The best iconography of Brahma is found in the Puranas (such as Matsya Purāṇa Chapter 260 and Agni Purāṇa chapter 49) and other iconography in some medieval texts on architecture (the most famous being Aparājitapṛcchā Chapter 214, Devatāmūrtiprakaraṇam Chapter 4, Mayamatam Chapter 36) but the tilaka of Lord Brahma was nowhere to be found except in only one ...
In the same chapter of the Skandha Purana (Sankara Samhita Chapter 2) look at the verse no 33 and 34 which gives name of 4 Vaishnava Puranas (as per that chapter):
विष्णोर्हि वैष्णवं तद्वत् तथा भागवतं तथा।
नारदीय पुराणं च गारुडं वैष्णवं विदु:।। 34
Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Narada Purana and
Garuda Purana; these (four) are known as Vaishnava Puranas.
Yes, the notion of Narada wandering around as a devotee of Bhagwan Vishnu is found in scriptures. (I’m giving little extra information beyond the line)
In the Śrimad Bhāgavata Purāṇa 1.6.32, Narada describes himself to Vyāsa as:
देवदत्तामिमां वीणां स्वरब्रह्मविभूषिताम्। मूर्च्छयित्वा हरिकथां गायमानश्चराम्यहम्॥३२॥
Playing upon this lute (Veena) bestowed upon ...
Narada purana says that anyone can perform Ekadasi Vrat. They include Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Sudras and also women
I shall describe another Vrata well known in all the three worlds,
which subdues all sins and which bestows all the desired benefits. O
Brahmana, to those who perform this rite with devotion to Visnu,
(whether they are) Brahmanas, or ...
Trimurtis are present in every Brahmanda.
This Lord, or Isvara, has three aspects: as Brahma He creates, as
Vishnu He preserves, and as Siva He destroys. These three form as one
Lord, or God, who is known by three different names according to His
three functions. Since the Brahmandas are without number, so too are
Brahmas, Vishnus, and Sivas without number. ...
I have access to a Ramakrishna mission Bengali translation of Rig Veda Book 1. I have given my free translation of Rig Veda 1.22.16-21. These mantras treat Vishnu as Vaishnavas do. The idea that Vishnu is the preserver of the universe is there in the Rig Veda.
Protect us Devas in this place where Vishnu has trodden in seven
regions of the earth.
Rig Veda 1....
Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Ishwara, and SadaShiva are called Panchabrahmans. Kashmiri Shaivism too with the addition of Anashirta Shiva in the above five deities list calls them Karana Devas. Sri Abhinavagupta is an authority on matters regarding Kashmiri Shaivism. I'm here quoting his text Tantrasara in the below passages:
- Lord Vishnu among Six Karana Devas:
it's given in the next few lines only of Chapter 13, Vayavivasamhita, Shiva Purana, When Brahma Created Vishnu. They are as follows.:
Now listen to their holy and wonderful story that releases from sins.
22-26. Listen also to what happened to Brahmā in his Kalpa. In the Kalpa, Meghavāhana, Viṣṇu became a cloud and showered the earth for a thousand divine ...
There is mention of word Krishna in Ramayana several time but that should be taken as adjective which means "the most attractive one / the one who's all attractive / the one who's of dark complexion" etc.
To clarify, see this shloka from 119 Sarga of Yudhaa Kanada:
सीता लक्ष्मीर्भवान् विष्णुर्देवः कृष्णः प्रजापतिः || ६-११७-२८
वधार्थं रावणस्येह ...
The half-Narayana half-Lakshmi form is referred in the renowned Tantrik compendium named Sharadatilaka composed by Lakshmana Desikendra as the presiding deity of the Keshavâdi Mâtrikânyâsa which is employed while worshipping with Vaishnava mantras. The iconography as stated in Sharadatilaka is :-
हस्तैर्बिभ्रत् सरसिजगदाशङ्ख चक्राणि विद्यां पद्मादर्शौ ...
Adi Shankaracharya mentions Narayanoham in Vivekachudamani,
नारायणोऽहं नरकान्तकोऽहं पुरान्तकोऽहं पुरुषोऽहमीशः ।
अखण्डबोधोऽहमशेषसाक्षी निरीश्वरोऽहं निरहं च निर्ममः ॥ ४९४ ॥
nārāyaṇo'haṃ narakāntako'haṃ purāntako'haṃ puruṣo'hamīśaḥ |
akhaṇḍabodho'hamaśeṣasākṣī nirīśvaro'haṃ nirahaṃ ca nirmamaḥ || 494 ||
I am Nārāyaṇa, the slayer of Nāraka; I am the destroyer ...
The Vishvarupa darshana does not find mention in the Shiva Purana by Gita press too. Yet, a similar incident in a similar sequence finds mention in the Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas.
We can say it is slightly modified version of vishvarupa compared to what Shri Krishna shows Arjuna. It is a form of Shri Rama in which many Brahmas, Vishnus, Shivas, other devatas ...
I am not sure how satisfactory it will answer the question. (I lack the knowledge about any discriptions within puranas or vedas , thus the answer is purely from the perspective of tantra) From Sarvollāsatantram, Sixteenth Ulhassa:
जैव: शाक्तो गाणपत्यो वैष्णव: परमेश्वरि ।
पुष्पेण तिछक॑ भाले सदेव रूपबान भवेत् ॥
प्रत्यक्षैस्तिलकैदेवि शिव सा...
As No one was giving me any answers I had to search for myself and thankfully I think I got the answer but not the verses and so I am posting it in here.:
The description of the daksha yagna story varies according to different Puranas.
The Vamana purana states that Fearing Lord Shankar's wrath, Lord Vishnu went to Hrishikesh and remained aloof for quite ...
Yes, even if you don't chant with devotion, Lord will listen to you because he is all pervading and gives knowledge to you in form of Paramatma residing in your heart.
When people properly glorify the Supreme Personality of Godhead or
simply hear about His power, the Lord personally enters their hearts
and cleanses away every trace of misfortune, just as ...
So, my question is, here Krishna is to be taken as the adjective which means - "The most attractive one / the one who's all attractive / the one who's of dark complexion".
Or it is to be taken in the proper noun form, i.e., the incarnation of the Lord - "Shri Krishna"?
It appears most translators of Rāmāyaṇa consider kṛṣṇa to be a proper ...
Kurma (the tortoise)
Dhanvantari, Mohini and other avtaras of Samudra manthana
Note: There might be few others as well.
What are the Avatarams of Vishnu described in the Yuddha Kanda of the Ramayana?
Yes, chatur vyuhas are mentioned in Mahabharata: Santi Parva:
He who is the eternal Supreme Soul and is known by the name of Vasudeva. ... There is nothing among mobile and immobile things in the universe that is immutable, except Vasudeva, the eternal Purusha. ... That illustrious one, viz., Vasudeva, who is called Kshetrajna, and who is freed from ...
Summary : The Vedas DO NOT declare Vishnu as a minor deity. He occupies very much the same lofty position as he always has. The verses are not accurately represented, but despite that is to be understood as reference to Lord Trivikrama, Indra’s younger brother, showing brotherly affection for him. There’s no labour involved.
Obviously, just like ...
The first time Garuda meets with his Lord during Krishna Leela, is when, after having defeated Kālayavana and settling the Yadavas in Dwaraka, Krishna and Balarama ascend the Gomanta (Pravarsana) mountain, being pursued by Jarasandha’s vast army. It is at this time when they’re relaxing on the mountain, that Garuda comes and returns Vishnu’s crown to him. ...
The verse quoted from Padma Purana's Vishnu Sahasranama most probably refers to the battle between Narayana and Rudra described in this chapter of the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata. The Sanskrit verses for the same can be referred here.
It is the 343rd chapter of Shanti Parva as per KMG's source recension, and the 352nd Chapter as per the Kumbhakonam ...
Nither a vedic source, nor a very direct statement. In Nila-Saraswati Tantra 12th Ullahasa 9th Verse:
तावत्तन्त्रे भेदबुद्धिस्तावदेव प्रृथक् क्रिया।
हरिहरे भेदबुद्धिर्जायते जगदम्बिके-! ॥
Until that* is realized the tantras would be separate, until that the actions (kriya) are separate. Until that 'Hari' and 'Hara' would be different.
As per Abridged version of Vamana Purana by International Gita Society (IGS), Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu had to exchange their weapons to kill a demon named Jalodbhav. Here is the complete story (the text in  added by me to clarify):
Narada was surprised and asked Pulastya why Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu had held Sudarshan chakra and trident respectively. ...
Valmiki Ramayan: Uttar Kanda: Chapter 10 mentions Lord Brahma as lotus born:
Thus addressed by the Devas, Brahma, the Lotus born God told them; "O Devas, I have found a solution. Do thouh all leave without any worry." Saying this unto the celestials, the great God thought of the goddess Sarasvati Vagdevata().
Addressing the goddess the lotus born ...
Sarvollāsatantram alone provides five stories or call them 'Uttpati Prakaran' (the discription of the case called creation) of which 4 are abstract. The last one being the most abstract. The last one is the one I would be writting about, it's a entire small chapter- the 5th Ullhasa.
From the Nivaran Tantram as stated in the Sarvollāsatantram fifth Ullhasa of ...
The verses are out of context and incomplete.
Linga Purana 1.24.141-143 says
"All devas and Ganas are identical with Vishnu. There is no goal equal to the goal of attaining Vishnu. Thus sing the Vedas perpetually. Then how did this happen that the Lord of Devas(Vishnu) worshipped you in the Linga and remained ever devoted to you? " Shiva answers as ...
Devi Satyabhama being the incarnation of Bhumi devi is provided in different scriptures including Brahma Vaivarta purana, Garga samhita, Padma Purana,krishnoupanishad, and Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya.
Brahma Vaivarta Purana(6.141-150):
141.Lord Sesa, the master of the universes, will go to Devaki’s womb. Then Yogamaya will pull (sankars) Him into Rohini’s ...