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Regarding a story in Shiva Purana

Hinduism cannot be understood without understanding Kathenotheism: Definition of kathenotheism : the worship of one god at a time as supreme without denying the existence of other gods and including ...
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Did Vaishnava Aachaaryas Prove Vishnu to be the Supreme God using only the Vaidic texts?

There are several words in the Vedas that are used to mean different things in different contexts. However if you look at the word "Narayana", it is always found to be consistently used to ...
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Is Vishnu (or his Avataras) ever called "Narayana" while actively wielding a weapon and fighting?

Yes, scriptures mention lord Vishnu as Narayana in active fight. One occurrence is from Harivamsha Purana - Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva - Chapter - 48 where lord Vishnu killed Kalanemi. Although ...
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Regarding a story in Shiva Purana

Yes. In that kalpa when this incident happened, Lord Brahma emerged from lord Vishnu but was under the maya(illusion) of Lord Shiva and hence he argued with lord Vishnu over superiority. 20-21. At ...
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Regarding a story in Shiva Purana

As per Shiva Purāṇa, it was Shiva who created Brahma and Vishnu from his right and left sides respectively. Verse 2.1.7.4-6 Exerting himself as before, Śiva, the great lord, with Pārvatī as his ...
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Mark on Vishnu's chest

Yes Bhagwan Sri Ram and Bhagwan Sri Krishna, Sri Vamana also have Srivatsa symbol on their chest like Bhagwan Vishnu. It is said Vishnu's tenth avatar Kalki will also have the mark on him When Brahma ...
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Did each two of the Trimurti stop working while the third works?

Śiva is often translated as the destroyer, this is a linguistic error during translation. Due to the lack of Spiritual Vocabulary in English, we are having such a misnomer. Destruction means to damage ...
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What does Bhakti do in ones life?

This sanskrit mantra says one who thinks of Pundarikaksha becomes pure Yes, as in the story of Ajāmiḷa who attained mukti on his deathbed after a life of vice by unknowingly chanting 'Nārāyaṇā'. In ...
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Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu

No, most definitely Not. A devotee of Lord Shiva may definitely worship Lord Vishnu at the same time, and vice-versa too. The Hari-Hara non-difference has been affirmed by Shiva himself to Kumara ...
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Does vaishnavism accept that Hari and Hara are the selves of each other?

As explained by someone in one of the comments, the Swaminarayan sampradaaya is the only Vaishnava sampradaaya which follows Hari-Hara abheda. Most other Vaishnava sampradaayas consider Vishnu to be ...
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What scripture says devotees of other gods eventually become devotees of Vishnu in future births?

This is stated in the Brahma Mahā-Purāṇa. Although the "seven-births" parts are not explicitly stated (and the devotee ladder starts from Agni-deva), the rest of it, all matches with what ...
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