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The god of preservation, also called Narayana. Brahman in Vaishnavism

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Are Shiva , Vishnu and Brahma non vedic Gods?

I got to know that Shiva is non Vedic god that got assimiliated into mainstream hinduism on the Puranic age. Are Vishnu and Brahma also non Vedic gods? As those three are considered manifestation of ...
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Difference between Vaishnava agamas and tantra

There are two main agamas according to which Vishnu temple puja is performed, namely, Vaikhanasa agama and Pancharatra agama. In addition to these modes of worship, Vishnu temples in the West coast, ...
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Bhakth prahlad chanting Om Namo Bhagvate Vāsudevāya before the birth of Lord Krishna [duplicate]

I was watching Vishnu Puran... i just have a doubt.. the name Vasudeva was for Lord Krishna and hence for Lord Vishnu ... But since birth of Lord Krishna was after prahlad .. how can he chant that ...
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Is dhruvaloka temporary region?

I am wondering , whether the dhruvaloka which was bestowed to Prince Dhruva by Vishnu is eternal or it will be there only for a kalpa. Here are the quotes from Vishnu purana A station shall be ...
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How is Soma's Rajasuya described in different Puranas?

The part of the this episode I am most interested is Lakshmi leaving Narayana for Soma. And Vishnu unable to harm Soma as per Matsya Purana. Does all puranas have the same story?
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Manyu Suktam and Lord Narasimha

I would like to know why Manyu Suktam is associated with Vishnu’s Avatara Lord Narasimha. From Wikipedia I read : From Prajapati, when he had become enfeebled, the deities departed. Only one god, ...
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Reunion of Lakshmi and Vishnu after Soma's Rajasuya

Chapter 23 of Matsya Purana tells that after the completion of Soma's Rajasuya nine devis abandoned their husbands due to kama and served Soma( who in turn desired them like his own wives). Among them ...
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Devotion to God and Vegetarianism

We are often taught that non-vegetarians will go to Hell and it's being condemned by the scriptures and numerous Gurus. And so it implies that a devotee of God never eats meat or else he/she will not ...
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Visvaksena : a jivaatma or a Visnu tattva?

There's a nityasuri of Lord Visnu called Visvaksena who is described as being the Commander-in-Chief of Lord Visnu's army. There's also an incarnation by the same name. Are these two the same Person? ...
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What were the forms of vedas when Madhu and Kaitabha stole them?

The story of Madhu and Kaithabha stealing vedas and Lord Vishnu in the avatar of Hayagriva retrieving them have been mentioned here . However my question is what was the form of vedas. Mahabharata ...
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Why does Vishnu marry two wives

Why does Vishnu marry two wives since in Rama avatar, when the demoness asks him if he will marry her he says that he already has a wife?
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In which Kalpa-ManuVantara-MahaYuga-Yuga did the twenty-four Avatars of Sri Vishnu incarnated in? [duplicate]

As we know, Sri Vishnu has incarnated many times in the past.The most popular are ten incarntions of Sri Vishnu known as DashAvatara.They are - Matsya Kurma Varaha NaraSimha Vamana ...
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Poorva PEETIKE Vishnu Devotional Song

I am searching the translitterated text of the “ POORVA PEETIKE “ . As far i understood should be the first part of the Vishnu SAHASRANAMA, but the words of POORVA PEETIKE are different from the ...
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Existence of Hinduism

I have heard that people will be less spiritually inclined at the end of kaliyuga. The world will refurbish again to a utopian model of Satvayuga. Are there any references which states that Hinduism ...
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Why did lord Vishnu take Ram form

Sita's shadow was taken by Ravan, since Ram knew that then why did he wage a war against Ravan. Did Lord Vidhnu take Ram avatar primarily to kill Ravan and it was all a plan?
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What is Vaikuntha? How far from earth is this another planet? [duplicate]

Vaikuntha is another planet? If yes then how that time our gods travel between them
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Has Lord Shiva worshipped Lord Vishnu to incarnate in any form?

Which all Gods prayed to Lord Vishnu to incarnate as Lord Rama? Was Lord Shiva also one of them? If not, then has Lord Shiva worshipped Lord Vishnu to incarnate in any form?
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Immortality of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu [duplicate]

Is Vishnu only immortal or Shiva and Brahma also are immortal ? (I know that all afterall are the same, but just for knowing because i read somewhere that only Vishnu is immortal)
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why is it called munitraya sampradayam? Who are the three munis?

What is the munitrayasampradayam of vadakalai in Srivaishnava sampradayam? who are the three munis in this sampradayam
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Is worshipping Vishnu and Rama as Ishta allowed in ISKCON?

As we know,ISKCON is a Gaudiya Vaishnava organization. Gaudiya is a Krishna centric Vaishnava sect. So their Ishta is Krishna. For those who don't know, ishta is one's preferred form of God. Though ...
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I am looking for a pdf version of Skanda Purana, in Sanskrit “and” its translation (either English or Hindi) in the same book [duplicate]

I am looking for a pdf version of Skanda Purana, in Sanskrit "and" its translation (either English or Hindi) in the same book. Its quite important! Please let me know!
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Can anyone explain guru mantra and intent? [duplicate]

Any one explain the following guru mantra, as to why a common human guru is being compared with lords(Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva)? Gurur brahma Gurur vishnu Gurur devo maheshwaraha Gurur sakshaat para ...
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Saligraama puja at home

Our parents are doing puja to saligrama since last 25 years. It is a family tradition. My brother is getting married in few months. I want to know if we can we do saligrama puja at home during wive's ...
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What are the duties of a wife towards her husband? [duplicate]

What are the duties of a wife towards her husband? What is her vedic roles and responsibilities?
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Buddha avatar of Vishnu [duplicate]

Between Krishna and Kalki avatars there is Buddha/Boudha avatara. Is this Gautama Buddha? Related, why Vishnu coming as Mohini is not considered one of Dashavatara?
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Who is Gaya Avatar of Lord Vishnu?

The Satvata Tantra Part 2 Verse 17 mentions: Born as Gaya in King Priyavrata's dynasty, the Lord became very famous by the actions of His body, mind and words. Yajna personified, which had the form ...
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Who is Shukla Avatar of Lord Vishnu?

The Satvata Tantra Part 2 Verse 8 mentions: Seeing Kardama Muni's austerities aimed at attaining mystic powers, the Lord appeared as Sukla in a pure and transcendental form. After giving him the ...
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Who is the supreme God in Swaminarayan Sampradaya?

Swaminarayan Sampradaya claims itself to be a Vaishnava association. But unlike other Vaishnavas it prefers a rather Smartha way of worshipping all deities equally. So my question is who is the ...
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Is destroying an idol of a god equivalent to killing an avatar of that god?

In Sri Vaishnavism, Brahman makes himself accessible to humans in 5 forms: Para, Vyuha, Vibhava, Archa, and Antaryami. Para refers to the form of Vishnu that exists in Vaikuntha. Vyuha and Vibhava ...
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Which is the earliest scripture to depict Brahma as the navel-lotus-born offspring of Vishnu?

In the earliest scriptures Brahma/Prajapati/Hiranyagarbha is depicted as having no genealogy and sometimes equated with Parabrahmam. for example: lord-brahma-be-regarded-as-a-supreme-self: but in ...
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What scriptures describe Hiranyaksha mining the Earth?

Most people only know the story of the demon Hiranyaksha putting the Earth in the Garbhodska ocean, after which Vishnu’s incarnation Varaha the boar killed Hiranyaksha and rescued the Earth. But page ...
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Are there any verses in the scriptures which proclaim Vishnu and Shiva to be one and same?

As we know, Vaishnavism and Shaivism are two largest sects within Hinduism.While Vaishnavas believe Vishnu as Supreme,Shaivas believe in Shiva as Supreme. My question is, if there is any reference in ...
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What is the earliest reference to identifying/differentiating Siddhartha Gautama and the Buddha Avatara?

Hindu scripture describes two Buddha Avataras of Vishnu born to deceive people. One Buddha Avatara took place during the Tripura incident. Another Buddha Avatara took place in the present Kali Yuga. ...
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What gods or forms are worshipped/revered in Sri Vaishnavam?

I would like a comprehensive list of who is worshipped in Sri Vaishnavam. It would be really nice if it included many of Sri Vishnu's form.
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Hindu New Year ( Chaitra Month ) [duplicate]

As we know that there are 2 types of Hindu calendar. 1.Purnimanta 2. Amanta According to Purnimanta Holi is New Year i.e. Chaitra Krishna Pratipada but according to Amanta Chaitra Shukla ...
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Why should the absolute Brahman of Shaiva be Shiva and of Vaishnava be Vishnu?

Absolute Brahman resembles One possibility of Perfection, not all possible Perfections, i.e: He is surely Perfect, but resembles One mode (model) of Perfection. Absolute Brahman is One. The ...
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Any statements in Vedas and the principal Upanishads that deny Vishnu as God?

Any statements in the Vedas and in the upanishads limited to only principal upanishads that deny Vishnu being God. I am looking for specific statements for eg: like this one for Indra: Out of His ...
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Is there any Vedic verse that explicitly says Brahma and Shiva did not exist before creation?

Is there any Vedic verse that explicitly says Brahma and Shiva did not exist before creation? Many verses say only Brahman existed before creation. But what about Brahma and Shiva?
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Why Saligram is considered symbol of Vishnu?

We can understand that Shiva linga/lingum depicts entire universe or to say existence. But, Saligram is a fossile of a creature of a type Ammonite. What could be the possible reason behind considering ...
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Which Incarnation of Vishnu faced a lot of difficulties?

Which Incarnation(probably among Dashavatar) of Vishnu had thoughest life, had to face a strong opponent, had to face a lot of challenges.
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Did Krishna or Rama ever worship Narayana/Vishnu?

It seems that incarnations of Lord vishnu always worship Lord shiva. Is it because it is embarrassing to worship themselves?Or because shiva being their kula Daivam? Or Is it because shiva is the same ...
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Is Krishna the Lord of this universe only?

Krishna shows this whole universe inside his mouth to mother Yashoda and sage markandeya. What about other innumerable universes? Do they have their own krishnas?
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Why is Krishna/Vishnu's viswarUpa so fierce?

I have a very straightforward question. This is pertaining to the ViswarUpa displayed by Krishna to Arjuna in the course of the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna/Vishnu is a shAnta and soumya roopa, a very ...
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Was Rama Avatar of Vishnu or Brahm?

I always read and listened that Rama was avatar of Vishnu, But I was listening to RamCharitManas katha by Shri Prembhushan Maharaj.During the katha he said , according to Puranas Rama was avatar of ...
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What are the references from Puranas regarding the life span of Lord Rama?

Lord Rama is said to be of Treta of 24th chaturyuga while current is 28th. Some references to support this are: Treta yuge chaturvinshe ravane tapseh shakshyat | Ram dashrtathi prapiye sagane ...
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Where Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu used to originally reside?

Lord Shiva is a resident of mountain Kailaasa which is in the Himalaya i.e. in-laws place. Lord Vishnu is resident of Kshirsagar i.e. also a in-laws place. So my question is - Where did Lord Shiva and ...
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Why all gods are blessed or born only in India? Why USA/UK is superior than India (Bharatha khandam) presently in 21st century? [duplicate]

How was the America/USA/UK during previous yuga before Kali yuga? Who were ruling those places? why god never born in USA/UK/Aus/NZ/china geographic region (non-India) during Satya, Thretra yuga,...
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Why God doesn't show any minor sakshatkaram as a ray or lightning in present 21st century? [duplicate]

Unless God shows some sort of his/her power when devotee prays atleast by a ray or lightning mode of sakshatkaram in present 21st century belief will gets diminished? Are there any Maha Guru's ...
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Kalki Avatar ( Kali Yuga ) [closed]

will in near future Democracy end in India and will Kshatriya's again rule Our country coz in Kalki Puran they have told that Shri Kalki will have 2 wives and both wives father will be king King ...
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Are there any flowers that are not supposed to be offered to Lord Vishnu?

There are certain flowers that should not be offered to a specific deity. For example, Tulasi is not offered to Ganesha and Ketaki or Champa is not offered to Lord Shiva. Are there any flowers, ...

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