Swami Prabhupada's purport on ŚB 10.81.6-7 seems to be relevant here:
In response to this point, a distinction must be made between two kinds of renounced devotees: one kind is inimical to sense gratification, and the other is indifferent to it. The Supreme Lord does not force sense gratification upon the devotee who is extremely averse to worldly ...
Let us start with the actual Ashtakshara Swayamvyakta temples which Sri Ramanujacharya listed:
Srirangam venkatadrischa srimushnam totaparvatam
salagramam pushkaramcha naranarayanashramam
naimisham cheti me sthananyasou mukthi pradhanivai
yetusvashtaksharaikaka: varnamurthir vasamyaham
tishtami krishna kshetre punya sapthakogatha
Shiva and Vishnu both are same and they are not devatas, they are much beyond that Parabrahma. Indra is the king of devatas and also it is position one can achieve with more punya . In above context Krishna is saying where he is present more. For example water content present in all fruits including apple,banana, watermelon but watermelon has maximum water ...
I am reproducing the 2 cases here, for having clarity.
by worshipping Sri Hari one can fulfill the material desires as well as the desire for liberation (Narada (4.8.41))
by worshipping Hari one can never fulfill any material desire.Moreover the worshipper loses every material possession - Sri Hari Himself (10.88.8-11)
The translation ...
Is there any Vedic verse that explicitly says Brahma and Shiva did not exist before creation?
Yes. For example this verse from the Maha Upanishad:
eko ha vai nArAyaNa AsIt, na brahmA neshAnaH
Only Narayana was there. Not Brahma, nor Shiva.
The modern day Mahopanishad is interpolated but this verse was cited by many ancient Vedantins including ...
Kalki; the last incernation of Lord Vishnu will come when kaliyug will running at it's end the situations will be completely changed. People will stop to follow Vedas and everyone will engage in crime
Srimand bhagwatam 12:2:12-16
When the bodies of all living entities are in decay from the contamination of Kali-yuga, when the dutifulness of the members ...
It's not true that Shiva doesn't worship anybody. Worshiping of Vishnu and Rāma by Shiva is mentioned in Shiva Purana itself.
Shiva Purāna: Rudra saṃhitā: Satī-khaṇḍa: Chapter 25:
With a delightful mind He called Viṣṇu from Vaikuṇṭha. O Goddess, Śiva rejoiced at the perfect devotion of Viṣṇu.
In an auspicious hour, the great lord made Viṣṇu sit on ...
Rigveda 2:3-4"Hero of Heroes, Agni! Thou art Indra, thou art Viṣṇu of the Mighty Stride, adorable:Thou, Brahmaṇaspati, the Brahman finding wealth: thou, O Sustainer, with thy wisdom tendest us. Agni, thou art King Varuṇa whose laws stand fast; as Mitra, Wonder-Worker, thou must be implored."
Here you can see that Agni in rigveda is used for Vishnu Agni ...
The word asura is an epithet in Rig Veda, used to indicate the Almighty.
Varuna is another epithet used to indicate Brahman or Almighty. AGNI or VARUNA or INDRA or VISHNU were mentioned, alternatively, in many places in Rig Veda to indicate the Almighty.
Rig Veda II.1, for example, makes it clear that AGNI or VISHNU or INDRA or VARUNA, etc, are the ...