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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 ...


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From Dashaavtaras: Varaha Vamana (Upendra) Parashu Rama Rama Narasimha Kurma (the tortoise) From others: Narada Rishi Narayana Mandhata Sanatkumara Dhanvantari, Mohini and other avtaras of Samudra manthana Note: There might be few others as well. Related What are the Avatarams of Vishnu described in the Yuddha Kanda of the Ramayana? Mahavishnu's ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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