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No, Tirupati Venkateshwara doesn't have real hair. These are only rumours spreading over the internet. Former chief priest of Tirumala, Ramana Deekshitulu confirmed that there is no real hair. Lord Venkateshwara has hair but which are a part of stone idol. Below is his interview given in which he has busted a few rumours. https://youtu.be/h-FkkDtiCI4 ...


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I'm aware of atleast two Vaishnava Sampradayas that accept Jivanmukti i.e. the Gaudiya Vaishnavas and the followers of Swaminarayan Sampradaya. GAUDIYA VAISHNAVA SAMPRADAYA Sri Rupa Goswami explicitly talks about Jivanmukti in His "Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu" where He states that it is achieved by devotion: īhā yasya harer dāsye karmaṇā manasā girā ...


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It seems that this is taken from the Garuda Purana: Brahma (Moksa) Khanda: Chapter 1: The wise declare knowledge to be manifold, consisting of various grades — high, low and middling. All that knowledge is found in the Bhagavata Purana. Hence, Bhagavata is the highest of all Puranas. The Visnu Purana comes next then comes Garuda. The three are principal ...


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I remember reading somewhere that in Mahabharata, Vishnu is considered same as Shiva. Is it true? Yes. This is true. https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/m12c041.htm Krishna says the following to Arjuna - Rudra is otherwise called Kaparddin. He has matted locks on his head, and sometimes displays a head that is bald. He loves to dwell in the midst ...


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Did His Holiness Sri Ramanuja say anya dEvata should not be worshipped? Not explicitly, at least not in the Vedartha Sangraha. It is more a logical conclusion derived from other premises. If worshipping/meditating upon the Parabrahman (a concept accepted by all Vedantins) is the fundamental way a jIva can embark on the path towards mokSha, then ...


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No. One should not remove the Urdhvapundra before sleeping. I will provide you three sources for this: Sleeping is an integral part of everyday worship, in particular, sleep is merely a naturally occurring result in the practice of Yoga. The Pancharatra Agama divides a 24 hour day into five parts: Abhigamana Upadana Ijya Svadhyaya Yoga Incidentally, ...


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A short biography of Swami Ramananda's life, in poetic form, can be found in the Sri Bhaktamala. In addition to many devotional poems, Swami Ramananda is credited to have authored two philosophical works, in Sanskrit, which lays the foundations of the Ramanandi school of Vaishnavism. These works are as follows: 1) Ramarchana Paddhati (You can read it, in ...


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Yes, Sahajiya Vaishnavites are vamachari Vaishnavites, they are not a part of Gaudiya Vaishnavites. According to this Sampradaya's philosophy Radha is supreme than Krishna, she is mula prakriti. They were Advaitans, according to them the supreme nature of the creation is void. Some of the Bauls are vamachari. Most of the Bauls are dakshinachari.


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Brahman does have desire, but its a different kind of desire. The desire might not be the correct way to call what Brahman has but that's the closest word we have. Desire is a wish for an external object which we do not yet possess and after having which we feel satisfied. This cannot be the case with Brahman because Brahman is everything and complete. On ...


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Bhagavad Gita 4.9 जन्म कर्म च मे दिव्यमेवं यो वेत्ति तत्त्वत: त्यक्त्वा देहं पुनर्जन्म नैति मामेति सोऽर्जुन janma karma cha me divyam evaṁ yo vetti tattvataḥ tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti so Arjuna "My Birth and Actions are Divine" Above answers your recent questions about how to reconcile: Brahman having no desire/anger but ...


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You NEVER needed a Guru for obtaining any knowledge. Who was Valmiki's Guru??? Who explained him the biography of Rama? NONE. Who was Eklavya's Guru??? You may say Dronacharya, but no he was not. Eklavya considered him as a Guru when he watched him teach the pandavas and kauravas. When you meditate and you are lost from materialistic world, you gain ...


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I think it is in this website [https://www.hinduwebsite.com/sacredscripts/puranas/gp/gp.asp on]


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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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The short answer is yes. The long answer requires many references and too much typing. If you would be kind enough to give me a few days, I could fill the sections here with references. Right now I am going to provide somewhat concise answer which may end up terse as I recall from my memory (which is not good as it used to be when I was young). I am doing ...


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no hindu Vaishnavi sect will see Rudra maheswara as a emanation or avatara of vishnu,since no vaishnavi sect today is advaita. however the shaivites do see vishnu and every deva as forms of shiva.not just vishnu is shiva as the vedas state shiva or vratya became,but somaa,indra ,agni and surya too are shiva. “vishvatashchaxuruta vishvatomukho ...


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Yes, Ramanandi Vaishnavas differentiate between Bhakti Yoga and Sharanagati. Ramcharandas (1760-1831), a renowned Ramanandi Vaishnava theologian, believed to be the reincarnation of Tulsidas Himself, writes in His commentary on the Ramcharitmanas, Ananda Lahiri: Bhakti is of three types. One in bhakti mixed with karma (Karma Yoga). One is bhakti mixed ...


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This is based on what Brahmaji said in Rudra Samhita of the Shiva Purana itself which claims to be the greatest of all Puranas. Vishnu is stated as only a demi-god on the same level as Rudra. While Shiva is free from all Gunas. And Vishnu is not only on the same level as Rudra, he is called Tamasic. Also Laxmi is called Tamasic. Vishnu, Rudra and I (Brahma) ...


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Jambhoji showed the path of self-upliftment to men and women of every caste, class and varna and raised the lowly and fallen. Bishnoi Sampradaya is the path of Nivruti-means with the trend, which is also confirmed by its 29 religion rules. Click on the link below👇 to find out more about the Bishnoism, which has been involved in the preservation and ...


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