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Does Siva reside In the Sun?

The Sun which is seen in the sky above is directly told as having darshan of Lord Shiva in Veda Samhitas. In the first Anuvaka of Sri Rudram we have: असौ यस्ताम्रो अरुण उत बभ्रुस्सुमङ्गलः । .... असौ ...
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What are these incidents mentioned by Lord Shiva as examples of helping his devotees?

The same Shiva Purana mention these incidents of Lord Shiva saving his devotees. The 20 & 21st chapters of Kotirudra Samhita mentiones the incident of Shiva saving king Sudakshina in connection to ...
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What is the nothingness that Sadhguru speaks of when discussing Shiva?

ANY philosophy of 'nothingness' has its origin in Rig V. The concept is 'Parama Vyoma' the Space being the substratum of 'everything' Incusive of Cit ( consciousness ) plus Vak ( the 'om' principle or ...
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How was Vishnu born?

Lord Vishnu has no birth. He is the eternal supreme Lord of all universes. Hari Narayana has no second. He assumes the form of Brahma, Shiva, Indra etc. Then Nārāyaṇa is eternal. Brahmā is Nārāyaṇa, ...
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Were Vishnu avatarams liberated by Shakti/Siva?

I have only came across by the Sarabha Incident. So the authority(Pramana) is like this in our dharma. Shruti(Vedas)>Itihas(Ramayan Mahabharat)>Smriti(Purans) So all other incidents except the ...
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What is the source of the legend of Vyāghrapāda?

Ṛṣi Vyāghrapāda Vāsiṣṭha was the mantradraṣṭā of tṛcā (9.97.16-18) in Ṛg Veda saṁhitā, as per the Anukramaṇī. His gotra was Vasiṣṭha and pravara was ekārṣeya (i.e. Vāsiṣṭha), as mentioned in Matsya ...
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Who is Shree Muneshwara Swamy? What is his story?

Muneshvara is a well-known folk deity worshipped in Tamil Nadu. Actually, his name was based on the name "Munishvara". As per a folklore, he was created by Lord Shiva for save people when ...
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What is the physical appearance of Lord Rudra in the Vedas?

All names below are from Sri Rudram or Rudra Suktas: कृत्तिवासा (Krittivasa) कृत्ति (Kritti) means hide or skin. वासा/वसान (Vasa) means clothes कृत्तिवासा = One who wears clothes of skin or hide ...
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What is the story of Harihara?

I found about why Shiva and Vishnu become Harihara from this chapter of Skanda Purana. 8-10. I shall suggest a means to be placed before you all who have taken resort to excellent Dharma (...
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How was Vishnu born?

How was Vishnu born? Vishnu has no birth, and when birth of Vishnu is mentioned, it is either an avatAra or such an account may be taken as an allegory. The Mahabharata, is of course replete with ...
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Is Padma Purana a bad Purana?

Actually, Srimad Bhagwatam is that which states the absolute truth. It is considered as Nirgun meaning it is for the people who are free from 3 modes(gunas) of the nature. Any other purana which is ...
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Who composed "Lingashtakam" & what are the "Asta Daridras" mentioned there in it?

As per Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati, who is currently the Incumbent Shankaracharya of the Uttarāmnāya Śrī Jyotish Pītham or Jyotir Math (situated in Uttarakhand; one of the four cardinal pitham ...
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Where Lord Shiva used to reside during the time when the Himalaya did not exist?

The Kailasa mountain in the material world is only a reflection of the eternal Kailasa where Lord Shiva resides with Parvati, and Their associates. The Bhaktas of Lord Shiva who constantly meditate on ...
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What scriptures describe Shiva whispering Rama's name to those who die in Kashi?

The answer given by the user Sarvabhouma although correct doesn't explicitly mentions the taraka mantra exact wording letters. The original Sanskrit verse (in Padm Puran's Uttar Khand, Ch 243, Verse ...
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Who is Kalaka, and is there any other information about Mahesha, Sarada, and Vaitala?

Kalaka is a powerful Gaṇa. (A gaṇa is a deity associated with Lords Shiva and Ganesha; they live at Kailasa.) Shiva Purana 2.2.33 says: O sage, Kuṇḍī the most excellent of the Gaṇas and Parvataka ...
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