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How can Wind, Sun and Fire be living beings?

To understand it better, I am answering after keeping your question limited to the Sun. Sun is called Aditya meaning son of Aditi and Kashyap Rishi. How can a star be born from a living being? The ...
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Is Agni and Vayu great because RigVeda eulogized them or are they not great because they're subject to ego in Kenopanishad?

Agni is central in all vedic rituals. All the offerings in the Vedic sacrifices are invariably offered to Agni and through him to other gods. Agni is thus the primary recipient of all Vedic ...
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Do any scriptures describe Hanuman to be an incarnation of Vayu?

It's mentioned in this excerpt from the Garuda Purana, which lists various incarnations that Vayu took in different ages: अतो रोचननामासौ मरुदंशः प्रकीर्तितः रामावतारे हनुमान्रामकार्यार्थसाधकः । ...
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Churning of Ocean and Lord Shiva consuming poison as per Mahabharata Tarparya Nirnaya

The English translation of the slokas 11 to 16, quoted by the OP, is as follows: 11 “Then, due to extreme weight, that golden mountain Mandara sunk to the Patala; At that time, You, in your ...
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What is the story behind the thousand eyes of Vayu?

It is because there is not a clear distinction between Indra and Vayu. In the Shatapatha Brahmana, it says of Indra: Prana, when it reaches the middle is really Indra. He, by his power, ...
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Do any scriptures describe Hanuman to be an incarnation of Vayu?

The earliest reference to Hanuman occurs in Rig Veda which describes a divine monkey Vrisakapi in 23 verses starting 10.86. The characteristics are also common to Hanuman. Our major reference to ...
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What is relationship between Akasha (space) and Shabda (sound) according to Veda?

Sound sound in relation to ether/akashatattva means 'imaginary sound'. Similar to 'imaginary time'. Both from the 'viewpoint' of the witnessing entity.
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Do scriptures mention about Srimad Madhvacharya being an avatar of Lord Vayu?

Yes many many Scriptures do, mostly the verses are lost but some are available and trackable in current Editions of Garud Puran, Skanda Puran, Padma Puran, Bhavishya Puran as well as Valmiki Ramayan ...
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