Questions tagged [vishnu]

For questions on the god of preservation, among the Trimurti. Also called Narayana. The Supreme God or Brahman in Vaishnavism. In case of questions exclusively on his avataras, the respective tag is preferable like Rama, Krishna.

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Vishnu as a Brahmin guru

Other than Parashurama and maybe Vamana is there any full incarnation of Vishnu who is a guru or guru-like form? This can be a rare form not known.
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Is Bhagwan Vishnu's color Blue or White?

As per shantakaram shlok - meghvarn whereas as per shuklam bardharam shlok - shashivarna. So, What's the actual colour of Vishnu?
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Esoteric Vishnu in Rig Vedas

https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/rig-veda-english-translation/d/doc830780.html As per this verse in the Rig Veda and its predecessor, it discusses how Vishnu revealed the truth to this person. ...
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Why are shaivas so rude to Vishnu. Why can’t they admit both are one and worship eachother? [closed]

I see so many toxic shaivas blame EVERYTHING on ISKCON, even tho very little of us are iskcon and most are Sri Vaishnavas. Shiva worships and loves Vishnu and vice versa. If we as a religion can’t ...
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Where can I find copies of Bodhayana Vritti and Bodhayana Vritti by Kuresha?

Sri Ramanuja went to Kashmir with Kuresha, his disciple, to read and write commentary on Bramasurtras, based on Bodhayana Vritti which was a short commentary already written on it. He wanted the ...
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Do all devatas work under Vishnu?

Since Vishnu is operator (sanchalak) of the universe. Do all devatas work under Vishnu ? Does Yama also work under Vishnu ?
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Scriptural reference for offering sashtanga pranams infront of dhwaja-stambham

Respected members, In Vishnu temples in South India it is a practice for the men to offer sashtanga namaskarams before the kodimaram (dwaja-stambham) and then enter the garbha-griha. Could you please ...
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Are there any Female manifestations of Shiva and Vishnu (other than Mohini)?

Has Lord Shiva Ever taken any Female manifestations in the Puranas or Shaiva Agamas/Tantras? Similarly, Does Lord Vishnu have any feminine manifestations? (Other than Mohini because I know that one) ...
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Does prayer done to non-hindu gods also leads to Vishnu?

It is being said that whosoever god one prays, in the end the prayer leads to Vishnu. I think there is a sloka in which it is said that just like all waters in the world flows towards sea. All prayers ...
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What was the War Cry in Ramayana and Mahabharata war?

I saw somewhere that in both Ramayana and Mahabharata, the warriors of both sides(as in Ramayana and Mahabharata most of the characters were Shiva devotees) used to say "Har Har Mahadev" as ...
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Anushthana of naam japa

I have heard about anusthana of mantra japa. For mantra and anusthana guru is necessary for permission and others valuable reasons. But to get a actual guru in kaliyug is tricky. In other hand, ...
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Does Siva kill Varaha?

I recall reading that lord Siva killed Varaha, Visnu's boar incarnation. Is it true? Is this in any scripture? Apparently, Narad, the sage, took offense seeing the mother suckling her cubs. Somehow ...
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Why is Kuber worshipped with Vishnu at the Badrinath temple?

What is story of lord kubera that is being worshipped along with Vishnu in Badrinath temple?
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Anant (Infinite) - Is this Bhagwan Shiv Ji's name or Bhagwan Vishnu Ji's name?

Given that it is said 'Hari Anant Hari Katha Anantha...', and at other places, how Mahadev is Mahakaal i.e. 'beyond time' kind of infinity, and also in the story where Shiv Ji took form of infinite ...
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Hinduism rejects or accepts evolution theory [duplicate]

Does hinduism disagree with evolution? My arguement for disagreement Bhagvad gita 4.1 ।।4.1।। श्रीभगवान् बोले - मैंने इस अविनाशी योगको सूर्यसे कहा था। फिर सूर्यने (अपने पुत्र) वैवस्वत मनुसे कहा और ...
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What in language, is the difference between Jaya and Vijaya?

Please excuse me, I don't know much about Hinduism. If my question is silly or offensive, I'm willing to delete it. Starting from wikipedia, I learned about Narashima, and from that I came to hear ...
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How was Vishnu born?

It is being said that when Shiva poured Amrit on his left hand, Vishnu was born. I want to know it in details. Where it is written ? Apart from the above, Is there any other story of birth of Vishnu ?
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Dasam Granth being offensive on Hindu Gods

I came across a post about Dasam Granth saying the following: I do not seek the blessings of Ganesh, I do not worship Krishna or Vishnu. I do not recognize them. I am engrossed in the loving devotion ...
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Question about karmyog(need guidance)

I want to ask few things how to sacrifice all my karma to shri hari? Is it a mental state , if yes please describe? if problems arises I get a bit tense and anxious , so is being a little anxious and ...
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Is it "Narayanaya namah" or "narayanabhyang namah"?

I have been chanting this mantra for the past 6 months or so, no complaint, it's working well for me Om Shree Lakshmi Narayanaya Namah But recently in youtube I heard another variation Om Lakshmi ...
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Does Romance exist between Shiv-Parvati and Vishnu-Lakhshmi?

Romance definitely exist between Krishna and Radha. But my question is regarding other two couples - Shiva-Parvati Vishnu-Lakshmi Or Are their relationship platonic ? Platonic relationship can exist ...
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What is Sanatana Dharma?

I have heard somewhere that it's Shaivam that makes Sanatana Dharma eternal. Are there some reference from shastras?
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Garudi Paravidya

नमस्कार 🙏 Can someone kindly enlighten me on the Garudi Paravidya that appears in the Garuda Purana. I have heard it elsewhere and more curious to know more about it in detail. धन्यवाद 🙏
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A question regarding bhakti?

In Bhagavatam 8.16.21 Kashyapa muni tells Aditi that "Amogham bhagavat bhakti na itareti iti matir mama" Devotion to Supreme Lord is infallible not others,this is my opinion.. Does it mean ...
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Why did Vyasa write Bhagavatha and not any Shiva scripitures?

Lord Shiva was mentioned in vedas which was written by Vyasa sage, but he did not write Shiva purana but he wrote Bhagavata that too with the help of Lord Shiva son Vinayaka. Is there a reason for him ...
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Can Lord Shiva give positions of all Gods including the position of Vishnu and Brahma?

I want some verses where it's said that Lord Shiva can grant the post of Brahma, Vishnu and Indra and other gods to his devotees. Give verses with exact locations from shashtras.
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"वैष्णवानां सहस्रेभ्यः शिवभक्तो विशिष्यते" from where this verse is taken from?

What does this verse mean ? Also specify the exact location of the verse?
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Is it me or this Stotram makes you feel like you're travelling through different dimensions afterlife, and seeing your karma

Title: Shree Vishnu Pratah - Smaranastotram Album: Holy Chants On Vishnu And Mahalakshmi Artist: G. Gayathri Devi, Saindhavi, Priya, R. Shruti This stotram really makes you feel like, you're ...
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If Hinduism don't support Incest then why did Krishna married his own cousin Mitravinda and Bhadra?

My Dear King, Lord Krishna Forcibly Took Away Princess Mitravindā, The Daughter Of His Aunt Rājādhidevī, Before The Eyes Of The Rival Kings” Srimad Bhagavatam 10.58.31 Bhadrā Was A Princess Of The ...
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Who are the Vishnu Dutas?

There is the mention of Vishnu Dutas in the story of Ajamila mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatam, Are there any other associated stories/information about them in other scriptures? https://www.quora....
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Is Vishnu avatar of Krishna or krishna avatar of vishnu?

You know in general perspective it was always vishnu taking avatar as Krishna but if you go in depth and listen to the devotees of iskon they seem to say the reverse infact they even go a step ahead ...
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Is this mantra from vishnu purana ? Vasudeva manārādhya ko mokṣaṁ saṁvyāpasatī

Hi all wanted to confirm if this mantra is from Vishnu purana Vasudeva manārādhya ko mokṣaṁ saṁvyāpti वासुदेव मनाराध्य को मोक्षं संव्याप्ति if so does anyone know its verse number in Vishnu purana? ...
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Inquiring about the authenticity of Hayagrīva Upanishad

I came across one Hayagrīva Upanishad and researched about it. Many websites seem to offer its translation. (Like this popular Sri Vaishnava site.) I have never come across any quotation, reference, ...
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Drunk alcohol in ekaadshi [closed]

I consumed 3-4 ml of alcohol mistakenly without knowing today is ekadashi how can I apologise for it so that it doesn't effect me it wasn't even something like 2 drops that even without knowing
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Tulasi Vivah references

Which Puranas describe Tulasi vivah, celebrated in Shukla Dwadashi of Kartika. Vishnu tricking Tulasi was discussed in this answer. But looking for references where Vishnu married Tulasi.
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Is Śiva a Vaiṣṇava? Does Shastras speak of Viṣṇu being the greatest devotee of Lord Śiva? [duplicate]

I wanted to know whether shastras say otherwise ie viṣṇu being the greatest Śaiva. I always see Vaiṣṇava Katha vachakas constantly quoting from Śrīmad Bhagavatam about Śiva being limited to only ...
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Is there any fight between Vṛshava Avatara of Śiva and Viṣṇu?

I saw this in Devon ke Dev Mahadev and Vighnaharta Ganesha serial.But does this have any scriptural reference? Did Śiva killed viṣṇu here and his sons ? Did Śiva really gave another Sudarshana chakra ...
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About combined Elephant and Bull

In Batu Caves, i saw first picture that head of elephant and bull are combined together. Also, it's likely to be connection of Shiva and Vishnu. So my question is, do any scriptures mentions about it ...
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Does Vishnu care only about his devotees?

I had read somewhere that Vishnu is not concerned about anyone or suffering of anyone as everyone gets the fruits of their Karma only. But He is concerned only for his Bhakts, is involved in their ...
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Are there any temples of Vishnu or certain forms of Vishnu where he is worshipped with animal sacrifices?

Recently, I came across the following reference from Varaha Purana (A Vaisnava Purana), where Varaharoopi Bhagavana Vishnu approves of animal sacrifice and meat offerings of certain kinds in his ...
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Do Any of the Puranas mention stories of Asuras overcoming Shiva or Vishnu in a Battle?

Vishnu and Shiva are regarded as two of the ultimate Godheads in Sanatana dharma and they both revered as the Ultimate Vanquishers of Demons. However, Are there any instances in Puranas where certain ...
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Japa mantra for Lakshmi-Narayana?

I get Lakshmi and Narayan mantras separately, but looking for a siddha/popular japa mantra to worship them together. Please if anyone has any recommendations.
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Birth of Sri Vaishnavism

I want to know when Sri Vaishnavism came into existence, and whether it was before the bhakti movement or after.
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Can anyone chant below Krishna mantra without initiation?

Namo gopinjavallabhyam Gopijanvallabha charnau Sharanam prapadaye These two mantras are from sanat kumara sanhita, where siva tells to narada that any one can chant these mantra without any ...
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Seeking details on the PanchYudha Stotra

I recently came across this stotra and have since been searching for its origin and author. I would really appreciate it if someone could let me its composer, which scripture it is written in, and how ...
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Difference between santhana gopalakrishna and navaneetha gopalakrishna

In case of murthi of santana gopalkrishna, he holds butter in one hand. In case of navaneetha gopalskrishna he holds butter in both hands. I am curious of this difference. I know the 24 roopas of ...
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If moksha is true then will prahlad take rebirth in next cycle of four yug for narsingh avtar of shri hari?

See if we look at character of prahlad we will find that they would have attained moksha. But if yes then will narsingh avtar not take place in next four yug cycle. aatma is amar and its supreme ...
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Why is Hinduism male centric in terms of marriage and family? [closed]

If a child inherently has genes of both mother and father then why is the Gotra decided on patrilineal basis and not from mothers lineage? Is female body so exception to humanity? Why in Hindu ...
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Can i chant the Ashtottara nama of Maa Lakshmi for better finanacial situation?

my family's financial condition has been quite bad since a very long time(10+ years), we are in huge debts and are in a hand to mouth situation living by just by the grace of god. can i chant the 108 ...
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What is the story of Vishnu's incarnation Sisumara?

This chapter of Bhagavatha Purana mention about Vishnu's incarnation, Sisumara. From Kṛttikā, another wife of Agni, came the son named Skanda, Kārttikeya, whose sons were headed by Viśākha. From the ...
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