds his body and is not born again. Now such points (dying in Kashi, ...


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The sloka mentioned by the OP is a popular Guru Stotra sloka from Viswasara Tantram. Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva are considered to represent 3 Gunas, ie., Rajas, Sattva and Tamas. And, Brahman is termed as trigunAtIta,ie., beyond all Gunas. Guru is the one, who attained Brahman, and thus BRAHMAN itself. So he was eulogised as the equal to Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva....


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I presume you are asking about Vishnu (or Vaishnavite) idols co-existing with Lord Shiva idols. There are two divya desams located within shiva temple. Lord Govindaraja Perumal is within the famous Chidambaram temple. The other divya desam located within a Lord Shiva temple is Nilathingal Thundam Perumal. In the former temple, the worship is carried out by ...


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